Friday, December 14



WHERE has the time gone??  Even though I have not posted most of this year, I have been very busy with my quilting class and sorting and organizing our donated fabric for quilts.  We donated two lap quilts to veterans in our church.  Both were a patriotic red, white and blue.  Both gentlemen enjoyed them very much.

This one I love because of the 3D effect, and that is what the veteran liked about it also.  AND the fact that it is nice and long to cover his legs in the wheelchair if he is chilled.

Thursday, June 21



It has been so long since I posted that I am wondering if anyone will even read this post.  Anyone out there in the blog world??

I wanted to post some of the awesome quilts that our Quilting Ministry Sisters have been creating this year.  Some are already donated, but the vast majority of them are being stored for a Christmas donation.

 All of our fabrics have been donated to us.  We then figure out what goes well with which fabric and which pattern, and then WE SEW.

A lot of these ladies are first time quilters or sewists, so I have been teaching them some basic quilt patterns and then they make the blocks.

 We all learned how to make half square triangles and then put them all together to make one big quilt.

 Then we all chose our favorite baby prints from the donated fabric and did star baby quilts. This one is dinosaurs.

 This one is two different trains patterns used to make this star pattern.

 These were from our first several classes, learning to sew pieces together in straight lines.  I loved the one on the right because it has a great 3-D quality.

This one got a little mixed up when she was sewing the squares together, so instead of a star quilt, it is a scrappy baby quilt. 

Stay tuned and there will be more quilts posted as they get finished.

Wednesday, February 7



I have been holding beginning quilting classes for ladies in my church and together we are making some charity quilts.

The first meeting I made sure they all knew the difference between ironing and pressing.  Then we cut 2 1/2" strips and started making rail fence blocks.  Got a lot done and also some took them home to sew together.

 Here are the long strips at the top and bottom, and the first ones cut into blocks.  We are having such a fun time meeting, talking, laughing, and getting a little bit of sewing done!!

Sunday, January 7



It seems that my 9 year hobby of paper crafting has run out of steam for now.  So after many months of wondering what my next hobby focus will be, I decided to start making CHARITY QUILTS again.

If you look at the top of this website, you will see I have been making them off and on for several years.  And now I have the quilt bug again and am starting a monthly get together for friends to come over and we will teach those who are new to quilting OR sewing as well as feature a block each month.

After each month we will turn in our blocks and will make quilts for CHARITY.

Stay tuned for what happens next week in our group.



Wednesday, August 16


SIZZIX DIES used to make this pretty birthday card.

I used some retired SU! designer papers and card stock.  These are so fun to make.

Hope you enjoyed these cards.

Friday, June 9



So sorry I have not been posting anything lately.  VERY VERY busy with spring chores here on the ranch.  I cleared, raked, disked and planted our new 1 1/2 acre field for the horses.  That was a monumental achievement for sure.

My friend, Dee and I made some cards today. Here is a fun flip-it card we made.

The Flip-Its Die for the card base, and the layers is from Stamps of Life.  The flower/swirl on the circle is from The Swirly Birds Bundle, Stampin up.

You can see on the inside I put the sentiment and some additional leaves.  The sentiment is from retired SU stamp set Lovely Amazing You.  The DSP is also retired from SU.

One more look.  Oh, I used Sweet Sugarplum for the base color and Powder Pink, the new In-Color from Stampin Up.

Thanks for stopping by.