Saturday, February 24, 2018

Stash Report - week 8

Les Fleurs de Nantes
Michelle Yeo for Penny Rose Designs
Used this week:      06.25 yards  
Used year to date:                      50.00 yards
Added this week:    11.50 yards
Added year to date:                    21.25 yards
NET USED 2018:                                28.75 yards


Friday, February 23, 2018

RSC18: February - purple

It's the last Saturday of the month already!  I did manage to finish this purpley top using assorted orphan blocks and filler parts -- happy to clear this group of pieces out of my UFO collection at last.  It will be sent to our local Patches of Love organization as a top with backing, and they will finish it and donate it to one of several local charities. 

See other purple projects at Scrap Happy Saturday.


Thursday, February 22, 2018

Home Improvement

This week we had ceiling work done up in the vault, and also the dining room, stair case and front hall were painted.  This was a bit disruptive because the dining room is the physical center of the house, so everything else was affected. ( That's my sewing room door at the top of the stairs.)

All went well, and we can get the house put back together tomorrow.


Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Tuesday, February 20, 2018


Well, here are some goodies I unearthed during this week's "Purge the Workroom" challenge.  Maybe a crazy quilt project in my future?


Monday, February 19, 2018



Sunday, February 18, 2018



Saturday, February 17, 2018

Stash report - week 7

Used this week:      03.75 yards  
Used year to date:                      43.75 yards
Added this week:    00.00 yards
Added year to date:                    09.75 yards
NET USED 2018:                                34.00 yards


Thursday, February 15, 2018

Not Baker's Dozen after all

The latest subject of my  "Purge the Workroom" effort ...

So this started out last autumn as Jen Kingwell's Baker's Dozen.  It spent the holiday season languishing as the bottom layer on my design wall, and finally saw the light of day again this week.  My interest in and vision for the original project has apparently changed quite a bit in the meantime, and this is where it's ending up.  The center medallion is true to the pattern, but after that things took their own direction.

Maybe I'll call it Carnival.

So far this week:

Shaun White (our hometown boy!) won his snowboard half-pipe gold medal at the Winter Olympics VS. the government is in shambles, and getting worse every day.

I saw a red-shouldered hawk perched right outside the window VS. 17 killed today in yet another school shooting, in Florida this time.

It's getting more and more difficult to maintain balance and hope.  This is a quilting and homelife blog, and I normally don't include political content, but the world is getting more grim by the day.   I'm sad a lot.