Saturday, October 30, 2021


 Before I get to the falling leaves and Halloween, I want you to know that I have been quilting.  In my June 30 blog of this year, I had a picture of some quilt blocks laying out on the floor.  We were in Florida at the time and my DGD (12 yo) helped me sew these blocks together.  I finally got around to adding borders and am now in the process of getting it quilted.  It will be going back to Florida for either her Christmas gift or birthday gift (Dec. 27) as she said she wanted it.  The quilt was originally a project made to use up some fabric, with large and easy blocks and would probably be a donation quilt.  I am quilting baptist fans on it and had to make a trip to the LQS to get a new pedal for my sewing machine and a marking pencil for tracing the pattern.  The pen that I had just wasn't working well enough.

Here is a picture of the quilt under the needle and I'm about half way done with the quilting.  While I was at the LQS, I planned to get more of a certain fabric for the binding, but they didn't have any.  I went back today to double check because maybe someone shelved it in a different location, but I had to get something else.

The leaves are falling fast, but the beauty speaks of God's wonderful creation.  Our next door neighbor has a large maple tree, so the we have been blessed with lots of beautiful red leaves.  I think I know what I will be doing today as there are a lot more that have fallen.

Now to the Halloween part:  Our neighbor across the street has this hanging on his garage!

Isn't this a beauty?

Our decor for the season is much less spectacular:

The  weather promises to be pleasant this weekend, so we may have a lot of trick or treaters at the door tomorrow night.  Have a good weekend!

Monday, October 11, 2021


It's been a while again.  I have been very busy and it won't be slowing down until the end of the year.  I have several craft shows scheduled from now until a couple weeks before Christmas so a lot of my time gets used up preparing for those.  

This week I noticed that my grandson keeps wearing the same mask that I made him several months ago and when I asked him about it, it said he had lost a few.  So I decided I better make him a few more.  While I was at it, I made some other ones for DH, myself (although I don't really need more) and friends.   I noticed some plaids in the closet and thought that would be good for men.

Top one is the more dressy one and there
was also a red plaid one that he took.

Lining for the men's masks

Ladies and Girls sizes (not all finished)

Lining for the ladies/girls masks

I also got  Lori's quilt-a-long instructions for this week.  So far, I am keeping up with it.  I'm not sure how long it will continue.  Here's what I have so far.

I hope it's not too scrappy!  It's hard to know what arrangement to do when you don't know what it is going to look like when it's finished.

Now, I will be working on a quilt that my granddaughter helped me with when we visited in Florida.  She said she wants it, so I will be sending it to her for her birthday.  I'm getting ready to put the borders on and will post it soon.

Happy Fall!!