Miscellaneous Monday…NEW stuff i gotta share


Happy Monday!

So…some people are quite creative with their firewood, right?!?  This place is just off a busy street about 5 minutes from my house…I’ve photographed some of their other ‘work’ before {previous post here}.

Hmm…so what else is NEW?  I recently finished A Traitor’s Wife:


I really like historical fiction, and although this book seemed a little drawn-out, especially in the middle of the book, I enjoyed it quite a bit.

I’ve started my next quilting project.  It will be something similar to this except in blues and whites:


Have a terrific day!  Do or Learn something NEW!



a NEW quilt…finally finished!


Hi all!  I hope you are having a great Wednesday!  I thought I’d better take a pic of this quilt I recently finished because I’m wrapping it today…(to be given away next week).

The to-be recipient has had a pretty hard year …lots of scraps!  I hope she is comforted by this blanket and knows it was made with love.

Now on to the next quilting project.  I figure if I have a quilt constantly in progress, it won’t really matter how slow I am.  They’ll get finished eventually.  (I won’t mention how long this one took me!) :o)

Have a great day!  Do or learn something NEW!

a NEW heirloom!

I FINALLY finished my Christmas quilt! I’ll be informing my family that it WILL be a family heirloom…because after the enormous amount of time I spent on it, my last will and testament is going to decree that my grand-children, great-grandchildren, great, great (and so on) MUST cherish this quilt and display it EVERY Christmas for generations!!! (Or I will haunt them :o) It WILL be a family heirloom!

After finishing, I gave my husband a very direct assignment. I told him to remind me NOT to start another quilt with that much piecing EVER AGAIN! He said, ‘You told me that after you finished the one hanging in our room’. WHAT? I DID? And you let me start another one? (He had no clue what I was ‘starting’)

This is the quilt hanging in our room:

This baby quilt, however, was very do-able.

From now on…it’s baby quilts for me, if there is any piecing involved!  Serious quilters call me a Big Baby!…But I’ve learned I’m a sprinter seamstress….marathon projects are just out of my league! What NEW thing have you learned today?