Sunday, July 30, 2017


I hope to be out enjoying a beautiful Summer's day today.

My garden has been sadly neglected, so I'll try to get some fussing done with that and start re-thinking what the future of this perennial  bed will be in the coming years. 

As always though, I started my day with a bit of slow-stitching. 

Last week I had to rip out four blocks and correct a mistake...luckily it didn't take long at all....I've gotten three done now, and one to go...

It was easier to applique them the second time as the pieces held their "needle-turn" from the first time :)

We've had a few clues that Minnie is getting closer to her time. By this time next week she shall be a momma!


We prepared her bed yesterday with some newspapers and she jumped right in and started to get comfy. Yes, the time is near!

This week I managed to get my fabrics organised for the upcoming mystery offered at Meadow Mist Designs called Magnolia Mystery. I'm looking forward to starting as Cheryl's last mystery quilt was so well done.

I couldn't resist the fabric second from the left....remember the "fortune" tellers we played with as children? I can't remember if we had a name for them???? I wonder, if I got out a piece of paper could I make one again?...I think I could!

My background fabric is yardage I've had for over ten years...I'm actually going to use the "other" side of the fabric since I like it better.

I think I'll make it my goal today to actually take some slow stitching outside and do some stitching in the fresh air!

I am linking up with Kathy at Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching (if you leave a comment on her blogpost today, you are in for a chance to win a giveaway!), and with Cynthia at Quilting is More Fun Than Housework for Oh,Scrap!.

Have a good one!


  1. I applaud you for taking the time to fix your blocks. I always end up hiding those in a drawer. Thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap!

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  3. Looking forward to your next quilt blocks! And puppies, too!

  4. Love your fabric choice for the new mystery! The puppy adventure is getting close. What fun!

  5. Love your "sun" block. Very appropriate for the season. Cool fabrics for Cheryl's mystery. I'm looking forward to seeing all the different versions.

  6. That sun block is very pretty. Despite having to unsew at least the re-sewing is easier. I am looking forward to seeing those puppies.

  7. Happy to hear that you are doing the mystery too! It's so fun to see all the various fabric combinations turn into similar yet very different mystery quilts!
    Thanks for linking up to Slow Sunday Stitching

  8. A pretty block. Good luck to the soon to be new mum. Please share some photos of her babies.

  9. We called those little folded up papers "Cootie Catchers".