A Quick Project

Remember the quick and easy project that I began when the power was out (click here)?

I found a free pattern online called Sugar Town.

Alyssa's Quilt

I am not a sweet pink, baby blue girlie type of gal, but I have a little girl in mind who I think will love this quilt.

I have had fun taking time out to sew this up.

I changed the original pattern just a bit.  I added setting triangles and corners to my version.

Alyssa's Quilt

The quilt top is as big as the garage door.  Ha, ha!



Bucks in the Garden

Sunday was a very pleasant and relaxing winter day for Hubby and me.

Hubby enjoyed working on his model projects, and I spent the day working on sewing projects.

And we both enjoyed the view right outside our window.



Look carefully; there are two bucks snacking on oak leaves.



Power Outage? Sew What!

I had an entire afternoon off from the day job, so I planned to spend it working on a new project.  No deadlines, not doing housework, no have to do because…; just for the fun of it.

We were in the midst of our first blizzard of the season.  A cozy afternoon with a pot of tea and in my favorite space of the house would be heaven on earth.

But when I came home, the power was out.

Sew what!  Light the lamps and the woodstove, and all is well!

Power Outage

It was out for twelve hours!

November OMG 2017 Goal

Number 2 was drawn by Patchwork Times for the November UFO goal.

My number 2 is to do something with the Brazilian embroidery piece that I finished back in the year 2012.

Brazilian Embroidery

I have decided to make it into a pillow.

I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts for One Monthly Goal (OMG). Click on the link and check out the other goals for November!

October OMG 2017 Goal Update

My goal for October was to work on my Aunt Bea’s Parlor embroidery project.

I wanted to finish the embroidery, and get the blocks squared up and the corner triangles added.

All but the last block are finished in the photo below.  All are sewn together, except the last row.

Aunt Bea's Parlor

I am liking this!

Aunt Bea's Parlor

I even have the first round of borders sewn…a bonus for me, as I didn’t expect to get this far this month.

Aunt Bea's Parlor

I am linking up with OMG at Elm Street Quilts and Patchwork Times.


Thanks to Slow Sunday Stitching yesterday, I finished embroidering the 20th (and last) block!

Aunt Bea's Parlor - Block 20

I also sewed the last row to the rest of the blocks, and put the top border on.

Aunt Bea's Parlor

I’m pretty happy with the progress of this project!

Aunt Bea's Parlor

Slow Sunday Stitching

I am pleased to say that Block 19 from the Aunt Bea’s Parlor project is completed!

Aunt Bea's Parlor - Block 19

I’ll be working on Block 20…the last block!

Woo Hoo!

Aunt Bea's Parlor - Block 20

I am linking up with Kathy’s Quilts Slow Sunday Stitching

Thanks to Kathy, I have been motivated to get these blocks embroidered.  If you click on the link, you can check out the projects that others are working on! 

Maybe you’ll be motivated to work on a project that has been sitting around just waiting for some slow stitching, too!

Slow Sunday Stitching

“I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.” – Henry David Thoreau


“Each year, the Great Pumpkin rises out of the pumpkin patch that he thinks is the most sincere. He’s gotta pick this one. He’s got to. I don’t see how a pumpkin patch can be more sincere than this one. You can look around and there’s not a sign of hypocrisy. Nothing but sincerity as far as the eye can see.”
– Charles M. Schulz


“October, baptize me with leaves! Swaddle me in corduroy and nurse me with split pea soup. October, tuck tiny candy bars in my pockets and carve my smile into a thousand pumpkins. O autumn! O teakettle! O grace!”
– Rainbow Rowell 

While I enjoy these splendid Autumn days, I am slowly making progress on the Aunt Bea’s Parlor embroidery blocks.

Block 18 is finished!

Aunt Bea's Parlor - Block 18

Along with stitching on Block 19 today, I am going to plant a few bulbs in the garden.  

That is an interesting thought to ponder…planting hope while the leaves are falling.

Aunt Bea's Parlor - Block 19

I am linking up with Kathy’s Quilts Slow Sunday Stitching.  If you click on the link, you can check out the projects that others are working on!  Maybe you’ll be inspired to relax with some slow stitching, too!