Saturday, April 22, 2017

a foul deed....


This beautiful Lakota star quilt was stolen off the altar of a church in Pine Ridge, South Dakota yesterday.   The evil that men--and sometimes women--do takes no holiday...ever.   I saw this on facebook first thing this morning and was sickened.   Our native citizens have already suffered way more than is humanly tolerable and this just adds to the insult.   Hoping that by getting the word out, this will lose its value for the perp and be returned unscathed.  If I were flush, I'd rent a billboard.  ***  the weekend is here and my to-do list is in good shape.  have to add re-washing kitchen floor after dropping entire jar of applesauce that shattered and splattered.  doll quilt is done and ready to mail.  log cabin flimsy done and outta here.  just 3 lap robes to finish and a summer top for the DD and I can get back to UFOs in earnest.  taking a summer break from charity sewing and already have more than enough projects lined up....job?  who has time for a job???

Monday, April 17, 2017

design wall monday

even though it's a cloudy and rainy monday here, my heart is joyful....something about Easter monday always makes me feel good....the tragedy and horror of the crucifixion is over and resurrection has breathed new life into the world....

so, been playing in the plaids today....no doubt bonnie hunter will recognize these blocks.  since my charity and swap sewing is on track and nearly done, took a break for some stash fun. 


this is bonnie's 'bargain basement' pattern that have been itching to do....total of 42 blocks are needed plus a couple of nice borders.  just happened to have some little 3.5" solid squares in the elfa drawer waiting for this project.  will be great for hand quilting too....stay tuned!

and the other day got re-acquainted with this UFO of some hand-pieced bow tie blocks, also in solid...

the little 4-patches were made up of some tiny sample squares flung to me a couple of years ago, and the plum strips are repurposed from another project, leading to this...


this flimsy will need a total of 20 blocks of 16 little bow tie blocks...i've got 7 blocks done so nearly halfway there....but still need about 200 bow ties.   so you see, i AM trying very hard to use up my stash but still don't seem to be sewing fast enough.....does anyone really?  ***  as far as adding to the stash, i caved this year for jo morton's little women club from busy thimble in maine, which should arrive soon.  that plus the current UFOs are on my summer sewing list, while a much-needed break from charity work is planned.  but you know what they say about plans....LOL!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

happy easter!

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my second Easter here in the south and it's gonna be a warm one, like 85 degrees!  sending Easter and Passover greetings to all my blog readers....