Thursday, August 13, 2020

I Like Thursday # 62 ~ Bee Totally Happy

Words of the Week:
Bee Happy!

I have been happily cleaning my messy sewing corner and quilting room.
No photos ... too messy.
That is why I am cleaning and reorganizing... ;) 

This is a Quilt Puzzle by Lori Holt @ Bee in My Bonnet

I bought it for myself when I saw it as an early birthday present for me
and I am making plans to open it and put it together on my day,
which is in September ... just for fun!

Just for fun, how about a
Riddle of the Week:

If Maureen McCormick the actress who played

Marcia of the The Brady Bunch
designed a fabric collection what would it be named?


a Blooming Bunch!

@ Moda Fabrics

Coming in October ~ Look Book Here

My favorite find for a pattern for this is from

Want It, Need It, Quilt It @ Quilt Jane

Totally Groovy

which it is!

I just may have to make this one.

Totally Yummy 
are the recipes I am finding at

Quilting Time in Dixie

This one is for Plain Cake in a Skillet.
Recipe Here
There is one for pineapple Upside Down Cake in a Skillet, too.

My homemade latte, extra foam, is empty
so I am going to make a refill and visit my friends
I Like Thursday @ Not Afraid of Color

and if you have not entered my giveaway for

Click Here or scroll down to the next post.

Have a Totally Happy Thursday!

Monday, August 10, 2020

One Million Pageviews!

"Pageviews All Time History: 1,000,000"


When I started my humble quilt blog
as personal journal to keep a record of my quilts,
I did not even know what a "pageview" was
and never even thought that it would
attract so many visitors from all over the world.

All I can say is "Thank You!" for sharing my quilty journey with me.

So I am offering a humble giveaway.

To win a $25 Gift Certificate to FQS,
 my favorite online quilt shop,
enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below.
All you need to to is leave a comment and check the box on the
Rafflecopter widget saying that you did.
This giveaway will end at Midnight on August 18th
and I will notify the winner by the email address provided
by Rafflecopter
and will post the winner's name here on my blog.

Thank you and good luck! 

Some of you have contacted me about problems with the Rafflecopter
image and box loading.
I have checked this out and it is working as it should be on my end.
I have had an unusually high number of visits on my blog today
so I am thinking it is perhaps due to server overload.
This is the free version of rafflecopter with which I have never had
issues in past giveaways.
All I can suggest is that you try to load the page again later
and I hope it will load for you then.

Here is a link to this giveaway on the rafflecopter page:
My Rafflecopter Giveaway
I believe you may also enter there.

I apologize for any inconvenience this is causing.
I had hoped this giveaway would be a happy experience for my readers.
Please come back and try again.

Sunday, August 9, 2020

Hazy and Lazy Slow Stitching Sunday

Another nice day of slow stitching on my covered deck;
another embroidered leaf almost done.

It is hot and hazy and I am feeling lazy
but I am slowly stitching.

There are 64 background squares in this Schnibbles quilt top
completed Here in August, 2012. 
I have been slowly embroidering free form leaves since then.

Every year I take it out in August and add a few more leaves.
Then I get distracted by other projects or the weather turns to winter
and I put it away for another year.
Some year I will finish the embroidery and then quilt it.
I am hoping it will be this year.

I am getting very distracted by this wonderful new slow stitch along that I found last week...

There is a new free pattern every Sunday!

Join this Spellbinding Sew-A-Long Group Here

Click on the link above for Group Info and the link to the Week 1 Pattern.

I have printed 

and am still choosing fabrics, some from my stash and some new to me.

 has also generously offered a  free
with lots of tips and tricks
and a  free
for more slow stitching fun.

Linking up today with the lovely stitching

Slow Sunday Stitching

Slow Sunday Stitching @ Kathy's Quilts

Happy Slow Stitching Sunday! 

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Saturday Sewing and Such in the Scrapatch

I made this Peach Jam Coffee Cake yesterday 
while the weather was a little cooler.
It is forecast to turn very warm again in a few days.
In New England, the weather can change quickly and frequently.

I started with this recipe for

and I added a little nutmeg and mace to enhance the flavor of the jam.
This recipe makes a thick batter to hold the jam on top while it bakes. 

I spooned large dollops of this thick jam in a rind midway around the edges 
  and added a big spoonful in the center.

Any flavor or type of jam will work.
If your jam is runny, you may wish to drain it a little
to thicken it so it will stay on top
while baking.

The recipe also works well with fresh berries.

The Special Peach Jam is a favorite from

It is yummy with my morning coffee.

For slowly stitching outside, I have dug out this old WIP.
For years I have been embroidering free form leaves onto this

Maybe I will actually finish the hand work this year.
Maybe not.
Time will tell.

May you and yours have a happy and safe weekend.

Friday, August 7, 2020

Autumn is Coming

I am looking forward to Autumn in New England 
and Fall Quilts. 

Today is the first day I have felt a touch of fall in the air.
Mr Scrapatch and I were outside early cleaning up the debris in our yard
 dropped by the wind and rain from Isaias.
We did not have any real damage,
just a lot of leaves and very small branches. 
It was as if Mother Nature decided to blow all the dead and broken twigs 
and such out of our trees
and onto our walk and driveway and yard for us to clean up.
We filled two yard waste barrels and two paper leaf bags
to put out to the curb on the next city yard waste collection.
The cool morning air felt so nice.

Back inside, I am gathering fabrics for a new quilty project. 

Some of these fabrics are new and some have been in my stash.

They are to start my ...

This is a Facebook Group that I have recently joined.
The block patterns are free and released every Sunday.
There are 12 designers and 12 blocks.
You can sew your stash or purchase a kit for each block from the weekly designer.

To get the patterns, you must request to join this private group and answer a question 
or two about how you found the group.
The joining process is easy and the people in the group are very nice.
There are already many inspiring blocks to see.

Block 1 is ready for download and printing.

It is from 
who is a designer for Henry Glass Fabrics.
Her pattern and fabric name is

Mary Jane also has an Etsy shop:

where I purchased some of her cute 

to add to my spellbinding quilty fun.

Looking forward to fall sewing!

Are you dreaming of fall quilts, too?