"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jer 29:11 (NIV)

Monday, June 29, 2020


I've working on downsizing some of my many collections......cross-stitch kits among them.   In doing this I sorted out a large stack of kits in various sizes and themes.  Some had been sorted out for several years, I just had not gotten anything done with them.

A friend from Fort Wayne who I used to work with at Joann's does a lot of cross-stitch.   So I proposed a barter to her - If she'd finish off one kit that I'd had for more than 20 yrs without working on it, in return I'd send her all the kits I was getting rid of.

This is the beautiful piece of work that she did.   I can't wait to put it into a wall-hanging.


1. for friends who do beautiful work and who barter.

2. For the reminder of who is in ultimate control.

F2F block catch up

I've been bad about getting pics of the blocks I've been making posted this year....so here are the blocks for March, April, May, and June.

June blocks -
requested colors were indigo, gold, a touch of fuchsia, and a white background if needed

May blocks - 
Red, White and Blue were the requested colors

April blocks - 
Purple, Emerald, Gold, were among the requested colors

And March Blocks
Colors requested were true blues and browns

1. For Summer days that have not been too miserable so far
2. For the new HVAC system that makes the inside temps much better than last summer.

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Scrap-Happy June

 First up this month was using up the final teeny scraps bits of the baggie of Fairy Frost fabrics in these bookmarks.
 Backs were also scraps from my prefused scraps.   And the pellon stiffener inside the bookmarks was also scraps.  Threads were from my stash.
And finally large triangles were sewn onto all of the scrappy triangles I've been working on, but most of them still need to be trimmed to size and then pressed open. 

To see what everyone else has done this month, click on the links below.

KateGun, TittiHelĂ©neEvaSue, Lynn, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy,  Tracy, Jill, Claire, Jan,
Moira, SandraLindaChrisNancy, Alys, Kerry, Claire, Jean,
Joanne, Jon, HayleyDawn, Gwen, Connie, Bekki, Pauline,
Sue L, Sunny, Kjerstin and Vera

1.  In a time where I'm once again back to not being paid for work, I'm thankful for the income from all of the commissioned sewing.

2. for the blessing of having been able to get together with friends for dinner and card games this past week.