Thursday, May 3, 2018

Hi Everyone,

It's been too long, again.  Seems like it has been a very busy (good busy!) time over here at the homestead.  Painting, new livingroom carpet, yadda, yadda.  As you know, when one room of the house is compromised, the whole house seems to get involved!  Still working on getting things back in closets, on shelves, cabinets, etc.  All in good time. 

In between, I have been accomplishing some sewing projects, working on family history and many other mundane, but, necessary tasks.  Oh, and, doing some baking!  Bread mostly.  Here is a picture of English Muffin Bread - Yum!

Scrappy Star Quilt (Kathleen Tracy pattern) hung on compression quilt hanger handmade by DH.

Bitty Quilt (Minnick and Simpson pattern) completed and adorned by handmade strawberry pin emeries handmade by my friend, Lizzy ( - they are often for sale in her Etsy shop.  I purchased a few recently (in following picture).  Lizzy was kind enough to add some extra goodies!

I have yet to learn how to machine quilt.  For the most part, I handquilt when I can, or, use simple, straight stitches on my domestic machine.  From Pinterest, I found a nifty idea for using pipe insulation - guess you could use a pool noodle, as well, for basting a quilt.  Seemed to work pretty good for me when I basted the Scrappy Star Quilt.

Here are a few of my pics in the process

As for the Civil War Antebellum quilt along, I have gotten as far as Block Three - Friendship Star.  Made need to "unsew" this one - argh.  Not lying flat.  It was hand pieced.  Guess I did not "carefully" fussy cut the dark fabric.  Lesson learned. 

Well, that is it for today.  Sending blessings your way...Sue

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Hello Everyone...Today, I am linking up with Carol from as part of the "Small, Smaller, Smallest" blog hop.  I did post about this on February 28; however, I wanted to join in on the fun of this hop.  Here, again, is my little Mini Shoofly Quilt.

This delightful pattern is by Valerie Langue, owner of  The pattern was easy to follow using fabrics provided in a kit from Valerie.  It was machine pieced and hand quilted by me recently.  It was laundered, giving it that "hand" and appearance of being an antique. 

I have enjoyed joining this blog hop and visiting all of the other quilters who have contributed to same. So many lovely, talented people. 

Thank you, Carol, for allowing me to contribute.



Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Greetings!  Has been far too long between posts.

Here are a few recent works which I have completed:  Antebellum Quilt Block One designed by Barbara Brackman (see button on right side), Mini Shoofly Quilt designed by Valerie Langue of the Quilt Merchant/Journey of a Quilter blog and Windowpane designed by Kathleen Tracy, Sentimental Quilter blog February 2018 Small Quilt Challenge, respectively.

My friend, Sunny Dillingham sent me this beautiful bird fabric as we have both joined the Antebellum Quilt challenge.  Thank you, Sunny, for your generosity!

As you will see, the Windowpane quilt is a bit "puffy."  Used a different batting which I normally do not buy.  Somehow I acquired it and decided to use it here.  Perhaps once I wash it, the puffiness will be a bit tamer.  The Mini Shoofly was washed, giving it that crinkly antique appearance. 

Been having some left wrist issues.  MRI confirmed ganglion cyst.  Hand specialist recommended wearing brace at night (helping somewhat) and physical therapy.  While I had four sessions of PT, I am not convinced this is helping.  Will more than likely have the cyst removed laprascopicly.  In the meantime, I try to limit hand stitching to shorter periods at one stretch. 

Thank you for stopping by!


Saturday, December 23, 2017

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Healthy, Happy New Year ahead.  May you find Peace and all good things.  Safe travels.


Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Hello Everyone!

Just a quick note to wish all of you a very Healthy, Safe and Blessed Thanksgiving.  May you spend as much time as possible with those you love. 

I am also taking this opportunity to invite you to stop by my Etsy Shop

Blessings to you and yours


Friday, July 7, 2017

Greetings Everyone...hope this finds you and yours well.

A few pics to share.  Recent acquisitions.

 Above, sweet little pillow handmade by Saskia of tales from the birdhut

 Above, Peace Pin from Liz of I'm Going to Texas

Two plates purchased in antique shop somewhere in Indiana.  

Thanks for stopping by.  Hope to be more wordy soon.  Blessings from me to you.  Sue

Friday, June 30, 2017

Happy Fourth of July!  May you and yours be blessed with good health, safe travels and warm memories!