Saturday, September 1, 2018

Labor Day Weekend

Wow just like that, the summer is over! I'm not sad, I love Autumn and Winter, Summer not so much.

 We took our annual trip to Assateague Island a few weeks ago. It was so hot (land breeze) and the flies were terrible. It really was the worst beach day I've ever experienced in my life. The best part of the trip was taking the Cape May/ Lewes Ferry. Even though I was born in Pa. it was my first time on the ferry.

We had lots of great food

All in all I guess it was a good vacation!

I've completed lots of bowls, bags and other items over the summer. Here are just a few.

Enjoy the holiday weekend!

Monday, June 4, 2018

June Already?

I've been really busy lately. Lots of things going on outside. Like slowly cleaning up what winter left behind on the patio.

I need to make 2 new pillows for the lounge chairs and then I'm done!

I have done a bit of sewing. Of course some coiled rope items

I started working on a new table runner as well.

Hoping to start work on a new quilt and finish up a few WIPs this week. Also I need to finish a few more item for my swap partner's birthday package.

Hope you had a great weekend!

Friday, May 25, 2018

Spring has Sprung!

I think most of us near the east coast thought Spring would never arrive. Well it's here and I have blooms to prove it.

I've also put handles on the rope bag. I like the bamboo handles on this bag so much more that the plastic handles I'd chosen in the beginning.This bag is in my sewing room now filled with new fabric. Sooner or later she'll be out in the wild on a shopping adventure.

I've made a few new project bags for my Etsy shop.

And I've been busy crocheting in the evenings. I finished this birthday gift. It's a wrap made with Scheepjes Whirl.

I am donating a quilt again this year to Hands2Help. This year my quilt is going to Little Lambs
Foundation for Kids. I'm hoping some little one enjoys the bright colors in this quilt!

I'm linking up with Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Scraps Again!

I decided at the beginning of the year that I would try to use as many scraps as possible this year. This really isn't difficult because I have tons of scraps! Scraps in all shapes and sizes. This weekend I took a pile of batik scraps and started working on a coiled rope tote bag.

It took days to get this finished, but I'm very happy with it and now I'm trying to decide on handles. I am going to use purchased handles on this bag. As you can see there are quite a few batik scraps left.
I think I will make more totes but they will be much smaller (try lunch tote size) and I'll probably finish them with rope handles.

Have a wonderful week!

Friday, April 27, 2018

Rainy Day!

It's another rainy Spring day in beautiful Hatfield. I just wish it would stop long enough to dig in the yard. I guess I'll have to be content to stay in the house sewing and crocheting.
I've finish another improv piece made with scraps. As usual it didn't make a dent in the scrap bins.

I've also finished the Sew Cherry 2 table topper.

I finished this red, white and blue bowl and it sold yesterday. I'd already made another one, think I should make a few more!

Today I'm going to be working on bibs, burp cloths and bowls. I'm really hooked on making batik bowls right now!
Enjoy your day, even if it's raining!!⛆🌂

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Oops, It's Spring Again!

Yes it's been over a year since I blogged. I don't know how that keeps happening. I keep saying I'm going to blog more but I never seem to find the time. It's going to have to be something I start putting in my schedule, maybe in the evenings after dinner.

Today I want to introduce you to my friend Catherine. She's started a blog, it's about handmade things. She quilts, sews garments and I call her "the sock whisperer" because boy can she knit socks!! (she knits other things as well) Check her out at

I've been busy with all the usual things. Making items for my Etsy shop,

I've also made and gifted quite a few shawls.

Today I will be binding this table topper made with Sew Cherry 2

I hope it's finally Spring where you are today, enjoy!

Monday, March 20, 2017


Now that my driveway is finally cleared of 4" of ice on top of 4" of snow, I can relax and get some sewing done. Before the ugly storm Stella of last week I was able to work on a few things. I actually finished a UFO from a few years ago.

Sorry to say, I don't know how long it's been around. I don't even remember making the flimsy.😵

It's now in my etsy shop along with a few new project bags and bowls.

I did make something for myself for a change. For Christmas my brother gave me a "sister" charm for my bracelet along with a tub of Peaches and Creme cotton yarn. I decided to make myself a market tote and I'm very happy with the results!

I think this bag will gets lots of use. I may or may not have planned another one.😀

Today I'm going to work on another bowl like this one with a flared edge. It was my first attempt and I like how it looks. Today's bowl will be a bit larger.

I'm joining Beth for Monday Making.  Go check out what others are working on.


Friday, February 10, 2017


You knew right after I said we hadn't had any snow we'd get snow!
On Thursday we got about 3" of snow. Although according to the weather forecasters we were supposed to get 6-12". My husband finally got to use his new snow blower and he actually liked it.

Since it was a snow day, I decided to spend my whole day in my sewing room. I made a couple of yarn project bags.

I made this one with Burly Beavers from Robert Kaufman.

This one is made with Mini Llamas by Suzy Ultman for Robert Kaufman.

I also worked on a small batik table runner.

I used Bento blocks. It just needs a small maybe 1" border and some quilting.

I'll probably spend the weekend crocheting. I need to finish a test shawl and we won't talk about the WIPs!😬

Monday, February 6, 2017

Making on Monday

It's a sunny day in beautiful Hatfield Pa. We haven't seen a lot of sun lately so I'm happy to have it today. You know we haven't had any snow to speak of either, this has been a strange winter.

Today I'm finishing up another multi color scrap bowl for my Etsy shop. I thought I'd use lots of scraps making these balls and I am, but the scrap pile is not getting any smaller. 😭

While the clips and pins do their work I'm going to focus on this stack of fabrics. They will all become project bags in the near future. Hopefully by the end of the week.

I'm linking this post to Live Laugh Quilt