Splendid Sampler — Week 28

Splendid Sampler -- Week 28

Blocks 81, 82 and 83 Happy December 1st!  Got the Christmas decorations out and found these pooches.  Wondered where they had been!  Now they are joining the menagerie! And here’s Maggie giving me the evil eye for taking pictures of fake dogs. On with the blocks. Block 81 With Love From by Cat Demeck was the third paper-pieced block in a row. I typically … ….oh there’s more

Splendid Sampler — Week 27

Splendid Sampler -- Week 27

Blocks 78, 79, and 80 Since Thanksgiving is Thursday I’m putting up my Splendid Sampler blocks today.  (Besides I don’t have any other projects started for this week and certainly none finished!) Jersey is the first block for this week.  Block 78 by Carrie Nelson was patchwork.  It was easy and there is a very good description in the tutorial for … ….oh there’s more

Splendid Sampler — Week 26

Blocks 75, 76, and 77

  Blocks 75, 76, and 77 I’m over three quarters of the way through!  Yeah!  Think I should have a little celebration! So I went to our local establishment this evening and raised a few with friends.  (They might not have known what I was celebrating since we do this every Wednesday evening.  Yes.  When you are retired you can … ….oh there’s more

What’s Up?

just stuff

I’ve been a little distracted from my blog over the past several weeks. My husband was the chair person for the Homosassa Arts, Crafts, and Seafood Festival that took place this past Saturday and Sunday.  So I’ve been his assistant over the last year getting things ready. There are so many large issues along with little details.  We fortunately had really … ….oh there’s more

DIY Mug Rug using “Charms”

mug rug and coasters from charm pack

I put the wrong post up on Tuesday.  I’m going to blame the elections.  I was standing at the polls smiling and waving at the voters and thought, I think I put the Splendid Sampler post up today.  It’s supposed to go on Thursday.  No, I couldn’t have done that. But I did. Didn’t really know for sure until I … ….oh there’s more

Splendid Sampler — Week 25

The Splendid Sampler Week 25

Blocks 72, 73, and 74 I’m saying right now. I don’t like block 72, Full Circle Star by Victoria Findlay Wolfe. I know I shouldn’t complain about a free pattern. But it had just too many intricate steps and after all that, it’s not good.  I like the star shape but those little circles?  Why? I used heat ‘n bond … ….oh there’s more

Splendid Sampler — Week 24

Blocks 69, 70 and 71

Blocks 69, 70, and 71 In last Thursday’s Splendid Sampler, I stated that it would be great to have a “patchwork, applique, and a paper-pieced block each week”.  It had been so long since I paper-pieced I had to go back to my Craftsy class to review the steps. And this week all three blocks are paper-pieced!  Seriously.  What’s that about???? But, … ….oh there’s more

Starlight Starbright

Twelve Inch Star

I have SO MANY PROJECTS in my head and listed on a piece of paper. Many need to be done before Christmas!  And I had every intention to start on them. But, I was sucked into Pinterest last week in an idle moment.  Saw a pin that I was curious about, and I fell down the rabbit hole. And I gotta … ….oh there’s more

Splendid Sampler — Week 23

blocks 66, 67, and 68

Blocks 66, 67, and 68 Happy Thoughts by Vanessa Goertzen is block 66.  Yay!  I’m on block 66! That’s a happy thought, right? Block 74 should be released today.  With these blocks finished, I’m only 5 blocks behind! I don’t usually follow the designers color scheme because I’m going with blues and reds but Happy Thoughts was pale blue, dark … ….oh there’s more