Sunday, April 17, 2016


I don't know about you but I believe that there are certain parts of Texas that are going to float away.  We are expected to have more rain this week.

Shreveport is truly going to float away near the Red River.  

Relief efforts are in the works for parts of Shreveport.

That being said and prayers their way.

Here is a wonderful quilt using Island Batik fabrics.

I just love this quilt.

Now as for the last giveaway of the Sunshine will not believe me if I tell you this but I can not remember who I sent the pattern to.  I sent several people the pattern and for the life of me it is gone.  I even told myself that I would remember.  Have any of you ever done that?

Monday, April 11, 2016


The winner of the April Showers Pattern is:

Siouxzq64@gmail.comApril 5, 2016 at 2:06 PM
Cute table topper and love the ideas for the potatoes, and the strawberries

don't you just love the Island Batik Fabrics?

                                                                           Here is my Sunshine topper 

This topper is actually on the Accuquilt pattern site but I want to give one pattern away, just leave a comment.

Monday, April 4, 2016


The fabrics I used were Island Batik's Lavish

 and Deseret rose for the flowers and handles

. Can I just say that I love this fabric and I also know that I am a broken record.  I took this picture out on our tree stump.

 This picture was taken in my house and was wondering which buttons you like?  Answer this question for me and I will give one person a free April Showers Pattern.

Now for some over due business....

The winner of Wendy's  book  "Quilts and Projects from precuts and stash" was
Cute placemat. Thank you for the chance to win the book.

The winner of my April Showers Island Batik fabric giveaway is :
What gorgeous fabric! I think you may be making a table mat with umbrellas? Just guessing.


So Janet, I just need your address.....  Rita's book is probably already on it's way.

Thank you to all who came by and left a comment. 
 The weather is so beautiful outside so I want to show you my potatoes, tomatoes, strawberries, and cucumbers.  Truly April Showers did me good.

I don't think you can call me a farmer or a person with a green thumb but I know you can call me lazy.  I put everything in pots.    My strawberries are in rain gutters (thanks to my husband for the construction).  Tomatoes on the side as well as cucumbers in pots.  
 What I am really proud of is my potatoes.  I saw a youtube and couldn't wait to try it out.  So far so good.  I prepared the bottom with rocks and paper.  Put a layer of soil, then placed the potatoes.  Added soil on top and just waited for them to grow.

Believe me when I tell you that it didn't take long for them to grow.

When they sprouted up about 4 inches I added more soil on top.  I have done this process five times now.  They just sprung up again and tomorrow I will add more soil on top.  I am so excited.

The hardest part is waiting to see if I have some good potatoes.

 Here are my strawberries....I am so happy since last year they did not do too good.

I hope all of you are enjoying this beautiful weather.  This month Island Batik Ambassadors are showing the wonderful fabrics of Island Batik using the theme "April showers"....which you can find the ambassadors on my sidebar.