Monday, May 25, 2020


We are having a mix of Spring and Summer weather here.  It has rained everyday for the last 2 weeks.  Several of those days were downpours.......the rest were just rain a little and then stop....continuing like this all day.  So everything is wet...wet...wet. 
The last couple of days it has been in the low 60's and 70's, with high humidity.  According to the calendar it is still spring....but it feels a lot like summer. 
Everything is blooming or about to bloom around here.  The grass is growing really fast.

The Rose Bush I planted two years ago is loaded with blooms...
The front garden is a little bare....haven't planted anything new this spring.  The Hosta's and lillies are doing good. Thinking about some petunias and marigolds to keep the flamingos and gnomes company.
 This is what I call a "Lost Cause Garden".  I've planted lots of stuff here, but nothing seems to grow, except the weeds and grass.  Right now it's a collection of garden pots and other decorations.
Hope everyone has a wonderful.....
Linking up with....

Nature Notes

Sunday, May 24, 2020


I have company for a few niece Zoey is here for 2 weeks...and Jazmane, my sons girlfriend's sister is staying a few days.  My routine gets disrupted,  I don't like change, but I learn to reading and quilting goes to the side, with snips of each along the way.

Last week I got a few Crazy Quilt blocks made...
I finished the book I was reading...Green Lake by S. K. can see my review at my Book Blog....Just Books!!!!

I started a new book....All Lies by Andrew can check it out here.
I got the Scrappy Happy Quilt out of the hoop and started putting the binding on.
That's the stitching I'll be doing today....adding more binding.

I was walking around the yard looking at the flowers blooming...the Tulips were really pretty this year, but didn't last long....all the constant rain beat them up.

I'm linking up with:
Sunday Post
Slow Sunday Stitching
15 Minutes to Stitch

Saturday, May 23, 2020


Over at So Scrappy, it's still green for the color this month.  I made a couple more Crazy Quilt blocks.
Someone asked last week about my Quilt Journal and how those pieces of fabric pinned in the corners of the block work into my journal....
This is a spread in my journal on Crazy Quilt blocks....
I have a picture of the block, samples of threads used, fabrics used....and I list how many buttons, ribbons, laces, or what ever else I use for embellishments. 

I'm also sharing a picture of my sons dogs...for Camera Critters....he has always had dachshunds...he's had 6 of them over the years...Dachshunds have a life span of about 8 to 10 years.  When he would loose one, he would go find another one.  The latest one is Toby....Toby is a rescue son drove to Illinois to get him...this is Toby snoozing....
This is a collage of his dogs...
Have a great.....

Friday, May 22, 2020


It's time for book reporting on what your reading...

This is the book I'm currently reading....
All Lies - Andrew Cunningham

A seemingly innocent date gone tragically wrong plunges Del Honeycutt into a web of murder, lies, greed, and a hidden fortune dating back to a crime committed 85 years earlier by his great-grandfather.(Amazon)

Book Beginnings

She wasn't my first online dating match, but she was certainly the strangest.  And it wasn't like I hadn't had some weird ones.

The Friday 56

I got to Sabrina's room at about 10:15.  She greeted me wearing jeans and a Red Sox t-shirt.  She was barefoot.  I was in love!

Book Blogger Hop

The question this week:

If you own an ebook, would you also purchase a print copy as well?

No, I don't really like re-reading a book.  I can't get interested in the book, as I've already read it and know what's going to it's like a spoiler for me.

See all my book reviews at my book blog....Just Books!!!

Thursday, May 21, 2020


I have a really long list of quilts that need to be finished....the tops are done, just haven't put them together.  I really love making quilts, and I always have so many ideas floating around in my head, but I hate putting them together.  So I have challenge myself to do at least 1 a month...or maybe 2 a month.  Here is my list of 13 quilts to finish....linking up for Thursday 13.

1. Zoey's Quilt
2. ABC Quilt
3. Happy Scrappy Quilt
4. Jar Quilt
5. Boo Quilt
6. Valentine Quilt
7. Under the Sea Quilt
8. Indiana Leaves Quilt
9. Crazy Quilt - 12"
10. Dresden Quilt
11. Circles Quilt
12. Red Work Quilt
13. Blue Work Quilt

All of these quilt tops are done, except for the redwork and bluework.  All I have to is sandwich and bind them.  I'm working on the Happy Scrappy quilt now.  I'm putting the binding on should be done in a few days.
Have a great......