Spring??? Break

Last week our oldest boy was home for Spring Break. We had a great time doing some shopping, eating some special meals,  going to the movies, and just hanging out as a family.  On Sunday we drove him back ( does saying “goodbye” ever get any easier?!) and none too soon! We were hit by some nasty weather on Monday, which brought Continue reading

This little piggy….

Hello there,

I hope you have gotten some lovely crafty/quilty time in this past week!

Thanks so much to the  people that signed up to participate in the Happy Mail project! I think it will be so much fun and who knows, maybe you will get a pen pal for life! ( If you haven’t signed up yet, or want to join in, there is still time! Just go to last week’s post and you can read all the details there!)

I did not get a whole lot of crafty time in this week.  Our oldest son Continue reading

Happy Mail

I love getting happy mail, don’t you?! What is “Happy Mail” you ask? Well, it’s not bills, or flyers, or junk mail, or solicitations for money. It is honest to goodness mail, arriving in an envelope, with a pretty stamp, addressed to MOI ( okay, it’s fine too if it’s addressed to the whole family, but just to ME is better~yep, very selfish).

Unfortunately in this day and age it is Continue reading


Happy Wednesday! ( I can’t believe it’s Wednesday already! Where do the days go?!) I had every intention of turning today into a “Quilt Day”. There weren’t too many things on my “to do” list, and with everyone out of the house today it seemed like a perfect little indulgence 🙂

Now it is past 11 already and I haven’t even looked at any fabric today! Instead I have exercised, bought ( very few) groceries, purchased stamps, done a load of laundry, and worked on some job-related items. All good things, don’t get me wrong, and they all needed to get done, but THIS is why I NEVER get any quilty stuff DONE! ( YES, that is really the reason~ it has nothing at all to do with me surfing the web, or getting drawn in by Pinterest, or getting caught up in a magazine article~REALLY!)

I just wanted to share some quick pictures of what I have been up to these last few days:

Remember my little UFO I found last week while cleaning up my quilt space? I big-stitched a big scallop in blue floss around the outside, but decided it needed a little something more. So, button collection to the rescue! I am adding an antique button in each scallop and I think that will give my little quilt the exact right touch! Pretty soon I will pop this one in the washer and dryer and anxiously await the final look..I do hope it comes out all nice and crinkly and looking a little worn~ that is what I always aim for!

My table runner that I started last week with my gorgeous new fabric findimg_2236is awaiting some quilting. I did decide to add some pieced blocks in the corners. I think those will add a nice touch.

The block pattern came out of one of my favorite sets of books: Around the Block with Judy Hopkins. I will share more about these books in a future post…I absolutely L O V E them and they deserve a blog post.( Just look at all those sticky notes sticking out from the book, all marking some blocks I HAVE to make someday!)

Well, that is all ….I’m off to do some quilting now…yes, really….just as soon as I ….hmmmm, maybe today won’t be a quilting day after all.

I hope YOU get to have some crafty time today! And remember: “Do something every day that can’t be undone!” ( The Mother’s Almanac)

Until next time,