"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, October 23, 2023

Monster Mash Blog Hop - My Day

 Today is my day to post for the Monster Mash Blog hop.

Octobers theme was "to Sew and share something scary, not scary, or something in between.   If it's Halloween related you know we'll love it!"

I don't normally do Halloween, but when I signed up I was thinking that I could use this hop to get me moving on finishing up a quilt top made several years ago which features blocks made with candy corn fabric.   And what could be more iconic for Halloween than candy corn.   Well we all know what happens to the best laid plans of mice and men...........sigh......that silly quilt top is still hiding from me, so it isn't finished.

Which then left me scrambling this weekend to figure out what I was going to do for the hop.   Serendipity though was at play as I was working on cleaning out more at what had been my parents house when I found an applique kit originally meant to be used on a sweatshirt.  My mom loved cats and collected all things cats, and she had found this at one of the local second hand stores .   

I dug through scrap bins for the background fabric (a civil war repro shirting), the backing (scrap from a commissioned quilt), and the binding which was an odd sized piece of University of Texas licensed print that was the perfect colors to match the applique.    The little wall-hanging is now hanging in my cube at work in honor of my first work anniversary at Arizona State University which is Halloween.

Don't forget to check out the others who are posting today!

Monday October 23



The Morning Latte

Quilted Snail

Just Sew Quilter

1. For the new-to-me 2007 Rav4 with only 52350 miles that I found and was able to buy thereby replacing the equinox which was starting to cost me more money than was worth.

2. For the plans in the making to go visit cousins and longtime friends in Indiana Thanksgiving week this year.  With my dad passing this year, it will be good to be around family and friends who are adopted family.

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Monster Mash Blog Hop Coming Next Week


The Monster Mash Blog Hop is coming next week.   Don't forget to check out what everyone has been working on .

Monday October 23



The Morning Latte

Quilted Snail

Just Sew Quilter

Tuesday October 24


Words & Stitches

Homespun Hannah's Blog

Domestic Felicity

Wednesday October 25

Karrin’s Crazy World

Just Because Quilts

Quilt Doodle Designs

Elizabeth Coughlin Designs

MS P Designs USA

Thursday October 26

Just Let Me Quilt



Quilting Gail

Quilted Delights


1. That the lingering odor in my new-to-me car seems to be lessening.

2. For the blessings of friends who will help me make it through tasks that would be very hard to get thru on my own.

Sunday, October 15, 2023

ScrapHappy October 2021

 Welcome to ScrapHappy Day, the day where we share what kind of scrappy projects we've  been working on over the last month.

Blocks for memory quilt #6 were finished and assembled.  This used all of the strings and strips from the inherited stash.  Sashing on blocks was a remnant from my stash.
Inspiration pic for memory quilt #7.   Yes, the pic was taken in the bathroom at a roadside rest stop here in AZ.

I started using up the remaining 2.5" cut squares from the inherited stash to make these blocks.  WOW background squares were cut from scraps several yrs ago.    Have finished 4 more blocks, but no pics of them yet.
Squares left to use up.   Should be able to get about 35 or 40 finished blocks all total.
A mini wall-hanging was made using scraps and a kit my mom had picked up at the local 2nd hand store.   Background, backing, binding and batting were all scraps.   

More postcards were finished up this month.  Blue flowers were made from a pair of drawstrings that I cut off a pair of capris.  

Don't forget to check out what everyone else has been doing this month.

KateGun, EvaSue, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy,  Tracy, 
JanMoira, SandraChrisAlys,
Sunny, Kjerstin, Sue LVera, 
Ann, Dawn 2, Carol, Preeti,
NóilinVivKarrin, Amo, Alissa
Lynn, Tierney and Hannah