Wednesday, July 23, 2014


I have been wanting to go to the Library--
so Anne and I went yesterday--
and I got a nice surprise--
Look who else likes to read--
Yesss--they were coming to the Library for story hour--
aren't they sooo small???????????
Oh and I did get some books to read--
Tried to read the one last night--
the Return to Life book--
but it wasn't what I thought it was--
on to the next one!!!!
Ahh--Miss Gracie you don't look real happy??
Oh--you wanted me to bring home one the pups from the Library for you to play with???
Ahh--I don't think that would of been a good idea!!!
Have you read any good books this summer???
hugs, di and miss gracie

Tuesday, July 22, 2014


I ended up with a whole new plan--
I did have  alot of leftover pieces from the spools--
and did think about using them-
decided that I would first need to add a small border going around the quilt--
and found this print--
had to even it up, first, as it was way off--
Then went through some more fabrics--
some in my novelty bins this time--
and now here she is--
button border--
had just enough of this piece to fussy cut it for the borders--
and I know how I want to finish this one--
need to buy batting first--!!!

Later in the afternoon I worked on this one--

Remember the 12 lamb virtue counted cross stitch blocks--???
this is how I decided I wanted to finish mine off,
instead of 12 small pillows--
used black wool felt for the lattice--
and now it is on the thinking board--
on how to finish this one?????

Are you working on something????
hugs, di and miss gracie

Monday, July 21, 2014


Where do I go from here--
the main body of the quilt is done--
and even though I am not really happy with some of the stitching--
I like it--
so far----
it's the border that is driving me --
totally buggy!!!!
here is some choices so far--
tan with blues and reds--
different blue--
this is the one I originally bought for it!!
a lighter tan--
a third blue background one??????
But I have been thinking while working on here--
there may be a different plan altogether forming????????

hugs, di and miss gracie

Saturday, July 19, 2014


I actually went to a party-
somewhat of a party--
Went to Ithaca, NY about 25 miles from here--
at the end of another Finger Lake to a quilt shop--
called--Quilter's Corners--
to an open house event--
they had food and drinks--
but I was good----!!!!
They had different demo's in the loft area--
all using different rulers--
I do like this quilt on the wall--
and she showed how to do those blocks--
but the ruler is $23---
the lady in the orange was showing the Twister ruler--
I have 3 sizes of them--have used 2 of the larger ones--
have the smallest one--but have not used it yet--
I did get the next smallest one though--why????????????
I did fall in love with this basket quilt-
though the color is a bit dark for me!!!

this shop has tons and tons of models--
they are everywhere--
What did I purchase???
Some Civil war fabrics as one of these days I want to do the 'fussy' cut English paper piecing stars that they show on Temecula site!!!
the ruler and I fell in love with Christmas print--
it is soooo me!!!!!

have a great week end-
hugs, di and miss gracie

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