Sunday, May 31, 2020


I am still stitching away at some of my projects...I've got way to many going on...some days I can't decide which one to do..
....working on my frog(wall hanging or small quilt) haven't made up my mind on that one.  Need to get the ABC quilt sandwiched and in the hoop.  Add the last row of leaves to my Indiana Leaf Quilt.  But I've got one project I really want to get started on....My Bee quilt...I want to hand quilt it.  It's been tucked away in storage for about 15 years.
This is just the lower left corner.  I've started quilting it and quit.  I've joined a HQAL to get some motivation.  Hoping this helps.  Here are all the folks joining this HQAL....check them out.

Kathy, Margaret, TracyDeb, Susan,  Nanette,  EdithSharonKarrin, Gretchen, Kathi,  Bella, Daisy, Connie, Monica 

..I've got a bunch of Crazy Quilt blocks to embellish
 Sew.....I think I have enough to keep me busy for a while....

I'm linking to
Slow Sunday Stitching
Oh! Scraps
15 Minutes to Stitch

Have an awesome sewing....

Friday, May 29, 2020


Floral Friday
Live Forever
The Live Forevers are perennial plants with star-shaped flowers and coarse toothed leaves. This is a short erect plant, up to 2 feet high.

Sky Watch Friday
Book Blogger Hop
This week's Question:
What social media sites do you visit? Please leave your links so we can follow.
Blogger -  A link to my Blog - Food for Thought
Good Reads

Book Beginnings
The Door of No Return - Sarah Mussi

I knew something was wrong the minute I shut the door of number 13, Arrowsmith House, Tuffley.  I'd lived there as long as I could remember.  What I didn't now was I'd just closed the door on that part of my like.

The Friday 56

It was always the same of story.  Pops told it over and over, as if nobody had heard it before.  That him and me were the descendants of King Baktu.

Thursday, May 28, 2020


I couldn't think of anything to post for Thursday checked out their ideas list.

I'm going with 13 letters of the alphabet....A - M



1965 Ford Mustang

D...Dad(my dad)






J...Jelly Beans




Wednesday, May 27, 2020


Wordless Wednesday....and Welcome to my World
In the spring...we get lots of far the rain is almost 5 inches.  And it's suppose to rain more next week.  This picture is what we call "Outback".  It's a field behind our barn.  There are tadpoles, worms, and on occasions....ducks here.  My son usually buys some minnows to throw in there to eat the mosquitoes.

Wondrous Words

Haven't got any new words from a book this week, I got this one while playing Scrabble on my computer.


Howling, , Wailing,
dark wasteland...ululant with bitter wind

Have an awesome......

Tuesday, May 26, 2020


Tuesday is always a busy day here at my blog...I've got so much to post...I sometimes forget things or I didn't get anything done at all for the week. As for last week...I was niece came to stay for a couple weeks.  She is learning to quilt, sew, and embroider.  So I was busy showing her how to do this....she is pretty good...some boo boo's along the way, put she seems to catch on pretty fast.(pictures next week)

To-To Tuesday May 19th-25th
1. Cut binding for Scrappy Quilt
2. Sandwich the ABC Quilt not done
3. Finish my book...Green Lake
4. Learn a new embroidery stitch
5. Work on Frog hanging (which may turn into a quilt) not done

The Scrappy Quilt is tied and the binding is almost more side to do, then add the label
 Didn't get the ABC Quilt sandwiched....but I did finish my book.  Green Lake by S. K. Epperson.  You can see my review over at Just Books!!!!

I started a new book, All Lies by 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.

Teaser Tuesday
      "I don't think so," she said.  "She wasn't killed here, so I don't think they'd have any reason to.  Evan if they did," she add, "they would do it for the nights she was here, not for an hour ago."

Over at Pintangle this week, the embroidery stitch is Basque Stitch...this is my Basque Stitch...
The new embroidery stitch I learned is Whipped Chain....
I think I had a pretty good week...I got several things on my list done last week.  As for next week's To-Do list...

To-Do List May 26th-June 1st

1. Sandwich ABC Quilt
2. Tie ABC Quilt
3.  Cut binding for ABC Quilt
4. Learn a new embroidery stitch

Hope you have an awesome.....

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......