Sunday, January 14, 2018

Monday Making

It's time for a Monday Making party!

What are you making this week??
I have been working on this afghan for a while now.

I had DREAMS of finishing before Christmas....
but that didn't happen.
That's o.k.
It's progressing. Slowly!

I want this to get REALLY big!
That means...
it's a LONG term project.

The unfinished afghan AND the yarn are housed in a basket
Near the kitchen.
I pull it over to a chair and work as I listen to
people talk at the table.
It's a little busy work. NO thinking.

Now it's your turn.
Thanks to everyone who links up
and makes this a FUN Monday get-together!

Friday, January 12, 2018

Weaving towels

Santa brought me a larger rigid heddle loom this year...
so I tested it out with some cotton yarn.


I made some kitchen towels
that I'm afraid to USE!!

They're so pretty...I don't want to mess them up.

I"ll probably give them away and let someone ELSE
break them in!

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Four patch Monday Making

Last week I was making four patches
I'm still AT IT!
This time with masculine colors.
(They're all spread out on the floor now
so I can admire them)

I'm finding that the BOY colors are running
low in my 3" square scrap drawer.

I will probably have to cut some up!
Can you believe it?

I have a GIRL quilt going (almost done)
and the BOY quilt just got started.

(Both quilts will be given away in June
to graduating high school seniors at my church)

My mom is visiting so I pulled out the scraps
and had her sewing with me.
I have at least ONE more machine
if you want to join us!
The easiest thing to do was to enlist her in 4 patch making....
you know what???

We might just have to BRANCH out!!

I'm dreaming about beginning
at least ONE more quilt before she leaves!!!

Link up and share what YOU'RE Making!
Are you making your house guests sew too???

Saturday, January 6, 2018


I finished this quilt right before Christmas.
When the holiday decorations came down...
this one went UP on the wall.
It's smallish (36"x 36") and I am enjoying the sparkle it's giving my entry.
I entered this one into quiltcon...but it was a reject.
ah well.
I love it!

This quilt is made JUST with scraps and recycled garments.
The BEST kind of quilt!

I hand quilted it, so I've spent LOTS of time with this one.

Every quilt I hand quilt is another step towards 

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Monday Making in the New Year

I'm going to begin the new year with 
a simple 4 patch quilt.

The 3" squares were READY to GO
in my little 3" square drawer.

I DID cut some purples
for the purple lover who will receive this one!

I have a nice stack started
and look forward to adding to it this week!

May YOUR new year hold
LOTS and LOTS of
scrappy HAPPY

Link up and share what you're up to this week!

Friday, December 29, 2017

Handmade holidays

I gave a few little handmade goodies away this year.

It was SO nice to see them being used
RIGHT away!!!
Made this MAKERs heart
very happy.
This shows that my MAKING might be catching!
A little knitting bag from my granddaughter.

Here's my instagram BEST NINE for 2017.

I look forward to scraps and family time
in the year to come!!

We had a miracle this year.
EVERYONE was home!!!

My MOTHER's heart was happy about THAT.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas Everyone!
Thanks to all who participated in the Christmas quilt show!
Wasn't that fun??

The presents are under the tree.
The kids are all here.
The cookies have been dipped
and sprinkled.

The block print tree came home this week in a backpack.
It is SUCH a miracle that it is so perfect.
No wrinkles or stains.
I LOVE it.
Probably one of my all time favorite
SCHOOL art projects.

The vintage winter scene is on my wall.
I love the snow, the birds, the sled.

I am going to SOAK in the time spent with family.

May the Peace that Christ brings
be with you!