Monthly Archives: February 2017

Sunshine, finally!

It has been so very dreary of late that when the sun appeared today I felt happy all over.    The temps are up to almost 60.  I opened my windows to get fresh air in the house.  Spring, just around the corner.  I feel blessed.  I just saw a photo posted on Facebook where in Spokane, WA they have 1 foot of fresh powder and it was still coming down.  I feel for you.  I used to live in Minnesota and I know about snow and long winters.  Which is why I so appreciate Missouri!

I did not spend as much time as I usually would in my sewing room today because I was soaking up that vitamin d.  It was just too nice outside.  I confess I did spend just a little bit of time with my sewing machine and got mileage on the half log cabin blocks for the 2016 Saturday Sampler .  We’re getting there.


Yesterday my friend Judy and I attended the 2017 Saturday Sampler group meeting in Springfield.  We saw inspiring show and tell, new items arriving in the shop and as I was leaving the meeting I happened to see a long arm that really caught my attention.  I have never particularly wanted one before, as I have no place for it unless I empty my living room of furniture.  Yes, it is tempting to run with that train of thought.  Maybe for a minute or so it might be fun to fantasize.  It was a nice machine with a nice price tag of $18K.  😦    That’s a car for heaven sake.    Oh well, what are fantasies for anyway.  That fantasy I would also include the knowledge and superior skill set to use one.    Big Sigh……….

I did find a beautiful fabric that I believe would be perfect to use for the pineapple in the Friends of Baltimore.  I got really excited about it.  I feel like Jeff Foxworthy should be saying, “you know you are a quilter if…..”  I probably only need about a 6 to 8″ square so of course I bought a yard.  🙂  No, I haven’t started that project, yet… just collecting fabrics.   Hopefully, I will be able to start it in 2018 but it’s always in the back of my mind.

Still working on my UFO list.

I did finish the baby quilt and am very proud of it.  I have delivered it but the mama won’t get it until her baby shower.


While working today on the 1/2 log cabin blocks my sewing buddy got upset with me for not petting her and gave me the cold shoulder.


She has so much personality. But then she forgave me and all is well in her kitty world.


Happy stitches everyone.



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