North Carolina. Active quilter and long armer. If it’s scrappy I love it!

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North Carolina. An active quilter and long armer. Give me a quilt and watch it come to life as I stitch it!

Saturday, June 24, 2023

Over due for an update

 First my Little 4.5 inch blocks from Sentimental Stitches. 

And some Call Me Crazy blocks also from Sentimental Stitches. 

My pineapple quilt top was finished. 

I went on a cruise to Alaska which was fabulous!

Sorry it has been so long. I always strive for improvement but it doesn’t always work lol. 

I hope everyone is enjoying the summer.  Our summer here in the mountains has been cool and rainy. Rather strange weather but this phenomenon is happening everywhere. Stitch and be happy 😃🐸.

Sunday, April 16, 2023


 Here is my Chilhowie Mystery quilt all finished ready to be hung at the senior center Olympic Games. 

The colors are not showing up. It is a lot brighter!

My little 4.5 inch blocks (by Sentimental Stitches).  A few weeks as I got behind after I went to the beach. 

Hope you are doing well and allowing yourself time to stitch or sew 🧵. 🐸🐸

Sunday, April 2, 2023

How March Slipped by

 I spent a week in the outer banks of NC in a little town called Frisco. The group had rented a six bedroom house right on the beach. Needless to say all I did was stitch, sew and get in a few walks on the beach. 

I finished my Floral Motif Sampler. Beautiful if I say so myself!


I also caught up on my 4.5 Little blocks. 

I am still a week or two behind but I will catch up.

I brought my pineapple blocks to make a top. I found a few more blocks so it will grow a little. These blocks all came from the bulging 1.5 inch strip drawer.  I used Conquering Mount scrap mores tutorial on Utube. No special ruler was needed.

One of my cross stitch walls. 

That is my update for now. Spring is happening slowly in the mountains and it’s going to be spectacular. 🐸🐸🐸

Monday, February 27, 2023

Slacking Again

 Time just seams to escape me here lately. But let’s do an update. 

I finished my Chilhowie Mystery Quilt. Yay!  I absolutely love this quilt.

Next is my weekly Call me crazy block from sentimental stitches. 

And I have my Little 4.5 blocks also from sentimental stitches. 

I was away for the weekend and haven’t tackled my weekly blocks that came out Friday, so those will be completed today or tomorrow. 

Take time to stitch and relax. 🐸

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

I’m Late

 I didn’t post last weekend as I didn’t think I had enough content, not to mention I didn’t do all my Little 4.5 blocks till the last few days. I will have to redo the red, white and blue one as it is wrong. It may end up as part of the backing as interesting.

Call Me Crazy - addicting and so much fun.

And a small cross stitch finish. This is a freebie on the Silver Creek Samplers website. I did my own colors and love the finish.  The linen is a scrap of pinkish color in either 36 or 40 count.

In other news I finished my last BCG cancer treatment for my bladder today. I’m good until they start talking maintenance treatments ☹️

Hope everyone is having a great week and stitching up a storm!🐸

Sunday, January 29, 2023

End of January

 Here is my weeks progress.  I did one Little 4.5 inch block.  The other two were a fail.  I will probably do two more of this pattern in different colors.


A friend teased me with her blocks called Call Me Crazy.  Well I thought about it and why not.  So here are the first two weeks.  These are made from scraps.  I am doing one quilt block in each with red and white which should unify them.  They finish at 6 inches.

I have two more blocks to complete in order to catch up, so much fun.

One cross stitch finish this week called Good Tidings  I received it in an advent box from Colorado Cross Stitch back in November.  There are other patterns being stitched as well.

There are other quilt blocks being made but nothing to show.

Have a great week and be sure to fill your heart with stitches.  🐸

Sunday, January 22, 2023

Weekly Post

 I am going to try and make weekly updates. 

First up are my Little 4.5 inch blocks that come out every Friday.  So cute.

Next up is the Bonnie Hunter Mystery Chilhowie Quilt. I only have two borders to finish.

My cross stitch progress:

I’m also on to a finish on The Red Bird Sampler By Brenda Gervais.  I have almost all the arch done and the little house. It should be a finish on next weeks post.  I did my own silk conversion which I love. It’s like playing with crayons only better!  🐸