Sunday, August 15, 2010


Have you heard about Inklingo? Linda Franz is always adding to her collection of Inklingo shapes that you can print directly onto the wrong side of your fabric using any inkjet printer. The cutting and sewing lines make it easy to sew either by hand or machine. Linda's latest offering is a free ($20.00 value) Hexagon Design Book.

And if you're a big fan of Monkey (and who isn't) here's a fun video.

Saturday, August 14, 2010


Not much going on here except for Cribbage games. I haven't won a single game. My Downy quilt is finished and ready for mailing on Monday. I'm also done with the applique center of my Medallion quilt. I don't think I posted an updated picture of the 4" swap blocks. The cats have a new toy that Jim found at a sale. It makes a crinkling noise when they touch it. That's my week in a nutshell.

Monday, August 9, 2010

New Decade

I'm not sure how it happened, but I've entered a new decade of my life. Last Friday was my 60th birthday. It's still difficult to say. I'll get over it. So how did I celebrate the days leading up to the big day? They were spent in a hospital bed drinking clear liquids. The diagnosis was diverticulitis. I was told it happens to many people as they get older. Okay, rub it in, doc. Feeling much better today and working on another UFO. I started the applique center for Edyta Sitar's Medallion Quilt. The scrappy HSTs units were one of my Fantastic Friday projects from a couple of years ago.

There were a few finishes since my last post. I made a little purse for my granddaughter, Abby.

In our Civil War Tribute Club at the shop, we are exchanging album blocks. Twenty-four ladies signed up to swap. For once, mine are done, signed and delivered way ahead of the deadline.

Also working a small cross stitch piece from Prairie Schooler called "Songs of the Season", booklet #81.

Finally, I finished this little table runner from a Judy Ziosios kit. She teaches water color projects and photo transfer projects among other things.