Thursday, September 24, 2015


Yep! I’m a slacker!  Been busy but not here on my blog!!  Sometimes life just keeps ya spinning, right?
Well, I can tell you that in less than two weeks, on October 5th, I’m having my left knee replaced, so have been doing all the pre-op testing and doctor appointments and such, while still going to PT twice a week for my right knee, which, by the way, is doing really well!!  Yay!!

So, for example, today I went to PT in the morning then came home and started cooking!  I made a huge pot of Beef and Mac soup, , which is in big containers in the freezer.  I then made four tins of yummy, gooey baked ziti,  , also now in the fridge.  Tomorrow, I have two chicken dishes,   and   to make up and put in three serving tins, in the freezer.  All for us to have for dinner after my surgery, when I can’t be on my feet to cook!
But,  I’ve not been a slacker on my Farm Girl Vintage blocks!! 
In fact,  I have finished them all, plus two more not in the book!!
My problem is, however, that the fabric that I have for the backing is not big enough for the quilt as shown.
And I will use no other but this fabric, which is kinda vintagey, as it came out in 90’s, and it is very sentimental for me!!
FGV backing
I used to be a crafter back then, and had booths in many craft fairs each year. 
This fabric was very popular and I must have made and sold at least 50 dolls using this fabric for their dresses.
So, I’m having to adjust the rows and borders in the quilt, in order to use this special fabric for the backing.
I will use the blocks I’m taking out in a wall quilt or table runner, for sure!!
I worked hard to get all the blocks done, as I will be again stuck downstairs and away from my sewing room for at least three weeks after the surgery!
I’m going to finish the top and get it to a dear bee friend who is an exceptional long arm quilter!!
Then I can hand sew down the binding as I recover!!
I usually quilt my own stuff, but she has a wonderful chicken wire pattern that will be perfect for this quilt!!
The pig and apple blocks are sold separately by Lori and are not in the FGV book!
This was such a fun sewalong!!  Many dear friends are also doing these blocks and we have such fun comparing our blocks at bee!! 
I’ve done a few more things to share, but this will do for now!!  Yoginess says hello and wants to know what YOU are sewing on these early fall days???

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Happy Almost Fall, Y’all!!


I have this Snoopy flag that I put out the night before I had to go back to work at school at the end of each August.  It’s faded over time, but still cherish it and use it every year!!

back to school snoopy

I’ll be putting it out today as well as putting my summer decor away and bringing out all my school decor!  After 34 years teaching, I have lots!!  


But I must admit, I am soooo very glad to be retired from teaching now! I think Yogi likes that I’m home all day with him, too!!