Monday, August 31, 2020


 This past week has been just a jumble of what's next.  My Bernina 750 is in the shop.  One week down and at least two more to go before I get it back.  On a brighter note after talking to a good friend about that issue I was able to purchase her Bernina 480.  She purchased it new in December and decided it was not for her. 

The acrylic table came with it.  It does operate in a similar manner like my 750.  After a bit of time with the manual I am sewing again.

I am back to working on my Wisteria project.  I pulled out the pink Batiks I ordered and can now get going on it again.

I enjoyed making my first landscape so much I decided to start another, more of a beach scene.

More rows added which did require a quick trip to the quilt store.

A bit of more quilting ideas beyond the mostly straight line quilting on my first landscape.

And then I decided to really work at including even more quilting variety.

This is treat time for my daughter's chickens.  I think this is kale she grows for them.  Happy little birds for sure.

And my grandson's, most recent project with their father.  They told dad they wanted to make a hot rod.  For years in the shop he has had a motor and the body, so figured it was the perfect project to keep them busy.  Plus a good way to teach them all sorts of skills.
Looks like they have their hot rod well on its way.


  1. I've watched Karen's youtube videos of landscape quilts and admired them very much. Kudos to you for actually making one...very interesting with perfect quilting lines. I can see why you are making another as it seems you have a knack for it. Happy September quilting from me! Where did August go? Love that photo of the lads...a keeper for sure.

  2. wow, wow, wow!!!
    love all the things in the post!!
    miss you my friend!

  3. Beautiful red quilt in the background! Nice going on that landscape quilt. Are you using batiks? I'm new to landscape quilts, but I'm thinking that they seem to work well with batiks. Your's is lovely! Thank you for sharing!

  4. You are so talented. Beautiful.

    The chickens are adorable too.

    Your grandsons are most handsome.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ♥

  5. Looks like a perfect vehicle to make a rat rod. I love your fabrics, the soft pink floral is gorgeous. Took my Juki to the shop yesterday and I am so frustrated but thankful I have a backup and all my commitments are complete. Good luck with your new to you machine.

  6. Hi Donnalee! LOVE that picture of your grandsons and the hotrod. What a fabulous project for them. I wish I was there to learn right along with them! I also LOVE the beach landscape. What fabulous fabrics you used - just perfect for the sand vibe. Thanks for linking up this week. So glad you've got a machine you like to work with! ~smile~ Roseanne

  7. You sound very productive. Love the chickens!

  8. Great new quilt and the grands are going to have a super sweet ride once the hot rod is done!!

  9. Wow! That is some hot rod! Gotta keep the younger generation interested in the antiques! :-)

  10. What a great post--quilting, chickens, grandsons, and a hot rod! Congrats on figuring out a way to sew while your main machine is in the shop. I hope it "gets well" soon.

  11. Love the chickens with their treat and that hot rod is a great father/son project! Your beach scene is looking great. I have a sewing table like that - it is great to use as a light box =)

  12. Yay for s new sewing machine! Your quilty landscapes are going so well! Thanks for sharing with Creative Compulsions.


  13. Congrats on the new machine! and those boys!! what a great project - I bet they will remember that forever!!!

  14. So glad you're back quilting! Love the wisteria project and can't wait to see it done. Meanwhile your landscape is lovely. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.