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!

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!  🐸

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

 First up are my little blocks that came out last Friday. 

I have been chipping away at the Chilhowie Mystery Quilt from Bonnie Hunter.  Here are a couple in progress pictures.  I substituted pink for orange this time.  There are four rows and a border or two. 


And I have to put in my cross stitch piece (well one anyway).  I have the arch and little houses still to do.  I have loved stitching this piece. I am stitching it on a 36 count Fiber on a Whim Cream and Sugar. 

Keep stitching everyone 🐸!


Wednesday, January 11, 2023

I’m on a Roll

I finished my black bird early one morning. I only had a little more of black to stitch. Stitched on 38 count legacy linen.  I used Sulky threads. 

I have some other small finishes but haven’t photographed them, next time. 

I have been on a mission to clean out my exploding 1.5 inch strip drawer. I am making log cabin blocks and pineapple blocks. 

The tutorial came from a you tube video by Brenda of Conquering Mount Scrapmore. She gives excellent instructions on making these blocks with NO special ruler. 

I joined Sentimental stitches for there Little 4.5 blocks every week. Gives me a chance to slow down.  These are paper pieced and do require my attention. I am enjoying making these.  You get two or three patterns every Friday. 

My needle is itching to stitch and I’ll be working on one of my WIPS (works in progress). 

Have a good week and get some sewing or stitching done. 


Sunday, January 1, 2023

New beginnings

 This was the message at the meditation session I went to today. So let’s turnover a new leaf. Here are the last quilts that were completed. 

This is a small childs quilt that I created with no pattern.  The quilting is made up, just playing with my machines many features.

A string quilt that I had fun putting together. 

This next quilt is from the book half yard quilts from It’s Sew Emma (Fat Quarter Shop).  I made it fat quarter friendly. The pattern is called The Rose. 

Another pattern from the above mentioned book. The backing is fabulous!

I will be including my cross stitch projects here on the blog. It is another form of needlework that is very soothing!

I’m well on my way to a Red Cross stitch wall. 

I have many more projects in progress. 

Happy New Year!  🐸