"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)

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

White Rabbit Blog Hop - My day

 The White Rabbit Hop is here and today is my day for posting.

Well I had great plans for using this panel to make a baby quilt and then making a matching stuffed bunny to match from a polka dotted fabric with the perfect colors in it to match the panel....and I still plan to do so in the future.   However, I realized I was not going to have time to do this project and still make the deadlines for 2 other projects that are in process presently.   

What I have tho are these cute little beaded bunny ornaments that are perfect for the new year and for the spring season. These were finished last year and are all from Mill Hill kits.
Stitching on this lovely little fellow was finished just after the first of this year.  He still needs to be finished off like the others.

Stitching has also been started on this final, adventurous white rabbit.   Stitching should be finished this week on him.

Don't forget to check out the remaining bloggers on this hop.


Just Let Me Quilt


Quilt Schmilt

Sew Many Yarns

Days Filled With Joy



Quilting Gail


Ms P Designs USA

Words & Stitches

Lake Girl Quilts

Homespun Hannah's Blog



Selina Quilts

Karrin’s Crazy World

Quilted Delights

The Life of Grammy

Quilting Between The Rails (Facebook Page)

Quilted Snail




Vroomans Quilts

Domestic Felicity

Pattern Princess

Elizabeth Coughlin Designs

Highroad Quilter

Kathy's Kwilts and More 


1. Weather here in TX is warm enough for rain, not ice at present.  Gives me hope that I'll make my flight back home without too much delay this evening.

2. For the blessed time out here in TX with friends.   It was a much needed jaunt.

Monday, January 15, 2024

ScrapHappy January 2024

 December was apparently a 'blue mood' month because all my scrap sewing was done with fabrics I pulled out of the Dk blue scrap bag when I needed to do something that didn't require a lot of thinking.  

First up was this walker bag that I'd been commissioned to make for a friends 91 year-old dad.  Made w/o a pattern, but based on approximate measurements that she gave me and how I normally make my bags.   This finished at approximately 12" square and 2 inches wide.   It has batting in it.   All fabrics were out of my scrap stash, lining was a remnant.   Straps for hanging were the cuffs I'd cut off of a shirt that I repurposed.

Front shown here, with the two outer pockets.
Back view of the bag.
While pulling the scraps for the walker bag I went through and pulled all of the short pieces, and those that were narrow or weren't prints that I hadn't used in forever to do string piecing on adding machine tape.  I measured the length in the strips shown in this picture and total pieced length is almost 960 inches.
These strips finished off all the oddball scraps, and there is between 350 and 400 inches in these.   I think I might have enough for a couple of quilts....lol.

Still to be done is to trim these strips down to a consistent 3" or 3.5" width and figure out what I want to do with them.  I do have an idea for these, but need to do some sketching to see how things would look before sewing.

I've also gone through the light blue and teal/turquoise blue scraps and pulled out the small scraps and strips.   And they are now sew together now. 

Don't forget to check out what everyone has done this month - 

1. For the house I inherited, even though the more I deal with things in the house, the more my plans on what I need to do to be able to live there change.   Good to learn to flexibility in planning!

2. For the blessing of friends who have helped so much in working on the house.