Saturday, September 12, 2015


I know a very long time but I am back. I want to post before I leave tomorrow for Salt Lake City.
So I am starting out again with some thrift store finds this month ---
Some yarn from the local shop that closed - $1 each

Table runner to finish.
A set of pillowcases to embroider.
Top from Talbot's with tags - $5 and I love it!
Syracuse China $1 each fro two different thrift stores.
Kit to quilt. I already have it ready in a hope.
That's all for now because I need to finish packing!!!

Monday, February 2, 2015

February Goals 2015

February is here! Wow --- time to write my 5 goals. I am going to go very modest since I only have 27 days left.

Here they are for better or worse:

1. Finish piecing March UFO on Peggy's Sewing Center challenge and  finish one other UFO from my pile.
2. Schedule my mammogram and get my shingles shot.
3. Walk 15 miles (seriously it seems low, but I need to factor weather and health)
4. Drink more water (at least 16 oz)
5. Knit a pair of yoga socks!!!

I hope to have updates end of next week with pictures. I think that is the only way to keep me honest.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

January Update

January went by so fast! Did I complete my goals for the month?
#1. Complete 2 quilting UFOs (this includes quilting and attaching binding) --  NOPE finished the tops but did not quilt or put on binding
#2. Complete one small needlepoint project -- NOPE started and almost completed
#3. Start knitting a pair of socks -- NOPE
#4. Walk 40 miles -- NOPE walked 28 miles
#5. (And the most important) Schedule a doctors appointment -- YES

I think for February I need to be a little more realistic.

Here is what I have done and what what I projects I have in the works.
Knitted a hat and cowl for Mary Beth
Started a mystery quilt using my scraps
Finished AJ's Ravens quilt
Pulled March UFO out and hate the fabric
Started the small needlepoint
Knitted cable scarf for Anne Marie

Friday, January 2, 2015

2015 Goals for January and Progress

This year (with the help of Mary Beth), I am setting 5 goals for each month instead of resolutions for the year. I do believe this will be more doable.
#1. Complete 2 quilting UFOs (this includes quilting and attaching binding)
#2. Complete one small needlepoint project
#3. Start knitting a pair of socks
#4. Walk 40 miles
#5. (And the most important) Schedule a doctors appointment.

So here is my progress report:

I used my accuquilt to cut out triangles from all the brushed flannel fat quarters I had in my stash.
This is my first UFO completed for Peggy's Sewing center challenge. Now I need to get it quilted before the end of the month for my January goals.
This is what is on my Avante.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Before Christmas

I have been busy with several projects. And, I did a little thrifting.

What is a quilter's Christmas without a patchwork tree.
I scored two great books and a needle thread for only $2.
I knitted Anne Marie a hat and fingerless mitts in SU colors in time for Christmas.
Included in Anne Marie's box were two cross stitch ornaments. AM did the cross stitch. I sewed them to hang on the tree. (still have a few more to complete)
I quilted Brian and Tisha's quilt on the long arm. Here I am putting on the binding. It was mailed and just arrived in Memphis today.
I finished piecing this quilt for my sister - boy will she be surprised when I give it to her.
I started putting together the blocks I pieced on my featherweight.
Pulled out a box and found another quilt started that is just like the one I am giving to my sister.
Last, I am knitting a sweater for Buddy - a turtleneck and my 1st sweater.

Friday, December 12, 2014


Yikes! I better post about thanks giving before Christmas arrives. AJ, Buddy and I traveled to Syracuse to spend the holiday with Drs. Sullivan and Thomas -- my daughter, son-in-law, and grandson. We left a day early to beat the snow and came home a day early. Of course, I had to stop at some of my favorite quilt places and yarn shops.
Our 1st stop was Good's in Quarryville -- purchases some fat quarters and background fabric.
Also, I treated myself to this fat quarter pack -- love French General.
Next stop was Stitch and Craft outside Manheim -- one panel and some Thimbleberries Christmas yardage.
Martin's Fabric Barn is a must!!! -- found towels for applique.
Martin's had some fabric to complete two projects -- and Thimbleberries yardage.
I could not resist this panel -- Holly Taylor, a favorite.
Wednesday before Thanksgiving, AJ tool me to JoAnn's in Fayettsville, NY for the doorbuster --
 and some mats for my accuquilt.
Anne Marie took me to her local yarn shop on Black Friday -- picked out of clearance.
Then we went to a yarn shop in Manillus -- picked out of 30% clearance and the solid blue skein was free!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

What I have been done or doing

Some days it feels like I do not get anything accomplished. Eventually the projects come together and I can see a finish or progress. This is some of what I did in November.

Mary Beth's friend had a preemie baby boy so I made a self binding blanket, matching burp cloth, stripped hat, and then a matching hat.
I made this adorable pillowcase for Barrett. It is new pattern I learned at Peggy's Sewing Center. I love the different color for the back and the hidden cuff.
Mary Beth wanted me to knit boot cuffs for her. She sent me the link for the pattern and the color. I just finished them last night.
Hot off the longarm. Now I need to square up and sew the binding. This goes to New York.
I started a dog sweater  for Buddy. It has been record breaking cold for November and Buddy gets his coat clipped.
More pillowcases made from leftovers using the new pattern. I want to finish today.
I got one of Anne Marie Christmas ornaments put together. I am working on the others.
I love Blue Heron chenille yarn! I am knitting this scarf  at my knit group - the Little Purls
So, this should keep me out of too much trouble.