Monday, January 23, 2017

going crazy...

So this is one of my very few finishes for last year.  I'm calling it Going Crazy.

It has been on my UFO list forever!  I started the quilt maybe 8 or 10 years ago and got it halfway quilted before putting it away.  Why stop there?  I simply can't remember...

It's made using several charm packs of an old 3 Sisters fabric line Chocolat.  I lucked out and found wovens and flannels from the same line.

The quilt is simply a bunch of hexagons sewn together.  However, there were a bunch of set in seams when joining the rows.  It's also the first time I've done a zig zag border, but it was easier to bind than I expected.

I love this quilt.  It's just so warm and snuggly looking.  For some reason I find it very comforting and I'm glad I finally finished it.

Size: 52" x 57"
Fabric: 3 Sisters Chocolat Charm Packs
Batting: Warm & Natural
Pattern: Hexagons

The other night my husband woke up during the night to loud snoring.  He thought it must be me until he noticed I wasn't in bed.  (FYI - I don't snore!)  Then he realized it was our cat Moses.  She's gained some weight in the last year and now she snores like a BANSHEE!

Think about all he endured when sinful people did such terrible things to him, so that you don’t become weary and give up. After all, you have not yet given your lives in your struggle against sin!” 
Hebrews 12:3-4

Wednesday, January 11, 2017


I've written dozens of posts in the last several months.  Generally at night.  And in my head.  Not one of them was actually written down.  It's too bad, because I'm sure they were among my wittiest and most interesting posts.  Oh well.

I know I've thought a lot about the end of 2016.  I really couldn't wait for last year to be over.  Without going into a lot of detail, last year was a very difficult year - physically, mentally and in so many other ways.  And even though it's just an arbitrary date, I'm hopeful that 2017 will bring brighter days.

Unfortunately, it hasn't started out that way.  In November, our dear sweet Sam was diagnosed with cancer.  It was supposed to be slow growing and not metastasize, but she was gone in about 6 weeks.

Sept. 5, 2000 - Dec. 21, 2016
She was such a wickedly smart cat.  We have 4 other pets, but I think their collective IQ has dropped in half now that she's gone.  You could actively see her figuring things out.  (I have so many Sam stories.)  She also had a thing for potato chips.  If I opened a bag anywhere in the house, she'd immediately show up.  I'm having a hard time eating them now because they remind me of her so much.  We're grieving her loss right now and trying to adjust to not having her around.  She was a big part of our lives for 16 years, so it will take some time.

I have gotten back to quilting and there are even some quilts I worked on in 2016 that I never got around to blogging about.  Hopefully I can play catch up in the future.  Happy New Year everyone!

[W]hat we suffer at this present time cannot be compared at all with the glory that is going to be revealed to us” 
Romans 8:17 (TEV)