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South Carolina An active quilter for 13 years, mid arm quilter for 5 years. If I am not sewing I must be sick.

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Moooving Update

I am in the final stages of packing for my departure on the 26th. You know you have a lot of stuff when you have to move it. It is all coming together. I have been sorting, pitching, donating all along. This has been hard in some instances as in hubbys stuff.

Monday, January 14, 2019


In case you missed me I have been packing it seems like forever. SO MUCH fabric and other items. I am about 80% done and will be ready on the 26 when the trucks get loaded. Yes that's two trucks and a bunch of friends helping load and unload. Feeling very blessed to have come this far. Retirement will happen in February! Ahhhhhhhh I promise to have some quilty stuff soon. I have been working away at the Good Fortune mystery when I can. I leave you with pictures of my double car garage full of boxes.

Monday, December 24, 2018

Last QOV of 2018

I quilted and finished the last QOV for 2018 last Thursday.  Since I got my new machine I am amazed at how I have been stretching my quilting.  I'm doing more detailed quilting ala custom and love it.

This is my sons latest adoptee. She is just the sweetest cat and loves to be held.
Today will be a relaxing day and I think I will be sewing quilting to my hearts content. Sending everyone a heart felt hugs for Christmas. I appreciate each one of you.🐸

Thursday, December 20, 2018


I thought you would love to see the most recent quilt that I finished for M. The quilting took a few days but oh so worth it.

I have a QOV that is getting specialized quilting that will be finished today.


Saturday, December 8, 2018

Long Over Due

I have been handling life one day at a time and so far so good. I have been quilting as it is my sanity in this crazy world.

I was lucky to order Bonnie Hunters newest book in the first wave.

I am doing the new mystery quilt by Bonnie called Good Fortune and keeping up with the steps.  So far I am using red and neutrals, black instead of blue.  I haven't picked out the other colors.  I am using green for this weeks clue making chevrons.  This is not my favorite block to make but I will get it done.

Last night I loaded a top to quilt. It's so fun to play with my new machine. This top you see is for heart builders. I was very pleased with the quilting.
I have customer quilts to do this weekend so that will be my priority. Maybe in the middle of quilting those I will start on good fortune step three. Bring out those pretty greens.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Long Overdue Update

I should have posted pictures of Genes quilted top last week but ....  No excuses.  I loved playing with   Genes top and had the best time.

This quilt is going to quilty hugs.

This one will go on the stack for a baby quilt when needed.

Another quilty hug.

Now I need to fire up the embroidery machine and stitch out some labels and sew them on.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Getting to know you...

First I want to thank each one of you that left a comment on the last few posts.  I appreciate all the support you have given.  It has been a tough road the last 18 months.  I take it one day at a time.

Quilting has been my life saver.  I can truly turn grief into happiness for a needy person.  So I continue making quilty hugs for chemo patients.

I had ordered a Forte 24 from Handi Quilter and it sat in my garage a few weeks before I could arrange a day that the quilt shop and I could get it built and configured.  I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  It has really nice features like a lit bobbin area, low bobbin alarm and tie offs.

Today I pulled out a top donated by Gene .  I found the perfect backing from my stash and spent the day playing.  I'm happy to say that I finished it and am pleased with the outcome.  I will post the finished quilt tomorrow.