Sunday, March 27, 2022


It has been a busy week.  Lots going on, but I finally was able to get back to working on my Camden Station appliqué project.   I finally have it to the half way point.  Six done and six more to go. 

On the 19th of this month my quilt guild got together and we celebrated National Quilt Day.  Every year we work on pillowcases that are donated to a local children's hospital.  So a large group of us spend the day turning out 125 pillowcases.  I got three completed on that actual day, but came home to finish up these 5 extras to add to the aloted number we needed.  We all try to come up with equal numbers of girl and boy theme pillowcases.   

Right now we have a major landscape project going on at our home.  Thank goodness we hired it out to a landscape company.  Our area has been hit very hard with drought restrictions.  Our city has provided grants for taking out lawns and water needy plantings.  Our plan is to replace with artificial turf and decorative rock.  We do have 2 pecan trees and a birch tree that will have drip irrigation.  The driveway required replacement and widening as well.  Right now things look pretty much a rumbled mess of dirt and broken up cement, but we are assured over the next 2 weeks all will be finished.  

Our oldest daughter just sent this picture of their new English Mastiff puppy.  He is 10 weeks old in this picture, 45 pounds.  Yes, he is going to be a big boy right around 200 pounds when full grown.  Apparently he does enjoy his meals a great deal.    



  1. Camden Station is looking good, it has to feel good to get to the half way point. An type of work around the house is disruptive, to not have a driveway is probably the worst. Hopefully it all comes together beautifully and on time.

  2. Oh my goodness -- your daughter's furbaby is going to be even bigger than MINE when he grows up! I thought 107 lbs was a big lap dog! :-). Congrats on reaching the halfway point with Camden Station. That's quite a milestone and your blocks are gorgeous, as usual for you! I'm glad you aren't out there trying to do all of that landscaping yourselves!

  3. Ich bewundere Deine tollen Applikationen und freu mich jetzt schon auf Deinen fertigen Quilt. Auch wenn ich weiß, daß es noch etwas dauern wird. Hab weiterhin viel Spaß an Deiner Arbeit.
    Liebe Grüße

  4. Your Camden Station is such a pretty project. Those pillow cases are really cute - I'm sure they will be loved. Wow on the landscape and driveway redo, yay for contractors! What an adorable puppy, he looks so cute!
    Thank you for linking to To Do Tuesday. :)

  5. Congrats on the halfway point! It's going to be beautiful! So glad you are hiring the work out! Hubs and I started putting ours into rock last summer. We have most of it done but will be finishing the last bit (off to side of house) over the next month. Yes, by ourselves and with help of son(s) if they'll be in town. Lots of work!

  6. You're so talented.

    We need to redo our yards as well. We did get rid of a tree and replaced it with a much smaller Japanese Maple. We love it.

    Aw on the pup. Yes that's going to be a huge dog.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ♥

  7. My mother had an English Mastiff who was 180 pounds. They're a great breed.

  8. Wow, your creative projects all look great! It's wonderful that you make such pretty cushion covers for children! The front yard, however, uff, that's really a big project! Maybe instead of an artificial turf, the easy-care Zoysia turf would be something for this spot. (This is not an "advertisement", I have only just discovered the lawn in a park and am very impressed by it! In my current post I present, among other things, the Zoysia lawn - you can read the German text by clicking on the Translate button in the right sidebar or type the text link into Google Translate.) It looks better and more natural than artificial grass, especially in warm regions of the world, and it's better for nature. In the front yard you (if I understand correctly) don't plan any flower beds. That's good, because the drought-resistant lawn tends to "climb" a bit. Here I have an English language link about the Zoysia lawn:
    The puppy is ABSOLUTELY adorable!!! <3 <3 <3
    Have a nice weekend - all the best from a place close to Vienna, Austria

  9. PS: I'm your new follower now! :-)

  10. The applique blocks look beautiful. As do the pillowcases, such a good idea to make an equal number for boys too. I've thought of making some for the Foster Hope charity I support, guess I should check with them first. And Google a pattern too.
    What a gorgeous puppy, as you say, he will be growing into a very big boy!

  11. Your garden should be gorgeous when it's done. The pup is just too cute for words. And your needlework is always amazing to see :)

    Thanks for sharing your link at My Corner of the World this week!

  12. I'm sure your garden & drive will be stunning once completed. The needlework blocks look fantastic too. Thanks for stopping in for FnwF...xox

  13. I'd love to snuggle with that "little" puppy! He's adorable! But he doesn't overshadow your beautiful Camden applique blocks. They are GORGEOUS!

  14. What an awesome job - 125 pillowcases!! Well done.

    good luck with the landscaping renos.

  15. I want to be the dog... What a great life....
    Your yard is going to look amazing!
    and those Camden blocks - GORGEOUS!!!

  16. That puppy with his face in the bowl is adorable! Made me smile. You've made great work this week on those Camden Station blocks! Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.

  17. Aah, now I understand the new driveway. Lucky you. Loki looks very calm. Thank you for linking up to Put your foot down.

  18. Your Camden Station blocks are lovely. Great quilt guild meeting too, these pillowcase look wonderful.
    Your driveway and garden are big work for sure, but it's going to be pretty and new very soon ;)
    Love the new puppy too ;))