Sunday, May 21, 2017


Sundays are always our days to go shopping and get ready to go back to work.

We went grocery shopping in the morning, then spent most of the day catching up on yardwork, housework and laundry.

I'm still putting the kitchen back together.
The countertops, tile and sink are all installed.  But, I still need a garbage disposal for one side of the sink and the dishwasher is not hooked up yet.  Hopefully, that will all come together early next week.

I did get a little time in the studio sewing and I spent some time getting a list of fabrics I need for my next project.

A glimpse of the new countertop and tile back splash.

Saturday, May 20, 2017


Only one more year until I can retire!

Darrell and I left early and went up I-90 to Denny Creek and hiked up to Franklin Falls with the dogs.  We were surprised to see so much snow on the trail, and the poor dogs didn't bring their boots!

Afterward, we went shopping and bought a new toaster-oven.

Then had lunch and came home to relax.

I sewed a little, but it was getting stuffy upstairs with the iron going and I was tired.

I got another Splendid Sampler block done - The Selvedge Saver, which happens to be one of my least favorite blocks.

I got a couple more of the easy blocks done on the Wallflower Quilt Kit.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017


Here is the shrunk down version of this week's Solstice Challenge block.
The block was supposed to be 24" square, but I'm making all my blocks just 12" because I have a limited amount of fabric -- and it's dwindling fast.

Even on this block, I used a different background in the corners because I didn't have enough of the other.  That pretty much finished off that little striped fabric.

This is Weathervane:

They came and installed the new countertops today!

The backsplash tile will be installed tomorrow.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017


After tearing the countertops off in the kitchen (or rather, I watched Darrell do it), I went up to the studio and made two more Splendid Sampler blocks.

Both paper pieced, both all paisleys.

#48 "Whim" by Fath Jones

Jelly sleeps on the floor below my sewing machine.  This is where the scraps end up.

#42 "Pencils" by Jane Davidson

Sunday, May 14, 2017


I finished up some applique blocks for my Splendid Sampler.

Saturday, May 13, 2017


I got all of the half-square triangles and flying geese sewed together for my Wallflower kit project so I could take them to work and trim them up there.

So, I did and I did.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017


This one has a lot of little 2 inch squares.

I'm not so sure it works with all these plaids and their lines going every way and not matching up!

I would have used a less busy background if I had had more choices.