Saturday, January 27, 2018

It Happens

Somehow while trying to change my Feedly feeds over to a new Google account, I lost all the blogs I follow. Of course I know who you are, but finding your blogs to add again is taking me a while. So if you know I've been a reader of your blog or you are a visitor to mine, please leave a comment here and I'll make sure to get you all added to my new Feedly list. Thank you! :0)

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

It's a finish!

The t-shirt quilt is all done now and has been gifted to it's new owner, who loves it. There will be another quilt made for the same person at some point, as her mom has a whole tub full of t-shirts from her Army days that she wants made into a quilt. 

Hopefully I can find some time to sew on my scrappy batik quilt soon. I can't wait to have actual blocks to show you! :0)

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Christmas cactus

When I was going through my batiks to cut them into 2-1/2 inch squares, I found a piece of fabric that I just couldn't cut into. I loved it just the way it was. So I ended up attaching it to a piece of background fabric with batting behind it and I framed it. It reminds me of the ocean.

When I moved into my apartment, I ended up giving most of my houseplants to my mom. They all love it at her house and are doing very well. I did keep one of my Christmas cactus and it's in bloom now. This one is so pretty! :0)

Saturday, December 16, 2017

A stocking to stuff

This is Ava's second Christmas, but last year she was too young to know that I hadn't gotten her a Christmas stocking made yet. I got busy this week and that has now been remedied. She has a stocking that will be used for many years to come.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017


I was looking through some photos on my computer the other day and of course many of them were taken at the house we used to live in. Sometimes the memories of our years there make me smile and other times they make me sad. I miss so many things about living there, but it was definitely time to move on and start a new chapter in my life and I'm totally OK with that.

One new thing is my little Christmas tree. I got this alpine tree last year, and decorated it all in turquoise blue, silver and white...all new things for my new start. This year I pulled out my old ornaments and went with all red and green for my tree and I love it. It's nice to see some of my old ornaments too. The angel on the top and many of the ornaments were made by my mom over the years. I'd like to say Ava helped me decorate the tree, but she was taking off the ornaments as fast as I was putting them on. lol

I took the time this week to put together a little shadow box for Ava showing off some of the seashells she picked up at the beach in October, as well as a few pictures of her at the beach. I'm sure when she's older she'll appreciate it much more than she does now. But for the time being I can look at it and smile every time I see it and remember how much she loved the sand and the water.