Wednesday, December 30, 2020


 I have had two sewing area issues. One was a shakey machine at fast speeds. No matter what table I used. I happened to notice a roll of cabinet liner and guess what? No more shaking! It's a miracle. I decided to cover the front of the table to also secure the light and thread stand.

The other issue was lighting. My Stella light helped a lot but I saw an outstanding deal from the Love Sew company. I have had some long shipping time issues with this company but at less than $15.00 for LED lighting, I decided to try them again. The shipping time was very speedy, and I ordered a second one since they reduced the price.

Lastly what I am working on is a pattern by Everyday Stitches called Rise and Shine. A specialty ruler is required to get this drunkards path background but I think I will use it for other projects.

Happy New Year to everyone!!!!

Tuesday, September 29, 2020


I found these yo-yos in a thrift store many years ago. They were in the bottom of a box, some barely held together by a single strand of thread. It was a miracle they all survived. I think they are 30's to 50's fabrics. Some are less than an inch and some are more. And I do believe they have been washed. Or perhaps just shriveled with age. I thought they were beautiful. I wrapped them in the fabric I would use to back them and put them away. They were lost again and then forgotten for years. Last week I was looking in a bin for something and there they were. Just as elated ( actually more) I stopped what I was doing and put them onto some grudge fabric, quilted it, and put the binding on. I look at them and of course wonder about the maker. They are possibly made from old clothes so they really have a story or many stories to tell. I wish I could hear them.



Monday, September 7, 2020


"So what's new? Same old thing."

                                                      " I told her yellow just wasn't her color."


                                                "Does this dress make my butt look big?"


                                                   " I think I'm allergic to strawberries"


                                               " I think stripe stockings are the new trend"

                                         My new friends are from the Gourmet Quilter 20 FQ project.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020


 Well, not exactly as I have to put a facing on. This is a 2 year old project that I really wanted to finish mainly to quilt all those little pebbles on it. It is a  Denise Schmidt pattern from an early book. I love hand applique so this fits the bill.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020


 I have recently returned to Blogger and found some changes I  have not figured out. I am unable to get email notification of comments and am unable to reply to comments. Your comments are very important to me. I try to include all the info on a project in case you want to make your own. If you need more info, email me at My whole purpose is to share and have a conversation about quilting.



 I have always wanted a 301 Singer in Black, preferably with the long bed. This one is a short bed that came in a beautiful cabinet ( I have no room for it so it is not shown. Currently living in the garage.)

After good oiling and lubricating, it works perfectly. I need to replace the bobbin tire and cord. The machine shows very little wear. At $100.00, I am a lucky ducky.