Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Measure once cut three...times???

It is no secret how untalented I am when it comes to math.  More often than not I have to re-cut a piece of fabric three or four times before I get all of the measurements right!  (Most of the time my head just isn't in the right place!)  Today I am piecing a backing due to this lack of math skills...which isn't such a terrible thing!  I love pieced backings!  It adds a little something extra even if it's not real special:)  The most fun I have with pieced backings is when I buy less fabric than I know I need and use the leftovers from making the quilt top to finish!   Lots of potential in a quilt backing!!!

For this guy I'm keeping it REALLY simple and just piecing 8.5"x whatever width to add the length I need... (so I don't have anymore measuring to deal with!!!!)

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Thrift Shops & Milk Glass!

I LOVE thrift shops!  There's something about hunting down a good deal that is just plain exciting!   I went to two shops yesterday and really lucked out with a few treasures...

Milk glass!!!  Including the Pyrex mixing bowls for Hamilton Beach....a Federal mixing bowl set and an old glass fire king loaf pan!

I was a little excited!!!

I have a serious addiction to milk glass so much so that I've had to box up a few things to save for my future home!  If you have any milk glass you would like to get rid of I'm your girl!

Close up of the Federal set!  The largest bowl has a big chip but for $ was soooooo worth it!

Saturday, June 22, 2013


I LOVE Saturdays!  So much potential for fun!  Around here we tend to have Saturday morning westerns on tv (while cleaning up of course;)  Followed by swimming and boating and sewing and more sewing while having lots of food somewhere in all of that!  Ok, so maybe not quite as magical as it sounds but we still have a good time;) 

I'm sewing borders on quilts today as well as starting a new quilt! *shocker*  I really need someone with mad math skills to help me with some of this..umm...math!  If I had known when I started quilting how much math would be involved. ...I probably wouldn't have touched it with a 50 foot pole!

Oh..and here's a pic of Kat in a box...for your amusement...

Wednesday, June 19, 2013


I've been doing a lot of sewing lately.  If you came over to my house right now you would probably never wish to return...piles of fabric, books, quilts and bits of scraps pervade the living room and my room and the hallway...Shoot! Every square inch of the downstairs!  In the process of all of these projects I think the rest of my family might go insane.  One more pin in a foot might send a certain breadwinner over the edge!  I can't blame him, the last pin was in the sofa!  (Which was found in a rather unfortunate way;)  I can only show you a little of what I'm working on because as Uncle Billy would's a secret;) 

Saturday, June 15, 2013

One sick chicky...

Hey y'all!  Sorry I haven't been posting.  I have had one nasty sinus infection and am finally feeling better!  I still have a nasty cough though:(  Now my poor sister has whatever bug has been going through my family and it's her birthday weekend!  She's one sick chicky...oh well...she's on the couch... I'm sewing and we're watching the first season of The Rifleman....good times:)

Tuesday, May 28, 2013


Today is simply gorgeous in eastern Virginia!   The perfect temperature and a nice breeze.  So what do ya do on a lovely day? and bake a cake;)  I don't bake cakes often but today I just seem to have a hankering for a slice of pound cake.  Since it's not the weekend I'll be a good girl and half the recipe to make a loaf pan...makes it healthy right?  I have my "star" quilt under control now *said through clenched teeth*....I'm just rollin' with it like always;)  I'm having a giveaway this week so stick around!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

What's a girl to do?

I have been sewing a lot lately...but evidently not enough!  What's a girl to do when she makes a TON of star blocks and they're supposed to be this size and they're not...........thus the lovely quilt has points that refuse to match up no matter how much coaxing or threatening.   I'm a hand piecer by trade and machine work has always thrown me for a loop.  Oh well....I'll just put on a smile and go grab another chocolate chip cookie...or two.......and maybe a slice of strawberry pie;)


Monday, May 20, 2013

Long time no see...

I know its been awhile!  I will be posting again this week so stay tuned!

Monday, January 7, 2013

Scrappy Trip a Long...

Hi!  I've been having soooo much fun with a new project!  I found out about #scrappytripalong via instagram and seeing everyones' lovely quilts in progress had to try it for myself!

You use scraps.  YES SCRAPS!!!  It's a terribly addicting pattern!


Finished top in 3 days!
Katniss was very "helpful":)

I know it looks hard...but its so easy...and super fast...and I'm going to make a few more!!!
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