Friday, April 29, 2016


 These lovely 2 1/2 inch strips from the Caribbean Splash line are absolutely wonderful to work with. I took those strips and sewed them together and then cut them back apart in various size strips.

 This is the finished quilt. It reminds me of water with a little sun. Kind of like all the rain we have been having with a few days of sunshine mixed in. The colors are so pretty together and it was so easy to do. It just took me forever to get it done. It hasn't helped any that I have been putting long hours in at work and I just have been a lazy bum when I get home. It always feels good to get a project done. Mostly done, it still needs the binding but I at least got the quilting done today.
I have chosen a winner and it is Donna W from Minnesota. She is the lucky winner of the book 'Fat Quarter Quilts'. Sorry I took so long I kept thinking I would post my April Showers quilt for Island Batik and announce the winner. Didn't think it would take me this long to get it done. But I am doing the dance!!!!!
I love the tilled black fields. The winter turns them into a bland gray looking plot of land and then the farmer comes along and tills the field and makes it into a majestic black field and then----it will turn green when the sprouts start coming up. The beauty of nature.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Spring Giveaway

 If you're a collector of fat quarters, you know they're colorful, inspiring-and often too tempting to pass up. But what can you do with those fun little fabrics once they're yours? We've got your answer! Choose from eight wonderful quilt plans that show you how to successfully use those addicting 18"" x 22"" pieces of fabric. With just six coordinating fat quarters and a background fabric, you can stitch up a fabulous quilt top easy enough for any quiltmaker. Includes: Quick-to-stitch quilt patterns, including Broken Bricks, Houndstooth, Roman Stripes, and Woven Ribbons-plus an exciting mystery quilt. Step-by-step instructions for rotary-cutting fat quarters easily and efficiently. Ideas for enlarging your quilts with additional fat quarters.

 I have this great book by M'Liss Rae Hawley and will give it away to one luck winner that leaves me a comment about what they like about this time of the year. If you post about my giveaway you get a second chance and if you become a follower or are currently a follower you get another chance. Just let me know in your comment.

It has quit raining and the flowers are amazing. Spring is such a beautiful time of the year. I love the weather and the smell of grass and blooming lilacs and cherry blossoms. Here are a few flowers from my yard. Enjoy today and spend time with those you love.



Sunday, April 10, 2016

Spring has Sprung

The weather has turned exceptional warm here in Washington.

Sewing has dropped by the way side. The weather is so nice that we have started to work on our old house with a vengeance, in hopes that we might be able to get it on the market soon. Here are pictures with the new roof going on and new paint. In the last picture you can see the unfinished parts the best. Progress. The last two weekends have been spent over in Moses Lake.
I also had 2 trips to Seattle for work and will have one to Olympia this next week. I haven't started taking sewing with me but I may have to in order to get something done.
I took a ferry to Bainbridge Island and here are a couple of pictures from the ferry, one is leaving and the other is coming back.