Friday, February 23, 2018


Nothing more frustrating than a ball winder 
that won’t wind the yarn into a cake!
I did a quick Google search and found a fix.  

Inside the main case (of this Knit Pick winder)
 there is a gear that was off track.
Take the screws it and 
set the gear back on track..screws back in 
and wind baby wind!

 Got these 3 skeins wound and ready to knit!

Here is a link to the free pattern on Ralvery
 The Wave, by Kristen Finley

photo from Ralvelry...

Next up will be this lovely fingering weight that magically
 takes me thru the Scotland. 
 "Glen Coe" colorway and 
my Outlander Heart is Happy!

I purchased this pattern 
Refection Line by Tetiana Otruta

photo from Ralvery

And last but not least...I need something 
that looks spring or summery.
No pattern selected yet!

Hope your are having a warm winter and knitting away!

Sunday, February 18, 2018


This octopus is definitely a winner!
I found her along the Riverwalk in Wilmington, NC.
Very helpful creature to help me do a random draw
and find out who won my giveaway prize!

The winning Number was #4 of 54 comments!
Thanks to all 54 peeps who took time to comment.
It's nice to know you are out there!

Kathy Lancaster in Missouri won my zipper pouch!

During the....

Now I am working on two more blog hop projects.
And yes there will be giveaways.
After all if not for followers...why would I blog!
Its a fun way to say thanks!

Next up is...

Guess I better decide what I am making...
cause my day is March 8th.

And then in April don't miss this one.
I'm up on April worries here!
My project is done!

I am sew happy that blogging seems to be coming back!
I love Instagram, but blog posts let you get to know us
a bit more and a lot more personable.
I really enjoy participating in hops...cause it pushes me 
to think outside the sewing box!

Thursday, February 15, 2018


I don't know how this post was never published BUT
 I am at the beach where it was made last year AND
It's really never to late to enjoy a quilting journey!

It all started in 2017 staying beach side at Ocean isle Beach, NC. 
 I always take my sewing machine cause I cannot not sew!
This quilt is the Zen Chic Sphere collection.  
And I found some yummy Yellow Grunge for the background.

The Zen Chic Pattern was perfect as well
"Positive Connection"
but I decided the name for my quilt would be
"Latitude-Longitude" of this view!
The cutting began...

It finished quickly!
I had to do a beach photo shoot!

Perfect spots along the beach for photo opps.

and by the Intercoastal Waterway

Returning home and off to a spring quilting retreat...
I finished the backing.

I headed to The Jeffrey Mansion Park for more photos

Not an ocean in site but the brick walls are perfect for a photo opp!

This is one of my fav pics...

how about this amazing shot!


My hubby is holding this one...but I got goosebumps
...looks like an angel!

and I took advantage of the flowers in the park.

I did something different for the label.
My Berninas can sew text.
 I added the actual Latitude and Longitude numbers
of Ocean Isle Beach, NC

I hope you have enjoyed this post and the quilt...

Thursday, February 8, 2018


Hey, thanks for stopping by to see what I have created for the...

First, thanks to Carol, at Just Let me Quilt
 for organizing this hop and inviting me to participate.

One of my goals this year is to use up some scraps...
sew I pulled these pinks and purples for my project.

I found a scrappy "heart" tutorial over at 
The Sassy Quilter called Feel the Love...
You can get full details of how to make this over there.

The tutorial uses 1 1/2" strips and I had plenty of those.
Instructions were to make 10 strips sets of 6 colors...
I liked the light to dark layout.

I made some strip sets, and cut 12 squares from them.
Had to un-sew 4 of them in order to make the HSTs

 8 scrappy triangles paired with a solid white triangle
to make HSTs needed in the design

I luv the BlocLock ruler for trimming up the HST squares.

OK now I have 6 strips set squares and 8 HST squares.

The heart layout was simple 
and quick to sew together.  

I decided to do Stitch in the Ditch quilting
withing the heart squares
and Echo Quilting around the heart!

The quilting shows up great on the back, too!
Simple works for me!

Take a closer look!

The pink backing fabric was just right for the binding.

Before binding it I added pocket triangles for at the corners 
for hanging it as a wall quilt.
Just take a 5" square and fold it on the diagonal
Stitch it down using a 1/8" seam allowance
I will do a blog post sometime to show you how to use
a yardstick (cut to size) for hanging.

Love my customized labels from Border City Quilts on Etsy.

My heart is happy!

I have a give away today but first...
Here are the other participants today, make sure to stop
by and give them some love!

February 8

and if you are late to the Heart Warming Party
here are the participants for previous days. 

February 5
February 6
February 7
Now that you have made it this far...
here is my giveaway!
Open Wide Zipper Pouch by Noodlehead
(5 1/2 X 10" x 4"D)

The telephone fabric is by Riley Blake
and there is a reason I selected it...

Leave me a comment and tell me who will you
call on Valentines day to say "I love you?"

I would love it if you were a follower...
but not a requirement to win...
US only (due to shipping costs) 😞
I will draw a random winner on
Valentines Day!
Make sure you are a "no reply blogger"
or leave me you email in the comment so
I can contact you if you win!

"Put a Little Love" in your next quilt!