Tuesday, November 22, 2016


OMG!  I am so glad to get this Tom to show up, finally!  You don't know the computer hassles it took to get this bird here. I'm going to say he's on his side because he's resting up for thanksgiving... just turn your head to the left. (He is part of a bird quilt I made a few years before I blogged, and I had to ask my daughter in law to take the pictures because I didn't even have them on this computer.) I'll show those pictures another time. For now, I'm going to share this on Val's blog - subject for today is Turkeys - see the side bar.

Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Paper Piecing Again

Working on a table topper for a fellow Harry Potter fan. It'll be 5 Mimbulus Mimbletonias.

The red flowers with the green - it's going to look quite Christmassy.

Thank you to all the Veterans for their service... This is a holiday we should be celebrating every day.

Have a lovely sewing weekend.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Some Halloween Pictures and some quilt blocks

The candy is in the back (left) of this picture in a large plant pot.

 Kids took a plant if they wanted one. We had lots of different ones this year, but the most popular were the Pearl Plants made up by my friend, Paulette White.

 I had my new Hedwig (owl) from my sister, Barbara Zeidl hanging up and the Spell Book that howls and laughs and vibrates on the table where the kids could touch  it. More plants and some free seeds on the table, too.

 Lots of lighting this year, and webbing done by the Hubster = Harry Potter.


 Some pictures that turn into ghouls as you walk by (from the $1 store)...

and a tiny Hogwarts banner that I paper pieced.

 Here's the banner, a pumpkin and the mandrake I finished today... you can't see his beady little black eyes.  He was fun to make.
So that's it for Halloween this year. Now to start some more plants for next year.
Hope you all had as much fun as I did.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

This year's crop of little plants for Halloween

This is my dining room table until tomorrow night.  We gathered them there from around the house.  These plants will be going to Trick or Treaters. In the front right a couple of Begonias...

3 African Violets and some evergreen bush from my yard

Hen & Chicks and Hoyas

An Avocado tree started from a pit

A whole bunch of Pearl Plants from my friend Paulette - Thanks Paulette!

Some Christmas Cactus, Wandering Jew, and a couple plants I can't identify.  There are also little blue Orchids.... didn't get into the pictures.

So we are almost ready... Making seed packets tonight. I've got some rhubarb seeds this year! Come on over, follow the spiders to our garage and pick out a plant. Don't forget the candy!

Happy Halloween

Friday, October 21, 2016

Little Houses this week

Six roofs in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge colors...

And these 11 roofed with other colored scraps... Still have scraps!

I like the pink ones best. 

Have a wonderful weekend.


Saturday, October 15, 2016

Nine More Little Houses

Five have Rainbow Scrap Challenge  roofs.

And I made some pink and a purple roof, too.
I'm linking up to the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.
Hope your weekend is going great.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Found Some

I started one of the little houses without enough of that particular blue print for sky...

 That piece on the right will do one side of the piece, but not the other... I had to look through all my snippets (tiny scraps). I'm lucky - I found some....

Probably enough for the sky on six more blocks! 
Good way to start the weekend. Hope yours starts out this well.