Sunday, March 18, 2018


fabric bins and did get some green blocks made this week--
first I got the larger one made of the 10 1/2" square--very easy to do this month!!
a couple different sets of 9 patches--
one set is 4 1/2" squares and and some are 3 1/2" squares--
so some sewing did happen this week--

But most of my time went on this challenge--
and my hand quilting project--
****** Days stitched this week-7 days
******Days stitched this month-17 days
****Total hours stitched this week--8 hrs (most hours in a week so far!!)
I am still working on the felt rabbit quilt--

Hope everyone made their goals for the past week--
and wish everyone great success on their goals for this coming week--

                Enjoy, di

Tuesday, March 13, 2018


I got "one" of  the baby quilt tops done today--
I need to know if I should leave it as is??
cause now as is--
is the little fence on each border is facing in--
and looks like a nice frame!!
or on that bottom strip
do I need to turn it around so the animals are not upside down?????
(I am disappointed in how the company I ordered this border print from cut it--
the design went the width of the fabric--so I am thinking when I ordered it--
that I would have 8 rows of designs going 42" across--plenty to work with--)
they cut it so I only had width of 22"--hence the corner blocks--
and I am not crazy about all the 'green' in the prints--so that is why I did
the lattice and the corner stones--and I will probably use a yellow binding on the one!!

And I got a 'little' order in the mail yesterday--
got the Kona color panel--
but now I keep thinking that I heard Kona is no longer making fabric--
so I need to do some checking on this--does any one know about this????
and one of the chicken legs pulls out and becomes a tape measure--
got her to  keep this guy company--
Mr Ducky was lonely!!!
and the charm pack is more civil war era fabrics!!

And now I am really--
this is done--
Finished it this afternoon--
I know there was some times when I wondered if I would ever get it done--
I did!!!
I was also sure that the Spring one would be out by now--
but so far I have not seen it--
but I do still have '2' others in this series to get caught up on!!!
and I still need to find how I am going to  display these????

So what did you do today???
any finishes so far this week???

                    ENJOY, DI

Monday, March 12, 2018


On Sunday I was being  good girl--
and working on my counted cross stitch--
when the phone rang--
it was my DD--and she said to get my cameras ready
a couple bottles of water and to met her downstairs--
being the 'obedient' Mother that I am--
I did just that--
Love the round corner on this huge house!!

It was a fairly nice day here--
not too hot yet--
so we just went driving/riding--
she drove and I rode and snapped photos--
we went over on the beach strip and headed south--
Here is one of the homes my daughter designed from the ground up for a Doctor--
about 20 some years ago--
and she pointed out more as we drove--
these flowers where growing on a tree--
Have no idea what they are--except they were pretty--
we came to a small park on down the road and this neat craved tree trunk was there--
and this neat building--
When we walked over to it--we were surprised to learn this about it--

do you see the date on that one sign--

I did decide it must of been hard living there with NO windows--
but did find one small one on the house side--
Old time living for sure!!!!

Then we drove on over  to the beach road and on to Sebastian Inlet--
The colors of the ocean where sooo bright and colorful yesterday--
bright blues and turquoises!!

and on the way home--
DD did her good deed for the day--
she had to stop traffic to do it though--

and not one car got mad--they all thanked her or gave her a thumbs up as they passed by
after she safely had the turtle off the road!!!!

So be ready--one just never knows when one can go exploring
 or what one will see when one does!!!
                            Enjoy, di

Sunday, March 11, 2018


with this challenge--
and --
***days stitched this week--7days ahh--6 days
***days stitched this month--7 days (out of 10)
***Total stitching hours this week--5 3/4 hours

so I did get in more than my 30 minutes a day with the average--
that would be 3.5 hours per week--so my hand quilting average is way up--
but if I want to get this months quilt done--I have to do more than 30 minutes a day!!

I was good and did finish unstitching the  9 blocks of the center of this first quilt--
and I then recut them --being more careful to center them--
so they would came out even -
and this is now those blocks--
Here though I noticed that the blocks look like 'X's' instead of 't's'!!!
so I really have 2 different quilts using the same blocks--
and I have plans for the centers of the background blocks (there is 4 of those)

And I have ended up with this collection of fabrics--
Collected from 3 different shops to get the whole line--
can't wait to start on this project-
what about the 2 quilts I planned to do in January and haven't even added one stitch too???
and I haven't done a green block yet either--
Sure hope my allergies will magically be gone when I wake up in the morning--
cause I am still having problems--and it keeps my energy level soooo low!!

So here is hoping we all have a great stitching week --
and lots to show and post about this week!!

                ENJOY, DI

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