Friday, November 7, 2014


How is it November already?? Sometimes I feel like time is moving way too fast, and I'm not ready for what's next.

A few weeks back we took a drive out to a local apple farm, and out a little further to get pumpkins.  It was quite the brisk day out but we even drove out to the lake. Lola loved it out there!

Just look at all those apples!

 I've been doing some sewing, although not as much as I'd like.  I finished these table toppers a couple weeks ago, and listed them in my shop. I pieced them using all Denyse Schmidt fabrics. They measure 19 inches by 19 inches. I quite like how they turned out!

I also recently purchased Lori Holt's Quilty Fun book and boy is it fun! I used her pattern to piece these apples and whip up a couple mini quilts. One of them is already hanging on my wall. The one below is in my shop.  It measures 11 inches by 13 inches. Yay for apples!

Here in Western New York the temperatures have been getting colder. In fact, it snowed earlier today! Last weekend, though it was quite cold out, the pets lined up on the deck to catch some sun.
I am grateful to have such nice pets!

What have you been up to lately?

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Recent Makes

I know I'm late on hopping the bandwagon, but I am having a great time making blocks from Moda Modern Building Blocks!  I am enjoying being able to piece a block here or there, knowing that in the end I will have a stack of great blocks to piece a quilt.  I've only made a few so far.

I love the way the fabrics blend together in the block below!

This one might be my favorite so far!

And look at the kitties!  Eeep! I can't get enough of the Cotton and Steel kitties.

It looks as though Fat Quarter Shop will be getting more of the Moda Modern Building Blocks pattern in October.  You can also reserve a Moda Modern Building Blocks Quilt Kit through FQS.

I am having great fun pulling fabrics my stash to create each block.  I am not putting too much thought into it, but just going with what I feel drawn to. I look forward to having a scrappy quilt in the end!

What projects are you having fun with right now?

Monday, September 15, 2014


Weekends seem to go just too darn fast, don't you think? I had a good one. Sewed a sweet quilt top for myself using my beloved Cotton and Steel, and made Pasta Puttanesca (recipe from The Pioneer Woman and it was delish!). Meanwhile, Tex and Harry sunbathed. Temperatures are getting cooler, a sure sign that fall is on its way. I've started a Halloween cross stitch sampler that I have been neglecting to begin since last year. I am having fun so far, and it is a nice distraction from quilting and sewing which I do all the time. What do you like best about the fall?

Thursday, September 11, 2014

This and That

Doing a little sewing and cat cuddling. What are you up to?

Sunday, August 31, 2014

On the Machine

 Or is it in the machine? I've been having one heck of a good time playing with my stack of Cotton and Steel, this weekend.  I'm crushing hard on this fabric line!

Those Tiger Stripes are the best. The. Best. Like my-fave-kitty-fabric best.

Do you have a favorite Cotton and Steel print?  The quality of the fabric is amazing.

 I've also been working on some new stuff for my shop.  I finished this dresden plate table mat recently. I do love a dresden plate!

What's your favorite thing to quilt?

I hope you are enjoying the holiday weekend! 


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Wordless Wednesday (Almost)

Recent Makes. All listed in the shop

Hope you are having a nice week.


Monday, August 4, 2014


To celebrate turning another year older, I completed a quilt for me! I couldn't get great photos yesterday because it was so dreary. It's generous in size around the 55 by 55 range. I plan to use it on top of my bed.

I used a variety of favorite prints for the back. I used a print from the new Cotton and Steel line to bind it. I love that new fabric line! Have you seen it? One of our local quilt shops just got in the entire line. On Friday, I went to see it, and of course, bought some. ;)

Another project in the works is a couple more Dresden pin cushions. I love making Dresden plates!

This morning I was admiring one of my sweet rose bushes. It was covered in dew.

We've been having a lot of rain lately so on the rare sunny day, the cats have been enjoying life out on the deck!

What are you up to?