Sunday, October 30, 2016



October is almost gone and Thanksgiving is just around the corner.  I can almost smell the dressing and pumpkin pie now.

In another week or so we will find out who our new president will be and whether or not that candidate can make his/her promises a reality.

I just finished another Present Quilt top in a totally different colorway than the previous one I recently posted~~~~


This one is for someone special for Christmas.  It is with my quilter and it should be back in a month or so.  How do you like this pattern in black/gold?  The other Present Quilt top in is the post before this one.

Wishing you a blessed day ..... Barb

Friday, October 21, 2016


Fall is gracing us with her fickle weather.  Yesterday I was wearing flip flops and today I need to wear socks and boots.  This normal for our weather.

I finish piecing the top of the Present quilt I hope to finish this year.  Here it is before quilting....


This is a fun block to make.  The fabric is Holiday Flourish by Robert Kaufman.  It has quite a bit of gold metallic and it's definitely festive.  The ribbons/bows are made from stash fabric.  The background is a soft cream with very pale leaves and berries. 

Now I'm off to work on another Christmas project. 

Be blessed   ~~~  Barb

Friday, October 14, 2016


This is another dreary day.  Some people have trouble dealing with days like this, but I love them.  There's nothing nicer than lighting a few candles, making a cup of tea and settling in with a good book or some sewing.  Dottie and Olive love these days, too.  Here's what Dottie has been up to this morning......

My sewing room is looking like it exploded, or may imploded would be a better word.  I'm working on two quilts that I need to get to my quilter asap since she's retiring the end of this year.  Here's a peek at two of the blocks for our Christmas quilt....                                 

I will be making a large pot of beef stew this afternoon for dinner and take half of it to our neighbors.  Time permitting I may put together a couple loaves of beer bread to go with the stew. 

I hope you are snug and cozy wherever you are.  Thanks for stopping in ~~~~~

Monday, October 10, 2016


The last time I blogged it was we are in the beginning of Fall.  The leaves are starting to turn, acorns are falling and mornings are chilly.  This is my favorite time of the year.

Despite my good intentions, I'm so far behind with everything.
So what have I been doing?  I had a spell of health issues that are somewhat resolved for now;  our little Scottie Olive had to have major surgery and spent ten days in the hospital and had to have lots of attention when she came back home; and we have been super busy with our company.  This was a rough Summer but we are looking forward to the rest of this year being slower and much more peaceful.  Thanksgiving is next month ~~~  can you believe it!

I joined a group at Missouri Star a few weeks ago and we made pillowcases for the kids in Louisiana who had been flooded out of their homes and schools.  It was a blessing helping out.  We all pulled together and surpassed our goals!!

I finished the Flutterbye quilt I was working on and it's become one of my favorites ~~

A few weeks ago I received a wonderful package from a friend on the Missouri Star forum that contained about four yards of this wonderful fabric ~~~~

I'm working on a few little gifts for Christmas but can't post pictures until after they are given. 
That's pretty much it for me right now.  I hope you are being creative and being blessed.