Monday, April 9, 2012


I made these pillowcases for the little girls across the street.  Sarah is 5 and Emily is 3.  They are cute little girls. Their mother had to go out and buy another pillow because they want the name pillows in the middle.  They love them.

I had to make something fun as all I  have been doing was putting things back in my 'room'.  Took forever - I went through everything and did some pitching.  Might as well do it now as I have been told by my two sons that when the time comes they will just put a dumpster out the window.  They have NO idea what is in here!!!

I have been working on my Christmas at Elm Creek that we were doing as a BOM online.  I was a couple of months behind.  I now have to do the center block which is approx. 28 x 28 - looks as though it will be a combo of machine and hand applique.  I am not a fan of fusible applique but......

Happy quilting

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Nice Surprise

This morning at 8 am I heard some noises.   Looked out the window and what a nice surprise - my youngest son (lives in Winchesster, MA) owns a landscaping company - well, his men were in my yard.  Thatched, edged, limed, fertilized and fixed a few sprinkler heads. It looks so nice!!!  I have the 'best' kids (adults now) in the whole world!!

 I didn't order any bark mulch yet so will have to do that ourselves.   I'll order 7 yards on Monday.

My sewing room is about 98% back together.  Need to hang some stuff on the walls and put a bit more away. It has been a very slow process as I am going through EVERTHING and have thrown stuff.  I found stuff I forgot I owned.  All projects are nicely organized and labeled.

My Tonga Rhapsody (batiks) BOM top is done.  I have the backing and made the binding so it is all set to put on the longarm when I get around to it.  It's 92 x 106.

Tomorrow before we go to daughter's for dinner (late), DH and I are going to plan out a raised bed veggie garden.

Happy Easter to all.