20 February, 2017

Constellations QAL: February block

Good morning to you all, friends. Pictured above is my February block for The Constellations monthly QAL at: The Academic Quilter. It is on the right side, already sewn to the January block. February's color is sea green/aqua/turquoise. The block is an older design, called the Magic Cross. This QAL is so colorful + fun. Be sure to visit The Academic Quilter to see all of Mari's wonderful quilting, including this project. Prim blessings.

16 February, 2017

old Mason© jars

Welcome to another Thrifty Thursday find. These Mason© jars were actually in a cardboard box on the floor at a local thrift store. They were only .50¢ each, so I got them all except one (it had a small crack in it). They will be used for crafting, and two have already been used, lol. 'Already posted about them. Since long ago all we had in our basement and under our kitchen sink had been found, these were a happy find. Have you found any great items lately?

10 February, 2017

Italian Shoo Fly quilt top completed!

Recently I joined in the Italian Shoo Fly QAL over at: My Joyful Journey. Barbara hosted this fun and informative event, and it was very educational + fun. Pictured here is my completed quilt top. This quilt top is all machine-made, and the fabrics are all from my stash. 'Had been saving that hunter green floral for something special, and it was perfect for this quilt's borders and future binding. The quilt top finished at 34.50"X43.50". Be sure to go visit My Joyful Journey to see more quilt tops, and enjoy Barbara's blog. Sending many thanks to Barbara for hosting this wonderful QAL. Prim quilting blessings.

~Linking-up with: My Joyful Journey's Italian Shoo Fly Link party~

05 February, 2017

Civil War Quilts' Yankee Diary QAL: blocks #1


Good morning everyone. I am participating on the Yankee Diary QAL at: Civil War Quilts Blog. Pictured above is one of the two blocks for month 1, January. This appliqued quilt block is called the New York Rose. My chosen colorway is navy, mustard and cream/beige. Well, plus a bit of dark red as well. The fabrics are all from my stash. Be sure to go check-out this fun QAL. There will be a new block(s) posted every month. There is also a Flickr group. To see the 2nd block for January, you know the deal... follow the link below my signature. Prim blessings.

31 January, 2017

Snowman doll from 2014

Good afternoon friends. Pictured above is a darling snowman that was included in the Homespun Holidays Giveaway back in 2014. There was not a close-up photo of him, so here he is again, re-posted, lol. He is from a pattern by: Sweet Meadows Farm named HoHoHo, Let It Snow. Someday I will make one for myself. Isn't he just too cute?

~Linking-up with Val at Tuesday Archives: snowmen~

30 January, 2017

Granddaughter's toy box

Pictured above is my granddaughter, Macey. She is having fun writing on the chalkboard of her new bench toy box. "Santa" (great-grandma Sarah & granny Danice) bought this toy box and refinished it for Macey. It is solid wood, and appears to be about 25+ years old. It was in a horrible shape, but has "good bones". This is what it looks like after much sanding, painting, and child-proofing. There is even a pink damask seat cushion for Macey to sit on, plus two throw pillows. 'Want to see what the toy box looked like pre-restoration? Follow the link below my signature.