Because it doesn’t take very long once you actually start.  The top is from the Allietare mystery quilt-along in 2015, by Bonnie Hunter at Quiltville.  I used some leftover 4-patches, and some more, set on point for the side panel (approximately 4 1/2″ wide), and backed it with grey chevron flannel.  I then stuffed it […]

I love using a mug rug at work to protect my desk. I often eat lunch while catching up on emails or administrative stuff. I know, bad example. The one I had was getting dirty, so in order to ensure I had a second one while the first was being washed, I quickly sewed up […]

It’s official, I have once again increased my number of quilts in progress. Therefore I hereby pledge allegiance to the #ridiculouslylongfallist and let’s sew! In no particular order: Sugar Block Club quilt–top and backing done, need to baste, quilt, and bind. It’s about 88″square. Halloween QST quilt. This was the Bonnie Hunter leader and ender […]

What’s that you hear? Laughter? Oh yes, that’s me, laughing at my results. What were they, well I’m glad you asked. I made the pieces for 2 quilt alongs this summer, so of course there wasn’t much time left for anything else. Sugar Block Club quilt – the top is finished, I am slowly trying […]

I think this is the most canning I have done for a few years and I’m running out of places to put the jars. We have a pear tree purchased at the big box home improvement store about 10-12 years ago, it actually has 4 varieties of pears which ripen between mid-August and late September. […]

For my second entry in the Blogger’s Quilt Festival at Amy’s Creative Side, I thought I would revisit the mini quilt I made in 2015 for an instagram swap.  I used big stitch quiting with floss to emphasize the linen diamonds, then free motion quilting for the prints in matching thread.   In case you […]

For the fall 2017 edition of the Blogger’s Quilt Festival at Amy’s Creative Side I want to share my absolute favourite quilt–at least to date. I started this quilt in 2013 as part of the Simply Solids bee on Flickr (aside, do you remember when Flickr was the place to be for quilting loveliness? these […]

With the cooler nights, cucumber production has slowed down, but I picked enough to justify another batch of pickles. My bowl wasn’t quite as full, and I used 2 yellow cooking onions instead of Vidalia, then sprinkled with kosher salt and let sit 3 hours or so. I added a small bag of baby cut […]

I grew a lot of cucumber plants this year, attempting to get better timing of ripening. While I did get two cucumbers in early July from the 4 plants I started indoors in our Aerogarden in late April, after that the plants took a break. Then, in early August, I started getting production from all […]

I’ve been letting the (wild aka weeds) milkweed grow in my garden, and finally this year I had a significant population of monarch caterpillars. After the first few were eaten by birds (according to the internet, birds have to learn that monarch caterpillars are poisonous due to their milkweed diet by trying a few, it’s […]