Wednesday, April 14, 2021

A tisket, a tasket...

 Hope everyone is well and getting vaccinated!!  Here in Oregon, the vaccine is readily available.

I've gotten a little sewing done but not a whole lot.  I decided to do some circles appliqued onto 5" squares.  Great idea.  But note to self:  be sure you move your finished pieces from the cutting table when cutting!  It sure was cute! ;-(

Did you see that Temecula Quilts published a cute little basket quilt pattern?  I had to give it a try!  They are 4" fin and are just as cute as can be!

I went for a hike this weekend with a group of people and dogs were allowed--there were about 8 people and -- 18 dogs!!!  This was the view along the way!  Never tire of seeing the Cascades covered in snow.

Hope you are having a great week!

Saturday, April 3, 2021

March Mini-ness

 I am not a follower of NCAA basketball so couldn't get worked up about March Madness so mine is called Mini-ness!

I had decided that I was going to make a table-topper for my nightstand but I honestly love this too much to have it covered by my clock, my magazines, my books etc.  It's going on the wall!

For the back, I used some cheater cloth, although from a distance, I can see that it would've looked more balanced if I'd centered it. Oh well... done is better than perfect! And I'm happy to have used up some more fabric!

My new header is a picture of one of my flowering cherry trees.  We got back to California just in time to see them blooming.  I also was lucky enough to be able to enjoy my lilacs, which bloom for such a short time.  I love the scent of them and put them into vases all over the house.

We are heading back to Oregon tomorrow after spending 10 days in California.  We got to have some of the grandkids stay overnight, which has been great fun!

I didn't get all the appliqué prepped for the drive back because it's huge (38" square) and I have been having a lot of trouble transferring the pattern onto the vinyl overlay and then laying the pieces down onto the background.  I will get as far as a I can get and figure out a better way for the next trip back to California.

Have a great Easter!