Monday, November 30, 2020


 I did spend time in the sewing room yesterday and instead of picking up I sewed!

All the millions of half square triangles for clue 1 of the Grassy Creek Mystery are sewn and trimmed. My 'grey' fabric is blue for a lake so mine are blue and yellow/gold.

I also sewed the stashbuster blocks together into a top. This one measures 48x60. A good snuggle size. Now to get it quilted.

Kids are dropped off to school and I need to get to work. Lets hope the attitude from the boy improves because he needed an attitude adjustment really bad this morning. His sister was all set to go 15 minutes early and just waited for him... who was 5-10 minutes late! Back to the grind after a week off.

Sunday, November 29, 2020

Sunday stitching

 Sunday is for some slow turtle stitching. I guess I have not touched this one since Thanksgiving day...this is the 4th block of my hand pieced Book Club sew along quilt from earlier this year. Some stitches should happen on it tonight.

The Endless Diamond block is ready to assemble. I am cutting these out using templates and hand piecing them. This will look like the blocks in the header. I'll need to prep some more of these today at some point.

This afghan I started last year in November for Emily. I think it is long enough... wish I had made it a little wider... but maybe a few rows of edging will help? This is a crochet blanket stitch pattern from Mama in a stitch. Peanut approves... but I had to quickly put it back in it's container as someone loves to eat yarn! I hope to finish this one off then pull out the knitting on the sheep pillow for Aidan. My thought was maybe wrapping them up for Christmas..... but we will see how the month goes! 
Linking up with the other turtle stitchers over at Kathy's Quilts.

Last night was another bonfire night. We burned part of a big tree that fell down when Eta went through. 

The kids put lights on the chicken coop and run yesterday. I snapped a photo while I was sitting watching the bonfire last night. 

Today is a very special day in our family. My Dad's birthday! This photo was from a few years ago out at the camp in Vermont when we were up there in the summer. Hopefully we can go up next summer and enjoy some rides on the lake with our favorite Pontoon Boat Captain. Happy Birthday Dad.

Saturday, November 28, 2020

A present for me....

 I might have hit enter on a Ready. Set GO! Ultimate Fabric Cutting System from Accuquilt  this morning with a bunch of versatile dies included. Happy late birthday to me!  It seems to have also come with the GO! Me one as well which has another 2 sizes of dies.... and an additional 15% off being a first time customer. Not too shabby. I only had it in the cart for 1.5 hours before I hit enter.... and an e-mail to Karen for a final 'push'. Thanks Karen!

Emily 'made me' sort one of the buckets of scraps yesterday. Amazing how much fabric this 73 quart container held! Keep in mind, Emily stepped on all the buckets to squish things down so I could fit more fabrics in there =)  Only 2 or 3  bigger buckets of scraps like this to sort.

So far - trip to Wally world to get jeans and a belt for the boy - going to be in the 30's Monday night! They didn't have the needed fish medicine.... so after we got home and unloaded and I had lunch, I shuttled the boy to PetCo to get the fish meds. He has one fish seperated with fin or tail rot. Everyone got a dose of meds in their tank. I think the blue tailed one is having the issue. 

Friday, November 27, 2020

Grassy Creek Mystery from quiltvilles Bonnie Hunter!

 The traditional Black Friday - Bonnie Hunter Mystery 2020 is live! Will you be joining in this year?

I figured since I have less 'activities' this year I might actually be able to keep up so I'm giving it a shot.    Two rooms got rearranged yesterday.... which means I believe I need to move things to find my way into the sewing room and clear off the table so I can start the mystery today. Yes, the sewing area is essentially also the 'catch all' area where decorations for seasons are also stored. I might have said I'd clear out the pantry area today as well.... between those 2 things, I should be kept busy! 

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving.

May you all have a safe and peaceful Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Christmas holiday traditions....

 Canadian Needle Nana had a great post yesterday of 10 things on her Christmas To-Do list. Knowing that this year is a little different from other years... less gathering and parties, etc. Are there some traditions that are 'must do's' on your list or will you be adding some new one's this year?

As 2020 has been an interesting year, I  eased my 'no decorating for Christmas until after Thanksgiving' this year and we have a tree in the house 3 days before Thanksgiving! All decorated as of last night. Knowing we all love  the cheerful decorations around the house, we might as well put them out now and enjoy them. I will be so ready to pack them up January 1st though!

Here is my list of 10 things I want to do this holiday season.

1.) Baking Christmas cookies. This is always fun and reminds me of baking as a girl with  the 8 - track Christmas music playing in the background.... right Mom? The kids love decorating sugar cookies and I might try to make homemade gingerbread this year.... we will see! 

2.) Family movie nights - for the Home Alone series, Polar Express, the standard 'kid' tv Christmas specials. These movies always make me laugh and laughter is the best medicine. We always get hot cocoa during that scene in the Polar Express, too!

3.) Read Charles Dickens 'A Christmas Carol'.  I have always loved Dickens.... my first cat was named Oliver Twist after all! I am debating on reading this myself.... or out loud to the kids. We have not read a book together since last summer. I just need to finish off the one I am reading right now first.

4.) Go hiking with the family on the trails near our house. It is finally cool enough to enjoy it!

5.) Help out a family in need. This changes year to year in what is done but I always try to find a way to give back.... usually anonymous. 

6.) Gingerbread houses - the kids make them every year since we moved down here and it has become quite the tradition.

7.) lighting candles every evening and enjoying the lit Christmas tree and decorations. I might have spent some Birthday money to purchase some Partylite tealights and a few votives. I love how they burn and I have lots of Partylite holders that they work well in. (mostly all my snow globes)

8.) Go visit the house 1/4 a mile from us that does an outdoor display to music every year. We enjoy going and just watching the lights move to the music a few times during the season.

9.) The elf on the shelf..... so, the kids now know.... but still get a kick out of searching for him every morning. I can tell you he will be put in a jar with a quarantine sign Friday morning..... hehehehe.... can't be too careful you know!

10.) Drive around and see all the Christmas lights and houses and lawn decorations. People tend to go a wee bit crazy on the lights front down here in Florida but it is so nice to drive around and see them. We are lucky and have a neighbor who goes all out right across the street from us for all the holidays. 

I am sure there are other things - the kids love their Christmas countdown snakes which have been requested again this year. Just a version of an advent calendar to unwrap each day - something little like a chocolate or a hand sanitizer for their backpack. They are getting older so the standard things I used to get they are growing out of....It used to be easy to get it all at the dollar tree store - the washcloth that gets bigger in water, all the little toys, silly putty, jacks games, etc. 

I'm a little sad I can't do the cookie exchange this year... but the host just went out of state with a friend for a birthday celebration and was visiting various restaurants and bars and has admitted it will be a mask optional event as she has not worn one in months. Calculated risks have me declining this year. 

What special things do you do every year? I'd love to hear about your special traditions.

The decorated tree. The kids humored me this year knowing I love the white lights, white garland and my maroon and white hanging candles onto the tree. It is so fun to see their faces as they unwrap all the ornaments - mine, their Dad's from growing up and theirs from the last 11+12 years. This year Emily's is a chicken coop with chickens and Aidan's is an old Christmas car with a tree on top. Guess she could not find a spaceX one! He did watch the launch last night... I hear it was the best one yet to see across the clear sky in the dark last night.

Emily had just come home from riding when they decided to start on the tree while I started dinner. Homemade sweet potato fries, cooked zucchini with scallions and kielbassa. 

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Christmas Tree...


So the discussion yesterday in our house was real tree or artificial tree.  The kids were split. The last few years we have been alternating. We have had years when we have 2 big tree's up in the house. The place we got the last real one from has been built up (now a Zaxby's and Southern Pig and Cattle restaurant). We drove around that stretch on the way home from the kids Dentist appointment yesterday. Nothing set up. Further search and they are not set up this year in our area.  Bummer. We headed to Lowes last night just to look at both.... and came home with this real tree. The house smells nice. The cats have inspected it. I have already overfilled the base - you knew it had to happen! Good thing hubby found the waterproof base for underneath it. 
I have a 2 hour meeting at work today..... so I'll remember to put my crochet afghan and/or the quilt and thread and needles into my office. I can listen and stitch at the same time! I get another 2 hours tomorrow as well =).
So far this week we are getting 2 eggs a day. The other 2 chickens have really red tops so one of these days we will get 3-4 eggs! Speaking of which - time to make a quick veggie omelette before I head into the office for work.

Monday, November 23, 2020


Well, I did refold and organize one whole shelf in the sewing area yesterday.... and I made a bowl cozy! I need to make another and work on my sewing skills. Maybe change the thread too! I did break a needle so I have a fresh one in for the mystery on Friday now. Greg tested this one out and says it works great! I admit, we use the one we have a lot and it needs a good wash more than what I give it so having another couple in the house will come in handy. No burned fingers when pulling the bowl out of the microwave when you use these!

I did get some slow stitching in yesterday. I finished off the second block and also hand quilted the third as well. 6 more blocks to go before I tackle the sashing and cornerstones.

 Kids have dental cleanings this afternoon... very overdue as they were originally scheduled in March when things got shut down. They are off this week so I figured it was a good time to get it done. I had my physical follow up this morning. The good news is I am down 16 pounds from last year. The numbers are borderline right before pre-diabetic again this year (hey - it didn't go up or over so that was good!)  so I am hoping another 10 pounds will help that number go down for next year and get me out of the danger zone. Cholesterol is still slightly high, sigh. Darn genetics. All in all, pretty healthy so I will keep at it.

Grandma is coming over for Thanksgiving with Papa Andy. Need to see if Grandpa Tom is planning to come over or not. We see Grandma every week since the kids go over on Sundays.... her house is kinda linked to ours as a 'household'! Aidan requested her yams with the sauce and marshmallow on top, Em wants my Mom's orange salad this year instead of Grandma's heavenly hash (similar but a little different). We'll have her pick up the potato rolls from Publix as well and a pie. I've got the turkey, stuffing, potato and gravy with various pickles and olives. I'm opting out of cranberry sauce since no one eats it.... but I do have a can if someone insists. Way too much food for 6-7 people but oh well. Want to take bets on if she will bring appetizers or not? I'm tying to not have them. I made Taco Salad for Em on Saturday and did a cheeseball for the household on Friday so they can get their munching in other than on the one day. I hear the kids want to make macaroons, since the chickens are laying eggs now. We will see if they try that today or tomorrow..... I have requested the car get a total cleaning inside and out as well this week. Wonder how many times I'll need to 'remind' them on that one?


Sunday, November 22, 2020

Sunday Slow Stitching

Some slow stitching will happen today. I will finish off the hand quilting on this block today so I can move the hoop to the third block. I just have to outline the big curve section. This is the hand pieced quilt from the Book Club sew along earlier this year.

I also pulled out the Endless Diamond blocks which have been sadly neglected lately. I was able to finish one block off and started another one while waiting on Emily at horses yesterday. Some stitching might have tried to happen while out watching the chickens in the afternoon but Emma decided to peck the yellow wrist band attached to the pin cushion so I figured I'd stop. Silly ladies. The second one started laying today - Fred gifted us with an egg first thing this morning - she was laying in the nesting box when Em let the chickens out this morning a little after 7AM. Lily has laid an egg a day since last Friday! We are curious if we will get 2 today or not. **Edited - 2 egg so far... wonder if we will have a 3 day? *** Yesterday the kids went out to check for eggs around 9:30 and when they lifted the lid Lily was in there! They let her be and within 5 minutes Emily came in with a warm egg. It was the first time they both got to feel the just laid egg. Pretty amazing what nature can do. One of the eggs was used in the banana bread Emily made last night. It was deemed the best bread ever!

Linking up with the other Slow Stitchers over at Kathy's Quilts.

Saturday, November 21, 2020

RSC ..... collections of blocks....

 I have managed to finish off 2 quilts this year from my RSC sewing. Both should have arrived at their new homes in Vermont. 

This one now lives with my sister Joanne.

This one should arrive today at my Mom's.

That leaves these collections of blocks that should be sewn together at some point. A couple are from previous years.

16 patches. These will probably be added to next year unless I need a quick quilt for something.

Birds in the air - this is half of them from the drawer. I have enough 6 inch blocks to make a 80x80 quilt.

crumb blocks.... some are 10 inches and some are 12 inches.

churn dash. I remember making one quilt out of these blocks already years ago.

The rest of the blocks that didn't go into the top quilt. I see I need to make a yellow one.

Em was laying them out.... seems she thinks I need to make more!

Sweet Confetti blocks.

Stashbuster blocks. The kids have since moved things around to a more 'pleasing' layout according to them!
Linking up with the RSC Challenge.

Now this weekends job is to attempt to find some order in this mess of my sewing area! If you don't hear from me by Monday.... send in someone to find me! The kids have already been threatened if they even mention they are 'bored' next week I will dump out 3 large rubbermaid buckets of scraps for them to sort into colors.  I do believe they said they would keep themselves entertained! We will see.... They are off school next week for Thanksgiving break.

Friday, November 20, 2020

Another squirrel... maybe?

Has anyone ever done an embroidery wall hanging with this in the middle? I'm intrigued but not sure how I personally would do with embroidery on this. I think I'll try my Fa La La blocks first for embroidery .... but this would be a neat little quilt gifted to a quilter. Maybe with some log cabins, flying geese and bear tracks around the outside.... just the thoughts that run through my head..... 

'Twas the night before Christmas,
And the quilts were not made.
The threads were all tangled, the cookies delayed.
The stocking weren't hung, the pantry was bare.
The poor weary Quilter, was tearing her hair.
Stacks of fat quarters, tipped over in streams.
Visions of Log Cabins, had turned into dreams.
When what to her wondering eyes should appear,
But a bus full of quilters with all of their gear.
They went straight to work with just a few mutters,
Sorting and stitching and brandishing cutters.
The patterns emerged from all of the clutter,
Like magic the fabrics arranged in a flutter.
Log Cabins, Lone Stars, Flying Geese & Bear Tracks
Each quilt was a beauty-even the backs.
Her house how it twinkled, her quilts how they glowed.
The cookies were baking, the stockings were sewed.
Their work was all done, so they folded their frames,
And packed up their needles, without giving their names.
They boarded the bus, and checked the next address.
More quilts to be made, another quilter in distress.
She heard one voice echo, as they drove out of sight,
Happy quilting to all and to all a good night!
~Author Unknown

Thursday, November 19, 2020


The next block on Book Club is in progress to being hand quilted.

After dropping the kids to school I headed to Joann's Fabrics. They might have mentioned I was a wee bit too 'happy and cheerful' this morning! Silly kids. Would you believe... this came to under $100! Not too bad. I picked up some Christmas fabrics on sale - 2 green and 1 red (1 yd ea) with some embroidery floss for the Fa La La... Yes, a wee bit late but I do have it all saved off and printed out ready to go. I have white in the stash for the middles.... although I might make it a cream instead. I think white might be too much of a contrast. 
I picked up the last package of wrap-n-zap so I can make a few of the microwave bowl cozies... since mine is always in use and dirty! Darn oatmeal tends to boil over if you don't watch it. I picked up some Guitterman threads on the buy 3 get 3 free. I was missing pink fro some reason and I tend to use blue for binding and I ran out. I figured a purple or two would fit into the open spots of missing colors pretty well. Then a couple of 4 ounces of dish cloth yarn on sale. After that was all picked up it was time to search for the Quiltville mystery fabrics for Grassy Creek. I know I don't have much in my stash in the way of maroon, orange and gold yellow so picked up some half yards of that and one remnant. I opted for 5 yards of a deep lake blue for the main color and I have whites in the stash from an earlier splurge this year. There was a grassy green purchased as well but it must be hiding under one of the other fabrics. I know I have more of those in the stash with other shades of green. It should get me started for next week. I think I'll have the kids dump out the ahem.... cough, cough, 3 big rubbermaid bins of scraps (we won't include the various baskets and buckets of other scraps in the mix) and have them sort them into colors if they should get bored at all over the next week off school! 

A quick trip to Aldi as I am finally feeling like eating again after 19 days and needed some veggies for the crisper. Hubby is picking up a frozen turkey today after work and some cuban bread and sliced ham.... I pulled pork carnitas from the freezer this morning and have dill pickles, swiss cheese and mustard for our cuban sandwiches tonight for dinner. I am working on making a batch of cuban black beans to go with it as well.  I love the black beans from Chili's and eventually I will figure out how to make them taste like that or better! Tomorrow night will be Emily's favorite - roasted italian sausage, zucchini, mushrooms, onion, and peppers with penne pasta. See, I really did need to get veggies =). She dislikes the tomato so we tend to leave that out of the recipe I linked to. 
1PM.... Think I'll grab my endless diamond pieces and a cup of water and go let the ladies out of the coop for some free range time. I wonder if there will be 1 egg or 2 when I check? We have had one per day since Friday from Lily we think. She has the red waddle. Emma or Fred or Molly might start laying in the next week we think.


Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Book Club


The first middle block of book club is quilted. It has been a while since I have quilted so the stitches are pretty big. I had not pinned the quilt...hey, it was 35x35 that's small enough right? Well, that was a mistake so about halfway through this block I popped it on the floor last night. Grabbed the purple bucket of open pins and after smoothing it out 3 times (the cats decided to play with a ball and kept rolling it over the quilt and chasing it!), I added a few pins around the blocks, then folded the excess backing fabric up and over to the front edge of the sashing. Much better now. I'm not sure if I'll quilt all the blocks and then do the sashing? We will see where the hoop moves to tonight.

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Slow Sunday

 Saturday was the day to finally piece some batting for hand piecing the Book Club quilt.  I cut the strip in half to meet the size I needed and then had a skinny long strip that I added to each size to make sure I had enough for at least one inch on each side. It works! 

I had a little of the backing left from the last 2 quilts to back this little one (35x35) as well. All set with a hoop on. Ready for some hand quilting.

Joining up on Sunday with the other Slow Stitchers

We were gifted with egg #2 from the chickens on Saturday. We had egg# 1 in scrambled eggs Saturday morning. I also completely forgot to pick up my girl scout nut and candy first thing Saturday.... so I arrived a couple hours late. They were still there and had my troops stuff. Thank goodness. Greg took Emily to horses for me. The boy and I were watching the chickens when I got home...and had left the coop door open... a black snake slithered in! We noticed when we were going to put them back in the coop. Since neither of us like snakes.... it was an interesting 25 minutes before it managed to slither it's way out. As he left, G and Em arrived home. There might have been some texts and photo's sent of the snake and my dislike of them! Emily got shuffled off to a friends house for a sleepover. I know. We are rising slightly in our area above the 5%.  She has not seen Seri since March. Both families have been being 'safe' and sometimes you just have to take a calculated chance. Seri's reaction when she saw Em - You got taller! . It has been a long 8 months! These 2 girls met in pre-k at age 4. With her gone, we had homemade shrimp scampi with linguini for dinner. She dislikes shrimp so it was a good night to have it. Aidan got to help me make it. I have had a lot of boy time today. As he is putting away my halloween candles, it is time for me to pick up a needle and get some stitching in.  

Friday, November 13, 2020

Friday the 13th! in 2020!

 Now normally I have great Friday the 13th days.... but then again, this is 2020 so who knows what will happen!

The kids are off to school... thinking they are doing an 'A' day again rather than a 'B' day. Emily is looking forward to it since theirs is the only in person Ag class today so they get to do prep work with the animals for the weekend. I have my 5 hour work day today to finish off the week.

Greg is having back pain again and is back to finding those 'good' pills and has called off work for the next few days to rest it. From getting up normally on Monday to doing the roll to get up today is not a good sign. At least he has VA doctor appointments lined up in the next 10 days.

He just came in from checking on the chickens and moving a roost to be in front of the window (the big girls love to look out the window and one decided to try and be there despite there not being enough room last night so we are humoring them!) and look what he found in the nesting boxes he made and attached yesterday to the new coop! The one he found is the brown one... the white is a large from the store for comparison! 

I finished adding the last hexagon last night... and would you believe I managed to turn it one too many? Oh well, it is staying.

From doing the little hand quilting on these guys I realized I really missed it so I pulled out the Book Club little quilt (35x35) and went searching for hand quilting batting. I found this leftover piece rolled up in it's bag... and I think if I piece it together it will be just big enough to work for this quilt.

Hope you all have a great Friday the 13th!

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Hexagon quilt as you go progress

While waiting on TS Eta last night I started stitching these hexagons together. I opted for simple quilting to just outline the edge. I have one last hexagon to add to the little candle mat. I can tell with my 'sample' piece I need to work on the turning the edges to get them matched up better. It will be time to pull out the FQ's and start prepping some more of these.

 Eta has moved through farther north than projected which was good for us. Just a little wind and rain right now but nothing major here where I live. Traffic is moving along outside while there is a light drizzle. The county had cancelled school today in anticipation of the winds - can't run the busses with winds >40 mph. So while the kids and Greg enjoy a day off, I get to log into work! My office was off yesterday for the holiday and I have a co-worker off today so I'll be logged on to cover the computer systems in case of anything popping up. Let's hope Thursday is a lot quieter than my Tuesday was at work.

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Cobblestone is finished.

 It will get a quick wash in the morning and then will be shipped off to Vermont with the kids school photo's. 

Emily held it up for me... she is just a wee bit short on arm span! 

So she tried this way.... She did not want to be seen!

So she laid it out on the floor for me.

Linking up to the November OMG finish link.

Last night the ladies were out after being cooped up with 2 days of rain. Their first coop will get secured a bit today before Eta blows her way through overnight. I also get to do some yard pick up and will bring the trimmings from the weekend to the recycle center so they are not blowing around the yard. We are inland so should just be 35-45 with gusts up to 60 mph. 

Happy Veterans Day to all those who have served or are currently serving to protect our country and our freedoms. Special thanks to hubby and my father in law Tom for their service in the US Air Force, and my Dad for his service in the Vermont National Guard.

Sunday, November 8, 2020

Slow stitching binding.....

 Today will be slowly stitching the 252 inches of binding onto the Cobblestone quilt. I got this starry sky backing at Joann's and used it for this quilt and the stars and nines. It might even be used as the backing for the Book Club quilt which is next in line for hand quilting.

Emily and I will be popping over to the fairgrounds this afternoon to verify the chicken form for the fair is filled out correctly and to pick up the leg bands. It looks like it is on the other side of town about 30 minutes away. The boy will head to Grandma's like normal..... so he will need a pick up tonight. I do hope to hack... I mean trim the bushes around the back part of the house later this morning too. Aidan and I worked on the front and side yesterday... he does the trimming and I do the lugging. Today, I'll do the trimming and have Emily do the lugging! Too windy for a fire to burn it so it will go into the pile and hopefully things are calmer next weekend.... unless Eta decides to take a right turn and come back to Florida.

We have been doing a lot of watching tv this week to see the turnout for the elections in the USA. Aidan's civics class has been following it during class as well - a great history lesson they are living through! Lots of learning about the process and procedures in the government. Let's just hope there is a peaceful transition of power as the people have spoken and let's hope their wishes are followed through. I am so happy there is a well educated woman in the second highest seat - truly showing that women can do anything! 

Linking up with the other Slow stitches at Kathy's Quilts. 

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Hexagon quilt along....

 I really meant to do this post earlier this week but life happens!

I had mentioned back in September that I was thinking of starting a hexagon quilt as you go project in November and a bunch of you decided to join in. I admit... I really have not planned this one through too much other than I purchased a set of rulers that would allow me to make the blocks. (You can find the youtube video from Missouri Quilt Company under the HQAYG tab.) I figured I'd do a practice little one of 7. I got them all prepped at the end of October and I guess I am leaving to get the kids a little late this year as I really only have 10 minutes of time when I could stitch and I am out on the main road so don't feel comfy doing that there for some reason. Hmmmm. I guess I better start leaving 5 minutes earlier and then I am in 'the car loop on school property' and I can settle in and stitch?  Might this be a RSC for 2021? I do wonder....

I have 6 of my hexagons stitched down. I think I will 'quilt' them as I go and before I attach them. For this little one, since I have a light color backing to connect them I think I will pull a coordinating maroon thread and just stitch through the folded part. It is a multiple layer of fabric so who know's how that stitch will look! Since I have stars in my fabrics for this set... I think my middle one in cream will have a maroon stitched star in the middle. On the others I am thinking to outline the hexagon along the edge and maybe one more inside a bit.... or more than one? We will see I guess.

Do you want a link up type party? I'll look into it. I know I did one before I just have to remember how to do it. I'm thinking maybe link up the first Monday of the month? Weekly? Thoughts?

Linking up with The Sunday Slow Stitchers.

For the RSC - I got the machine quilting done on the Cobblestone quilt. Would you believe I ran out of the bobbin with less than 10 inches to go on the binding? 

That was minutes before leaving yesterday to get the kids. I need to wind a bobbin today and finish that up so it can get hand stitched this weekend.  I do wonder which of my RSC block collections will get stitched up next? So far - I have 1 completed and one nearly done. Much better already than all the other years I have been participating in this challenge!

Linking up with the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. A big Thank you to Angela for hosting this year after year..... I just wonder why I have more buckets of scraps at the end of each year? Hehehe.....