Tuesday, March 29, 2016


 Here is the second Sarah block:

I put a little different border on this one.  I was originally going to do all of the borders this way, but that is a lot of added work.  So, I'll just do a few of them this way.

Monday, March 28, 2016


This is Block 5, Caroline.

Friday, March 11, 2016


Busy week...well, that depends on your point of view.  If sitting around hand piecing is busy, then I've been busy.
Don't get me wrong, I've been getting my exercise in and housework done first.  But, then I've spent all my TV watching time busily hand sewing.

Block 2, Carol

Block 4, Lorraine

Another Block 2, Carol

I wrote to paperpieces.com and asked about getting some paper pieces to use for the border on each hex block.  I sent them the dimensions and within a week I was able to buy them online.  Anyone can buy them now, they list them as one of their products.  Pretty cool, huh?

Monday, March 07, 2016


From the Floral Trails collection:


Sunday, March 06, 2016


I lost my mind again and decided to get a dog!

Working with California Russell Rescue again, I found a young JRT.  She started out being over a year old, when I said I wanted her.  Then they told me she was around a year old.  Then they told me her birthday was June 18th...quick calculation, she was just 7 months old.  I didn't want a puppy!

Then the guy that was fostering her tells me she's not housebroken.  But, it was too late, she was mine, and plans were being made to have her shipped up here.
I was allowed to follow her progress on her trip up I-5.  I was surprised at what a feat of cooperation it was.

She and other dogs are loaded into a volunteer's car in the Los Angeles area, then driven anywhere from 80 to 120 miles to the next volunteer, who takes the dogs and drives them on another leg.

They coordinate and keep in touch on FB Messenger.  I was also included in the group messages and followed her progress over two days as she was ferried up here.

From Salem Oregon northward, she was the only dog in the car.

Here are some of the pictures of the people involved (there were 18 legs!).

Thank you so much. 

Jelly in Menifee California at her foster home.

Jelly starting out on the first leg of journey.

Jelly and friend at the home where they spent Saturday night

Jelly with Gabby

Jelly with Lynn

Jelly with Shareen

The little sweetheart came from a breeder who had named her P'NutButter Jelly.  The volunteers have been calling her Jelly.  I've been calling her Jelly when I speak to them about her.

I thought we'd probably find her a better name, but I think Jelly is going to be it. 

Wednesday, March 02, 2016


Still needs a border.

Paperpieces.com got back to me, and they have made the pieces I asked for to do the borders with.  I ordered a big pile of them today.  They should be here on Friday or Saturday.

Tuesday, March 01, 2016