Monday, August 24, 2020


 I've had a garden for 20 or so always amazes me that you put a seed in the ground and it will grow...tomatoes, corn, radishes, onions, carrots...well you get the idea.  

I don't do the gardening now, but my son does...he planted tomatoes, peppers, green beans, watermelon, cantaloupe and strawberries this year.  

He's gathering the ripe tomatoes...we several of them planted around the yard...his version of gardening is dig a hole, put soil...the kind you buy in bags...mound it up into a hill and put your seeds or plants in it.  It sounds weird, but it works!  We have already been eating tomatoes from the plants  and picked our first green beans...only a hand full this time...but I'm sure we'll have lots later...

We have also been getting strawberries...but they never make it to the son eats them as soon as they ripen.  But the plants are making lots of blooms.

I'm linking to:

Nature Notes

Have an awesome....

Sunday, August 23, 2020


 I've sure got my 15 minutes of stitching in this's been a pretty good week.  While watching T.V. I did some stitching on my Cat Quilt...

Not sure if I like his nose...I may rip it out and make it smaller...I've also got the Valentine Quilt tied...just have to dig for some red fabric for the binding.

Also got some stitching done on my Bee Quilt....this is my realllllly slow stitching project...yes I stitch very slow on this one...not one of my favorite things to do. 

Today I'll be working on the cat quilt and maybe some more stitching on the bee quilt...

I am linking to ....

Saturday, August 22, 2020


 Over at So Scrappy it is show off your Purple for the RSC 2020 challenge....I got all my purple crazy quilt blocks done and embellished.  

Block 1

Block 2

Block 3

Block 4

Block 5

Today I'm going to work on the Valentine Quilt....needs to be tied...still haven't decided on the color for the binding.  If I have enough red fabric...that might be the binding.

Hope everyone has a great.....

Tuesday, August 18, 2020


To-Do Tuesday

August 11 through August 17

1.  Finish tying Zoe's Quilt(fingers crossed)

2. Cut Rain Drop fabric

3. Cut binding for Zoe's Quilt

4. Cut binding for Valentine Quilt/No

5. Finish block 4/for RSC 2020

1.  It's Tuesday, I've been waiting a week to put this post up...why you might ask....because I finally got Zoe's Quilt TIED!!!!!  I've also started putting the binding on...this is my OMG project for August

2.  The raindrop fabric was suppose to be the borders for my Umbrella blocks...but it went a little sideways...I'm going to throw a few blocks in the mix.  I've put umbrella's on the raindrop fabric.  Now I have to figure out a new color for my borders....ummm wonder what that could be??


 3.  I got all the binding for Zoe's Quilt cut...and is ready!

4.  I didn't get the binding for the Valentine Quilt done, but I've got it ready to start tying it.  The needle is threaded and yarn cut.  This is my August UFO for the Number Draw Challenge...over at Dream Worthy Quilts....the number this month is number 7.

5. I got Block 4 of my RSC 2020 challenge done...the color for August is purple...

Over at Sharon's place, Pintangle, it's time for TAST (Take A Stitch Tuesday)...want to learn a new embroidery stitch?  This is the place to do that.  Sharon posts a new embroidery stitch every Tuesday.  This week it's Woven Detached's mine.

Well, that's it for today...hope you learned something new and find lots of new places to visit.  

My To-Do list for.....

August 18 through August 24...

1. Work on binding Zoe's Quilt

2. Work on Valentine Quilt

3. Make a few more Umbrella blocks.

4. Make a few more Cat/Mouse blocks.


I'm also linking to....

Color and Inspiration Tuesday 

Have a great.....

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

HQAL AND RSC 2020.....

 Hi everyone...I've been kind of slack about blogging the last couple of weeks...haven't had much to say or show you.  Working on the same things...which gets boring after a while.  What have I NOT been working on????  The Bee Quilt for one....way toooo HOT to have a quilt laying on my I'll be showing you what I HAVEN'T got done...

 I didn't get any of the bee hives done...the quilt is laying on my cutting table.  I think this will be a winter project.  On a good note...I did get the last of my purple crazy quilt blocks embellished.  So I'm all caught up for August, which is's a couple blocks I've finished...

Today the plan is to cut some rain drop fabric for borders for my umbrella quilt.  First I have to lay it out and see how I want it organized...I have a picture of it in my mind...we'll see how that comes out.

I think I'll throw in a few blocks of the rain drip fabric with umbrella's on it.  I'll have to see how that know when you get picture of what you want a quilt to look like?  That's what I'm thinking about now...but haven't got it all worked out yet.  Well, that's it for now..have an awesome....

Tuesday, August 11, 2020


On to this week's To-Do Tuesday list....

August 4th through August 10th

1. Zoe's Quilt
2. Pull fabric for Zoe's Quilt binding.
3. Work on Valentine Quilt
4. Cut some raindrop fabric for borders on Umbrella Quilt

1.  about Zoe's quilt....I seem to have lost my mojo for getting this quilt done...ummm....

2.  Got the fabric pulled for Zoe's Quilt binding..I'm going with black...I think it will set the colors in the quilt really good.

3. Got the Valentine quilt on the cutting table and's awaiting it's turn on the hoop to be tied.


4. Didn't get the raindrop fabric cut...I had company all my sewing schedule got  all messed up...I had 5 teenagers visiting this past week...I wouldn't recommend that to the time they all left I was ready to pull out my hair!!!   So there wasn't too much sewing done this week.  I did get a few more umbrella's done.

Sharon over at Pintangle hosts TAST every's a chance to learn new embroidery stitches......this week it's the Lock Stitch.  Here's's a bit wonky, but I like it.

 .I use these on my Crazy Quilt blocks.  I'm using these for the RSC 2020 Challenge.

To-Do List

August 11 through August 17

1.  Finish tying Zoe's Quilt(fingers crossed)

2. Cut Rain Drop fabric

3. Cut binding for Zoe's Quilt

4. Cut binding for Valentine Quilt

5. Finish block 4/for RSC 2020

Have an awesome....

Wednesday, August 5, 2020


I have lots of them!!  I've been trying to get some of them done this year.  So far I've got 5 of them done...
4th of July Quilt, ABC Quilt, Easter Quilt, Happy Scrappy Quilt, and Spring Quilt.  The thing that helped me get these done is a UFO Challenge...I was blog hopping one day and ran across Dreamworthy Quilts...Ann has a UFO challenge going on over at her place.....the Number Draw UFO Challenge....want to know more about this...just click on the link. 
My Number Draw for July is Zoe's Quilt....
sorry to say I didn't get it done.  It was so blasted hot in July...high 80's and 90's with high humidity...toooo hot to have a quilt laying on my lap.  But I'm still plugging away at it...hoping to get it tied at least in the next couple days...the binding may have to wait...we'll see.

The August number for the UFO challenge is number 7 on my list...but I've already done number 7...the Easter Quilt
So I've bumped another quilt up to # UFO for August is the Valentine Quilt
the top is done, just needs sandwiched, tied and binding put on.  This is another small it shouldn't take too long to finish....just have to get in the mood to drag out the cutting table and walk around it a gazzillion times....I may also put the Boo Quilt together while I have the cutting table out.  It's also a small quilt.
Hope everyone has an awesome.....

Tuesday, August 4, 2020


To-Do Tuesday
July 28th to August 3rd
1. Finish Zoe's Quilt (one way or another...this will be done!)
2. Do more Umbrella Blocks
3. Cut binding for Zoe's Quilt
4. Pick out a project for August One Monthly Goal

1. Well, I guess 2 out of 4 is good....kind of.  It's going to be cool here in Northeastern Indiana the next 4 days...then back to hoping I can get Zoe's quilt done...I haven't got the binding fabric picked out yet...I'm thinking about using black...what do think about black binding?  Let me know.

I was going to work on it yesterday...but got sidetracked by my son...he's putting the new linoleum down in the hallway, which needed a good cleaning before laying the I spent the better part of the day doing that.  Thus Zoe's quilt didn't get worked on.  

2. I did get some more Umbrella blocks done and my fabric I'm using for the borders came yesterday...
The raindrop fabric is a little bluer...the picture is kind of dull looking....this will be the borders for the umbrella's. 

3. I did pick out my OMG project for's my Valentine Quilt...the top is done, just needs sandwiched, tied and binding put on.  So I'll be working on that for August.
Since this is a small quilt..if time allows I may also get the Boo quilt done...we'll see..
I also got started on my RSC 2020 Crazy Quilt the blocks all done and have started embellishing them....
All the embroidery I've placed is Running Stitch, Cross Stitch, Cable can find all these stitches over at Sharon's place, Pintangle...she has a stitch dictionary so you can find the stitches...I also do the TAST every week...
Week 28-Breton Stitch
Week 29-Pekinsese Stitch

So my To-Do List for

August 4th through August 10th

1. Zoe's Quilt
2. Pull fabric for Zoe's Quilt binding.
3. Work on Valentine and Boo Quilts
4. Cut some raindrop fabric for borders on Umbrella Quilt

I'm linking up with:
To-Do Tuesday
Color and Inspiration Tuesday
RSC 2020

 Hope you all have a safe and happy......

Monday, August 3, 2020


What is my title about?  Do I really need another project to work on...ummm, not really, but I saw a temperature quilt made of hexies and I really like it...sooooo...yea I goggled a hexie, got a pattern....
So now I'm going to be working on a hexie temperature quilt....can't wait to get started on this. 

I went looking through some of my old pictures for this, it's for Nature Notes over at Rambling Woods....

A few years ago me and the hubby went to our park to see if they had any new "critters" there.  They have a small animal not too many "critters".  But they did have a....
Yes that's a peacock...he's up on the roof of one of the buildings....the sky was the picture looks like it's black and white.  But he is in color.

I'm linking to:
Nature Notes
Main Crush Monday

Have a wonderful....

Sunday, August 2, 2020


What am I working on today? I'm working on umbrella's, which is kind of appropriate for's cloudy and rainy.
I've got some more already cut I'll be working on those as well.
After this group is done, I'll have to wait on my fabric to I can lay them out.  Then I can start adding the borders.

I've also got 2 crazy quilt blocks done for the August RSC 2020...the color this month is purple.
These 2 projects should keep me busy tonight while I'm watching t.v.  But for the rest of the day I'll be finishing Zoe's's much cooler I'm going to take advantage of it.

I'm linking up with:
15 Minutes to Stitch
Slow Sunday Stitching
Oh, Scrap!

Hope you all have a great stitching day...