Saturday, December 12, 2015


I have made over 40 potato bags.

I have used my bag several times...and it is great

Friday, December 11, 2015


                                                               Snowflake ornament


  1. Accuquilt Go Die #55043  Holiday Medley
  2. Heat N Bond Ultra firm
  3. Assorted Christmas fabrics 5" squares
  4. 5" square of  card stock paper ( I used the end of the roll in my Christmas wrapping is no longer a tube, it is just heavy paper in a roll which works out great for projects)
  5. Ribbon
  6. Hole punch


  • As you see here, this is just a scrap of fabric that is about the size needed but you will need either a 10" x 5" strip or two 5" squares of fabric the same for your heat n bond.
  • Iron your heat n bond ultra firm onto the back of your fabrics as shown here

  •  Then place your 5" square of card stock in between the squares.  This card stock gives it the strength you need to have a nice firm ornament not a flymsy one.

  •  fold over and iron

  • Take to your trusty Accuquilt Go Cutter and cut out the shape you desire because you can even do the Christmas Tree.
  • Use a hole punch to punch in a hole for the ribbon.                                                                                                     
Tie your ribbon in and there you have a super fast, fun ornament!

Thursday, December 10, 2015


I have been teaching these two how to sew for about three months now.  This day they were making pillowcases for their brothers for Christmas (forgot to take a picture)

They have made covers for their sewing notebooks, started a quilt, made hair bows and did a drawstring back pack. 

Just love these girls, they are so eager to learn.

One thing I told the mom was, "I am not one to make the child rip out if it is not perfect".  I know several people who have had terrible experiences sewing because they had to rip out and rip out until it was perfect.  I told the mom that in time they will learn to do it well but for now, they do it well enough (they do rip out some but not at every turn).  By no means are their projects a mess but sure they can use improvements but for now I just want them to feel joy in their accomplishments and have a love of sewing.

In return the mom does my hair...oh boy yes.  I think I get the better end of the deal for sure.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015


I was asked to do this Tee Shirt quilt.   I was sent the fronts of the tee shirts and some small pieces cut out already, notice the sides....

The person who owned these tee shirts felt that he would save room by cutting out the designs on his shirts and just save them for later (small pieces)
It took me a while to figure out how to place the larger ones and then I decided to just do a border with the smaller ones.

I searched high and low for the sashing fabric...I know...I know....I just had this idea in my head and wasn't gong to settle for anything less.  Luckily my husband understood and didn't mind taking me to several places....well...more than several.  

Now I just have to quilt it.  I should have already had it done today but I lost motivation.  

Some of you may know but at the risk of repeating myself I have my first grandbaby.

He weighed in at 10 pounds 9 oz...left the hospital at almost 11 pounds.

He is sooo precious.  He spent his time in the NICU for his hospital stay.  Since he was so big he had low blood sugar and he and the mom had an infection.

We are so glad to have him home...I can't wait to have him to myself without parents watching me, we have waited years to finally get one and is spoil city at our house.