Tuesday, June 30, 2020


To- Do Tuesday

June 23 through June 29
1. Tie Zoe's quilt
2. Make more Crazy Quilt Blocks
3. Work on Cat Quilt

To-Do #1
Been working on Zoe's quilt...it's been so blasted hot and humid here...that's it really hard to work on a quilt...even with the air conditioner on...it's hot and muggy.  I'm doing this quilt for the UFO Number Draw Challenge and OMG for July.

 To-Do #2
I'm all caught up on my RSC blocks...January - June...waiting to see what the new color for July is.  Now I just have to embellish them.

To-Do #3

 I got 1 Cat block done.   Not quite sure how this quilt is going to turn out.  Haven't made up my mind as what to do with it.  I'll have to think about this one a while.  My cat still needs eye balls and whiskers..

Over at Sharon's place, Pintangle, it's TAST Tuesday(Take a Stitch Tuesday).  The stitch this week is Crossed Buttonhole...here is mine...It's a little wonky, but that's ok with me.  I'll get better at it with lots of practice...I'm planning on using the TAST stitches I've been learning on the Crazy quilt blocks for my RSC.

To-Do List
June 29th through July 6th
1. Work on tying Zoe's Quilt.(is a iffy thing as it's suppose to be in high 80's and 90's.)
2.  Do embellishment on Crazy Quilt blocks.
3.   Do some more Cat blocks.
4.  Cut and make binding for Zoe's Quilt.
5.  Sort through fabric for Red Work Quilt.

Have a great....

Monday, June 29, 2020


I Dream of Murder - Catherine Dexter

A teenage boy is haunted by a dream from his childhood in which a young woman is murdered in the park across from his house. But he soon discovers that his nightmare is all too true, in this spine-tingling mystery.(Amazon)

I bought this book at our library book sale last fall.  It is listed as a Junior Fiction book.  My library has a lot of Junior Fiction books...they are really good books...I've read several of them...If you like mysteries... you love this book.  Jere keeps have a dream of seeing someone shot in the park across the street from his house.  He can't explain it, until he tells his mother about the dream...just by chance. Jere and his friend Avery go to the Zoo and Jere sees someone that seems familiar to him.

Can't say anything else as it will give away the book.  I give this book *****

This book is for 3 of my reading challenges....

Color Coded Challenge
Alphabet Soup Challenge
Book Jar Challenge

Sunday, June 28, 2020


I haven't worked on the Bee Quilt this week..had to take it out of the hoop to get Zoey's quilt in the hoop to tie it.  Zoey's quilt needs to be done by August...and the quilt is kind of bigger than I usually make my quilts...so it's going to take a while to get it done. 
I have started on one of the large blocks of my bee quilt.  I was waiting for my black and brown quilting thread to get here.  I finally arrived last week.  This is what I've got done so far.
Here's a close up of one of the bees...
I'm a really slow quilter and I'm sure my quilt will never win a ribbon...but I'm doing my best and  it makes me happy seeing the progress I'm making...joining this HQAL has gave me the inspiration to work on this quilt.  Thank you everyone for the push!

Hop over and check out what everyone else in the group is working on...
Hand Quilt Along Links

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

I'm also still working on my Crazy Quilt blocks...have a nice little pile done...

I'm also linking to...

Slow Sunday Stitching
Oh! Scrap
15 Minutes to Stitch 

Hope everyone has and awesome stitching....

Saturday, June 27, 2020


It's a rainy day today...so working on my RSC quilt blocks will be a good project...along with working on Zoey's quilt.

I've been playing catch up on the RSC challenge.  I have 4 more blocks to make for April and I'll be all caught up....just in time for the new color in July.  June has been PINK..I've got them all done. 




I am making 5 Crazy Quilt blocks for each color...which at the end of the year will give me  60 8 1/2" blocks.....then they also need to be embellished...this is going to be a quilt that will be put on my To-Finish list....when it comes to embellishing them...sometimes a block will sit for days...while I figure out how I want to embellish it.  So you could say this is a long term quilt that will be waiting a while to get finished.  IN THE MEAN TIME.........

I've got Zoey's quilt in the hoop and started tying it.
I didn't relize how big this quilt was until I started putting it together....I was going for twin size but it's bigger than a twin size.  I haven't measured it...witch is a bad thing for me...I tend to eyeball it on measurements...but I'd say it's between a twin and full size.  It should fit Zoey's twin bed.  The date to have this finished is before Zoey's birthday in August.  Hopefully I'll get done in time. 

Hope you all have a wonderful.....

I'm linking up with:

Scrap Happy
UFO Busting

Thursday, June 25, 2020


Do you like finding new recipes?  I collect recipes...have been doing it for years.  This is my recipe book...it's stained from the years of cooking.

 Every time I open this recipe book...a flood of memories takes over my brain...my mom, sisters, brother and friends pop out at me. 
This is a recipe I found one day while browsing the internet.  Can't remember where I found it...but it is really good!
Crock-pot Oatmeal
Doesn't it look yummy!
I've been working on my RSC blocks...I'm making Crazy Quilt blocks for this.  I have a pretty good stack of them...but I'm still playing catch up..I have January, February, May and June all done.
"Stuff" I use for making Crazy Quilt Blocks.  Once the blocks are done, I get to embellish them. My list of 13 items for working on Crazy Quilt blocks....
1. Needles
2. Pins
3. Threads
4. Scissors
5. Fabric
6. Embroidery Hoop
7. Buttons
8. Beads
9. Lace
10. Ribbon
11. Silk Flowers
12. Yarn
13.  Embroidery Floss
Just for fun...here's a picture of my nieces and grand daughter having fun during their trip "outback" behind the barn...

Hope you have an awesome....
Linking up with:

The Good. The Random.The Fun.
Thursday 13
Put Your Foot Down

Tuesday, June 23, 2020


 To-Do Tuesday

Last Weeks  list
1. Sandwich Zoey's Quilt
2. Finish putting the last row on the Indiana Leaf Quilt.✔
3.  Play catch up on RSC blocks...I've got the May greens and June pink ones done. I just have to make January through April blocks...that's 20 blocks....wow...I'm so behind!

I've been putting off getting Zoey's quilt together...I knew it was going to be a long and tedious chore.  Put I finally got it on the cutting table and proceeded to sandwich it...what an adventure...it reminded me why I don't make large quilts anymore.  Got my fabric down and put the batting down...and put the top on...the batting shifted.....
Anyone have any great ideas on how to get batting to stay put.  It took me 4 tries before I got it all on there and pinned.
WOW...that was a chore...I was wore out after all that walking around the cutting table.  I've put the quilt in the hoop and is ready to be tied. 

The Indiana Leaf Quilt top is finished...Just needs a little trimming.  This is a little ways down the road to being done!
I got several more Crazy Quilt blocks done...working on the February blocks now...Orange.
To-Do Tuesday
June 23 - June 29

1. Tie Zoe's quilt
2. Make more Crazy Quilt Blocks
3. Work on Cat Quilt

My Lillie's are blooming like crazy...Orange, Yellow and Red.

Have an awesome...
I'm linking up with...
To- Do Tuesday
Color & Inspiration Tuesday

Sunday, June 21, 2020


Over at Quilting is more fun than Housework....it's time for Oh! Scrap...Head over and see all the "scraps" everyone is sharing.  I'm playing catch up for RSC...I've got May-Dark Green, June-Pink and January-Light Green are done...I've got 5 Crazy Quilt blocks for May, June, and January...so I'll be working on February this week-end....which is Orange.  This is my Slow Sunday Stitching project for the weekend.
I also got the last row on the Leaf Quilt...now I have to decide if I want a border or not....what do you think about this?   Let me know what you think.
 I'm pretty sure I got my 15 minutes of stitching time in this week... plus lots of extra time.
6/14/20 to 6/20/2020
7 of 7 days
May 31 to June 6

I took a stroll around our yard...I've got lots of flowers blooming right now...it's really hard to decide which one to show you....I think I'll go with the Yucca.  My son, Tommy, is cleaning out all the dead from last year and pulling the Honeysuckle vines out.
Close up of the Blooms...
Close up of the Buds....
Hope you all have an awesome......

Wednesday, June 17, 2020


Wordless Wednesday.....or words...
My favorite summer time flowers that are a weed....Queen Anne's Lace.
Welcome to My Corner of the World
April was really rainy...almost 7 inches...behind our barn the water stands....and it looks like there is a lake back there...I had a houseful of company in May.  The girls decided to go "outback" behind the barn and explore.  What they found was water and MUD...
I was doing laundry a lot that week....as the girls did a lot of exploring...
WWW Wednesday
My reading has slipped into ga-ga land....I haven't read my book....any book for that matter for a month...so I'm still stuck on this book...
What I'm currently reading...
All Lies - Andrew Cunningham

What I finished reading...
Green Lake - S. K. Epperson

What I'll read next....
The Door of No Return - Sarah Mussi

Have an awesome.....

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

IT'S A TA...-DA......

To-Do Tuesday

To-Do for the week of June 9th through June 15th
1. Bind ABC Quilt
2. Finish up the row for the Indiana Leaf Quilt
3. Do some more quilting on my Bee Quilt

To-Do #1
The ABC Quilt is finished...
To-Do #2
Didn't quite make it...I've got 1 more block to applique and then I can get the borders around the blocks.
To-Do #3
I've worked on my Bee Quilt a little this week.  I need to get some brown and black quilting thread...to quilt the bee hive and the door.  I've finished this block and have moved on to another block.  I'm a slow hand quilter...that's all I can say about this...are you a slow hand quilter?

It's TAST Tuesday over at Sharon's place...Pintangle.  The stitch this week is Knotted Cable Chain...here's my stitch...it's a little wonky, but I'm happy with it.  The tutorial for this stitch is linked, just click on Knotted Cable Chain.
To-Do for the week of June 16th through June 22nd
1. Sandwich Zoey's Quilt
2. Finish putting the last row on the Indiana Leaf Quilt.
3.  Play catch up on RSC blocks...I've got the May greens and June pink ones done. I just have to make January through April blocks...that's 20 blocks....wow...I'm so behind!

For Happy Tuesday....
Have an Awesome....