Saturday, December 24, 2016

Tinny Christmas Runner

This cute little Christmas Runner is designed by Gail Pan designs.
 I enjoyed making it .

These are more blocks from Quilt Ladies Block  8, 9 and 10 by Beth

Sunday, December 18, 2016

More Quilt Ladies Book Collection

For the month of December every other day there is a new block to make. These are the ones I have
made so far. They measure 6 1/2 inches.  Designed by  Beth.

Thursday, December 8, 2016


The Rittman Stitchers met with a cookie exchange. These are mug rugs I made for each member
 I enjoyed making them.  I received many great  gifts  from  the girls.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Quilt Ladies Block

These are the first 2 blocks from Quilt Ladies Book Collection  they are designed by Beth
and measure 6 1/2 inches. I plan to make mine with the primary colors. So here is red and blue.

Friday, December 2, 2016


Since Thanksgiving is over  and the Fall  house cleaning is done,  it is time to start sewing every day.
I have finished the Fall mystery ready to quilt it. Now I have started a new challenge from Quilt 
Ladies Block 1 was up yesterday and  will be 6 1/2 squares in a small quilt. I also made  18 mug rugs for friends. Sent 2 to my Grandson  and wife for  1 month anniversary. 

Thursday, November 24, 2016


This is from Crinoline Quilts Block of the Week. It has white border and blue on the sides also. 
6 1/2 inch blocks were fun to make.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Big Moon November 2016

This picture was taken at 530 pm and a beautiful picture it is.
Click to enlarge and see the beauty of it.

This picture was taken at 800  P M to East and just before it went behind the clouds.

This picture was also taken at 800PM  and looks great with  the house below.

This picture was taken at 630 PM out in the country.  Just click on all the pictures to enjoy

This picture  was taken at 700 AM not too clear  as I moved the camera.

Thursday, November 3, 2016


November is here and we are having  wonderful  weather. I have spent 12 days
cleaning my kitchen, use to do it in a day but now that I am older  I work a while and sew.
Have so many things I want to make  more place mats , table runners and toppers, pillow tops, 
zipper bags  but will save some time to clean my dinning room next.

Monday, October 24, 2016


This is the muskie my son Clark caught to day 40 inches weight 13 lb 14 oz.

Thursday, October 20, 2016


I canned 46 qt. and 11 pt. of tomato juice. I also added hot peppers to some cans.

 Now to grow sweet potatoes you put a potato from last year in a glass of water and when the potato sprouts leaves you break them off and put in water glass  for them to root. Then you plant them in the ground and this is what you get. April 4-16 put in  water and dug October 6-16

 Aren't these beautiful?.

                                                     They taste great too.

Saturday, October 15, 2016


This is a block of the week . There are 3 more blocks to make and then
the instructions how to put it together. Click on picture to see how great it is.

Thursday, October 6, 2016


Gosh October is here all ready and we have to have our furnace on now.
I decided to take a break and make some new things this month.
I want to join the Fall Mystery Blocks that come each Monday.


I found this block on the internet to use up some more of my strips.. It
was fun to make The instructions make 2 blocks . I plan to make 2 more 
blocks for a table topper.
 I have the 12 rows made on my strip block quilt just need to put
the binding on.  Taking a break now to try some other strip things.

Monday, September 12, 2016


This is what I have been sewing on . I took a class from Mary Lou Nuzum how
to make a strip quilt from your scraps.  I have 8 rows done and plan to make 4 more.
The strips are sewed on warm and natural.

The back is 6 1/2 inch blocks and a binding strip between the blocks.
Each row is put together with a binding strip that is slip stitched on the back.
Then I  will put a binding all around  to finish it.

Thursday, September 8, 2016


September is here  and apple times to enjoy. We went up to  Michigan  for Labor Day week end.. 
Dick and Clark went fishing again and got 20 big cat fish again in 1  1/2 hours but it
took them 3 hours to clean them

  This is the back of the runner apples and more apples.

Saturday, August 20, 2016


I chose to put a white strip in the middle and have been sewing on this  for August
I have been so busy canning and freezing my produce from our garden too.

This is the pattern I have chosen to put them together.
I have 5 rows of blocks put together..Need to make 12 rows in all.
So have 7 more to go.

This is what the back looks like with a binding between each block.
 I have two rows sewed together so far. with binding between the rows too. 

Wednesday, August 10, 2016


This is the 27 inch cat fish that Clark, my son caught  and he wanted me to hold it so I could put it on 

my blog. It weighed 7 lb. 6 oz.  The first day they caught 2 cat fish and 50 Blue gills.

The second day they caught 1 cat fish and 50 blue gills.The third day they got 20 catfish and the ice chest was full and they could not fish for blue gills.  Click on all the pictures to see these great fish.

They put them on the table to show off.
Here they have them on the deck but they don't  look as big.

They were almost all around 19 & 20 inches long. or  more.

  This is the gar fish Dick caught but not near as big as the one Clark caught but they had a  lot of fun
Took hours to  clean these fish but not long to catch them sometimes 2 at a time.

Monday, August 1, 2016


The butterflies and humming birds are enjoying my zinnia  

This is the watermelon toilet tank I made for the month of July

This is the back of it looks just like the watermelon rind would look like.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016


With all the gardening produce to take care of I have not been sewing much it took me 9 days to get 
this finished.  I loved making it will have to try and make another one. This is Christmas material.Click  and see the prints. Next I want  to sew a Fall one or Spring one.

Saturday, July 9, 2016


This is a spotted gar fish that Clark caught today.  29 inches long.

Click on the picture to see the pointed sharp looking teeth.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016


 This is a 22 1/2 inch cat fish Dick caught while we were up at our sons.

This is the picture of Clark and Dick holding the live catfish. Click and see how big they are.

Monday, July 4, 2016


July 1,2,3  we went  up in Michigan at our son Clark's had a great time. Clark and his dad went 
fishing and got  68 blue gills, crappies and 5 cat fish. 20 inch and 20 1/2 inch  22 inch.and 22 1/2 and 23 inch   a lot of good eating. will show pictures later.  We came home on the 4th  and had to water our garden right away NO RAIN.