On Ringo Lake, Uncategorized

Working Bonnie’s New Mystery

I'm taking some me time this weekend to work on Bonnie Hunter's new mystery quilt.  I've pulled all the fabric from stash and the plan is to get the first 2 clues done this weekend. I also have to re-do the basting on a quilt that I am finishing up as a gift... More on… Continue reading Working Bonnie’s New Mystery


It’s Cherry Season Again!

We've had a bumper crop of cherries this year!  If I'm sitting I'm pitting! We have a 4 in 1 cherry tree that self pollinates.  Jim made a natural bee-hive home to attract native bees and I think it has worked!  The cherries are Bing, Ranier and 2 others that I can't remember.  Supposedly they… Continue reading It’s Cherry Season Again!

quilting, Sewing, Working with scraps!

Border Auditioning

I have completed the log cabin and uneven 9 patch border for this scrappy quilt and am now auditioning fabric from the stash for the next round of borders! Here is the EQ7 file... ...and this was the original version I had in mind as a Christmas Quilt!  The applique is a skill set I… Continue reading Border Auditioning

Bird Watching, quilting

Making Progress and an Oriole!

I have been working on this scrap quilt daily.  I completed 2 border sides and now am working on the remaining 2 before I continue on with my planned solid border which will be next.  Talk about LOTS OF SCRAP!!  Truthfully I had no idea how this design was going to come out and several… Continue reading Making Progress and an Oriole!

Dealing with the unexpected, In the Studio, Pet Antics!, quilting

So Many Changes

This morning while driving to work I listened to music radio.  For many years I would turn on talk radio to hear the latest news and grumblings about all things political and happenings going on in Chicago.  I guess today was time to make a change, to go back to what I used to love… Continue reading So Many Changes