"Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor each morning, the devil says...."Oh crap! She's up!" Unknown

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Secret Sewing

 It's been a while since I've written a blog post.

Part of the reason is I've been doing some secret sewing

and the other part is I haven't felt like sewing much

beyond the secret sewing.

The secret sewing was gifted yesterday, so I can show it now.


We had a baby shower for my daughter yesterday

and, of course,  I had to make some baby girl things.

Before quilting I made clothes for my daughters

and their dolls and my nieces and their dolls

and my goddaughter and her doll.

Now I can make clothes for my granddaughter

and her dolls. (Someday!)


I found this green fabric in a quilt shop in

Hilton Head and knew I needed to make a little

outfit for Baby Girl.

This pattern is so quick and easy to make.

The back is so cute with it's crisscross.

I had these fabrics in my stash.

The bloomers are pink flamingos, too.

I had these fabrics in my stash, too.


Because of the times we are in,

masks and distancing were necessary for the baby shower.

The nursery is being done in a Snoopy/Charlie Brown theme

because my daughter LOVES Charlie Brown.



I was able to order Charlie Brown fabric and made masks

for everyone!


 Yes, they did have elastic before they were given!

It was a wonderful shower.


I picked up two quilts from my LAQ,

so should have those to show soon. The binding is almost

done on one.


Happy Quilting!

Monday, September 14, 2020

Back From the Beach

For many of us, vacation plans have been canceled for this year.
We had a couple of trips planned that went by the wayside,
saving us a lot of money!
One place we could go and be safe was the beach.
We were able to reserve a condo right on the ocean,
I prepared and froze a lot of meals before we left,
and we were able to safely distance ourselves from others.

Two weeks on Hilton Head Island was heavenly!

This was our view while we were away.


And this is what we did a lot of while we were there!

One afternoon we took a drive through a wild life preserve and 
saw so many birds in the sea grasses.  Just beautiful.

We did arrange to have some family photo's taken on the beach.
Over the years I have been so bad about having photos taken of my family
and am so glad we could do it this time.


While looking at this gorgeous view,
I worked on a stocking for baby girl.

It was hard to not look at the ocean the whole time,
but Santa's face did get finished.

We have been home for 3 days and I haven't done one thing in my Hidey Hole yet.
I'm kind of at a loss as to what to do, 
but will get into the groove soon.

Happy Quilting!

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Kaffe Scrappy Blocks

With Covid things are taking longer to arrive when shipped.
It's a good thing I have lots of things to work with in my hidey hole!

The white with yellow polka dot fabric arrived
and I cut the sashing strips for the Kaffe Scrappy blocks.

This is exactly what I had in mind for these blocks.

I used 2" squares for the corner stones and have the blocks all sewn together.

The sashing strips really help calm the chaos.
The pattern did not have sashing,
but these blocks were way too busy for me without them.


So many fun fabrics!


Now I need to find some fabric for the border.
I'm thinking larger polka dots.
You know me and Kaffe with polka dots!!

Happy Quilting!

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Christmas Knits

I like to order my sock yarn from
(No affiliation)

Last month they had Christmas in July
and I had to buy some of the yarn.
Such pretty stripes and colors!

With one of the yarns I made a Christmas gift
for a dear friend. (She doesn't read my blog.)
I started with the mittens, then made the hat
and had enough yarn left for the socks!

I matched the stripes intentionally for the mittens and really
like the outcome.  The pattern was for fingerless mitts,
but I found out this friend doesn't like fingerless mitts.
Good thing I asked!
I just kept knitting and made them into mittens.

This hat is a slouchy hat... her favorite style.
I like the red band on this and wish I had done this with the mittens.



As you can see, I didn't bother matching the stripes on the socks.
In fact, the stripes are going in opposite directions!
I'm not sure how that happened, but it did.

One Christmas gift finished!

Happy Quilting!