stacking blocks with Half Hexies

hexi stacking blocks

I recieved this piece in a box of Orphans  for my project charity quilts.. I studied it front and back to determine how it was made.   And it is Half Hexies!!   small ones, but none the less.. it’s half hexies!!DSCN7396

Made with alot of Y seams, and 3 different fabrics.  A light, a medium and a dark.   As soon as I finish up a couple more Charity Quilts.. I want to make this MY NEXT project/Quilt.   This should be a good way to use up some of those Scraps.. using MY 5 inch half-hexi template. DSCN7395


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it’s done!!


After a full year, I have gotten Grandma’s Garden done.  The center was professionally quilted with shamrocks- (My Gram was Scotch-Irish).   It wasn’t big enough for my bed.. so I added 20 inch borders all around 3 sides.    Now it is big enough for my bed with lots hanging over the sides.    Love it.   Keeping it for my Spring decor.

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explaining my MIA

I got a bit busy with charity quilting,, then I just ran out of things to talk about.. It would just be a repetition of what I’ve already shared here if I did do a daily report of my activities.  And doing the same thing day after day isn’t very interesting, is it?

So I just stopped taking pictures and thinking of new ways to say the same ol things..   Energy level has been down, then up, then back down so I use that as another excuse.

I am keeping busy with quilting and often I just don’t do any sewing for days.  I got into pc games and spend a lot of my time just goofin around.   DD#2 keeps asking if I am alright.  and I  really am doing well.     Just a quiet period in my life for now.      So don’t you worry about my absence ,  It just me, being ME..

Maybe when the weather gets too cold to play outside, I’ll get back here with ya all.    Granny

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Art & intertainment

DSCN7314 I loved the Shen Yun program of 5 thousand years of Chinese dance & music.   We headed over to Normal, Il around 2 pm to get there by 3.. rainy and gloomy skies greeted us, but we (dd#2 and I)  got there in plenty of time while our Driver  DD#2’s hubby headed off to the Harley place.

I was enthralled with the music and dance… The costumes were amazing. A good  2hours worth of cultural enlightenment…..  And we even saw some Friends there!!   Small world!!


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Playin outside

DSCN7308Isn’t she Purdy??  all done last fall, but didn’t get her photographed til now.   I blame all that freezing, snow blowing, miserable weather..

cut bushThis bush was climbing over the roof last Fall, And today it got trimmed back to a manageable height.  DD#2 thinks I have Killed it.. Nope, there are plenty of suckers running along the ground.. If anything it is spreading.

DSCN7302My first go at crocheting a rope into a rug.. or maybe something smaller,  Don’t know how much rope I have to cover.. But it is interesting to delve into something new and doesn’t take much attention or brain power to work on.

DSCN7304Putting some scraps together for a HST quilt.   I like it with the black and bright colors….

When the weather gets warm, I try to spend some time outside each day.. This week end we will go back into some cold weather (40’s & 30’s)  Then warm back up After Monday.   I’m sure I’ll find plenty of fabric to play with and hopefully finish a UFO…  ? ?


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tooting my own horn

smlCatQuiltBeing ill has me looking at all my projects and making some decisions on colors and numbers.. checking my stashes and looking to fill in the gaps.   First let me say what my concerns for the year 2014 are.  I pick a local club or organization and donate to it.   Not every year is the same recipient of my “generosity”.. some are just a one time donation… but I try to make it personal and meaningful for that recipient.


This year I am making quilts, throw size or larger to our local shelter for battered and abused women.    So far I have 3 completed quilts and 7 more tops ready to be quilted.  By Christmas I hope to have at least 10 or more quilts to donate to them.NoteWtruck

Second area of interest is finding a good placement for all the cards I have been making..  A family member suggested the Hospital Gift Shop.. Since she works there I just have to get them to her and she will happily deliver them.   Now to decide how many would be needed each month.    And I have a ton of stamps already,, but now I also have an excuse to purchase more .. the appropriate “good feeling” types and verses, quotes and sayings to match.    I have already donated a few ( less than 10) and the peeps like them.

And with DD#2 staying home to take care of me, we found time to discuss what crafty little items she would like to give out as Christmas Gifts at work.    Yes, I make at least a dozen little gems for DD’s Christmas list of employees and friends.    Giving is the name and happiness is the game.   Spread the love, people.

Sharing your talents with others is so rewarding.  I hope this will encourage you to do some volunteering of your time or talent.. It is always appreciated.

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sick days

BugI have to apologize for ignoring this blog.. Just letting ya know I have some sort of stomach  bug and haven’t felt up to doing anything except hold my head in my hands and moan… in between rushing to the bathroom.    Today is the 3rd day and I’ve had some improvement with rushing off to the bathroom.. so maybe I’m gonna get better sooner than I expected.   Thankfully DD#2 has stayed home to hold my hand and “nurse” her mommy.     (Hugs, DD#2)

I don’t get anything accomplished when feeling this poorly.  Make too many mistakes and waste material and my time.. so I will put off any sewing, cooking, stamping or yarn work til this thing has passed…   Maybe by Monday I’ll be back to my mean ol self…    I hope.    (where’s my chicken and noodle soup?)

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