"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)

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Little Green Apples Blog Hop - My Day

 Hi Everyone - today's my day to post on the blog hop.  

I've had fun working with some of my UFO's to get them finished so I would have something to post.   The tops for these were finished several years ago.   They are now quilted and bound!  And most-likely will be donated.

5+ years ago I bought a large package of coordinating pink and ,assorted coordinating green scraps. I ended up adding a couple of green remnants and cream tonal prints for the background fabric.   this is the first of two quilts that came from the scrap bag.
And quilt #2 from those scraps.
I had fun with this one just laying out scraps and trying to make a fun little quilt.

1. For being able to work on my projects and not just on commissioned projects at this time.

2. For the knowledge that more commissions will come in when the time is right.

Sunday, March 19, 2023

Time for Something a little Different

 My commissioned work has slowed down at this point, but not gone away.   Type of projects in the pipeline have changed and range from quilt repairs to cross-stitch pieces and others.

First commissioned piece finished off this weekend was this custom cushion for my dad's office chair.   Custom measured to fit around the arms of the chair so that when he sits down it will stay in place.  I used an upholstery fabric (man did that stuff shed/ravel) over 3" high-density foam.   And put a zipper in the back panel so that the cover can come off if needed.   Next time I'll use denim for the cover!    

A tip for you if you ever work with foam - use an electric knife to cut it.   So, so much easier than trying to use a regular knife.

And the second finished project was to take this cushion bought in a second-hand store and cut it down to fit the passenger seat of my car.   My dad, at 91, has been having trouble getting out of the car because of the depth of the seat.   So this will help raise him up and make it easier to get out of the car.

1. For all the rain that we've been getting here in the desert, and the spring temps that are now here.

2. For my family and friends - they truly are blessings I don't take for granted.

Little Green Apples Blog Hop

Carol of Just Let Me Quilt is hosting the Little Green Apples Blog Hop in March this year.  Check the great work that everyone has done once the blog hop starts tomorrow.


Just Let Me Quilt

Quilt Schmilt

Quilting Gail

Elizabeth Coughlin Designs

DesertSky Quilting

Days Filled With Joy

Kathy's Kwilts and More

Sew Many Yarns



Creatin’ in the Sticks

Quilted Delights

Karrin’s Crazy World

For The Love Of Geese

Vroomans Quilts

Quilted Snail

Homespun Hannah's Blog

The Joyful Quilter




Ms P Designs USA

Words & Stitches

The Crafty Grammie


Texas Quilt Gal

Pinker n' Punkin Quilting & Stitching



Moosestash Quilting

Patchwork Breeze


Selina Quilts

Samelia's Mum

Just Because Quilts


That Fabric Feeling


1. for the opportunity to be a small part of the wonderful community of quilters

2. For the mild winter, albeit somewhat wet, that we've had this year.

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

ScrapHappy March 2023

 Lots of scraps were played with this month, in a variety of projects.   These two postcards had been started several years ago.   pulled a long ago completed piece of cross-stitch, and one of the many embellishments I've stashed for postcards out and finished them up.  Not the fanciest ones I've ever done, but better done that still languishing in a tote unfinished.

2 more quilted postcards were finished up.   And another piece of cross-stitch out of the UFO tote.  The postcard on the right was made with the remnant of a pieced strip someone had given me years ago.
Got this Scrappy quilt top made.   Dog prints were scraps I'd cut from scraps years ago, black & white prints were from scraps I'd been using in the other two B/W quilts I have in progress currently.   Setting triangles and borders were from remnants.
Quilted and bound this scrappy quilt.   Top was made several years ago.  So glad to have it out of the multitude of UFO tops I have.
Backing was a remnant that was border print.  

Last but not the least, was this little beaded ornament that I managed to get stitched.  Started with what I thought was a full Mill Hill Ornament Kit, only to figure out that all I had was the pattern, picture, and a few beads....oops.   Have not idea how that happened because I don't remember making it at anytime.  I was determined tho to make this "kit" so I sent digging through my stash of 'scrap' beads, aka all the beads i'd save from kits that I'd made years ago.   Ended up with 3 or 4 different colors of red, but I like this better than it would have been.   

And don't forget to check out what everyone else has been doing this month with their scraps:

KateGun, EvaSue, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy,  Tracy, 
JanMoira, SandraChrisAlys,
ClaireJeanJon, DawnJuleGwen,
Sunny, Kjerstin, Sue LVera, Edith
NanetteAnn, Dawn 2, Carol, Preeti,
Amo and Alissa

1. For a boss and job that work with me as I need to help my dad with medical appointments.

2. For the lovely spring weather out here in Phoenix (aka being thankful I'm not in WY this winter!)