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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

My little garden blocks

I wasn't quite sure what I was going to do with all those little 6"garden blocks I have been making.  I finally decided on a layout for most of them.  The borders will be added, once I finally decide on the colors.

Thanks for stopping by and having a look. ;)

Monday, August 8, 2016


Sunny, with a chance of cuteness!  Every garden needs a little sunshine! 

And another ray of sunshine was welcomed on August 2, 2016:  Baby Samuel, at 7 lbs. 5 ounces,  our first grandchild!

Saturday, July 23, 2016

A few little bulbs

One more of the small blocks for my garden-themed project.  I am also working on a happy sun block, as well..almost done. Meanwhile, here's a look at those bulbs:

I am working on a few blocks with words to go with this one.  Reap, sow, grow and plant are a few of the words, which are stitched in wool felt.   The words will be a few different greens, but all on the same background.   The first one:
I hope you are able to 'reap' all the benefits of summer! 

Monday, June 27, 2016


That's what I have been calling them...they are just so chubby and cute, my bumble bees, that is.
Take a peek. 

This is a smaller one.
Here's one that's a bit bigger:
And, a ladybug, too!

Very quick and easy to stitch; my kind of 'bug!'  :))

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Bzzzzz. . .

and bzzzz....

What's a buzz, you say?  Take a peek at my little baby bee peeking out of the entrance to the bee hive.

She's very small...only three inches wude from petal to petal!
More to come!

Monday, May 30, 2016

Garden Blocks

Take a peek at a few more of the silly, little blocks I am creating for my 'garden' sampler quilt.
First, a spunky chipmunk with his snack...


A funky, portable birdhouse!
A chubby little birdie!

And, finally, one that may or may not make it into the quilt.   This is one that has, and will more than likely,  always be in my yard.  As is said, "A face only a mother could love."  LOL!  Not that crabgrass has a mother.....or a face!
So...should little Crab-E make it into the quilt or not?  :))

Friday, May 20, 2016

Simply Splendid

Here are a few of my Simply Splendid Sampler blocks (you can find them on Pat Sloan's blog).  I do like doing the applique ones a bit more than the pieced ones, right now.  I have done a few of the pieced ones, as well, but just a few quickie shots of a couple of my favorites.

One of the bonus blocks.

One of my very favorites, so far.

A cute bunny block from Bunny Hill Designs.

Another bonus block

My fussy cut heart.
Oh, and I forgot to mention, these blocks are only 6 inches square.