Sunday, March 11, 2012


Had a full day today-Church and Choir first, then started working on an old quilt project. After some time away it was easier to make the decision about the next move. Mom and I chose a border and it looks much better than I thought it would. Next step is to make some little blocks for the last border. Only one or two to go, but will have to be creative on the long borders as they will not be quite long enough.

Spent some time looking for fabrics for a project at Connie's later this week. She is going to show me how to make a table mat in a different pattern than I have used before. No pictures today, but maybe tomorrow.

Iowa State Mens basketball will be the tournament. Always fun to see the Alma Mater in a contest.

That's it for today! Hope tomorrow is a good one!


Quilt Blocks of the Month

This entry really should have come before the last one-but I got ahead of myself.

Three of my friends and myself signed up for a BOM (block of the month) program where we make 12" square projects that hang on a small free standing stand. Of course, I am behind, but I have finished a few. Just Friday night I finished the September Schooolhouse block. It was very detailed, but it is great!

Finished in January was the Penquin--he is really cute and I like him, but am hoping the weather stays warm enough to retire him until next winter.

And also made up was a block received at the last International Doll Makers Association convention in Mobile, AL.

I think this is better than a tote bag-don't you?

Until next time-


Let's get going again!

It's been a long time, but with a little nudge from youngest daughter, I hope to get back on track! My work revisions are down to the last one, so there should be a little more
"free" time.

Yesterday-Saturday March 10, 2012 I got out a longtime UFO (unfinished object) and decided to get it finished. Here it is-a wall hanging autographed by friends in a Bleuette Chat group. Bleuette is a French doll from 1905-1960 The project is called longtime because two of the autographers put the date on their block-2003. It was all done but cutting and sewing the binding on plus the hanging sleeve. It's DONE! The hardest part will be finding a place to hang it!

This was accomplished in spite of going to my Saturday morning quilt group-a BOM which I go to with two of my friends and having my son come out to spend some time with us and Grandma. We grilled and played scrabble as well.

It was a good day!