Monday, April 30, 2012


I have been playing with those half-square triangles.

But, there are a lot to sew together.  Not to mention, sometimes sewing it twice.  Sigh......

Quilt happy,

Sunday, April 29, 2012


Sunday Snap Synopsis (April 29, 2012)

I think my favorite “Vegetable” is an artichoke.

 A beautiful morning is “Something for which I am Grateful”.

“Looking Down” at my fur babies playing. 

 I have a collection of “Black & White” fabric.  And, I may even use it someday.

A Two Wacky Women quilting retreat is “Somewhere I Went” this weekend.

The word is “Circle” and this quilt works just fine.

Quilt happy,


Thursday, April 26, 2012


A friend of mine, Nora (she lives in Switzerland) is always sending me wonderful things via email.  This is something she sent this week:

Aren’t they just so darn cute?  I wrote her back that my stepson had given me an Army helmet that had been made into a ladybug years ago.  She asked that I send a picture.  So, I did. 

 It is looking a little sad; but, I still love it.  Maybe I’ll spruce it up this summer.  Or better still, when my granddaughter and her friend visit me this summer, they will spruce it up.  I like that idea best.

Quilt happy,


Tuesday, April 24, 2012


My newest project is all blue and white HSTs (half-square triangles).  It takes 320 of the little darlings; and, by the way, it is taking longer than anticipated. 

But I will tell you that I already know this quilt is going to be one of my favorites.

Quilt happy,

Sunday, April 22, 2012


The first word this week is “Flower”.  I love this fushia.  As a child, my grandmother always grew fushias and I planted one in her honor.

 Brussel Sprouts is “Something I don’t Like”.  Sorry, you cannot convince me to like them.  Be it steamed, raw, roasted, with tons of bacon even.  I just don't like them.

I did a bit of camouflage to my “Hair” this week.  It was looking a lot like a backyard possum. 

I was going to gather a bunch of “Orange” for the photo; but, these were so gorgeous in the grocery store.....

 My favorite olive oil comes in this “Bottle”.

And “The Last Thing I Bought” is so, sew pretty.

Quilt happy,

Friday, April 20, 2012


The charity quilt is finally finished and in the stack to go to next month's guild meeting.

I almost always pick out a busy backing (you can see less errors that way); but, this was already put together for quilting.  Someone had made the backing to fit and even had the binding put together and pressed.  What a great way to get help from members.  It was so easy to just layer and quilt.  The backing they put together for this quilt is plain. I sucked it up and in the end it turned out just fine.

I have a friend, Jenny Hall, visiting me from New Zealand.  Yesterday we went to the Bower's Museum in Santa Ana. A Schindler's List survivor, Laura Hillman, was the guest lecturer.  We were very inspired by her strength of character.  
We had a lovely dinner out with Robin. Sorry, no pictures.
This morning we drove downtown to the Friday Farmer's Market and picked up some vegetables for tonight's dinner.  Then we came home and made five Click-It Bags from Robin's pattern
Jenny has plans for these. Aren't they cute? 

Quilt happy,

Sunday, April 15, 2012



 Not sure how to take a picture of a “Younger Me”.  But, I have this picture of a younger me.

The word is “Cold”.  I love how this turned out using Picasso Photo Viewer
  Nothing really to say. It’s “Stairs”.

"Something I Found” this week is my quilting mojo. It had gone missing.

“How I Feel Today” patriotic.

This is the best “Sunset” I was able to capture at the time.

Quilt happy,


Thursday, April 12, 2012


My mojo is back.  This quilt is one that I am going to quilt for our quilt guild, Quilters by the Sea.  I didn’t piece it.  I just picked it from the table of the many that “Need to be Quilted” pile. 

It’s ready to start sometime tomorrow, or maybe the weekend.

Remember the bluebird. 
My cousin, who is a birder, sent me this information about my picture:

The great picture of the bird is a Steller's Jay. Aren't you lucky? They love being in the forest all the way to sea level and particularly love urban backyards. He's a distinct California form. He has a blackish head, little bit of rusted color on back or sides and of course, the crest. The female and male look alike - little distinction. If they have a nest nearby, they both take care of the eggs and they only have one set a year. Usually about 3-5 eggs that incubate for 14-16 days and they leave the nest within four days following incubation. They are seed and acorn lovers. That's about all I know about them. Enjoy them while you can. 

Quilt happy,


Monday, April 9, 2012


Something is finished.  Really.  Gosh, it’s been a dry spell.  But, this weekend was set aside for quilting.  This will be donated to Quilters by the Sea's community service group.  My plan this year is to make quilts for the veterans.  The pattern is “Out of the Box” by A Quilter’s Dream. 

All the fabric (fat quarters) was pulled from my stash.  I wasn’t happy when I started to piece it; nothing seemed to go together. But, I am determined to work with mostly my stash this year.  We’ll see. 

It's a good scrappy quilt. Hopefully it will make a vet happy.
While photographing this quilt, this blue bird was keeping a close eye on what was happening.  There must be a nest nearby.  Now, is this a Blue Jay or a Scrub Jay?  I always heard that there are no Blue Jays in California.  But look at that crest.  Let's just call it a Blue Bird. 

Quilt happy,


Sunday, April 8, 2012


The word is "Color", and being that it is Easter week, what better than the wonderful color of spring flowers.

Two Wacky Women had some "Mail" going out this week.

 And you know what "Makes me Happy"?  An early morning visit to my lap by Gracie, and a cup of coffee of course.

It was hard for me to deal with the word "Tiny".  But sticking with my spring flowers..........

How about a nice spring "Lunch"?

"Shadow" was the word.  The shadow is Trudy.

"Inside my Wallet", seriously?  The spring flowers once they opened a little is far more interesting. 

Wishing you a very Happy Easter.
Quilt happy,


Monday, April 2, 2012


April 2nd has been declared:
“Fun at Work Day”

“Sweet Potato Day”
I'll take fries please.

“Yo-Yo Day"
But, is it this Yo Yo?
Or this Yo Yo?

“International Children’s Book Day”

“National Ferret Day”

“Reconciliation Day”

But really everyone it's
“National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day”

Quilt happy,


Sunday, April 1, 2012


The  word  is "Key".  I don't know why I have a Betty Boop key; but, I think it was the best choice at the time.  And one that I would be able to spot right away.

"Name"  I recently attended a quilting workshop and they had these for us.  I named the chicken Hillary.

The word it "Trash".  I love my gnome thread catcher.  This spring's color is Tangerine Tango.  What do you think?  Close enough?

Look at those cute little "Feet".

I couldn't decide on "Toy".  Gracie's toys

or my toys.

This is "Where I Relax" and reflect.

Quilt happy,