Sunday, May 27, 2018

Blue lagoon in the jungle

Lol I am not usually one to name
My quilts except to indentify them 
on a to do list.
This lagoon runner is backed with 
A green jungle print I had

Perfect. ..and lime green binding has been
pulled ready to add 

Perfect again

I was on a roll .......So I sewed up these cuties
From Lisa
(I can sew these instead of
Working on my projects if I wanna)
And pulled some purple for the back
Quilted it up and pulled binding fab
Love when a plan comes together

Now I have three runners ready for binding

What are You up to?

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Rain makes everything grow

The rains here lately
Have made flowers 
And lawns and weeds grow 
Like crazy....
One day I had one pretty iris......

And the next day I had bouquets!
These were planted by the previous owner
And are such a pretty color
I seperated them last FALL 
And they are beautiful and prolific
This year......gotta look and see
When I can take some out to give away.

And when it rains I sew
Cause it makes me happy

This is one of those slow
Because I need to get the lights out
To play with the blues
You know when you get to that point where
Things are not ready
Bobbins need winding
Fabric needs to be chosen and cut

But charms already cut?
Well thats an invitation to sit and sew

What are you making in Your sewing room?

Do you think these are good prizes

Do you think these would make good

maybe some sets of magnets?


Friday, May 25, 2018

Farmgirl Friday

well again I have been a bad leader
I never finished my sunflower

I have been busy with baby shower items to make
for not ONE but THREE showers all back to back
(my niece is attending....none are related to me,.
just helping her out)
One of the babies decided she wanted to attend her
shower so it got postponed and the baby was born

also I have been dealing with a very sick hubs
so things got put on the back burner for a bit
I am up and running again and hopefully will catch up

Jennas so pretty

Jackies sunflower

Jennas maple leaf

Jackys maple leaf

anyone doing the tractor?

I cheated and got a tractor panel for the back of mine LOL

don't tell..........

drumroll please.............





lets see if I can catch up!

Thursday, May 24, 2018


Being brought up on the farm
One of 5 children
We made use of everything
Including leftovers 

When we cooked beets, we used the greens
And the beets
And the beet water was made into beet jelly. Yum
Anyway, I found these blocks just
Hanging out in my sewing room
So joined them
Right now they are a child size quilt
 But you never know-
More block friends may be hiding
To be added later.


Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Have you made these

Has anyone made these?
I need to make little prize
Gifts for our reunion
Thought the kiddos and
Adults may like these

Finished off the two scarves
Into the box you go
These will be so fun to
Give away this coming 
And my yarn stash is
Getting smaller

Used my Cvs extra bucks
And got two game prizes
For the reunion
Every bit helps
What do you think would
Be fun?
Was thinking wish bracelets
Earbud holders
Crayon rolls
Chapstick keyrings
Maybe even some
Microwave bowls
Any ideas for quick small
Prizes I can make for our
JULY reunion?

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

JULY is coming quickly

July we are having a reunion
Of my Dad's side.
Especially as he had  tough winter
And he is the only one left in his
So I am trying to get things made for
Some games and prizes.
Last time the wish bracelets were a hit
And the chapstick keychains
So this is a stack of 21 keychains ready 
For step 2. Turn then add the ring 
And turn up, stitch and insert chapstick

And I quilted another runner
Binding is cut needing to be
Ironed and sewn


Monday, May 21, 2018

Would you like a spot of tea

Jacky went to a tea party
SUNDAY  at high noon.
Her daughter in law got the
Tickets for Mothers Day.
Don't the girls look awesome?

Here is her Dil and granddaughter
Looking so party ready

And the King and Queen were 
There too......

They had tea and sandwiches
And cookies celebrating the
Wedding of Harry and Meagan 

A young lady must cross
Her legs just so when attending tea
And a fan helps to cool you
On a hot day......

A lady needs many outfits 
When invited to tea with the Queen 
Don't you think ?

Some flags and flowers and chocolate
And even some gingerale champagne

A fun way to spend a Sunday for sure.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

I need a 72 hr day

This little project is on hold
Because of lack  of
I love it and it is
such an easy block too
a- 3.5 square
rest are 2 inch strips or squares

These purty little blocks
Will be a border

I have something in mind
hope it comes out like I envision it
sometimes I am so bad at that LOL

And look how old some of these 80s
Fabrics are
Love this one too
as that mauve color and the dusty blues
and other colors sprinkled in.....
I only have a few of these done
like 8 blocks
this will be one of those long term projects
as I envision it with an applique floral border

The original plan was to put
Them like this with a wide
Applique border
We will see
They are made willy nilly and trimmed to
The same size
Just start with any size square 
Add two sides
Repeat with different widths
Make the last width wide for trimming up
Easy and fun

These need magnets 
One winter day when I was bored
I made them lol
look at those cute quilt patterns
hee hee

So many projects.......
So little time

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Rainy day fun

It is rainy and dreary here
Today. I started off watching
The wedding and crying lol
I looked out my window and saw
My lilac bush in bloom
And I know they dont last very long
So out in the rain I go
To pick a bouquet 

So pretty
And fragrant
And cheerful.

I PLACED it up high
Away from the two
Curious cats......
Hope it works!

So many little time

Oh there you are my pretties
I want to make a small log cabin
Lap size quilt out of these
Red centers then old fashioned
Prints for rest
If I remember right they worked up
Pretty quick

And Babs look!
I found 
My star quilt
Gotta see where I am
I think I had too many blue
Done and need white
And the half ones

Omg forgot about this one too
Had a charm pack of 
Non Christmas colors of pink and brown
And was just making rows of them

Need to find more in greens
And prints that are not all red
And green and do up
A sugarplum top

I think I have rows of 8 
we will see how this one comes out too

So much to play with 
So little time to play......

Friday, May 18, 2018

A little blue lagoon going on

Does anyone remember
DON HO and his Hawaiian guitar?
This runner reminds me of
Blue waters, relaxing steel guitar 
And just AHHHH
that vacation feeling

I had some strips of teal 
Left from the runner below
And you KNOW I have a blue bin
And pulled the green
Almost batik looking
And sewed er up 
Now just need batt and back 
I figure if I do a few
Runners at a time I wont
Feel bad cutting into my batting roll

Yeah, this turquoise fab
Love this too
Am debating an orange
Or not
But I think it will win out
It kinda looks cute


What can I make out of
These little pretties?
I SEE some earbud
Keyrings and maybe
Some bags.....
What do you see?

linking up with Beth at 

Go small or go home farmgirl

These guys are waiting in a tin 
For me to play another day
so tiny and cute
this is my 1.5 inch tin
see all those strips?
yeah  they will be little cute 9 patches

This was a new toy I got
You can never have
Enough cutters in my opinion 
I misplace mine all the time lol
kinda like socks. how can I lose them?

My farmgirl maple leaf
aint she purty?
I just love red maples
I may need a few more sprinkled around
my quilt but not sure yet

How are your fgv blocks coming along?
We wanna see.......

I found and Joined these slabs 
And need to make more
A cute childs quilt 
these I pulled mostly the same color to slab
into the squares
so so fun
and look
seems I had a big yellow day going on here
ha ha
and green
will have to find the blues and purples and browns
to play with next

These are so cute I just love them
and so easy
I think these were made mostly
in one sitting
pedal to the metal

See?  Made with 1.5 strips hanging around 
I see them as cornerstones 
Or borders
They are not ready to tell me
What they wanna be and thats ok
I will just keep making them now and then
when I can
And store in the tin

What are you making?

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Did a little slabbing

Feeling overwhelmed so grabbed
The bits and pieces and started

this is my relax sewing
no rhyme nor reason
just pick up 2 pieces and sew
cut off long end and repeat

A few more slabs made
To play with on a rainy day

when they get to a certain size 
I just trim them down to a uniform size
all 8 for example
then I sew them together into a top

love doing that
sometimes I try to color coordinate
sometimes not......
its all fun

what are you making?