Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Valentine Heart Quilt Tutorial


Are you looking for a fast and fun Valentine's Day quilt?  I made this darling quilt for my niece a few years back

A Reading Rainbow

The year 2016 was a great year for reading for me.  I read or listened to 167 books 😱

A friend of mine (she is also a quilter and avid reader) suggested that I make a bookshelf quilt to commemorate my accomplishment. 

Of course I did just that!! πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£



Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Cutting Mat & Ruler Tote

While sitting around, enjoying the boring lazy days during the holidays, I decided I needed to make myself a tote for my large mats and rulers to haul them all to sew days.

It's not perfect, and I'm not sure how it will work in real life, but I sure love how it looks 😘😘


It is kink of floppy and awkward.  I'm thinking it needs ties or snaps or something. Any thoughts??




Monday, January 23, 2017

Sunday Book Review


#SundayBookReview (except on a Monday 😱)

#Homegoing by #YaaGyasi. Very good. The story follows two African girls, one who is sold into slavery and one who stays in Africa. The book follows their descendants across the  centuries to modern day. 🐸🐸🐸🐸

#TheSoldiersWife by #MargaretLeroy. The story of a family living on Guernsey Island during WWII. Loved it! 🐸🐸🐸🐸

#TheAbsolutlyTrueDiaryOfAPartTimeIndian by #ShermanAlexie.  Very good. I laughed out loud. I cried. 🐸🐸🐸🐸

#Delerium by #LaurenOliver. This is a YA series about a future where love is a disease that has been eradicated. 🐸🐸🐸 πŸ› 

What are you reading?

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Eternal EPP

Many years ago, never mind how many, I started this grandmothers flower garden. 

Like I do every year, I have vowed to get it finished this year (πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚)


These are the flowers I have completed. I am nearly half way πŸ€“

 If I can keep making two flowers an evening, I will complete all of my flowers (nearly) exactly four years from the day I started the project πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰


Wish me luck!!

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Sunday Book Review


Good stuff this week for my #SundayBookReview.




First up are two stories by #JodiPicoult. First is a short story called #WhereTheresSmoke. I REALLY wish this was a whole book!  I am hooked and want the fleshed out tale!!! 🐸🐸🐸🐸


The second of Picoult's that I read was a novella called #LargerThanLife. I loved this one as well. 🐘🐘🐘🐘 (read it and you'll know why it got 4 elephants instead of four frogs 😘)


#PeaceLikeARiver by #LeifEnger. Oh, I really loved this book. 🐸🐸🐸🐸


#SecretsOfACharmedLife by #SusanMeissner. I am constantly surprised at how WWII historical fiction can vary so widely on topic. I really enjoyed this book. It was told from the perspective of two girls sent to live in the country of England during WWII. Good book! 🐸🐸🐸🐸


(You may be wondering what the frogs are. They are my rating system. Five means I loved it so much and it changed my life. Four is very good. Three is I liked it.  Sometimes I add a caterpillar for a half frog. 😘😘)


So, what are you reading this week??


Friday, January 13, 2017

Solid Improv Quilt

One of my 2016 goals was to bust out my solids scraps and make something. I debated about what to make and decided a few weeks ago that I should go for an improv quilt πŸ€“

Here is my progress so far 😘






I am having so much more fun with this project than I thought I would. So therapeutic! 

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Moda Building Blocks

So, sometimes, well, almost ALL of the times, pictures are best. Lots and lots of pictures!!

This beautiful quilt was made by Jessica Bloomburg aka @craftycop. 

Jessica used Vanessa Christensen's ombrΓ© fabric. AH-mazing!!!

This is also her THIRD moda building blocks quilt!!!

I had so much fun quilting this!!


I had a really hard time sending it back to her!!


Sunday, January 8, 2017

Sunday Book Review


I'm happy to say that 2017 has begun with two great reads!


#sundaybookreview πŸ“š

#LettersToTheLost by #IonaGrey. A clever told love story, bouncing between WWII and present day. 🐸🐸🐸🐸


#TheKitchenHouse by #KathleenGrissom. Wonderfully told story of loss, slavery, family and the love that binds us all. 🐸🐸🐸🐸


What are you reading??


Friday, January 6, 2017

Happy New Year

Hey y'all!!  To say the last 6 months have been BONKERS is an understatement!  I'm hoping to get my blogger back and post for y'all more than once every six months!!


In case you haven't noticed, there is a link to my Instagram account in the right side bar. You can always see what I have been up to there 😘


Sending all of my love and peace for a wonderful new year!!


(These three glamor shots are sneak peeks at three quilts that will be part of a book published in May 2018 πŸ€“. Super exciting!!)