Friday, July 31, 2009


Here's another set of nine, of the blocks I received.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


Birthday FQs were waiting for me in Michigan! I'm in a FQ birthday swap this year. I requested purples and greens. What a lovely array I received. I have four more that arrived before I left Florida, that are not in the picture. Visions of possible projects (WHIMMs) are dancing in my head!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009


I received 50 blocks in all. Here's another nine.

Monday, July 27, 2009


Here's my first of several photos of the wonderful blocks I received in the pink/brown swap on SBS. I just LOVE all of them and each of them!

Saturday, July 18, 2009


Renae is having a Christmas in July giveaway on her blog, My Little Raggedy Blessings. Click here for a chance to win, and to see her beautiful blog.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


Isn't this a great patriotic quilt? I love it! It's being offered as a free BOM from Project House.

The fabrics needed are posted now, and the blocks will be posted on the 15 of every month, starting tomorrow.

There's a link to this quilt bom on my blog. Scroll down on the left.

Saturday, July 11, 2009


Rahab is the subject of our study this week, in my on-line Women of the Bible class. Rahab followed the instructions of God's messengers, and didn't tell anyone of their plans, she placed a red chord in her window so her family's quarters could be identified, and she kept her family inside, as Jericho was attacked.

Her family was saved and went on to live with the Israelites. She became the wife of prince Judah, mother of Boaz, and one of David's grandmothers, placing her name in the genealogy of Jesus.

I used black and gray for the stone walls of Jericho, and the scarlet for the chord in Rahab's window. My block shows some wonkiness -- not intentional -- but it does remind me of the falling walls of Jericho.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


My dear friend, Carol, gave me this cute quilted wall hanging about friendship for my b'day yesterday. We took a picture of both of us holding it together, but I decided to crop us out. It wasn't our best look, LOL!

The quilt however is lovely. Here's the label on the back. It's more how we looked in our younger years, LOL. I'm fortunate to have such a dear friend.

Sunday, July 5, 2009


I think it's fun to see where other people sew. Here's my studio.

Entering my room, the first thing you see is the cutting table wall. Under it I store current projects in individual bins. The small file cabinet under the table holds books with my current WHIMMs (works hidden in my mind). On the bookcase to the right are do-dads as well as functional tools. I love the wall words "Sewing mends the soul," because for me it really does!

Moving left around the room flimsies waiting to be quilted are displayed on the quilt rack under the window.

My design wall has two Friendship Swap group projects on it right now. The crates below contain my smaller pieces of stash. The bottom row of crates are FQs. The top are 1 yard and under. Larger pieces are tucked away in the closet and under the cutting table. On top of the crates are projects in line for the design wall. The door into the room is on the left, and behind it hides my full-size ironing board. The pad on my cutting table works fine for working on blocks.

My serger is tucked into this cabinet. I rarily use it. Fun stuff hangs above.

My sewing table is right next to the serger. Bottom right is my rolling sewing machine caddy and bottom left (hiding under the snippet project) is my rolling cart with my pillow, etc., all ready for a retreat!

The supplies that are on the sewing table are contained in baskets and can easily be moved to give me more space to work on something large.

My thread is handy.

On the wall opposite my design wall, is an alcove. The door in the center leads to a bathroom.

There's a handy sink on the left.

And the intended linen closet.

On the right is a walk-in closet. In the file I store my magazines and books. The stack of drawers has stuff like zip-lock baggies, fusibles, and other stuff.

This is the upper walk-in. Some of the bins contain fabrics by category, like 1930's, and some are projects I'm collecting for.

My cabinets are Koala Cabinets and they send a regular and tiny Koala with each piece(sewing table, cutting table, and serger case). So I have three little ones, and two of the bigger ones hanging around my studio. I think the grands have the other one.

Figment, the Disney character from Figment of the Imagination, hangs out on one of my lamp poles, always inspiring the creative juices.

And here's the floor! I actually have floor space now, and can even walk around, LOL!

I've spent 2 weeks of Cinderella'ing getting it this neat and organized! Now I'm ready to sew!


I was really surprised at the huge majority of those who prefer silent blogs, as evidenced by the poll I ran.

33 voted to leave the music, 54 to remove the music, and 1 to play different music.

Thank you to those who participated. I have listened to what my readers like and the music is gone.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


The neighborhood from the happy houses swap is now a complete top. The quilting will wait until my shoulder is much better, as this is a bed size quilt, and I do my own quilting.