Wednesday, January 18, 2017


I am a project finisher. There are very few projects that I have started and not finished.( Not counting the leisure suit I started for my ex-husband and decided it looked terrible and never finished.  He still hasn't forgiven me for that.). Sometimes I have two counted Cross stitch projects going at once. And sometimes I have two quilts going.  But something has happened to me! I have six unfinished projects(UFOs). I have two more of the flannel quilts that I showed on January 10, and the leaf quilt I showed on January 14. I have a sampler quilt I started years ago in a class.

I have a scrap quilt that I started after seeing a similar one on Quilty Folk.

 I also have a fan quilt that I like very much made from floral scraps.


Monday, January 16, 2017

A March to save Health Care

Yesterday, Hubby, my son, Jim, and I went to a March in Warren, Michigan to save health care.  There were thousands there and it was lots of fun, Bernie Sanders, Chuck Schumer, Debbie Stabinow, Sander Levin, Gary Peters and our Rep Brenda Lawrence were there. It was cold, 18 degrees but the sun was shining. I plan on going to the Women's March on Saturday in D.C.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

The Leaf Project

Carole and I are still working on the leaf quilt. Progress is still slow. It is only a nine-patch but sometimes the patches have up to five pieces in each of the nine patches.  The directions call for paper piecing which I have never found to be easy. Probably the wine doesn't help. The last patch I did had to be completely redone because the color I chose for the leaf didn't match the adjacent block with the same leaf.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

A Comfort Quilt

I have a good friend, Sue, whom I met through the Lions Club.  She makes pajamas for under privileged kids. Then she gives me her scraps and I make quilts from them.  So far I have made seven quilts using her scraps and have enough to make three more. This quilt is not a work of art by any means but it is warm with a flannel front and back and no batting.  I yarn tied it. I made one just like it for myself.  Hubby uses it for naps, with the dog, on the sofa.  My daughter, Mary has one that she took to her chemo treatments.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Leon and Lulu

In Clawson, Michigan, there is the most wonderful store, Leon and Lulu.  I went there on Tuesday with my friend, Dorothy, a sprightly 87 year old, who makes me look like a lazy bum. We had a wonderful time.  I bought this coral shaped paper weight that just kept calling to me. Afterwards we had lunch at the Majave Cantina and Dorothy introduced me to a Mule.  It had too much lime juice.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Happy New Year

I have always been one to make New Year resolutions but every year they are the same.  I went to water aerobics this morning.  However Mary and Sofie came over for dinner and so the losing weight part will have to wait until tomorrow. I went to see my Mom today and had lunch with her.  She had her 99th birthday on the 21st of December. (She always reminds us that it is the shortest day of the year.) Hubby got a drone for Christmas which he says he can't believe how much fun he is having with it. I was glad to find out his makeshift wind sock was not made out of toilet paper.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Bitty Baby

Every year I make dresses for the two little girls for Christmas and I make matching dresses for their dolls. They both have Bitty Babies. This year I think the doll dresses were harder than the ones for the girls. I love making doll clothes.  One time, years ago, I had my kids and the neighbor kids in the basement sewing doll clothes.  I wonder if Bill W. remembers doing it.