Sunday, May 1, 2022

Sunday Blogging

 I stitched two whole rows on this preprinted quilt top. Does that count as sewing this week?

We had two really tall pine trees removed from our yard this week.

For the past several months, I’ve been trying to befriend two stray cats . (Both male) We have come a long way, in that I can now pet both of them, although the black one still makes me a little nervous. They sometimes fight, which makes me sad. The yellow one is  missing an eye. 

I would love to have them both neutered, but I’m more than afraid to trap them and have it done. Any advice would be appreciated, as I would love to keep them and have them live in harmony. 🤪

I’ll leave you with our little gymnast, Brinley Kate. She has been competing for approximately a year now and won first place recently. She is everything her Grandma always dreamed of being.... lol... I don’t have an athletic bone in my body. I’m so proud of her. ❤️

Sunday, April 24, 2022

This and That

 I’ve been busy, but not a lot to show for it, as far as sewing goes. I hope to discipline myself to get back to it. I have this lap size quilt ready for binding.

Made this cute candle mat for a friend.

I’ve made myself some dish cloths. 

I redecorated the little bathroom for Christmas. (This is a late

Hubby learned to make biscuits. 🤣

Current photos. Butterbean has a pink dogwood by his grave. He had yellow daffodils a few weeks before this photo was taken.

My sidekick, Sweet Pea, will be 15 in a few weeks. She’s deaf and full of barks and anxiety. We have her on medication for her anxiety, which helps some, but not perfectly. I’m pretty home bound these days with this girl, but she rides with me to get our grocery orders. You would think I’d get lots of sewing done in these circumstances, but alas.... she is very needy. ☹️

Sunday, October 24, 2021

Nothing to See Here

 I promised myself I would post regularly, as a way to measure progress and also as a way to motivate myself to create.

The recent trip to Mississippi really played a number on my back. I haven’t felt like doing much of anything. Thankfully, I can tell it’s getting better now. 

I had painted my small kitchen table a few months ago and had plans of making a table skirt. Like most ideas that come to mind these days, I forget them almost as quickly as I think them.

While browsing my favorite thrift store last week, I found a stack of these unused curtain panels. The lightbulb turned on and I bought enough to make my table skirt. They were so easy to do... I cut off the tabs and made one simple hem. I threaded a tension rod through the pre-sewn hem and that was it! I only found one tension rod at the thrift store, so I’ll be on the hunt for three more this week.

Notice I’m set up to sew in my dining room. I have so much clutter in my sewing room, I now feel overwhelmed trying to work in there. Soon I will need to declutter and rethink that area!

I pulled out a few washcloths and started some trim for dish cloths. That’s it!!! 

I’m hoping to share a better report next time!

I’m leaving this recipe here for future reference. But if you are from eastern NC, you know what Red Potatoes are. My friend shared this recipe with me. I made them last night for today’s lunch. I only used half the potatoes and didn’t adjust my spices down enough, and mine were too hot. However, the broth is delicious when made correctly, so I will keep this recipe ! 

Sunday, October 10, 2021


 We just returned home from a 9 day trip to visit the children and their families. We spent 3 days with our son and his family who lives 3 hours away. Then we traveled on to Mississippi to see our daughter and her family’s new home and life there. I loved being with all my grandchildren and miss them already!

The only thing stitchy to share is this little pillow I made for my daughter before we took our trip. This is a free pattern from Melisa at Pinker and Punkin  blog spot. She shares lots of adorable free x stitch patterns there. 

I found this beautiful quilt at a local thrift store before we made our trip.

My daughter ‘needed’ it, so we took it to Mississippi to gift to her. An Instagram friend, who specializes in old quilt restoration, estimated it to be from the 1920’s. 

Here’s a photo in its new home. We actually restaged it to the rail on the right, so as not to block Annabelle’s view from her bedroom. I didn’t get that photo, but it looks great there.

Very few photos were taken while we were away, but here’s one of Annabelle with the cupcakes she helped her Mama make. 

This week will be a rest and recovery week. It took us 13 hours to drive home from Mississippi,  with our sweet 14 year old dachshund riding in our laps. 😳 we all need our rest!! 

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Two little finishes

 Two little finishes to record. Both of these were easy to make.

I’ll be stitching a little pumpkin today. 
Little cross stitch is fun.

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Sunday, September 19, 2021

Sunday progress report

 I put these blocks together, but totally left the original pattern behind. (Pattern has a cute whale appliqués on) I was ready to make a finish. 

And the strawberry x stitch is coming along.

I should have it finished, as I’ve been on self isolation this week for Covid exposure. Instead, I fell down the Gabby Petito rabbit hole. I pray they find her soon.

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Sept 12, 2021

 I finished a little cross stitch piece this week.

This is a free pattern available online by La D Da . 

I started a new little strawberry piece.

The great thing about having the internet, is being able to color match threads without having to go to the store. I have lots of colors, but seldom do I have the exact colors called for in a pattern. A quick internet search helps with the guesswork!

I hope to stitch the afternoon away on the strawberry.

Goals: (not my photos)

These small patterns work up rather quickly, so i don’t get bored with them so soon, as I tend to do with a lot of projects. Aren’t these little pillow collections adorable?

I attended a beautiful wedding yesterday evening with my Daddy. My nephew, (daddy’s grandson) married his beautiful bride, Michelle. They should be in Hawaii for their honeymoon week by now.  We wish them all the best!

Photo from my iPhone: my daddy on the right, Matt’s other grandparents on the left.

I’m off to stitch the afternoon away, while listening to a podcast about The Murdaugh Murders. Is anyone else following that story?