Saturday, March 17, 2018

Stash Report - week 11

Used this week:      03.50 yards  
Used year to date:                      64.00 yards
Added this week:    00.00 yards
Added year to date:                    21.25 yards
NET USED 2018:                                42.75 yards

The only quilty thing I did this week
besides sewing those HSTs yesterday :(


Friday, March 16, 2018

Magical Mysery/RSC18 March - green

More HSTs this week -- smaller ones this time.

Lots of parts accumulating, and I think we may only have two clues remaining.

Enjoy more bright green at
Scrap Happy Saturday.


Thursday, March 15, 2018


A pretty snowy morning


Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Shaker Cream Pie


3/4 cup white sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup cornstarch
2 1/2 cups half-and-half cream
1/4 cup brown sugar 
1/2 cup  butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
9" prebaked pie crust

In a sauce pan combine white sugar, salt, cornstarch and half-and-half, and bring to a boil.
Cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, about 5 minutes or until thickened.
Add  brown sugar and butter to mixture and simmer 1 minute until butter melts.
Stir in vanilla.
Pour into baked pie shell and sprinkle w/cinnamon.
Bake at 375°F for 25 minutes. (Center may not be totally set.)
Chill in refrigerator several hours until firm before serving.


Tuesday, March 13, 2018


He likes his big-boy quilt!


Monday, March 12, 2018

Odds and Ends

I finished another Brimfield block this evening.  These go slowly for me.

Also, I was cleaning up the leftovers from this quilt, and used some of the scraps to make a little coordinating mat.  It's going to the hand-quilting queue.


Sunday, March 11, 2018


Bricolage ~  A construction made of whatever materials are at hand; something created from a variety of available things 


Saturday, March 10, 2018

Stash Report - week 10

Gardenvale Stars 

Used this week:      01.25 yards  
Used year to date:                      60.50 yards
Added this week:    00.00 yards
Added year to date:                    21.25 yards
NET USED 2018:                                39.25 yards


Friday, March 9, 2018

Magical Mystery/RSC18 - March

This week's clue, a set of HSTs, was easy and smooth sailing.  I pulled a few more FQ pairs, so I'm working on 35 (or 36) blocks now ... I can decide later whether I want a 5 x 7 set or a 6 x 6 set.

More bright green is sprouting at
Scrap Happy Saturday.


Thursday, March 8, 2018

Steampunk #2

Meanwhile, I've started working on Steampunk #2 for Luciano.  It was cut at the same time I did Lorenzo's in January, and will be the same except for flame-orange "hubcaps" and binding instead of aqua. 

I'm finding it to be rather boring to work on, because all the thinking and planning was done with the first one.  So I'm challenging myself to two pieced blocks each day, and then two hubcaps appliqued on each evening.  At that pace I'll have the top done toward the end of March.  No hurry on this one, Lucci won't be into a real bed for more than a year at least.

As Erin says on HGTV's Hometown: 

Enzo, Dave and Lucci