Friday, December 30, 2016


2016 - Finishes

An annual review of projects finished.


Ryland's birthday blanket.


Leland's blanket

Fabric alphabet letters for Ryland.


Christmas PJs - #1 of 13

Patriotic RAL - top assembled

Quilter's Garden RAL - top assembled

Bethlehem - top assembled

Christmas PJs - #2 of 13


Wool - BOM


A romantic pillow

A cute design that made me smile.


Trash to treasure


Mystery QAL - UFO finish

"Bee Happy" mini wall hanging

Two of these were completed.


Newton's quilt - Christmas gift

Ironing board organizer

Scarecrow #1 of 2

Rice shakers for Bible study kids program


Wool applique broaches, a set for me and one for BF


Christmas PJs #3 of 13

Christmas PJs #4 of 13



And, #2


Christmas PJs #5 of 13


Christmas Pajamas 6 and 7 of 13

Scarecrow #2

UFO - wall hanging


"Dear Santa" wall hangings

Scraps turned birthday gift for next year.

Bean bag fish for Bible study kids program

Christmas pjs, 8 and 9 - one big kid, one little :)



Christmas pjs - two big kids
#s 10 and 11

Christmas PJs for Honey Do and me :)

and Newton.

All in all it's actually been a pretty productive year.

I feel blessed, even though I spent quite a bit of it stressed.

I'm looking forward to be at least as productive as 2016 in the coming year.

Thank you for sharing the journey with me.

Wishing you days filled with creativity.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Winding down . . .

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I found some free time at the beginning of the week and managed to crank out a couple more PJ bottoms . . . one for Honey Do and one for me :)

Part of Newton's morning on Friday was running to JoAnn's with me and choosing his own fabric. He doesn't know that I will be cranking them out Friday night so he can open them for Christmas.

We took Friday morning just to play. We went to JoAnn's, the grocery store, a new department store Newton wanted to check out and McDonald's for snacks . . . Trying to have fun, I ordered happy meals for us :) He was a little embarassed, but you could tell that he liked seeing the fun side of mom :)

So for the rest of the weekend, we will be enjoying family time together, family time with Mom/Oma and cousins.

We want to wish everyone a blessed and happy Christmas, with countless blessings.

Thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Busy, busy, busy...

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It's been a busy few weeks, and I'm feel behind and neglectful.

My mornings usually begin at

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That's right - 5:30 a.m.

Dogs out . . . pack Honey Do's lunch . . .

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Yes - Coffee !!!

Fons and Porter are on at 6:00 a.m. I try to catch it before I move on to my chore/to-do list.

Bed is stripped and sheets in the washer. Clothes from the dryer are folded and put away.

I finished the gift wrapping that's going to Mom's on Wednesday. I'm frustrated because as hard as I worked to get gifts finished, the week of Christmas still finds me at them.

Once I finished with the gifts, I moved on to the rest of my to-do list. I have a pile of books next to my chair, so I had Newton help unload my cookbooks. They needed purged and reorganized.

I have some that are from

favorite authors - keep

healthier eating - keep

Honey Do's - definitely KEEP !!

Laundry done - dusting, vacuuming done !

All before NOON !!! 

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It's still really cold out, making me unmotivated to venture out even though I have a few errands to run.

So what did I do with my afternoon?

I did run to the grocery store for lunch supplies and then a quick trip to the library garnering me a new audio book and some new movies.

We'll see what I can accomplish Monday evening.

Thanks for stopping by,

Wishing you a day filled with countless blessings.