Monday, April 29, 2019


This post will be a catch up on the wool projects that I am currently working on.

Number one is the Doily Rug.

Only two fans left. I am going to try to work on this rug for at least 15 minutes a day. Of course, we all know that if you sit down to hook, you will most likely spend more than 15 minutes. My goal is to have this rug finished before Caraway Rug School in mid June. Last year I hadn’t finished a single rug in the entire year between camp dates. I was a bit humbled. But not enough that I didn’t wait till the last minute to finish a rug this year. Of course, I did finish the little red ware rug. 

Next up is Block two of Mrs. Jump’s Tea Party. 

I must say that I am right pleased with these blocks .

If you recall, this is Linda Brannock’s version...

Hers is mainly 30’s repro prints with rick rack.

Last wool item...I am getting ready for a class with Tricia Travis in May. I am really looking forward to it. This will be my second class with her. Being an open class, the rug I have chosen is by a different designer.
This rug pattern is one gifted to me by my dear friend, Diane, when she moved away to West Virginia. 
This is her version:

The pattern is Solomon’s Delight, and Diane is the designer. I hope that I can do it justice.

This sweet little plant has popped up in my yard the past two years...

It is Star of Bethlehem. 

And we moved this beautiful rose from my daughter’s yard when they did away with their arbor...

It is lush and loaded with wonderful purple roses. I haven’t been able to find the name of it.

Well, that does it for tonight.

Take Care,

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Slow Sunday Stitching for a Change

It’s been awhile since I participated in Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching.  This is the perfect day for spending a bit of time on the back porch.....

With these guys.....

Working on this....

The third month appliqué Block of Liberty Periodical. Figured I had better get moving, as Month Four is on the way from Sarah Edgar Pretty Fabrics and Trims. The appliqué fabrics are all Liberty of London Tana Lawns. They are lovely, but I do find appliquing with them a little more challenging. 

My Christmas cactuses have been moved to their summer home on the back porch. Strangely, the fuscia one has been blooming without a pause since November!!

Little fuzzy butt has now taken over the

What a sweet boy he is.

My niece found these two cute Made in Japan figurines at an estate sale for a song, and picked them up for my collection. I especially love the little Dutch girls with the lamb. That little vase is about 2 1/2 to 3” tall. Can’t wait to put a little posy in it.

Okay, back to stitching.

From Instagram....

Take Care,

Friday, April 26, 2019

I’m Back

I’ve been doing lots of things, none of which included blogging....but I have certainly thought about it. I really don’t like it when I fall behind. I never know where to begin again. There is no catching up.  But here goes...right where I am.

Yesterday I finished Month 2 of Liberty Periodical.

Sweet appliqué 

Simple piecing

Using lovely Liberty Tana Lawns on my choice of pale pink Moda Bella.

The first two months together. I’m loving this BOM by @sarahedgarprettyfabrics.

And then I started collecting men’s silk ties from thrift stores....

So that I can make a CQ like Julia and Cathy.

My first block...I haven’t added the backing yet.

And I found this great book to help me along.

And then there is family....

Jackson got braces.

Sara Ashley went to prom.

We had our annual Easter lunch and egg hunt.

And Macy turned thirteen. Where do the years go??

The Master Gardeners had a very successful Spring Plant Sale.

Take Care,