Wednesday, May 24, 2017


We went up to my sons and Clark and Dick went fishing My husband got this
27 1/2 inch cat fish 8 lb 7 oz
 He also caught this 19 inch large mouth bass 3 lb 6 oz.

 They got just a few  blue gills the next day.  We came home because it was rain on the news
for the next couple of days. Better luck next Month   we hope.

Friday, May 12, 2017

MAY 2017

 Just look at all the good eating there is here. The mushrooms came up early
                                               this year.

Sunday, April 23, 2017


I went to Parkview Church Spring Retreat and had a great time sewing, seeing friends
from other retreats and had a very good time; I made this April BOM from A quilting life Sherri.

This the April Sew can She Mini Block by Caroline  I just need to put the binding on.    
Have it all quilted

This is a petit basket  I made with foam, a new experience will make a nice gift.   I will be teaching how to make these to the Rittman Stitchers in June.
You tube Fat Quarter Shop

These are placemats I designed my self from 3 inch blocks made with l 1/2
inch strips.Now I need to quilt and put the binding on.
I did all these things in 2 days of sewing.

Sunday, April 16, 2017


My Son Eric got me these shoes to match my kitchen curtains. Now I have a pink kitchen
and years ago he bought  pink eyelet material in Brazil and I made kitchen curtains with it.
 And here this week he took me shopping and bought me these shoes. click on them and see they look
just like my curtain material.  How exciting is that?


These daffodils are a sure sign of Spring and Summer . The sun is shinning great today . Hope you all are having a great day and doing something you will enjoy.

Friday, April 7, 2017


If you watch the Young & Restless you must read this book.  It is about his life being born in a
hospital basement and the next day the hospital was  destroyed by bombs. How his family
lost their home to the Natzi and his father had heart attack an died from it.
He came to American and was in many Shakespeare  recitals, movies  Gun Smoke, Titantic  before Y& R
He was  a great in sports , soccer , track and tennis.1958 won German Youth Team championship
in Discus, Javelin, and shot put. In 1973 won the U S National Soccer Championship with   
Los Angeles Maccabees, There are 16 pages  of photographs of his life and career, 

Saturday, April 1, 2017


April is here and the daffodils are in bloom. The Lettuce is up my husband planted. I have been busy Spring cleaning  my  house.
 Just need to do the Living Room and Dinning Room and I can get back to sewing again.
So many things I should finish but I take on new projects all the time. Every  blog I read gives 
me ideas I want to make, 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017


I just decided to make these for  Rosemary a new friend  and the little zipper bag I made below. I will meet her this  week end.

Saturday, March 18, 2017


Now I have always wanted to make zipper pouches or totes but am afraid of zippers.
Elm Street Quilts have this basic zipper pouch instructions and here it is. I did it.

Friday, March 17, 2017


This is a beautiful block if you click on the picture you will see the butterflies.

Thursday, March 2, 2017


My daffodils are up but no tulips yet. March is the month to start to house cleaning my
house. I have all kinds of things I want to sew A quilting life BOM and I want to cut out 1 1/2 x  4
inch strips to sew 3 together and trim to 3 1/2  designed by Crazy mom quilts. I plan to work on these each day. Hoping to cut up a lot of my scraps and make  these blocks into a quilt or table runner.
 I am also sewing mini quilts by Sew can She,
I want to quilt my mystery quilt  this month too.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017


I made these this month working on them in my spare time for
my Prayer Breakfast friends since I have the program for March
and I like to make them something. In other years I have made wallets
and coasters for them.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Blocks for February Done.

This is  Block for February designed by Sherri of A quilting Life.
What a beautiful Star!

This is the mini quilt designed  by Caroline of Sew Can She.  It was
fun to make and I chose green for my bathroom toilet tank cover.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017


January went  by so fast can not believe here we are in February and warn weather will
be only 2  1/2 months away. I am so happy to think  I finished  8 place mats  and started the sew
along with a Quilting Life. I read 7 books for January and walked 46 mile and rode my exercise bike
360 miles and to think in December I turned 83 years old.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017


Here are more place mats that I used the Quilty 365  circles
This material with the brown circles Clark bought me to make him place mats.

I decided to make a pot holder or a hot pad with the left over material with the disappearing
pin wheel design. 

Sunday, January 22, 2017


This block is designed by Sherrie of A quilting Life BOM  January Block
 Sherrie gives the instructions for a 6 1/2 and a 12  1/2 block
I decided to do the 6 1/2 so I can use up my scraps.  I want to try
and use the same colors she does. She will post it on the 5th of each month.

Saturday, January 7, 2017


These place mats have colored circle on the black background. My daughter  is
having  new cupboards and her kitchen all remodeled .  Her floor and table are black and white.
This is my own design . I made them with a white background and colored circles for my grandsons.

Sunday, January 1, 2017


January is here and all kinds of ideas pop up all the time that I want to start but
I have so many things I haven't finished so I guess I will make a journal that Sherrie
from A quilting life and use her  5  tips on quilting and sewing goals for 2017.