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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Packing for Retreat

It was my goal to not overpack for retreat. Either projects or stuff in general.

I took five projects with me and worked on all of them!

1) Scrappy Mountain Majesties

2) Walk in the Park

3) Cut my border for Saturday Sampler. Sewed a little too

4) Sew my drunkards path animals. 2 of 3 done

5) Sew on bug rail fence. No pictures but I know I need 9 rows and completed 2 or 3

I am learning what can be accomplished in these timeframes. Boy it was hard sitting for four days. I had a chair pad and got up and down regularly. I started stretching a little on the third day and decided I need to make that a general practice now.

I had a great time and got to see people from previous retreats. I semi controlled myself at the guild garage sale table. I bought some yarn, a tote bag; fabric, books and a magazine. I already have plans for most of the fabric! Bonus!

Have you been retreating lately?


Saturday, October 13, 2018

A Walk in the Park

I made this jelly roll quilt in a single, long day of sewing. It’s called A Walk in the Park and can be found on Craftsy. When I first found the pattern it was free but now they charge.

It’s much prettier in real life. This is another one from my estate sale fabrics. Two small jelly rolls which cost me about $3 each. There was also a FQ bundle that I will use to make a backing big enough. I picked the backing up at the retreat guild table for a few bucks. More projects coming.


Friday, October 12, 2018

October OMG Complete

I am away at retreat. It started yesterday around 9 a.m. I went straight to work on my Scrappy Mountain Majesties. Added the last two rows. First border added. Second border added.

First finish of the retreat!

Linking up with Patty at Elm Street Quilts ( when it opens)


Thursday, October 11, 2018


I had quite a few finishes at the beginning of 3Q but then I fizzled out. Mainly because I couldn’t get into finishing the current quilt on my frame. Easy start to the list!

1) Nancie’s Floral

2) Ray’s horse quilt

3) Dylan’s Yoda quilt

4) Tom’s Scrappy Mountain Majesties

5) Dr Liang’s pincushion
6) 3 swap postcards
7) Pink and Green Strip Stacks
8) Red Strip Stacks
9) Purple Strip Stacks
10) Yellow and Green 3 yard quilt
11) Red and Black 3 yard quilt
12) Lavender and Yellow 3 yard quilt
13) Yellow Spider web quilt
14) BCS Mystery
15) Renee’s Navy
16) Pieced Together Contest
17) Double Wedding Ring
18) Armadillo wall hanging
19) Fishy Fishy wall hanging
20) Lighthouse wall hanging
21-25) 5 Charity quilts
26) The Aquarium
27) Vikki’s baby quilt

I don’t expect to get through this list but it gives me options through the end of the year!

Linking up with Leanne at She Can Quilt.

Are you participating?


Tuesday, October 09, 2018


How do retired people keep up with the day of the week? I only had yesterday off and wondered at least once what day it was today. The only thing that gave it away was that I was at church sewing with the ladies.

I took two projects with me. One was my Scrappy Mountain Majesties and the other was my selvedge Christmas tree wall hanging. I worked on SMM sewing the rows together until I realized I was missing blocks. I sewed half the rows together.

While I was trying to decide if I wanted to sew the rest together or wait I switched to my Christmas tree. I decided to miter the borders.

I sewed the top and bottom border on. I repaired some missed seams. I sewed one corner and didn’t like the results so picked it out. The corners are pinned. I’m thinking of top stitching them. It will sit while I’m at retreat.

I continued on with SMM and added two more rows. Now I needed the missing blocks (left at home) in order to finish.

I went home and found the errant blocks. They’re all safely packed with the rest of my things heading to retreat.

How many projects this time for this 3.5 day retreat? I think there are five. Scrappy Mountain Majesties, rail fence project, Walk in the Park (jelly roll pattern), drunkards path project and Saturday Sampler borders. Oh, I better find that pattern!

That’s it folks. Next time I’ll be reporting from Witchita Falls, TX.

What are you working on?


Monday, October 08, 2018

Week of Vacation

I work for a bank so I get bankers holidays. Today is Columbus day plus I had planned to take Thursday and Friday off so I decided to take the entire week.

Today I decompressed a little. Watched tv, ran an errand with a friend and went to a medical procedure to talk to the doctor with him afterwards. It was easy after the weekend I had!

Saturday we went south to Kerens, TX. What beautiful country! We picked up a friend and his dog before heading down. We had three young men that followed soon after and met us there.

The mission was for those young men to ride an unbroken horse.

We told Prince, the horse, of their plan and he showed his reaction.

This horse has never been ridden. But these guys gave it a try!

Up for a second. He was never able to get back on in spite of trying.

This guy stayed on about 1 second longer than the first. He was able to get on several times but was thrown off quickly.

Prince won the weekend! While this was going on, a storm was building to the west. Luckily when it passed over it only dropped a few sprinkles before building behind us to the east.

Everyone walking back together after all the fun.

We all left happy but tired. I think we wore someone out. She’s laying on the back of my dog who also crashed.

We look forward to going back. Hope you enjoyed our fun. More soon!

Where are you going on vacation and what are your plans?


Wednesday, October 03, 2018

October OMG

It’s not rocket science. I almost didn’t participate this month. I’ve had the same goal two months in a row and failed to complete it. You see I was trying to use OMG to force myself to get quilts quilted. It’s not motivating me for whatever reason.

So this month I’m switching gears. I was working on a quilt that I’ve been wanting to make fir at least a year niw. When I was planning for retreat I decided it was time to cut it out and get started.

This month I’m going to get my Scrappy Mountain Majesties to top stage, a flimsy.

I’m going with this layout. I have picked all the matched pairs apart. I didn’t trim them before but decided I needed to. I’ve trimmed and sewn 11 pairs back together and have two complete rows. I need 8 rows in all.

I will be choosing one of the plaids used in the blocks to make a narrow inner border. Then there will be a wide neutral border using the same consistent neutral from the blocks.

Linking with Elm Street Quilts for the One Monthly Goal.