It is always my birthday


Whenever I like something it is always my birthday.
And I like a lot. My friends know this and let me be. Great friends.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Sunday Picture

Rainy days in Washington. 
Let's see if Frauke and Susanne
have a picture for you. 
I am going on vacation to the big Island of Hawaii, so no Sunday picture for a few weeks. 

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Sunday Picture

We had such cold weather last week that a nursery in Roy
protected these seedlings by spraying them with water and letting it freeze to form a 
protective cover for them.  
Let's see if Susanne and Frauke have a picture for you today. 

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Sunday Picture

My latest Christmas tree to add to my collection , from my good friend Jeri. 
Isn't it the sweetest little tree? 
Let's see if Frauke and Susanne have a picture for you today. 

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Sunday Picture

It snowed on my pink Flamingo yesterday. 
Let's see if Susanne and Frauke have a picture for you. 

Friday, November 28, 2014

Tablerunner for my Sister

My sister ask me to make a table runner for her extra long table, and I was only to happy to comply. After all, she is my favorite sister.
 Just don't tell all my other sister this secret.
I found in one of my old magazines ( Fons and Porter Easy Quilts Spring 2013) 
this wonderful runner in pretty blues and chartreuse. 

I was lucky enough to find all the fabrics in my stash, even so my fabric choices were a bit darker.  The table runner is already on it's way to my sister, I hope she is happy with the pattern and colors I selected. 


Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sunday Workshop

Today two of my grand daughters and I made stockings for their family. 
The girls did a great job . 
Let's see if Frauke and Susanne have a picture for you. 

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Sunday Picture

Old Coal Depot by Chambers Creek, Washington.
Let's see if Frauke and Susanne have a picture for you. 

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Sunday Picture

Pine needles and leaves coverng my back porch. 
I think fall is here!  
 Let's see if Frauke and Susanne have a picture for you. 

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Grandma's Bed Sheets and borrowed Polka Dots

Some month ago ( maybe even a year or two) a friend of mine made this polka dot quilt and I had to make one too. So I collected polka dot fabrics. The white background fabric are bedsheets that my German friends shared with me. 


I love this quilt, it is so happy and bright. 

I did some hand embroidery on the inside of the polka dotted squares. 
The pattern is from a quilting stencil. 

I just did an all over meander on this quilt,
 since I wanted to avoid having stitches in the embroidery parts. 
I had to borrow some polka dot fabric from my neighbor since I wanted to make this border but ran out of my stash. 



Sunday, March 16, 2014

Sunday Picture

Cold and windy at Ocean Shores, Washington. 
Let's see if Susanne and Frauke have a picture for you today. 
I won't be blogging for a while.
 I am taking a break and going on vacation. 
Thank you for checking out my blog thus far. 

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Sunday Picture

Look what is coming up under the mailboxes! 
Spring is on it's way. 
Let's see if Susanne and Frauke have for you today. 

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Scrappy Star Quilt



A fellow quilter told me about using used dryer sheets
 as foundation for scrappy quilts. 

So I gave it a try.
 It is just like paper piecing, except no paper to rip out and you sew on the fabric , not on the dryer sheet. 

I  even sew bits and pieces together to make them cover the area, but  iron the seam apart. 

I kept adding fabric till the area was covered. 

I trimmed to size when I am done.  This practice piece measures 4 1/2 inches.

 I keep the trimmings to make more blocks. 

I made twelve 12 inch stars, and used white fabric as sashing with
 the outer border fabric as  cornerstones. A small red inner border was needed between the white and the outer border fabric . 

The center of the stars are not quilted. I am not sure why I didn't . 
I sewed on a button in the same color as the center fabrics. 
It came out good size, 52 inches by 64 inches. Perfect for a couch cuddle quilt. 

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Sunday Picture on Tuesday- does that make it a Tuesday Picture?

Since it does nothing but rain here in Washington I thought
 I show you some one that does not seem to mind the rain.
Let's see if Frauke and Susanne have for you today. 

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

My birhday gift is done.

Last year for my birthday a dear friend of mine send me this cute wall hanging, but I had to finish it myself. You know, the layering, basting and quilting plus binding part, lol!




But as of Saturday it was done, and it is now hanging by the stairs in my foyer so I can see it whenever I walk up or down the stairs.
 I love it, thank you so much Barbara.
It is just the perfect time to have it finished, the rain has come once again.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Sunday Picture

It snowed yesterday and last night. 
Winter trail quiet and white. 
Let's see what Susanne and Frauke have for you today. 

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

International block exchange.

In 2013 a group of former quilt guild members from Germany , and some that are back here in the US  and I decided to do an International block exchange . Each member received a yard of focus fabric and a half yard of background fabric. The block was to be 12 inches finished , and we have 12 members. So each one of us came up with a block.
I choose the Wyoming Valley Star.

This is what just my block would have looked like., 
setting four blocks by three blocks.  

After I finished my top wit all the different quilt blocks I received,
 I added some focus fabric for the border, just to realize I did not have quite enough. 

What I did have was some scraps of the fabrics I used for my block. 
So I came up with a nine patch to use as the corner stones. 


I cut two sides of the quilt border freehand sligthly curvy,  
and finished it with a green bias binding. 

I took this picture of the finished quilt early Sunday morning while the ground was frozen. 
I am happy with the finished quilt. 

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Sunday Picture

Garden and Glass Seattle, Washington. 
Let's see if Susanne and Frauke have a picture for you. 

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Sunday Picture

Salmon ladder , Shelton Washington. 
It was a beautiful bright day yesterday, so hubby and I went for a walk. 
We walked along this creek for about an hour. 
Let's see if Frauke and Susanne have a picture for you. 

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Not a Sunday Picture, but a finished quilt for my hubbie's nephew.

It is not the best of pictures, because at the last moment I remembered to take a picture of this quilt. 
It is all flannel, scrappy and so cuddly. I hope Jimmy will sleep well under this one.  

Monday, January 13, 2014

Sunday Picture

Blake Island Washington. Old tree with lots of moss. 
Let's see if Frauke and Susanne have a picture for you today. 

Monday, January 6, 2014

Sunday Picture

A UFO shaped cloud on Mt. Rainier Christmas Day. 
It was cold but sunny and very clear up there on Paradise.
 Let's see if Susanne and Frauke have a picture for you.