Monday, December 17, 2018



I came across this pattern while flipping through a Quiltmania magazine for Nov/Dec 2015 that was marked down at the LQS.  When I saw this pattern, I knew I had to make it.  We never had this kind of trailer, but we had a couple different campers (a slide in truck camper and a fifth wheel) that we used for several years.  We loved traveling around the USA and visiting national parks as well as visiting our sons and their families so this is perfect for us.

I had planned to finish it before Christmas 2017, but then we decided to spend last Christmas in Florida, so I didn't have to have it finished then.  I just put the binding on a week ago and now it is hanging in the living room!

Yesterday was the "Lessons and Carols" service at church with lots of music.  I sang in the choir and my grandson played the piano and accordion.  Pictures taken with my phone aren't always the best but here they are.

Now on to do some baking.  In case I don't do another post before Christmas, I want to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and blessings in the New Year!

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!