Thursday, June 22, 2017

Oak Grove

I still haven't settled my mind on a new direction for quilting, but last week while I was cleaning I came across this dormant project.

A new oak tree grew today!  These are 18" blocks, so approximately 25" on point.

Each block takes hours of mindful sewing.  It will be a long while before I have the entire forest done. 


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Happy Summer!


Tuesday, June 20, 2017


Making a list ...

Cornucopia - a UFO of mine

Oh My Stars - Christmas VFW on reds

Moonlight Madness 
Betsy Chutchian - Just Treats, No Tricks

Cathedral Windows - 30s

Scrappy 1800s Log Cabin

Something Kaffe Fassett


Monday, June 19, 2017


We've lived in this house for eight years today!  We so enjoy this house, and love living in Big Bear --  it's been14 years up here in the mountains already, counting the cabin before this. 

The time will come when we want to move closer to the grandkids, and to more than just basic medical services, but for now this is where our hearts live.
The time goes so fast ...


Sunday, June 18, 2017

Stash Report - week 24

Used this week:       04.25 yards
Used year to date:                             149.75 yards
Added this week:    00.00 yards
Added year to date:                            76.25 yards

Net used for 2017:                                                  73.50 yards


Saturday, June 17, 2017


Friday, June 16, 2017

Shifting gears

In conjunction with the workroom decluttering inevitably comes some mental and spiritual decluttering and reorganizing ...

On my mind for consideration this weekend:

1.  Reasons to continue making quilts - my quiltmaking journey has changed direction several times already in the past couple of decades, and I seem to be at another fork in the road.

2.  Reasons to continue blogging - this activity has also taken several reincarnations since I began blogging in 2004.  Wonder where I'm at with it these days?


Thursday, June 15, 2017

Clean sweep!

Major decluttering going on in my sewing room!  Things were taken apart and moved last week when the window guys were here working.  My first inclination was to shove everything back in place as quickly as possible, but now that so much has been unearthed, I'm giving it all a second look.

Plenty of supplies and projects that I'm no longer interested in for one reason or another, so the thrift shop will be enjoying a sizeable donation in the next day or so!  There aren't enough years remaining in my lifetime to complete/consume all this stuff!!!