sorting my scraps

original-blockbruisersquared up the orphan blocks and stacked up next to my machine for some late night sewing.

dscn8512went thru a few bags and baskets to sort  the scraps into colors.. 9 smaller baskets later and I feel a scrappy quilt is in my future..   With another orphan quilt up on the design board, I will keep busy in the coming days.

dscn8513 I don’t keep anything smaller than a 2 inch square.. or 1.5 inch strips.      With all the Jelly rolls I have,  I can mix, match, sash and bind to my hearts content.

I just have to stay organized with my colors and fabrics.

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Procrastinating (again)

Mom23 (Robin) sent me a box of orphans and I am getting back into my fabric stash…  Like let’s sort and get some organization done.   Ran out of those little plastic baskets I love for sorting and storage.  Gotta get back to Big lots!  I have a ton of scraps to get sorted  (by color).

I do have lots of orphans to play with.. but then there are my own quilts I’d love to start or finish up..   dscn8494Love me some polka dots..   That group disappeared from the site.. so I guess we are NOT doing it.   But I wanna!!

1try-carpwheelI need more direction.. esp with this one..   I ran out of that red fabric.

mariners-compass All template work that is fun to play with… I so desperately want to do more of the  Mariner’s Compass.  After all I did buy the templates..

But then I’m still recovering  from a nasty bug.. and wanting to try out some new (to us) meals.   The Bang Bang Shrimp was great!!    And the Breakfast in a jar is going over pretty well.   Butternut Squash Soup is on the menu for this week and there is a roasted Chicken recipe that captured my eye–    So I have to make a plan and quit procrastinating..

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January’s Let down.

oh-hum-9-16This is how I feel too.. Oh, Hum.   What to do??

I walked into my sewing area and pulled out the polka dot fabric to start making the swap blocks for the Jenny’s arrow pinwheel group I joined this past December.   And that is all the quilt related projects I have done so far.  (the kit still sits on the cutting table) polka-dot-swap-kit

After cleaning and putting away all the Christmas decorations, I hit that “post-holiday” doldrums.   Nothing!   No inspiration, No enthusiasm, No  dream/ideas!!     Nada, Nothing.     Of course it doesn’t help to get your juices going when the temps hover around that O mark on the thermometer…FOR DAYS..   All I can think about is putting another layer of clothing on..

DD has went all out vegan… and keeps cooking veggie dishes in the kitchen.. I had no idea she could make such messes that tasted so good.  Spinach, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Squash, Radish and Turnips… oh, MY!!     Onions, mushrooms, cheese and rice!!   Legumes, beans and carrots galore!!     I knew that college education would server her well… bushel-of-veggies cooking-by-liz

After a feast it is time to rest and rub the tummy.. right Boomer?



The dishes can wait!!


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Post Holiday memories

meemeecyn-tree-ornamentOh Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree – It is so wonderful to receive Ornaments from my MSQC friends.  Meemeecyn sent the tree and Bubby sent the white lacey snowflake. dscn8460Christmas day was very warm for the season.. yet it got up to 52 the next day.   No snow or as the song says.. I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas… NOT!!


Santa had to deliver in the UPS trucks this year..


While everyone was eating dinner.. this little one had to have a snooze… Too much excitement and toys


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Rainbow Bridge – Mocha 2004-2016

mocha-obitWe had to say goodbye to our dear friend this morning.  Last month she had a large tumor removed from under her Left Front leg..and in that time another one showed up that was as big as my hand.. She went for surgery today to have it removed, and with the x-ray  they take before any surgery of this type, there were 8 more large ones and who knows how many more smaller ones..

Her quality of life plus longevity would be so bad with the treatments and medication that the decision to put her to sleep was made.    We will miss This gentle soul.. who loved to run and play in the park, begged for treats, and brought much joy to our lives.      Fare Well Mocha.   Run and play with Pepper  like you did when you lived here with us. (both passing in Dec)

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Baby It’s Cold Outside:

The sun came out and the temperature “out there” jumped up to 22 F.   Lots better than the 6 this morning.

The tree is up and decorated, Finally:

dscn8439Yes there is a bit of snow on the ground this year.. but it didn’t last very long.  I’m sure we’ll be getting more once it warms up a bit.. LOL.

dscn8443 dscn8449I just love the New Star topper that John picked out… it changes color, too.  And I added a new table top or “under the tree” ornament this year.. My snow men/women love it too!!

And Boomer is all set for the cold, too.


Stay warm, stay safe and enjoy the Holiday Season…

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Dec 4th- first snow

It’s coming down and staying…


Temps are hovering around 30F.  with a bit of wind.. Not bad for this time of year.

the heating pad is on!!


2016-cards-4-xmasAnd I am putting together this years Christmas cards… Gotta get them done this week and in the mail… Time keeps flying by.

And I am sick so didn’t celebrate My B/D… sore throat, chills and achy.   My Cousin who shares the B/D week with me is also sick… we like to share!

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