Sunday, January 11, 2015


By the time my sister left on Monday, I was feeling quite a bit better, but still didn't want to do much more than sew (in other words, no hard work).  I have been working on my Dear Jane blocks and have finished 3 of them.  Another one is in process.  



This one is rather wonky.


I forgot to mention in my last post that my sister gave me this miniature sewing machine that is perfect for Miss Malinda Dalton, the doll I made a few years ago.  While my sister was here, I finally got Malinda's braids put on her head.  Here she is sewing while baby sitting the little doll in the buggy - sorry you can't see her very well.

The reason I know her name is Malinda Dalton - it's printed on her slip!

I'm trying to get organized for the new year, but haven't made much progress or set any goals.  I just hope to get some UFOs finished.


a good yarn said...

So glad that you are feeling better Ruth. Your Dear Jane quilting is lovely. Nice to see Mrs Dalton finally sewing! What a lucky find.

Katie said...

The Dear Jane blocks are great and I'm pretty sure if you look closely at the originals, you'll see wonky in there, too! I'm glad to know you're feeling better (seems most everyone I know has had something in the past few weeks) and it looks like you're getting busy. I'm sure even without goals, you'll get plenty done in 2015!

Lori said...

What lovely blocks! Glad you are on the mend.

Cathy Buel said...

Glad you are feel better. I too wasn't up to my best during the holidays into the new year. I love your Dear Jane blocks. I need to pull mine out and work on them some more. Hugs

Karen said...

I have seen a red and white Dear Jane quilt on another blog. Looks very good in that color combo. I look forward to seeing yours complete.

Clare Moore said...

Your blocks look great and your colours are lovely. Glad you are feeling better.

---"Love" said...

I too love the reds in your pretty Dear Jane blocks! Your little antique dolls and accessories make a really cute display! So glad you are feeling better. Plans or no plans, you seem to be getting a lot done. ---"Love"

Beth said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better, hope you are back to 100% soon.
The red and white Dear Jane block's are so pretty. Love that middle one, very different.
The mini sewing machine is too cute.

Janet O. said...

Great job on the DJs.
Malinda appears very pleased with her new machine. Is she a quilter? : )

Rebecca in AK said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better. Such beautiful Dear Jane blocks. Are you doing the whole quilt in red and white?. Love that miniature sewing machine!

Patricia said...

I love to see your red DJ-blocks.
I am doing the same with making my Dear Jane-quilt in different Red and different White fabrics.
Have a nice Quilting Day !
Greetings from Patricia from the Netherlands.

Gretchen Weaver said...

Your blocks are great. Love the colors.

I'm also working on Dear Jane and my block B 6 turned out 'wonky' too.

Doniene said...

Ruth, catching up on your blog!! Your DJ blocks are wonderful!! I LOVE the fabrics!! So glad you are feeling better - always a bummer to be ill when friends and family are visiting.

Great projects about which you posted!! I love your Cascadia version, and the bag/mug rug for your sister are so lovely!!

Blessings and hugs!