Sunday, May 8, 2022


I have been able to get things pretty much caught up this week.  I am ready on Wednesday to turn over the guild treasurer's job to the new elected treasurer.  Plus husband and I  are planning to leave for a 11 day vacation on a Mississippi Riverboat trip as well.  I am thinking a well deserved get away.  House and dog sitters all arranged and we are ready to go.

I have been cutting out blossoms for my Alex Anderson neutral quilt project.  There are 240 of these little guys so I trace, fuse and cut out a few every evening.  

I have 2 on so far of 21 that will be on three of the panels between the four pieces rows.  Not very happy with the first one as the white petal doesn't show very well, but have decided it is too complicated to un-sew and un-fuse it.  Will have to see if I can live with it as I move along adding the rest of them.  Once the whole quilt is finished and quilted it probably will not even bother me.  Well I hope so!

I got the first of two May BOM blocks completed on the Garden Party Down Under project.  My goal this week is to get the second one done before we leave on our trip.  

It is now sewn on to the row with its other two block.  This project I am really pleased with.  So hopefully this week I can finish up the second block and get it sewn onto its other two blocks for the second row completion.  

My youngest daughter, the one with all the chickens, ducks, and peacocks has the perfect morning coffee companion.  She said they sit out on the patio every morning and have a quiet conversation.  Nice to have a friend to talk to.  


  1. Your projects are growing nicely, I love the petals and the soft look of this top, and the Garden is lovely.
    Cute little friend ;)
    Enjoy your vacation!
    Thank you for sharing, and linking up ;)

  2. Hi,
    I really like your neutral quilt...I've always wanted to make one...thanks for
    sharing I know what I will need. Your Down Under quilt blocks
    are really cute. What size is the block? Have a great day!

  3. I'm sure the chicken has plenty of clucky tidbits to pass on to your daughter, probably complaining about those big boisterous peacocks! A riverboat trip sounds wonderful, looking forward to seeing photos about this. Guess you will be taking a little hand stitching with you, just in case of a little spare time?

  4. Hi DonnaLee, I love that neutral quilt. If you don't like the white petal, you may want to quilt around it in a darker colour to make it more visible. I hope it works out, otherwise, you can switch up at least for the other flowers. Could you also just place a darker petal over it? I haven't done much applique but it might work?! Good luck and enjoy your holiday.

  5. Love your neutrals blocks and the garden party blocks look lovely too. (I am behind on starting both these lovely quilts projects lol)

  6. excellent progress on both projects....

  7. Thank you for showing me such a wonderful chicken

  8. Your riverboat trip sounds like so much fun! I love your neutrals quilt and the pretty garden party blocks. I had chickens when I was 10, and they were my playmates! I think my folks thought I was a little weird, but chickens are quite the thing now - lol!
    Thank you for sharing with To Do Tuesday, and enjoy your trip!

  9. Our friends just returned from a Mississippi river cruise. They had a great time.

    You're so talented. Beautiful work.

    Love the chicken enjoying the deck chair. Cute.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ♥

  10. You are making great progress on your projects and a fun coffee friend!

  11. Your projects are lovely. Hope you are enjoying your trip!

  12. Your down under blocks (a beautiful quilt) really inspire me. So clean and neatly worked. I'm already looking forward to the finished quilt.

  13. Beautiful projects!
    Comgrats on finishing all the guild stuff!!! Have a great get away!

  14. Love the neutral quilt! If that white petal continues to bother, you could consider edge stitching that leaf with a stronger neutral to help define it, or possibly fusing a different leaf on top! Love the Down Under blocks. Each one is so pretty. Have fun on your trip! Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.