Tuesday, November 10, 2015

WOW! Time slipped away from me! Truffula Trees and Quitling

Hi Stampers and Stichers,

I'm so sorry I haven't posted in a while. I've been quilting, and rearranging, cleaning here and there, organizing, and playing with those cute little grandkids of ours.  I'm trying to dress up the grandkids room. Their room just isn't big enough! They are taking over the basement! The toys, not the grandkids. LOL  Here's a few photos of what I've been working on...

A couple of truffula trees ...I'm going to decorate their room with crafty things from the Lorax. Next on the agenda is a wooden Lorax guy and his lil friend the teddy bear. The truffula trees are held up with black thread and those 3M command strips

Next is the Dear Jane quilt I've been working on. My friends and I are making 4 blocks per week. It doesn't seem like a great task but some of these templates are crazy!! Don't forget the easy patterns on this website and the easy template gudie to block building here.

Besides Dear Jane, I'm in the middle of making some blocks of the month for a friend. I am in a group with some friends and we decided to create our own BOM again. It was so much fun this year. 

A couple of the ladies wanted the same block again this next year so they can make their quilt bigger. What an excellent idea!

Last year mine was the card trick in light blue and light green. I'll share a photo after it comes back from the quilter. Along with a Riley Blake "wheels" tumbler quilt that I whipped out with 2 - 5" charm packs. With this fancy ruler and this crazy, fun tutorial, it was super easy. That was an easy project!

You guessed it! This year it is one color, next year it's the opposite. Pretty nice! This is the

Next is a minion panel that I'm making for someone. I can't say who as they might read this!! The pattern is here.

Well that's it for today's blogging. I have to finish doing the laundry! Boooo!

Happy Crafting and Have a great week!!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015


Hi Stampers and Stitchers,

I am so sorry about not posting lately! Where does the time go?  Just kidding...I know where it went. LOL

I have been collecting free quilt patterns from participating quilt shops in the Row by Row Experience.  You won't believe how much fun this is!!  I'm having a blast. I've traveled all over Michigan and to parts of Indiana. I will travel the southern cities of Indiana in a week or so.

I won't be making a quilt right away. I'm busy with the RXR and watching grandbabies.

I did make a card or two and forgot to take a photo before stuffing them in their envelopes and sending them out to friends.  I did remember tonight.  I really like this stamp set and the color just pops, don't you think?

I will try not to stay away again so long. Time just flies by!!

Please ask me any questions you may have about this card.

The punch is discontinued and the word stamp is from another source.

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Crafting!!

Stamps: Summer Silhouettes ( clear mount)

Summer Silhouettes ( wood mount)

Thursday, June 11, 2015


Hi Stampers and Stitchers,

tonight I finished block 6 of Pat Sloan's Vacation BOM for 2015.  This one is called Summer Nights.  I have to say, the whole quilt is coming along quite nice!! The more blocks I make, the better I get. :D

If you have any questions, please email me.


Wednesday, June 10, 2015


Hi Stampers and Stitchers,

I can now show off my turtle quilt that I made because it is gifted! Whew!  This quilt was so fun to make! I quilted it myself.  It was a bear but I got it done. :)  Only one tiny pucker in it and I think that one will wash out. Yay!

Please ask any questions that you may have.


As Always Happy Crafting and Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, May 29, 2015


Hi Stampers and Stitchers,

I was asked by my SIL to make some more cards for church. They send these out to folks who can't get into service due to bad weather, and well you know…those darn ailments! :)

The first card is for the men. I saw this on the web and asked if I could CASE it and she said yes!
I was elated!  The DSP is retired but if you click on this link we have lots more to chose from that are just as handsome.

The second card is for women and I think what is also fitting for couples.  Although I'd like to put lovey bluebirds on some cards. I'll test that out later. :D

I hope you enjoy these cards and your day!

Stamps:    Wetlands Clear Mount

               Wetlands Wood Mount

              Hardwood Clear Mount

Hardwood Wood Mount

Paper: Crumb CakeBasic BlackWhisper White, and DPS (disc)

Accessories:  Square punch but you can use the banner framelit dies, much easier. 

Stamps: other company (please email me for the name)

Paper:     Whisper White  and Melon Mambo

The DSP is retired.

Inks:  Melon Mambo

Accessories:  corner rounder, Stampin Up Trimmer, bone folder and the Simply Scored comes in handy all the time. I especially love the diagonal plate.

As Always Happy Crafting and Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015


Hi Stampers and Stitchers,

Today was an awesome day. It rained! and I stamped!  We need more flowers here in Indiana. :)

My first card for you I call flower delight. I love the stamp set Petal Potpourri and the matching punch.  If you love this set, it is only available until June 2. Stampin Up did not continue it into the new catalog. The flower medallion punch is carried over. Although CASED, I really enjoyed stamping this card.  I did finish this card off with a hello die cut from our Hello You thinlit die set. I used Wild Wasabi cardstock for the word. Also the two way glue pen came in handy for placement.

And now for my second card, I've been working with a lot of red and black fabric and I thought, why not a card? hmmm   So here it is!  I stamped off once on some of the images so they didn't turn out so dark. I have not added a sentiment yet.  What do you think of the card? I like it!! :)  

Painted Petals in only available until June 2. 

Stamp Sets:  Sheltering Tree Photopolymer Only and Painted Petals Clear Mount Set

Cardstock: Real Red and Whisper White

As Always Happy Crafting and Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Still Quilting with Pat Sloan; Following Her Vacation 2015 BOM

Hi Stampers and Stitchers,

I didn't realize it had been awhile since I posted.  I've been working on a very special quilt and I will show the final product when it is gifted and opened. It will be ready by June 5 (I'm hoping).

Here is block five of Pat Sloan Vacation Bom for 2015.  This BOM has been really fun to follow.  I chose my fabrics from a whole line and then some and they were on clearance yet to boot. I love that!

I received a Stampin Up order in on Friday. The grandchildren left Friday evening, so hopefully I'll be playing with those sets on Memorial Day. No bar-b-q's that I've heard of as of yet. :(

Here are my very special blocks.  Enjoy! and have a terrific long weekend!!

As Always Happy Crafting and Thanks for stopping by!