Thank you!

Thank you for stopping by!!!!

Monday, January 25, 2016

#Mini Quilt Challenge

Here's my finished quilt for the 
Making It Fun Mini Quilt Challenge! 
Check out the challenge here:

I had so much fun making this mini
 quilt!  It was created using all
 Michael Miller fabric!!  
It was hard deciding on which
 fabric to use.  So cute and fun!

Here's the backing!

I did a mixture of waves and 
straight lines to quilt the top.

It does measure 19" x 19"!

I decided to quilt the fish in 
black thread.  This defined the
fish and made them pop!   

These are the fabrics I used!!
All Michael Miller Fabrics!

#mmfMini and #EQ25


Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Just Goofing Around With Numbers!

I came across my pad of 
graph paper while putting 
some books away.

 I decided to goof around 
drawing some numbers.
The best part was I actually 
figured out the cutting 
So far I've only sewn the
 numbers 2-0-1-6!

I have always had a desire to 
sew numbers but, thought of it as
difficult. It really was not 
hard at all.

Using up my scraps!

Once I sew a few more blocks
and get them down, I will
 share them with 
you so you can make 
your own.

I've also been reading other blogs. 
Reading all about their
 goals.  By doing this I've
 actually have added some
new goals to my list.

I've decided to do some
sew alongs so you'll see
them on my next blog. I'll
be grabbing their buttons
and posting the results soon!

Monday, January 11, 2016

Farm Girl Vintage Blocks (13-18) Part 3


Getting my sewing on with once again Farm Girl Vintage blocks by Lori 
Holt!  Six more blocks!  

Egg Basket Block

Farm Fresh Flower Block

Farmhouse Block

Feed and Seed Block

this one was 

Fresh Pears Block

Furrows Block

Check out my 
other blocks 


 I am so excited to share that I won second and will
be receiving my Weekly Photo Calendar very soon 
in the mail!!  I can't wait!!

Thank you Yvonne for hosting this giveaway!!!

Check out her blog by clicking below!!

Psalms 143:5

I remember the days of old;
 I meditate on all that you have done; 
I ponder the work of your hands.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

When Things Go Wrong - Use Your Seam Ripper

Happy New Year!

I'm looking forward to 2016!  
I know, I know, and I know that 
everyday is a new day, but for 
some reason when that number
 changes, introducing the 
New Year, it's a Big deal.  
There is something about it that 
makes us gear up to new resolutions,
 new goals, and new beginnings.

I need a lot of new beginnings 
and start overs.  So here I am 
to welcome 2016.  The last days
 of the year were used to remove 
all Christmas decorations and
 store them away!  It feels real
 good to have my living 
space cleaned for the New Year.

  Sure there is much more left to
 do, however, for now I can
sit in front of the fire place, 
and sip on some hot tea. 
 Snuggled up, it's a cold day!  
It really does feel like winter. 
 I love it! I even got to sleep in...
so wonderful!!!

My motto this year is going to be,
  When Things Go Wrong 
Use Your Seam Ripper!!!  

One of my most favorite tools, 
the seam ripper.   I couldn't
 image not having this tool 
in my sewing box! 
In fact, I believe I own 
eight of!

With this wonderful tool, 
the seam ripper, we can remove 
all those mistakes we've made.  
Carefully, inserting the blade
 underneath the thread to be cut, 
and removing the unwanted 
seam we just stitched, only
to be resewn. 

So why not treat life  
 the same way?  We
accomplish so much each day. 
There is nothing wrong with
allowing our seams to unravel,
to rip them out and be removed.
  Sometimes when we remove 
stitches from our fabric, we 
leave impressions of damage, even 
the fabric of our life may 
be weakened. We can always move
 forward and improve our mistakes 
or better yet, simply start over!

I know we can beat ourselves up
 for messing up. I've done a 
lot in 2015 and I want to 
encourage my readers not to 
take life so serious.  
Have fun with it!
When Things Go Wrong 
Use Your Seam Ripper!!! 

I hope you all have enjoyed this
 post and have been encouraged.
  First, of many to come!  

Let me
know what you think!  
Thank you for stopping by!  
Have a wonderful

2 Corinthians 5:17

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: 
The old has gone, the new is here!

Monday, December 28, 2015

My Best 2015 Post and Future Goals

Reviewing my best 2015 post -

Upon it's closing, 2015, as been 
quite a year.  It's been full 
of challenges, set backs and 
adventures that have stretched
 me in more good ways then bad.

I'm definitely blessed to
have made some friends!  

Looking back and reviewing
my best 5 post which are:


These two posts are a Sew Along from  
one of my favorite local quilt
 shops.  The sew along is still going on 
so you will see more of these in 2016.  These
are from Farm Girl Vintage Book by Lori Holt.

was rated by third best post!  This block,
 Dog Gone Cute
#dgcqal quilt pattern by Lorna
 from Sew Fresh Quilts,
was made several times.  Those that
received this block just adored it. 

I made this log cabin quilt for a
 family member! Both my husband and I
 stayed in their guest house.
They of course live in a log cabin home! 

My garden card rated fifth!  I needed
 a simple gift
card for a friend and what 
better way then to use
what you have in your own garden!

I hope you will take the time to visit 
any of the post mentioned 
above if you haven't already.  

What about 2016?  

Upon reviewing the past
 year and looking 
forward to 2016, 
My most important goal
is  definitely needing  to be a
little more organized, marking
 dates on my calendar!!

I hope to be more creative and design 
some of my very own projects!

I believe I will be sharing some of my 
other creations through my cakes
 and cookies I bake!

I plan to continue to participate 
in sew alongs, 
challenges and other events that 
will allow me to
grow and learn which I love to do. 

More book reviews, pattern testing, 
and possibly blog project reviews.

I know it seems like a large order, 
but why not think big.  I work
full time besides writing my blog
 and at times it can be difficult, 
but I truly enjoy it all!

Here are some quilt alongs I plan on taking part in!

2016 Planning Party

Pattern Writing Blog Series

 Pattern Writing with Cheryl of Meadow Mist Design

Thank you for stopping by!
May you all have a blessed 2016!!!!

 Happy New Year from my house to yours!!!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas Thoughts 2015

A friend shared this on Facebook
and I would like to share it 
to all of you because I
know that the holidays can be
hard, stressful, lonely, over-
whelming and sad.
  It is important to remember 
that not everyone is looking 
forward to Christmas. Some people
 are not surrounded by large 
wonderful families. Some of 
us have problems during the 
holidays and are overcome 
with great sadness when we 
remember those loved ones who 
are not with us. For many 
it is their first Christmas 
without a particular loved 
one and many others lost 
loved ones at Christmas. And,
 many people have no one to spend 
these times with and are besieged by 
loneliness. We all need 
caring, loving thoughts right 
now. Remember those in retail, those
caring for people in hospitals, and
those that just have to work
or are away serving our country.  
 Be kind and mindful to give a moment of 
support to all those who have
family problems, health 
struggles, job issues, worries 
of any kind and just need to
 know that someone cares. Do 
it for all of us, for nobody 
is immune.  

Merry Christmas!!!

John 13:34
"A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have
 loved you, so you must love one another.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Mug Rugs

I haven't posted much lately, 
sad! However, I've been
 busy doing things.  Recently, 
I've made a couple Dog Gone 
Cute mug rugs using   
pattern. #dgcqal

I just love this pattern! I made 
two of the smaller blocks
 and added a strip of white to 
embroider the names of 
these two cute pet's name!

Quilted around these cute
faces and zigzagged 
the binding!

Simple, yet cute!
I plan on making a whole
litter of them too!

Monday, November 23, 2015

New Charm Packs

Ordered some new Charm packs
from the Fat Quarter Shop
with my $50 gift card!!!
You can place your 
order here too!!

Can't wait to open 
up these sweet packs
and start creating!!!!

     Not only did I get four packs but six!!

       Ooooh la la!!!

       I'd like to take this time
             and wish each and every one 
      of you a Blessed and
      Happy Thanksgiving Day!!

       Thank you all for
        stopping by!! hugs

         Here are some Thanksgiving 
        quilt ideas on my 
        Pinterest Board here

    Philippians 4:13


          I can do all things
          through Christ which
          strengtheneth me.