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New Jersey, United States
I am the wife of a wonderful husband and the mom of three super adult kids and their spouses. I also proudly have three adorable grandsons. I happily taught preschool for 25 years. When I'm not with my grandsons I spend much of my time indulging in my "Quilty Pleasures."

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Show & Tell Tueday (Floribunda Rose & Mum's the Word)

Show & Tell Tuesday

Floribunda Rose

In 2012 I discovered the Craftsy Block of the Month online.  The instructor was Amy Gibson - a quilter who was new to me.  I quickly fell in  love with her teaching style.  You can find the pattern HERE.

Amy presented 20 different blocks and I was able to follow along and learn lots of new techniques.  

I used a bundle of floral fabric I had been saving to make each block.  I used Kona Snow for my background fabric.  

The original pattern did not call for borders, but I decided to add them anyway.  Because of this, my quilt went from the original 55" x 68" to 67" x 80".

I completed Floribunda Rose in 2013.

Mum's the Word

Mum's the Word was another Heather Spence Mystery Quilt for a Cause.  The first clue was published online on October 4, 2013.  I made my quilt scrappy but I stayed with a patriotic theme of Red, White, & Blue.  My quilt consists of twelve blocks, each finishing at 12" square.  

I completed Mum's the Word in 2013. 
 It measures 52" x 64".

Until Next Time.....Happy Stitching!!!


Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Show & Tell Tuesday (Easy Street & Lazy Sunday)

Show & Tell Tuesday

Today I am sharing two quilts designed by Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville.

Easy Street

Easy Street was Bonnie Hunter's 2012 Fall/Winter Mystery Quilt presented in eight parts.  This quilt is made of 25 blocks set on point, even though it doesn't appear that way.  I followed Bonnie's colorway of green, turquoise, purple and gray.   

I completed Easy Street in 2013.  It measures 96" x 96".

Lazy Sunday

Lazy Sunday was a mystery quilt also designed by Bonnie Hunter.  It was presented in Quiltmaker Magazine in four parts in 2013.

I decided to follow Bonnie's colorway this time, as well.  I used the colors of green, purple, orange and teal.  Other color options were given, but these colors spoke to me. The blocks finished at 9 inches.  

I completed Lazy Sunday in 2014.  The finished quilt measures 76" x 96" - Twin size.

Until Next Time...Happy Stitching!!!!!


Sunday, February 17, 2019

Awesome Adventures with Ryder, Logan, & Jace January 2019

Awesome Adventures 
Ryder, Logan, & Jace
January 2019

January came to New Jersey in all its glory - Freezing COLD!

Ryder still needed to be picked up at the bus stop so I came prepared.  

Ryder loves practicing his reading skills with his brothers.

Logan had fun in preschool this month.  He and his class acted out The Mitten by Jan Brett.
 and played with playdoh...
among other things.

Even big First Graders get tired sometimes.

I love when the big boys let little Jace join in their fun...

Disney on Ice was a wonderful time in January.

We had fun baking Gingersnap cookies.

Time at the library is always a must each month.

Ryder & Logan had fun making rainbow pizzas one day.

And we played LOTS of board games.
Monopoly Junior has become a favorite!

Jace loves playing with the dollhouse at Mimi and Grandad's house.

Ryder helping with the dishes...

The big boys enjoyed going to see the Harlem Wizards with their friends...

Jace had his own special time at a basketball game when he visited grandad.  Grandad took the time between games to show Jace what the game looks like from various angles.

Special Time with Grandad!

Going to the aquarium and beach in January is always a lot of fun...


Whoa!  Where did you come from? 

Ryder bowling...

Ryder making yummy treats...

Jace LOVES to go to My Gym!

Thanks, Miss Jackie!

Ryder found quite a large stick walking home from the bus stop...

Jace finding all kinds of ways to practice his fine motor skills...

All that work makes a boy hungry!

We took the boys to dinner at Perkins one night.

They were so well behaved - we were very proud of them  :)

On one VERY cold Monday, I took Logan & Jace to the mall to play...

They really liked riding on the Ghostbuster vehicle.

On our way home Logan spotted our neighborhood deer family.  He begged me to take a picture.

Ryder celebrated sports day at school.  He dressed up as a Yankee:

So silly!!!

That's it for January.  See you in a few weeks with some of our February Awesome Adventures.

Until Next Time.....Happy Stitching!!!