Sunday, April 16, 2017



Happy Easter

I hope that all of you have a blessed day and give thanks for the sacrifice Jesus made so that we may all live.

There are many legends of the dogwood.  Below is my favorite.

It is said that Jesus had a special love for Dogwood trees which had been the size of oak and other forest trees at that time.  So firm and strong was the tree that it was chosen for the cross.  To be used thus, for such a cruel purpose greatly distressed the tree, and Jesus with His gentle pity for all sorrow said “because of your regret and pity for My suffering, never again shall the Dogwood tree grow large enough to be used as a cross – henceforth it shall be slender, bent and twisted and its blossoms shall be in the form of a cross” … “two long and two short petals.”

Maybe you will have the opportunity to take an afternoon drive and experience the beauty  of God's spendor.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

1st Quarter update

17 UFOs in 2017

Thanks Meredithe(17 UFOs in 2017) for the continuous encouragement and request for updates.

1. quilt of valor--at the quilter and I have begun the plans for the  presentation

2.  crib quilt- sandwiched and hand basted
 Used the orange for backing

4.  Remake of 2 shirt -- 1 completed......looked like a sack on me.....put in the goodwill bag

5.  complete 6 garments for me-4 complete, 1 in progress
red dress and kimono jacket

9  complete

10.  long story....short
hand pieced around maybe in the 40's- given to me
I pin basted, started hand quilting with hoop......changed to no hoop
had too many puckers in backing....ripped all out
now re-thread basted.....will learn to use that hoop

12   modern log cabin- started
Not a lot of completes but good progress......for the ADD Nana
I had several customer alterations and projects that I did get out the door.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

February Accompllishments

Sadie(dog) recovered fine from the surgery
Angela(dau) was here Monday and removed the stitches
Nurse that she is, said 4 weeks was too long for anyone to have stitches.

Sewing progress:

#5 of 17UFOsin 2017
2 of 6
Finished the grey twill pants, no picture.
Not a good pattern for me...supposed to be a skinny pattern for materials other than stretch
Seam down the center of the leg back--cute addition
Elastic waist, side pockets, no zipper(I added one)
Leg front  is very narrow...and when worn, seems to twist
not comfortable--will probably cut off for shorts to work in the garden

3 of 6
Completed Red Dress and Jacket---wore to church last Sunday....Good fit, comfortable
Made from these patterns

Progress on #1 of 17UFOsin2017

Quilt of Valor----top, back and batting complete, pressed and read to go to quilter
Have contacted the state coordinator and waiting to get names of quilters
Hoping to get this delivered next week

Other Projects
I was asked by a friend to create a prototype for a  turkey call pouch
He wants to possibly produce and sell
Fun development project---I love the challenge
These are some of the first cuts/samples
I ordered the cordura fabric and delivered him the final sample yesterday
waiting on a reply back from he and his partner to see if they need other changes

Crazy me, also volunteered to do taxes through the AARP Tax Aide program
sometimes we just lose our mind when friends ask for help
We only work Thursday from 1-4
can't wait until tax season is over
think I will not do this next year
forgot how much I hate doing taxes