"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, February 19, 2024

"It Moose Be Love" Blog Hop

 The "It Moose Be Love" blog hop starts today.  The challenge was: It's the month of "Love".  Show what it is that you love.   Moose are optional, of course. 

Be sure to check out what all of the blog hoppers post this week.

Monday February 19


Pattern Princess

Karrins Crazy World

Quilted Snail

Elizabeth Coughlin Designs


Tuesday February 2

A Quiltery-For the Love of Geese

Quilting Gail

Quilted Delights

Words & Stitches


Kathy’s Kwilts and More


Wednesday February 21

Selena Quilts


Ms P Designs USA

Kathleen McMusing

Days Filled with Joy

Quilt Schmilt

Thursday February 22

Just Let Me Quilt


High Road Quilter

Just Sew Quilter


1. Inspector has been out to the house to see what needs to be done to remediate the asbestos and some other issues.   Waiting now on estimate to see what that comes back looking like.

2. Beautiful late winter weather here in the Valley of the Sun.

"It Moose Be Love" Blog Hop - My Day

 Today is my day to post on the "It Must be Moose" blog hop.   

I'm running late on finishing up the final Christmas gift from 2023.  But this hop got me into gear on it.  

I found this moose fabric last year and it seemed perfect for a niece who loves moose.   Only difficulty was figuring out what to make with it because she really doesn't use tote bags much, and that would have been my first choice.  Her mom suggested a lunch bag so I went looking for an easy pattern.

Pattern I found was off of Etsy, and is easy and a good size.........but the download didn't have instructions when I printed it out.  Oops, so I had to search on youtube for a tutorial on a similar one.  Once I found that it was easy to put together.
Outside is the moose fabric, inside is a moda grunge polka dot.  I used one layer of insulbrite and a layer of a poly fleece for the batting in it.

Be sure to check out what everyone else has posted today.

Monday February 19


Pattern Princess

Karrins Crazy World

Quilted Snail

Elizabeth Coughlin Designs


1. for safe travels over this past weekend

2. For good friends who spend time with me when I need a boost, and who go shop-hopping with me for fun. =)

Thursday, February 15, 2024

ScrapHappy February 2024

 This month's scrappy sewing has been to work with some of the many inches of string strips that I made last month.   I continued working with the blue string strips to make the blocks that I needed for the main part of this quilt. 

The blocks were easy to make, but several of the last few ended up with corners that were a little wonky in spite of my best efforts.   Oh well....it is what it is.  =) 

Still to come is the border.  That will start with using the last 4 of the red/cream HST's that I have.  Still thinking about what else to do.

After getting the blocks finished, I then dealt with the bits and pieces that were cut off when trimming off the corners after doing the final seams.  Ended up with 20 - 2.5" unfinished HST's that will get used in another project and 4 scrappy sections for future postcards.

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

1. For getting an appointment for an inspection and estimate to get the flooring with asbestos in it remediated.  Hoping for, praying for an estimate & price that is affordable.

2. For friends who keep me grounded and focusing on what needs to be done.