Monday, December 30, 2013


 This cute little fellow was fun to make. With a loop to hang up.
 This was the first one I made and the one at the top is much better.
This is the back see all the owls.

Friday, December 6, 2013


Strength in the Union Block is the name of this block. The British government decided to repel the Stamp Act even though it reserved the right to tax the North American Colonies. Ben felt that reconciliation with England was most important.After all, no colony had ever successfully split with its mother country and survived at least not in 1760. Ben feared deeper trouble was brewing.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Sister's 10 BOM for 2013

  This is the Sister's BOM by  I picked to do this BOM because I never saw a lay out like this. Now I have to pick a backing for it and get it quilted.
   I f you click on the picture you will see that I used mushroom material because our family always goes
  Mushroom hunting  in Michigan every May.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Christmas Catcus

 These have been hanging in my basement window all year and are just bursting with  flowers.
  I brought them up to put in my bay window to enjoy for Thanksgiving .
 This one has been blooming for over a month the flowers are starting to drop off.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Table Cloth & Pad

I made this table cloth for my son Antique Table. I had to make a pad for  the table I used  Warm and Natural in between the best muslin. It was 96 x  46. Eric made the pattern for it with freezer paper. It was circular and turned out great.  Now he doesn't have to use just place mats when he entertains.  The material matches his chairs and wall paper. How about that?  Click on the picture and see how it really looks.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013


Benjamin was constantly observing hot and cold fronts, storm  patterns, and lightening. In 1937 the waving flags used to warn sailors of dangerous weather.  The light and dark are important to give this block its nautical flag like feel.  Click on picture to see how I made the dark and light  materials to make this block. I have to make 3 more  just like this  one for the BOM.

Saturday, October 5, 2013


 My son, Eric took my friend Pat and me to Stan Hywet Estate it is the home  of F.A  Seiberling the co- founder of the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. 70 Acres now originally 3,000.
  There are 63 rooms and 23 fireplaces, 18 Bedrooms, 23 Bathrooms, inside swimming pool room,  indoor gymnasium, a four hole golf course, walking and horseback riding trails. and two tennis courts.
 There were beautiful flower arrangements in every room
Very Nice Fall arrangements all over the Estate lawns.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Nabby's Dowry Quilt Sew Along

Since July 12 every Friday I have been making a Block and finally have them all together , It took 162 1/2 square triangles and 46 squares. This was the first time I ever did  a point on point with the help of my friend Pat Hall  we got it together. It is to have a border but I think after I quilt it I will just bind it in black. You can click on the picture and see all the little triangles.

Here is a picture of me and the quilt. Each Friday a new design was on the internet. The blocks are 6 1/2.

Monday, September 2, 2013


I kept this is the South Window in the basement did not water all winter, then this bud appeared  a month ago.

 Here  the bud split into two buds.
 Then opened up into  two beautiful flowers
It is just beautiful 
 Click on picture to see a close up and enjoy it like I have.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Recent up to date photo

 This is what the real old Lucy looks like with her white hair. This picture was taken by Mary Lou Nuzum at our Tree City Quilt Picnic . Edited by Pat Hall my friend who helps me all the time with my blog.

Thursday, August 22, 2013


I finally got all caught up but did not get these pictures center very good. Friday will have another design to do.


Old Maid's Puzzle Block

 This is the Block for August Sister's Ten I made 2 of them .

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Heart Pillow

I made this pillow with 5 hearts make a flower.The Rittman Stitchers had a class on this.
 Three different size hearts and just add your stems and leaves. I even quilted it. Click to see it close up.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Travel Totes

 These are travel totes I made for my son.
 It holds your tooth brush and when you come home just take every thing out and wash it and re pack and you are ready to travel again.
 I  have made him several for his friends.

Monday, August 12, 2013


   Clark our son took Dick fishing.  This is a 20 1/2 inch Cat fish. Click on picture to see this beauty.
 This is a  16 1/4  Small Mouth Bass. Clark got big ones too. The second day they went
fishing for Blue Gills and Perch . They got 50 Blue Gills and 20 perch. one Perch Clark got was 10 7/8
 and one Blue Gill Dick got was 8 7/8 The blue gills and perch were bigger in Michigan than Ohio. hahaha
 Click on picture and see what fun he had catching this.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013


 A new block comes up every Friday to sew. Here is block 3  from last week.

Monday, July 29, 2013


What a big beautiful Oak Tree. Look how the branches branch out gracefully.
The location is in Bath Township. The limbs are as big as some trees.
The wind was blowing through the tree  and was a beautiful sight to see.
Click on picture to enjoy how it looks. Only God can make such a beauty.


Wednesday, July 24, 2013


This is such fun to sew such small blocks  and a great way to use up scraps. Click on picture to see the close up of my materials.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013


 4 Blossoms    on a Cactus plant at Tropical Manor at Daytona Beach, Florida
 This is a 6-8 foot cactus Tree covered with blossoms in February. Click on picture to see it up close.
 The maintenance man  told me to break off a start and it would grow. We took several clippings  and none of mine  developed but here is a picture of my son's. Both have started to grow now in the month of July..

Sunday, July 21, 2013


 This was a challenge to make with 2 inch half square triangles.The first picture is a close up of it. I have my corners okay and it measures 6 1/2 inches.Starting in July you are to make 162   1/2 square triangles and 46 light
 2 inch squares and each Friday a new block will come up to do.So that is a lot of cutting I am using Easy
 Angle ruler  and when I sew them together they come out perfect 2 inches. I think when done it is to be
 36 inches.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

City Streets Ben Franklin BOM

The streets were in bad shape, there was garbage everywhere and at night were too poorly lit to navigate. Ben convinced the good public of Philadelphia  to pay for street repair, hire a team to collect garbage and to sweep the streets. Ben invented a cleaner lamp for the street lights in 1736 Ben organized the Union Fire Company  the first volunteer fire department in the colonies.  Here are my 4 blocks for this month.

Hattie"s Trick Sister's Ten July Block

 This BOM is so much fun to make. Each month I enjoy making them. Two Blocks you make each month . I choose  to make mine the same material.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Sister's Ten June Blocks

  Just finished making the June Blocks. Enjoy making all these mushroom  blocks.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Postage Stamp Block 12

In 1737 Benjamin was made postmaster of Philadelphia. Quite a job for
a printer. He  invented a device to measure how many times the wheel on a mail cart went around  thus seeing how far it had traveled. It lead to faster delivery through out  the land.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Sister's Ten May BOM Block

  This is my May block I have to make 2 alike each month. This is the first time
  I made the hour glass block and it turned out just right. My Block measurers
  9 1/2 inches just perfect. Click on picture to see the mushrooms closer up.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Daytona Beach

Enjoying the beach in February.

Friday, May 10, 2013

2 more Thrifty Ben Franklin blocks.

 Here are two more blocks I made for the month of May, sorry I don't have the 4th block to show you.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Ben Franklin Thrifty Block

This is one of the 4 Blocks I made for this month. Ben was a great success with his yearly Poor Richard's Almanack. With his words to live by. Early to bed, and early to rise makes a Man healthy, wealthy and wise. A penny saved is a penny earned. A true friend is the best  Possesion. A lie stands on one leg, Truth on two.
Haste makes waste. No gains without pains. Fish and visitors stink after three days. Well done is better than well said.