In Between Times

Hi y’all! Long time, no post! Oh how I’ve missed you! So let me fill you in on what I’ve been doing.

I finished my Cats Galore commission. I used a full loft batting and stitched in the ditch and around the cats which made it nice and puffy. My customer is very satisfied and looking forward to giving it to her mother-in-law for her birthday! I’m looking forward to hearing how she receives it!

I’ve also made a few bags.  The first being this snap-ruler bag. Pictured here w/a nifty coffee mug!


The snap-ruler bag is a project from Kids Camp. Kids Camp is week long day camp, hosted by the Quilters Anonymous chapter of the Arizona Quilters Guild, where kids, 10+ years come for 3 hrs a day and learn how to sew and make various projects while doing so.

I first volunteered 2 summers ago for an afternoon.  Last year I volunteered for 2 full days.  This summer will be our 4th annual Kids Camp and I’m excited to say, I’ll be volunteering for the entire week!

The 2nd bag I made is this canvas work tote   A while back I found several, brand-new panels of this grey IKEA canvas fabric at Goodwill. I’m sure I didn’t pay more than $2/panel for it because I only  go on 50% off Saturdays. I’m glad I finally found a project for some of it!


I also made this gorgeous Mondo bag. I love this pattern! I used lovely Japanese fabric given to me by a good friend stationed in Okinawa. Thanks Izola! I also made two more snap-ruler bags out of the same Japanese fabrics and gave one to to my sis.

And speaking of my sis…she’s still stitchin‘!  She had put quilting on the back burner for a few months but recently got back in the saddle and made this gorgeous jellyroll race quilt!  Way to go Sis!
I saved the best for last!  I made this blue beauty for David’s birthday, which was May 1st. I named it My Baby’s Blues.

Oh I almost forgot! I’ve worn my hair super-short for many, many years. Back in October I decided I was going to start growing it out. I’m sure some of you know what a long, grueling process growing your hair out can be. Alls I can say is Thank God for extensions!! I got my hair braided to get me through the ugly, awkward stages! What do you think?



Until next time, Happy Quilting and God Bless!

A Thread for Life
Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain understanding – Prov 3:13

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A Post of Finishes and Few Words

I’m in some kind of funk lately and I don’t have much to say today, but I wanted to share my progress.
Diamonds and Purples is finished 68″ x 80″.

Spinning Stars is also finished 43″ x 62″.

I made a coordinating pillowcase

To reward myself for these two finishes, I sewed all my 1″ strings together in jellyroll race fashion to make this panel. The panel is still just a flimsy but I plan on quilting it and making it a wall hanging. I also made a rag bag tote.

If you pray, pray me out of this funk please. Thank you and God bless.

A Thread for Life
Be gracious to me, God, according to Your faithful love; 
according to Your abundant compassion, blot out my rebellion. Psalms 51:1

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Christmas in March and Cha-ching!

I came home the other evening and to my delight there was a package waiting for me. I was even more THRILLED when I opened it! It contained a card, a dress for my grand daughter and was filled with a bunch of fabric goodies. It was like Christmas in March!!! Thank you +Greta Anderson!!!

I finally got smart and hung some line outside to take better pics. I just finished this cute little rag quilt. It’s for sale in the Etsy Shop.

Speaking of the Etsy Shop,  I made my first sale!

I’ve really got to get busy and get some more stuff on there. 
I’m currently working on a scrappy braid quilt inspired by this.  After this, I will start my first chevron quilt. I found a few different techniques like this and this, but I shall go w/this one
I’m making it in reds, greys, black and maybe white.

On a non-quilty note, back in January I discovered the AC was out in my car.  I think I got in the car one day after the gym and turned it on and to my surprise, zero cool air.  No big deal…I rolled down the windows and I was good. I told my son about it and said I hoped I could hold out until May to get it fixed (I’m currently saving for a trip to Canada and NY). He said I probably couldn’t make it February. Well…I made it to March! I couldn’t stand it anymore and finally got it fixed last weekend. I’m not looking forward to Summer…but at least I’m the car is ready.

That’s about it for this update. Until next time, Happy Quilting and God Bless.
A Thread for Life
One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?” “The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 30Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:28-31