Tuesday, December 03, 2019


After class I started sewing the Begonia quilt scraps onto foundation strips.

Monday, December 02, 2019


I finally added the final borders to the Begonia quilt.  The top is done.

Sunday, December 01, 2019


Jelly had outgrown her little jacket.  So, I used her old one as a pattern and made one a little bigger.
I got some fleece and trimmings at Pacific Fabrics on Friday when it was all on sale.

It went together very well.

Jelly hates having her picture taken.

Friday, November 29, 2019


Yesterday I started sewing the scraps from Unexpected Visitor onto a 6-1/2" strip of lightweight cotton fabric that I originally used as backing for drapes I made a long time ago. That was great fun. 

Then I went down to the Sodo Pacific Fabrics where everything was 30% off after 2pm.  Woohoo!  I bought enough fabric to finish the back and I splurged on some Kai scissors, thread and a few other things. 

 Today I cut another strip and cut it in half and  made two more shorter strips with the scraps.  I used up almost all of them.

I added a label and then finished up the back.

Thursday, November 28, 2019


It was a cold and clear morning.  We went for a nice walk in the park.

I spent the rest of the morning finishing the last few seams on the Unexpected Visitor top.

Then, we met up with the rest of the family at Rock Creek Restaurant in Renton for Thanksgiving dinner.  It was me and Darrell, Mom, Julie and Jeff, along with Aunt Marlys, Leslie, Collin and his fiance, Steve, Carolyn and all of his kids and grandkids, and Rick and his wife.  It was quite a crowd, 35 all together I think.
There was a banquet with turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, yams, green beans, green salads, ham and prime rib and other things I wasn't interested in.  Then there was a dessert table with tiny little pies, and other bite sized goodies.  I brought a baggie and scooped up some of the leftovers for the doggies - they loved their Thanksgiving dinner, too.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019


I started this yesterday and worked on  it for a short time.  Today I finished cutting out the parts, making a few fabric changes along the way.  I sewed them into blocks, then sewed the rows together.  I've got all but three seams left to do.  Easy peasey.

(It doesn't look anything like I thought it would when I started it.)

This picture is before I sewed the blocks together.

Monday, November 25, 2019


Our weekly Watercolor Class at Daniel Smith is Monday this week, instead of Tuesday.