Saturday, December 30, 2017

2 hats

It's been a very rough Christmas. My FIL died suddenly just before Christmas. His funeral was held the day after Christmas. Emotional highs and lows all week. My 3 year old couldn't understand why everyone was sad and upset.

In between I did get 2 hats done. One for my 3 year old. And the other for a nephew due in March.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Christmas Tree skirt

I've been wanting to make a tree skirt for a while and I finally made one.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Arm Sling

Thanksgiving day I ended up taking the 3 year old to the hospital. Doctor didn't think anything was broken and was going to send us home. We insisted on an x-ray. He broke his collar bone. They sent us home with instructions to call Ortho on Monday. Took him in Monday and got sent home with the smallest sling they had. It fits my 13 year old. So this morning while everyone was still sleeping I made him a sling.

Monday, November 20, 2017


Yesterday I put together two Day in The Life's(DITL) spreads for my PL 2017 album. One is from January and one is from November.

(I have no idea why this one is upside down. Took the pictures with my phone)

Saturday, November 18, 2017


I've missed sewing. Even though my hand is still in a splint for at least another week. I decided I was going to sew something.

I made a little I spy book for Harper.

I made one for my son, Branson, quite a while ago and he just loves playing I spy with it, or one of the quilts I've made.

Saturday, October 21, 2017


This month the color at the Rainbow Scrap Challenge is pink.

I made some 6" finished pink blocks.

I than cut up all the odd pieces into usable sizes.

All organized in my pink box.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Trick or Treat

I got the three Trick or Treat bags done.

Ghost fabric with a spooky sayings band.

A witch and broom with a cat band.

And candy with a striped band. (I think this candy one will make it into an I spy jar quilt I want to make after I collect enough fabric for it.

These are finishes 7, 8, and 9 of my Q4 FAL list.

And the good news. I went to the Physical therapist about my finger and I have a little bit of swelling in my knuckle, I have to go back a couple times a week for 4 weeks. But he said it isn't arthritis or a couple of the things he had done would have had me in pain.

I have to wear this thing for a few hours today to get medicine down into my finger. I hope this fixes it.

Monday, October 9, 2017

A bag for mom

I finished the bag I wanted to make for my mom and gave it to her. She loved it.

I got the fabric with words on it from Hancock when they were going out of business. I bought the red, gray and white fabric from Missouri Star Quilt Company.

This is #6 on my FAL Q4 list.

Saturday, October 7, 2017


This month for the Pink. But I didn't get around to sewing Orange which was last months color. And since my Orange box has less scraps in it than my pink, I decided to grab the orange box.

I ended up making 6, 6" blocks.

I than cut the smaller bits and pieces into different sized squares and bricks.

Here's my bin all sorted out.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Color book

I finally got the color book done! Took a little bit longer, I've been having issues with my hands-might be tendonitis, but then he asked if anybody had rheumatoid arthritis in the family... I have to start therapy sometime, they ache on and off if I do too much.

Anyways here's the color book.

#1 on my Q4 FAL list.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Q4 FAL list

I have a rather large list this time around. I was cleaning through my craft room and found some fabric I forgot about, and some fabric I just bought for new projects.

1. Harper's color book.

2. Rainbow Cat Quilt. I think I might have a backing plan.

3. Splendid Sampler Quilt.

4. Road Quilt.

5. Jelly Roll Race Quilt

6. A bag for mom.

7-9. Trick or Treat Bags

10-11. Quiet book(I've been wanting to make one for a while, and have been collecting stuff for one. I now have 2 different books forming in my head, I just need to get all the supplies for them in one place and start.

12. Owl Pillowcase(fabric I bought last year and forgot about)

13. Walking Dead Pillowcase? (fabric my husband bought for me last year and I forgot about)

14. I Spy toy.(collection of things)

Linking to She can quilt

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

The start of a color book

I decided to make my niece a color book.

I dumped out the two walmart bags of scraps I had in my room, spent a while sorting them out by color and putting them in ziplock bags. And the last two days I've been sewing up pages.

Today I took out my embroidery machine and added the color words.

Now to decide on what to do for the cover and back and sew it all into a book.

Monday, September 25, 2017

2 Finishes!

This quilt I made for a niece that is expected in the middle of December.

This little mini quilt has been sitting in my UFO pile for a long time! I finally finished it.

This mini is #5 on my FAL-Q3 list, and it is also #5 on my American Patchwork and Quilting UFO list. .

Thursday, September 21, 2017

I Spy finish

I finished my I spy quilt. This quilt has 196 4" novelty squares. I'm so glad I participated in the swap Val had last year. I used this tutorial. I just made a bunch more blocks to make the quilt bigger.

I tried 2 new things on this quilt. The first being I tied the quilt, which I've never done before. And the 2nd is I used the backing to bind the quilt.

I love this quilt, and it's making me wonder why I left the top just sitting there for so long before I finished it.

This quilt is listed as #1 on FAL 3rd Quarter list and is #3 on my American Patchwork and Quilting UFO list.

Now I need to stock up on I spy squares again!!

Saturday, September 16, 2017

I spy

I worked this morning, the youngest 3 kids spent the night at Grandma's. My husband is bringing them home after he gets done at a fishing tournament. So instead of spending all this time on FB and Pinterest, I decided to start tying a quilt. This is my first time tying a quilt, so after watching a few YouTube videos. I jumped in.

Friday, September 15, 2017

My little pony

My 9 year olds new obsession is my little pony. While shopping at Walmart, I seen some my little pony fabric. I bought a yard and turned it into a pillowcase for her. She was surprised when she got home from school.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Almost done..

I've been working on a baby quilt for a new little niece that is due to arrive in December.

All I have left is the binding, which would be done if it wasn't so nice outside today. I've been outside most of the day playing with my 3 year old.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Progress update

I took on American Patchwork's UFO challenge.

Back in December of 2016, I made a list.

My list now:

I completed #1. This was gifted to my great nephew.

#2, I haven't done anything to.

I have the backing for #3, just need to piece it together, I'm planning on tying this quilt.

#4. I need to figure out how to square this one up.

#5. I haven't touched this one.

#6. Another one I completed.

#7 and #8: I"ve made some progress on my PL albums. I"ve made the most on my 2016 album, I need to get these done and start on 2017

#9. Sewing machine cover, I haven't done anything to.

#10, my rainbow cat quilt. I got the top complete.

#11. I completed the quilt top.

#12. Crazy Quilt, another one I haven't touched.

I've completed a couple, and have made progress on a couple. I hope to get a few more done soon!