Saturday, January 14, 2017

Rainbow Scrap Challenge today!

I have always wanted to make this block... it's just as easy as can be. Mine here are 2.5" strips.

I wish you could see how pretty that lavender strip is.  I remember buying the darkest one. I got it in Vancouver at the Craft Warehouse.
So this is one of the blocks I want to make for RSC. Next week I show some stars I want to make. Now I'm off to share this with the rest of the group at The Rainbow Scrap Challenge

Have a wonderful weekend.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Actual Piecing Done This Week

I haven't been doing much sewing lately.... I eked these out this week.  They are paper pieced - of course.

They measure 2.5"...I got the pattern from Fandom In Stitches.  They are the cornerstones to the Harry Potter Fantastic Beasts quilt along. I'm just making the stars, because they are cute, easy and satisfies the urge to paper piece.  Find them HERE, if you are interested.

Also, Sarah, at Confessions of a Fabric Addict mentioned something about quilts with stars on them... I'm intrigued.

So to the Quilting Nonnie I say - here's mine.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happy NY

Happy New Year to all my blogging friends. Hope you all have a great time tonight. We are going to the movies... Passengers. I thought we should see an adult movie this time.
Working on my Granddaughter's Wedding Quilt again. I think the event is in May... I'll show some pictures soon.

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