Thursday, February 4, 2016


Don't you love the fact that we have sooo many different types--
and sizes of needles available to us today???
This is what my sewing machine needle produced yesterday--
12 -- 9 patch blocks for the sal at Temecula site--
to go with the 4- pinwheels I did a couple days ago--
so am now all caught up on this one--

and with an applique needle in hand--
my January block is done for the Piece and Plenty quilt by
and the  Feb basket block is all prepped,
 and I am sure I will be working on it later today--

And look at our sunrise this morning--
love and laughter, di

Tuesday, February 2, 2016


 I am soooo happy to say that I got the last block of the Orchid quilt done!!!
this quilt got boring in a way--
each orchid had 4 parts to each and each block had 3 blooms on it--
so you were stitching the same thing over and over again--
Here is all the blocks now--
and I did not reiron these--sorry--
but at least you can see they are done-
and I did order some bali fabric charm packs to put these together with--
Also this book came with the pattern--
I need to reread this-- 

and I started the little blocks for the newest Temecula sal--
I am using the  Downtown Abbey charm pack that Anne sent me for Christmas for this one--
I know that the author always uses civil war prints--but I wanted something a bit brighter this time--
and here is the next set of blocks--9-patches for me to stitch--
and we need to sew 9 of them--

so time to get back to work--
love and laughter, di

Sunday, January 31, 2016


Sometimes we have plans for what we want to  get done in a day--
then something comes up and we have to leave our "to-do-lists"
and just go and have some fun--
My daughter called about 1:00 yesterday and said,
'put your walking shoes on and meet me downstairs"
so like a 'dutiful' mom--I did--just threw on the shoes and grabbed the purse and a bottle of water and out the door I went--
Our first stop was at
Renninger's flea market--
we did alot of walking--seen alot--
and we each bought one 'treasure'--
I bought this--
a new purse--
and it was only $10--I have been looking for something new--
but most purses are way tooo big or a bit too small for me--
I can also put my  big camera in this one as I couldn't my old purse--
and I love that it has the water bottle holder on the outside!!
the daughter got a pretty lacy white top--

then we went up the road a bit to the new animal control shelter--
Oh my what a nice new place that was--lots of dogs--and unfortunately they were almost all the same type of dog--no collies, German shepherds or anything of the kind--just bull/pit dog types!!
and about a dozen cats!!

then we went here--
Red Robins for some supper--
and yes they do make a delicious burger and fries--
I do have to say that I have eaten more beef and bread since I moved here, than in the last 2-3 years in NY--!!!bad girl!!
and then we went to Walmart to do a bit of shopping and to walk off that burger--and we needed to walk it off, toooo!!

So--where am on my list--
not sure-
but here is where I am on some projects--
On the Orchid quilt blocks--
another block is complete --
and the last block is started--
here is the pattern--

The first 2 blocks of this quilt are now all prepped and I did decide and cut the background fabric this morning for them--so now to get to stitching on these--this is a basket quilt--

and I picked out the threads and fabric for January and Feb blocks for this counted cross stitching project--so it is ready to start--
and I forgot to show you the fabric that I picked for the back of my word quilt--

and here is all the wool blocks --
and I have decided to use flannel for the lattice and borders on this quilt--
so I guess I need to go do some online shopping--

Have a great day with some
love and laughter, di

Friday, January 29, 2016


You say you finished that list you published yesterday--
but I did make a project from start to basically finish since yesterday--
and it was not on the list--forgot to list it!!

My word--or rather my words for 2016 are--
Love and
as many of you know who read this blog know that is the way I have been signing off this month--
I do believe that we all need much more-
in our lives, whether from families, pets, or friends or just blog friends--
and we most certainly need more--
in our lives on a daily basis--
I wrote out the letters, myself yesterday and last night stitched them onto the background--
this morning I found a single charm pack and it was just right for this quilt--it is called Avalon--then I quickly stitched it all together and found batting and backing and binding and put it all together--
I did some machine stitching on it instead of my usual hand quilting cause over on you will see that she has a word challenge for January and I only had 2 days left to get it made--so it will be a wall hanging or on the outside door hanging here in the hall way--

I did also get the last block of the Buttermilk Basin bom for last year finished-
will try to remember tomorrow to take a photo of all 12 blocks together--
think I will use flannel for the lattice and borders--but need to go shopping first--

the sun is out today--but I took this photo yesterday during some rain-
I love these large birds--they are soo easy to photograph and I can take their photos from my bedroom window!!

well--there is more on that list for me to work on--
so better get going--
love and laughter, di

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