Saturday, March 25, 2017

Happy Birthday Max

Yep, it is hard to believe that a year has gone by.  The little devil has put us threw our paces...  He should be a lot better from now on.  He already has gotten a bit better.  He goes Tues for a new do.

Hugs, LJ & Max

Thursday, March 23, 2017


My friend Jeanne made the little quilt in my header for me.  I just love it and I will treasure it forever.  We have been friends for 50 years.  Thank you sweetie...

Monday, February 27, 2017


I am sending this to my niece for a baby on her hubbys side of the family. The baby will be named Keira Jani.  Very pretty name. I made a few  mistakes on this one with the binding.  It was a little thick to place around the hood but it is ok.  Sometimes the binding is a little bigger on the back.  Because it is terry I am not taking it apart to fix, it will have to do.  Also I had to use embroidery duck billed scissors (which I had and had never used before, lucky huh?)  to go around the applique to get rid of the fabric surrounding the embroidery because the instructions said it stitched the outline (around the embroidery cutout) first before the actual embroidery all in one but it didn’t.  On my machine it was separate.  I should have known this but it didn’t click till I was into the dang thing.   Oh well I know for next time.  Hubby said it looks like a cow not a giraffe, lol….  I wish it were more girly but casa rah sera  …

I threw in a card for her to give to keep up the theme...

Till next time. Hugs, LJ

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Getting Ready To Quilt

This post is for people who don't quilt. I thought I would give them a little quilting lesson. This is a great hobby and you have something really special when all said and done.  Actually I think the quilt top is the easy part. This step is harder for me. I think it is the crawling around on the floor, lol... Not as easy as it once was when you are 71.

Laying out the backing, batting and quilt top.  I use a light spray adhesive for quilts to stick it all together. This will wash out. I still use some safety pins because I don't trust the spray to do the entire job. On the bigger stuff you have to move it around a lot to get it thru the machine. 

I found the same fabric I used for the sashing in a flannel for the backing, yay....  Warm and Toasty....

This will take me a while, I am going around each animal square and the border around the animal square to quilt.  It is time consuming to get all that fabric where you want it to put it thru the machine.

Oh to have a long arm quilting machine, lol.... Way too much money for me.....  if I were younger I would invest in one and go into business.  What fun that would be....

Hugs, LJ

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Quilt top done

Now to sandwich and quilt and put binding on.  no big quilting job, will just do around squares.

Hugs, LJ

Friday, February 10, 2017

Hodge Podge Post

My birthday was last week and the kids got me all this great stuff!!!
Getting very old, getting here wasn't easy, lol....

Now I have no excuse but to learn how to make soap!

Beginning to put quilt together.  Screwed up the beginning of this quilt, took it apart and doing it this way. Oh E vay,,,, a quilting mishap!!!

Made a birthday card for grand (? is that what they are called) son in law

Made this sugar free pretty good brownie mix by Pillsbury.

Most snow we have gotten this year, but hear we are in for a lot more soon... I knew it was too good to be true....

hugs, LJ