Sunday, January 4, 2015

A Lovely Year of Finishes

As I stumble around with learning to blog, I find it so difficult to learn to copy and post. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. So I hope I was able to post the lovely year of finishes logo on my page. At any rate, my first finish of the year will be the Grand Illusion MQ from Bonnie Hunter. I am about half done sewing it together, not quite half and hope to have it by Thursday so I can get it to the Long armer. My next finish has to be a baby quilt for my new granddaughter born this morning, Jan 4, 2015. Evelyn Shay, such a pretty name. She has long black hair and most likely will have dark eyes as her parents do. She has two older brothers, 5 and 10. A busy household! Until next time, happy sewing! Carol

Saturday, January 3, 2015

January is BLue

Happy New Year! 2015 will be the year I make an effort to be a blogger. I love perusing various blogs on the internet and maybe someday, I might be an accomplished blogger. My work and business does get in the way but I'm going to try. Today I am posting a link to a year long event It looks interesting, make a different block each week in a different color. January's color is blue! Happy sewing! ""

Friday, November 28, 2014


I have an interior decorating business and I understand BLACK FRIDAY! I'm not open as I work from home and I am staying home unless I am desperate. No way am I standing in line for anything today. My sister wants me to go to Joann's with her and I'll venture out even though I know that the line will stretch to the back of the store. Maybe mid morning or afternoon it won't be too bad. I do need to get about 2 yds of fabric for Bonnie Hunter's Grand Illusion Mystery Quilt! I have three color options and I"ve been waiting to see the size of her HST to choose which way to go. One of them is thrown out as some of the fabric patterns are too large to cut into 2.5 squares. Now I'm down to two options, hers or mind. I have this pretty lime green and turquoise and white fabric with chairs on it. The chairs have pillows in stripe and polka dots and little grey birds sitting on and by the chairs. I think this would be a beautiful quilt and since I am a decorator and I sell chairs I love the fabric. However, I"m having difficulty assigning all the colors to her clues. The other option is completely scrappy like she suggests and I have lots of stash scraps I can use. I would substitute purple for the pink. After seeing her clues today, I'm leaning toward that option. I will look at them both later on and make that long awaited decision! I made her Smith Mountain Morning quilt in reds and greens at a retreat this year! So loved making that quilt!
This is me at the retreat with my blocks on the Wall! What fun I had! My purpose for posting this blog today is to learn how to post a blog with pictures and to add the gadget on the side bar! Practice makes perfect and I might even be getting the hang of it. Carol

Thursday, November 27, 2014


Turkeys in the oven, haven't cooked one in years as my sister always does the cooking. However, this year she had surgery and now has a bacterial infection that won't go away. So I am cooking and taking the dinner over to share with them. They only live a few miles away. Hoping your day is a beautiful one. It is a lovely day here in FLorida! No snow and sunny! Love it here! Adding a photo of the Row along quilt I made with Lori Holt. It was sew much fun and wonderful for her to share! Check out her blog Carol

Wednesday, November 26, 2014


I've been wanting to become a regular blogger and I just get busy with Decorating and my clients and I don't get to it as often as I would like. I'm going to make a concerted effort to start writing interesting things and posting interesting pictures. I think I stumbled into hosting a blog round up of sorts called We Support You! It has to do with supporting breast cancer. This past year, I made a quilt to donate to my church, Holy Trinity Lutheran, to raise funds for Breast Cancer. I think it earned quite a bit and the person who won it just lost his wife to cancer, just a few days prior to the drawing. I hope he finds comfort in it.
This quilt was so much fun to make! And so I thought I would start early to make another for next year. Hopefully, I will get the hang of taking pics and posting them! Carol

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

In Transit

Okay, okay, I don,t have any pictures but I am determined to become an accomplished blogger. I am still on vacation in Tennessee but this coming weekend, I am jumping into blogging and participating in a block swap. Mi'll be catching up on my sewing after two weeks of vacation! Today this is a practice blog. My husband and ! Went to Maine for a family get together after the death of his 99.5 yr old aunt. He graciously allowed me to stop by 3 lovely quilt shops. One shop had 10 or more blueberry themed fabrics and I bought fat quarters of each to make luggage tags for my guild board. The Maine blueberry is the state,s fruit and grows on low shrubs, is very small and quite tasty. Then over labor day, we had a planned trip to Tennessee with family. They left yesterday and today, we are visiting the Smoky mt national park. Home tomorrow and will see our doggies. Back to work but I will start planning my retirement in the next two yrs and amping up a quilting. Usiness. I hope to be able to make a bit of money on quilting instead of giving everything away. Until later, carol

Monday, April 22, 2013


I've been sewing projects to go bags from lately. It's not an easy bag but after 4, I've figured it out! Held a guild workshop Saturday to teach it!