Thursday, December 13, 2018


Well, fellow bloggers, I have to say that again I am shocked that I haven't posted for about 3 weeks!  And have hardly had time to even read other posts.  My excuse is that I had 3 craft shows, beginning the 2 days after Thanksgiving and continuing for the next 2 weekends.  Then, I needed to try to get caught up.  I am somewhat caught up, but until Dec. 21, I will be franticly trying to get things done before our 3rd son and family arrive for Christmas (as well as my sister, who will arrive late on Christmas day), cleaning and baking, wrapping gifts, as I know you will probably be doing as well.

I did get my Sajou quilt finished - quilted and bound!  Thanks, Lori, for the QAL!   It just needs a label.  I used a different black fabric for the binding and quilted it with grey thread in the black inner border and cross hatching the center.  I used a pink/purple variagated thread in the pink and purple sections.

I quilted feathers in the pink triangles.

The backing is some civil war fabric that I love and have had for quite a while.  There is just a tiny bit left of it.

I also made this fall wall hanging for my DGD, who had admired the one I had hanging on the wall.  Mind had a crow in front of the pumpkin, but she wanted a cat instead.  She doesn't read my blog, so I'm sure she will still be surprised when she sees it.

Her brother saw a picture of a pillow with a cat on it and suggested that I make one for his sister (the same DGD that I made the wall hanging for).  I took his advice and after digging around for a fabric to use, I decided on this toile which I purchased at an antique mall last April when I was in Northfield, MN.  I wish I could go back to that store!

That's what I've been up to and hopefully I will squeeze in some blog reading time before Christmas and be able to see what you-all have been doing.

Thanks for visiting!


  1. All your projects are great and I love the cat on the pillow! It does sound like you've been busy, but I hope you've been having fun, too. Maybe after Christmas things will slow down and you can blog more?

  2. Thanks for sharing your pre-Christmas busy-ness. I certainly understand. Busy but so blessed. Love the wall hanging- and thanks for the close ups. LOVE the cat pillow. Have a happy holiday!

  3. Your Sajou quilt is beautiful. I still haven't even started mine. The other two quilts look good too. You are making great progress on making your gifts. I am buying, not making, everything this year.

  4. Your Sajou is awesome! I love all those pinks and purples! Perfectly lovely.

  5. Looks like fun, sounds busy! How exciting to be preparing for family visits!!
    I love your Sajou and other quilted gifts!!

  6. I'm glad you are having so much fun with our craft shows; wish I could go see all your pretty items. All three of your projects shown here are so special. I love the pink fabric in your first one; that one turned out quite beautiful! I'm sure the kitty cats will be loved! Merry Christmas to you and your hubby! ---"Love"

  7. what a sweet cat pillow. great find with the toile'
    I really love your Sajou finish. Your colors are wonderful and unique.
    Good luck with the craft fairs and Merry Christmas!

  8. That’s a lovely quilt Ruth and your beautiful quilting makes it even more so.