Thursday, April 29, 2021


 Is Luby’s  only in Texas? I know a lot of them have closed, but we still have one here. In fact, we were there a couple of weeks ago for a car show, and we do eat there occasionally.

A long time ago (maybe 30 years!) they had a salad I liked a lot. They no longer serve it, but I have been making it at home lately. Iceberg lettuce, boiled egg, sliced onion, green olives and French dressing. It really is as good as I remembered.

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

American Patchwork and Quilting UFO Challenge Status

 How am I doing with the UFO challenge this year? As usual, I started strong, and already started slacking. 

My goal this year is just to get the tops done, and next year when I hopefully have my new machine, I will be able to make a second list with guilting and binding goals. I think the May number will be chosen this weekend, and I still need to do March and April. I made pretty good progress on the March goal, and it won’t take much time to get the top done. It’s just finding the time to do it. I showed the scrappy trips top, but I don’t think I ever showed the Candy Land quilt. Here are a couple of pictures.

Sunday, April 25, 2021

A Visit to the Quilt Shop

 I had a little spare time yesterday to swing by the quilt shop for a quick visit. I’m not trying to buy much until I get a few more things finished, but I did find a cute pattern.

 It takes 12 fat quarters plus some background. I found 8 fqs and nothing I liked for the background. I’ll have to continue to look for something. 


Saturday, April 24, 2021

Sew Many UFO’s

 I have quilty friends who can’t stand having more than a few UFO’s. I really don’t have an issue with it. Well, make that most of the time. It sometimes gets a little overwhelming. I get bored with the same thing over and over. I like to jump around a bit. Sometimes I want complicated piecing that requires a lot of concentration, and sometimes I just want to sew without too much thought. Some UFO’s, like this one

are ongoing. When I have some scraps left from a project I trim them down into 5” squares, 2.5” squares or 2” squares. For the one pictured, I bought the turquoise and white fabrics over the Christmas break and cut and sewed the triangle squares. The nine patches came from my box of 2” squares, and I just make more when my box gets replenished with scraps. I call it an “ongoing” UFO as there is no real deadline. I just let the scrap squares dictate when I work on it. One thing I can say is that they do all get finished eventually. This weekend I have two more rows to add. And sew it goes.

Friday, April 23, 2021


Not much sewing going on around here, but I do have plenty of company! 


Tuesday, April 20, 2021

2021 Quilt Along

 The 2021 quilt along from American Patchwork and Quilting is Nine Patch Square Dance, and of course, I can’t resist a nine patch so here’s my center.

It still needs the inner and outer borders, but I had to order yardage for the outer border, so it will have to wait until my order comes in. I used the It’s Elementary (American Jane) honeybun and charm pack. I love it so much I actually bought another charm pack and a layer cake. I just need to figure out what to make with them.

That’s it for now. Please leave a comment if you are visiting. Sometimes I feel as though I am talking to myself!

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Scrappy Trips


Not quilted but I am counting this top as a finish! I thought I wasn’t going to like it, but now that it is together, I really do like it.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Fast Finish

 How about an update?

This was a free pattern that uses five fat quarters plus some yardage. I want to make a few more from this pattern, and I have my fq’s sorted and ready!