Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Monday's Progress Report

I LOVE Mondays !!!

Everyone goes back to work/school,
the house is empty but for me and the pups.

I begin my day with basic chores and start the laundry, prep dinner. I'm still mostly making a menu but trying to use more of what we have and not running out to get more supplies. I like staying home.

I managed to catch up my laundry and even put it out on the line to dry. It was 93, felt like 100. The heat just wrapped itself around you when you walked out the door.

Consequently, we made numerous trips outside only staying for small bits of time.

Rocky managed burst of energy to play before asking to go back inside. 

or . . . 

was he asking to go for a walk?

He has the pouting routine down to a science !!!

We did get that walk in, a short one, but not until almost 9:30 p.m. Before the rains hit about 10 p.m. until early Tuesday morning. The garden is going to love the slow, steady of it.

It was still 80 degrees when we ventured out. I didn't want it to get any later or darker.

Other than that I spent my day, as I said, catching up laundry and prepping for Mystery #3. It's hard to reign in my excitement over a new project !!

I'm waiting for the required fabric to arrive. My super sweet friend Susan took care of that for both of us :)
And no you can't have her !!!

Aren't the colors great and confusing? Can't wait to dive in !!!

Thanks for stopping by,

Wishing you a day filled with kindness.

Verse of the Day

but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Isaiah 40:31 NIVUK

Monday, June 18, 2018

Goals Report June 11, 2018

As I worked on this post, projects just kept adding up. Don't you love when that happens?

Here are my goals for the week of June 11, 2018:

1. Crazy Quilt
- block 3 progressing nicely :)

2. Mystery #2
- begin quilting DONE

Only the back for now, big reveal June 30 :)

3. Baby Quilt
- "git 'er done!!" DONE


Let me tell you again !!! how much I LOVE my new sewing machine. An afternoon and a morning and this baby is DONE !!! I chose three different stitches to finish it, but finished it is. It will go back to the shop next class day.

4. Christmas PJs
- get at least one pair done not yet

5. June BOMs
- draw off Year in the Garden DONE

- assemble Color Bear not yet

- assemble Color Challenge not yet

- assemble Starry Night DONE

- assemble Fall into a Quilt not yet

- assemble Summer Fun not yet

Bonus work this week:

Finished up these little bobbin work blocks with some ricrac. I don't have all the colors I need for all the blocks, so they are on the back burner until next month when I go back to the shop. I have enough to do without having to run out for specific items, especially when I'll be going back.

The June BOM is all prepped and ready for the next class.

Here are my goals for the week of June 18, 2018:

1. Crazy Quilt
- continue stitching

2. Mystery #3
- decide on a project
- begin prepping

3. Starry Night
- finishing assembling second block

4. Fall into a Quilt
- assemble block 2

5. Bear Color challenge
- assemble block

6. Color challenge
- assemble block

7. Summer Fun
- pull fabrics

Thanks for stopping by,

Wishing you a day filled with kindness.


‘Ah, Sovereign LORD, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you.

Jer. 32:17 NIVUK

Saturday, June 16, 2018


I managed to sign up for this month's gathering of FNSI. I have been horribly lax in keeping up with some of my favorite events. I've linked us so we can see what everyone else got up to through Wendy's blog.

So here's what I managed to accomplish:

I worked on my Mystery #2 QAL. The deadline is June 30, and that will be the big reveal for all the participants. I managed to get it quilted, hangers on and a label :)

Here is what I can show you :)


LOL - yes you get to see the back :)
Obviously, a wall hanging :)
And food related ;)

The backing fabric is from my days at Piece Goods Shops - back in the early 1990s. It is well preserved and I had pretty good taste, if I may say so myself.

And with the surge of all things French again, it's even timely.

This was a fun project and can't wait to show you the front :)

Thanks for stopping by,

Wishing you a day filled with kindness.

Verse of the Day

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.

James 1:17 NIVUK

Monday, June 11, 2018

Goals . . .

Here are my Goals for the week of June 4, 2018:

1. Crazy Quilt
- finish stitching block 2 DONE

2. Mystery #2
- begin assembly DONE,
as well as sandwiched and ready for quilting

3. Baby Quilt
- "git 'er done!!"
no progress

4. Christmas PJs
- get at least one pair done
I have fabric and pattern

5. June BOMs
- draw off Year in the Garden downloaded
Color Bear downloaded
Color Challenge downloaded
Starry Night downloaded
Fall into a Quilt  downloaded
Summer Fun downloaded

Some other things I did managed to get done:

The garden is in and all the compost we've collected/made over the winter is in the garden. It looks like really rich soil. I managed to get it done before the forecast rains came over the weekend.

Mending . . . does anyone enjoy it? Mostly I don't mind, except when I let it accumulate - which is what I usually do :( 
It's done now :)

Wednesday was my BOM sewing class. This month, we worked on "bobbin work". It's done for texture and it ended up we either loved it or hated it. Me . . . I'm still on the fence :)

It ends up kind of messy, so I'm not in love with it.

(image from yahoo)

Here are my goals for the week of June 11, 2018

1. Crazy Quilt
- block 3

2. Mystery #2
- begin quilting

3. Baby Quilt
- "git 'er done!!"

4. Christmas PJs
- get at least one pair done

5. June BOMs
- draw off Year in the Garden
- assemble Color Bear
- assemble Color Challenge
- assemble Starry Night
- assemble Fall into a Quilt 
- assemble Summer Fun

This should keep me plenty busy this week.

And not to be outdone by Allie . . . 

We have babies too. Sorry about the fence, but it's the only time you see them - on the other side :)

Thanks for stopping by,

Wishing you a day filled with kindness.

Verse of the Day

I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.

Romans 8:18 NIVUK

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Goals for June 4, 2018

I am on a roll this weekend. I spent Friday and Saturday working on Mystery #2. It might actually be finished this week !!!! Big reveal is June 30, and if June goes like the rest of this year has gone . . .  I'm afraid to blink !!!

That's your sneaky peak and all I'm giving you. Hand-stitched details are finished. I know, I haven't been this productive in ages !!

Here are my Goals for the week of June 4, 2018:

1. Crazy Quilt
- finish stitching block 2

2. Mystery #2
- begin assembly

3. Baby Quilt
- "git 'er done!!"

4. Christmas PJs
- get at least one pair done

5. June BOMs
- draw off Year in the Garden
- Color Bear
- Color Challenge
- Starry Night
- Fall into a Quilt 
- Summer Fun

If you are interested in any of these, they are linked :)

This should keep me plenty busy this week.

Thanks for stopping by,

Wishing you a day filled with kindness.

Verse of the Day

For I am the LORD your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.
Isaiah 41:13 NIVUK

HQAL Report

It's amazing how quickly three weeks goes by. Unfortunately I don't have much to report. But the upside is that I at least have something. This event gives us the opportunity to showcase what we've been working on and lift up and admire some very talented co-stitchers. You can read about them here. God has truly blessed all of us with these gifts.

May "Bee" block of the month.

Block 2 for CQJP. I'm finally organized enough to start stitching again. I didn't get a lot accomplished, but I'm headed in the right direction again.

How's this for a sneak peak?

Mystery #2 is well underway. This is some hand-stitched detail. The big reveal is June 30, AND mine will actually be completely finished by then. I had a very productive Friday and Saturday working on this project.

So there you have my accomplishments. Please check out the others and give them some of your awesome lovin'

Thanks for stopping by,

Wishing you a day filled with kindess.

Verse of the Day

‘There is no-one holy like the LORD; there is no-one besides you; there is no Rock like our God.

1 Samuel 2:2 NIVUK

Look at this beauty from my garden.
The outer petals of the bud opened completely and the center bud is still as tight as can be. And it has a wonderful fragrance.

Friday, June 1, 2018

May Goals and finishes

Hey Folks, It's JUNE !!!!

Here are my goals for the rest of May:

1. Crazy Quilt BOM
- get back to stitching YES !!

more stitching than I've done in months !!!

2. Fall into a Quilt
- block 1 DONE

I still want to put buttons in the eyes to give it some dimension.

3. Mystery QAL #1
- finish quilting  DONE !!!

My quilting is far from perfect, but I'm absolutely thrilled with the finish.

4. Mystery QAL #2
- finish cutting out pieces YES

I got my fabric a while back, finally got to the rest of the prep work.

5. "Bee" BOM
- assemble May block DONE

I goofed sewing on my sashing, so I found more fabric and just waiting for it to arrive to finish this block.

6. P&N Baby Quilt
- quilt and bind - no, still trying to get to this one :(

So what else is going on:

The veg garden is in :)

It's been hot and humid . . .

And it's been raining off and on. We even got remnants of the first hurricane of the season.


Rocky has been taking me for walks and visiting with puppy friends in the neighborhood.

These roses are from my favorite bush, a gift from my mom.

Verse of the Day

What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
Romans 8:31 NIVUK

This verse is carrying special meaning for me this week.

Gavin was my 13 year old great nephew - one of the "greats" as I referred to them here on my blog. He passed away over the weekend. The family is devastated. But as I remind myself, we are not exempt from tragedy, loss or heartbreak. I was also reminded by a close friend that he is with God - my first thought actually. If you have a minute, please lift up our whole family in prayer over this unexpected loss and especially his immediate family. Gavin has six half brothers, older and younger. One of his brothers and a cousin were with him at the time. They are really having a rough time.


Thanks for stopping by,

Wishing you a day filled with kindness.