Thursday, September 26, 2013


the fall wall hanging for outside my apartment door--
is don and done!!
I really enjoyed working on this one--
though I am sure that I did not need another fall item!!
and here is the backing for it--

I also have a smaller hanging on the door--
and I put up a fall one today--
It is one of the Tisk-tasket blocks--
I really like this one with the squirrel in the basket!!!!

and you can tell when fall is really here--
cause they start bring the boats to dry land!!!

Happy Fall you all!!!
hugs, di and miss gracie

Sunday, September 22, 2013


It is fall--
but--here the signs are not showing much yet--
though we are having cooler days and nights--

I guess I need to think about some boots--
though I did get through last winter without any!!!!

and those of us who knit--need to get started on some warm shawls!!
and we need to get the blankets out of storage--
and put them on the bed!!!
and we need to go back to filling the bird feeders for the birds squirrels!!!

Oh--dear all this thinking has put me to sleep--
I will let winter-worry me tomorrow!!!!!
Hugs, di and miss gracie

Wednesday, September 18, 2013


I have finally made it to the sewing room--
and was able to get the fall wall hanging top stitched together!!!
Took this pile of fabrics and made this---
I even have the backing cut--
just need the batting and I can work on hand quilting this spooky baby!!!

What are you working on??????
hugs, di and miss gracie

Sunday, September 15, 2013


I finally got the binding on these two quilts--
the Christmas siggy quilt from a while back--
and this tiny doll quilt that I made using scraps from another quilt top!!!

this quilt top now has the backing made large enough to fit--
and is pressed and ready for me to hand baste it--
this one is larger than most of mine--so will use thread to baste it
instead of the pins!!
A good job to work on while I watch races the today!!!!

And now a note from--
Miss gracie herself--
My mom is so silly--
she bought a extra large bag of my kitty litter the other day--
and did not know where to store it--
so it ended up right inside the bedroom door--
and now look at how she has used it????
She is using it for a quilt stand!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hugs, di and miss gracie

Monday, September 9, 2013


with the Spinning Stars quilt--
I did stay with the muslin between the stars--
the white just threw off the time line of the stars!!!!!
this is about 2-3 afternoons of work--
I mean stitching--stitching is not work--right????

Went shopping yesterday to the quilt shop--
got the backing fabric for this quilt top--
the other two colors of fabric--
the orange strip and the purple for the fall wall hanging--
and I have done some prep on it--
so am ready to start stitching on that project!!

and in the mail last week this order came in--
It's the new Breast Cancer line--
and Alice will like this charm pack as it has lots of purple in it!!!

Have a wonderful stitchey day!!!

Hugs, di and miss gracie

Saturday, September 7, 2013


I did not go over to Main street this year--
but have used photos that a paper that publishes on the internet did--
found on : Odessa files
Watkins Glen is well known for car racing and for getting it back on the go after the wars--
and it used to run--literally right down main street and then up the hill and through the country
and back down to main street with the finish line in town!!
So now every Sept they do 'mock' races using this old trail--
and all kinds and makes and models and years of cars come from all over--to race the old track and
to show off their bit of history!!!
even though this is black and white--this was taken yesterday as they come down the hill and onto main street--
I don't remember these cars being so shinny before--must be a new trend!!!
and by the way--I was born May 1948 and the first race after the war was Oct 1948--
and my parents said I was there!!!!!

I did not get to go over town yesterday--
heard it was crowded--
In the 10 years that they have been doing this 'Vintage day--
I have never seen a crowd this size--
I did hear from some here that they had to come back as there was too many people--and after seeing this photo I believe them--
this is only part of main street and yes those folks are in the street and on the side walks!!!!!
hugs, di and miss gracie

Thursday, September 5, 2013


Oh well--
it is here--whether we are ready for it or not--
I guess!!!!
This is what I am hand quilting on now--
It is a Schnibbles pattern--
and coming right along nicely!!!
I have 2 smaller quilts that are waiting for the binding--
but the binding fairy hasn't been in the sewing room long enough to find it and sew them on!!!!

On Tuesday--
a girl friend took me to Petsmart for Miss gracies supplies--
but first we did a detour--
to a quilt shop--
Named--Witches n Stitches!!!
and this came home with me--
I mean when in a Witches store--
one must think fall--right??????
and for once these are for a project--
that I hope to have ready to hang by Oct 1st!!??????

hugs, di and miss gracie