Wednesday, February 3, 2016


Some of you have asked for more information on Heaven Sent, you can just click on the name and you will be transported to the web page.  After you read you are welcome to contact me if you want more information (

I had such plans for today, got up and started working on my little quilt sets.

Then my son comes over with Baby Gene and leaves him with me so he can get some work done.  Which I definitely didn't mind but he left him with me all day.  I did not get one thing done.

Once again that is ok but I had such plans.

So I only have 17 tops quilted, they need binding and then the blankets to go with it.

We are looking for Blanketear quilters, people who might want to do a chapter in their area.  Tracy will find the funerals for you.

If you just want to do the embroidery middle, well...I have the formats that I can send to you.  If you want to just do the little quilts, I can send you the centers.  It will take a few weeks to get the centers to you but we will get them to you.  Right now I am using all  70 centers I have to supply the area around here and maybe even in Huston.

Once again, thank you so much for wanting to help.  I will email you personally, if you email me.  There were several of you interested and this is the easiest way I can give you the information.

Thanks so much.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016


Some of you know that my cousin and I have started a non profit.  

This is our mission

Heaven Sent, Corp's mission is to assist grief recovery by providing Pitter Patter swaddling and keepsake blankets through our Pitter Patter Funeral Home Partnering Program, to bereft mothers who have suffered natural pre-term or infant loss under the age of one year, promoting grief healing and recovery by creating a bond for the surviving mother to her lost child, offering tangible proof that the baby was real and existed, delivering comfort and security that the baby was a precious addition and significant loss to the surviving family, and solidifying the birth space the baby occupies within the family structure, guaranteeing that the baby will never be forgotten.

My friend Karen Ross embroidered and sent 70 of these centers to me, what is life without good friends?  She has now offered to make more....she certainly is our little embroidery angel.

Here is the newer version of the little quilt which makes up faster than the original version on the Pitter Patter site.

If you would like to join us in our efforts to bring comfort to mothers across the country, please contact me.  These are simple to make and fun. 

If you would love to but can not help, that is okay, we certainly could use fabric, threads, or batting.  I will have to say for now my batting scraps are excellent for making these

We really could use someone in the Texarkanna area or Huston area to oversee and build their own chapter.  You will not have to worry about finding funeral homes, that is what Tracy is for, all you need to do is keep up with the needs of the funeral home.

Thanks for coming by!

Monday, February 1, 2016


Once again I find myself doing something other than what I am suppose to be doing...

Got all these lovely Island Batik fabrics out.  Mostly scraps!


Sewing strip together....

Now I am picture for that.

But trust me, it will be fun fun fun and BRIGHT!!!!  So start tapping your will be a few days.

The winner of the Island Batik fat quarter is

Carol- Beads and BirdsJanuary 22, 2016 at 7:40 AM
Love the Babe!!
Are you going to Hawaii? Love those colors!!

I do have to say that she is really really on the mark but so are a lot of  you.  It is not as if I am not hard to read???  But next week  I will show you what I have come up with for the Island Batik Blog Hop...see you then.

Thursday, January 21, 2016


Since this little buggar has been born my life has been turned upside down but in a good way.
He spends a lot of time here at my house to help his parents out because as I have probably mentioned before, he is a very time consuming baby.

I was afraid that I would not want to tend him much because of my quilting and projects but for some reason everything goes to the side and we make up the time lost later.

That is one joy, the next is Island Batik Fabrics.

February 15th there will be another blog hop, Planes, Trains, and Automobiles.

What a fun hop.  I have to tell you that these fabrics are so amazing when you want to create a landscape and shading.  So do come by.

I want to give one person a fat quarter of my coveted Island Batik fabric.  All you have to do is tell me where you think I will be going for February's blog hop?  That is it.  Maybe I will give you a sneak peak?

Then...for two weeks I have done nothing but cut, iron, and square up 416 of these half squares.  

I can't show you the finished results but trust me it is one wonderful quilt even if I say so myself.

Now on to other projects.  I am so excited to have this one project done above and pattern on the way to being completed.  I have a few things I have to get done for others and then it will be my time to play for myself.

Life is good...


Jelly roll giveaway at Inchworm Fabrics

Friday, January 8, 2016


During the month of December "The Warm Company" had a 12 days of Christmas giveaway.

I was a lucky winner on two days.

I won this Insul-Bright and I am so excited to use this.

Then I won this Warm and Natural Batting, to be honest, I only like to use this batting, warm and white as well.  I brought a whole roll of it on sale at Hancock's so I am set for the year.

For me this batting makes it so much easier to FMQ on your domestic machine than polyester batting.  I do have a few rolls of polyester batting only because it was given to me.

So what is your favorite batting to use?

Monday, January 4, 2016


I have heard it said that if you want something done give the task to the busiest person you know.

That is debatable.

Here are six Blanket/Quilt set for Heaven Sent

Being a new grandmother has taken a lot of time and I have to say that I am enjoying every minute of it.

Unfortunately, my son and his wife are walking zombies, fussy fussy baby so I take him as much as I can (I know so selfless of me).

My husband and I made four day trip to Idaho to see this couple married.  Don't know how my husband did it but he drove all night on the way home.
Can't trust me to drive at night.

Had fun making these goody boxes.
I got the cut outs from the paper packet I purchased at JoAnn's.

Life has been super busy.  Some days I am so busy that I just stop.  I am learning to filter out what is non important and what is, that has helped a lot.

Hope all of you have a fabulous New Year!!!

Saturday, December 12, 2015


I have made over 40 potato bags.

I have used my bag several times...and it is great