Saturday, June 29, 2019


Before I stopped working last night, I played with the layout of the sheep quilt.
Please excuse the lighting...... My design wall is in a narrow hallway, next to the stairs, and it has an overhead light that causes glare!  Once I get it stitched together, I'll have to hunt in my stash for border fabric.  I have a cute pink flannel for the back with more sheep!

Friday, June 28, 2019


Yesterday, I finally started a new project.  It is a quilt I have made many times, but wanted to make for our granddaughter.  She will be 1 in September, and I like to make things in advance!

The pattern is from Quiltmaker No.88 Nov/Dec 2002, called Flock of Dreams.  I made the sheep blocks with a variety of green backgrounds, cutting my sheep from white fleece, and machine appliqueing each to the fabric.   DH suggested that I make one black sheep.  The one with the black hooves is also his suggestion, as he always tell the kids his second verse of the nursery rhyme.  "Mary had a little lamb, its hooves were black as soot, and into Mary's bread and jam, its sooty foot he put!"

The alternate block is a simple 9-patch, which I made with some larger floral fabrics, and WoW.

I'm off to press the 9-patches, then play with a layout on my design wall.  

It feels good to be back at my sewing machine!


Wednesday, June 26, 2019


I've been staying home, dealing with a horrible cold.  I believe in keeping my germs/virus to myself!  Thankfully, DH hasn't caught it!  I'm in my third week, and I'm tired of feeling tired and "fuzzy headed"!

I've been reading, made some soups, and I've worked on another smocked outfit for our granddaughter.  What would have taken me less than a day to assemble, took most of 2 weeks, working in very short spurts.

I think I'm finally starting to feel better.  Our gang is arriving for a week visit on July 6th, so I still have a bit more time to get back to whatever is my normal self!

Yesterday, I asked DH to help me sort quilts.  I had them in bins, bags, stacked on many surfaces etc.  I find it difficult to work in a mess.  We finally sorted by size, and I chose several to donate to my Community Quilt group, as no one has claimed any of them in a while. 

Back to more sorting...........