Monday, April 5, 2021


 I have spent this past week just finishing up a few things in-between  working on painting our home office.  I am the painter, husband hates to paint, but is a great wing man.  He holds the ladder, pours paint into paint trays, and cleans up brushes and rollers when I am finished for the day.  This project is a bit of an over haul, the very old carpet is coming out and a new laminate floor going in so it has become a real on going project for the next week or two.  I am not a marathon painter though and 3 or 4 hours in the mornings and I am DONE for the day.  

One thing I did accomplish this past week is a clean up of the floor in my sewing room.  Walking over piles of in progress projects just got to much.  JoAnn's had this cart on sale and I decided it was the perfect way to solve that issue.  The hope is three trays so only three projects at a time.  That is a bit of a joke for me!

I have finished up several projects this past week though.  This first baby quilt for our local Pregnancy Center is ready to go to the quilter.

And this second one is done as well.

Plus another cat project finished for a fund raiser one of my daughters participates in that trap and neuter stray cats.  With our area opening up a bit after Covid closures they hope to have an event in the next couple of months.  So I may be putting another one or two of these together for her these next couple of months.   

A yes another baby quilt project.  This one is going to take a bit of work.  I am fussy cutting out the little cars.  All different sizes of fussy cut pieces that have to be fitted into a 9 1/2 inch block.  Not sure what I was thinking of but these last three baby quilt tops have been an exercise in getting rid of rather small left overs.  I am very much a math person so the challenge to do this type of thing is fun, at least it beats painting.

No photos of my youngest daughters peacocks, chickens or ducks.  Only this guy one of her cats.  Not sure what he was looking for, but seems very intent on watching something or someone.  






  1. The cars and the cat at the window - made my morning!! That baby quilt brought a smile and then the cat looking out the window made me laugh. The baby quilt will be adorable.

  2. You have been very busy this past week and love the little quilts. Have a blessed week.

  3. Hi,
    Busy, busy work this week. Love the baby quilts. That car quilt
    is so darn cute. And the cat, well he seems intent on watching
    whatever it was. Have a great day!

  4. I love your quilts and doing projects on your home is worth it. It's our castle and it should be the way we want it.

    That cat is probably watching bird TV. They love bird TV.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ♥

  5. Hubster paints, I stay away at all cost! LOL. Looks like a lot of progress was made at your end, thanks for linking up!

  6. I should probably paint my sewing room at some point. I have tried buying storage for WIPS hoping that would limit the number too. It didn't work for me, but I am sure that you can do it. Your projects are all wonderful. The baby quilts remind me of bandaids.

  7. Painting, ugg! Lucky you like doing it, and having hubby help and clean up afterwards is a real bonus. The cat photo is priceless, our cat spends a lot of time looking out the window, checking out the birds on the lawn and any cat that dares to walk past.

  8. Hi DonnaleeQ! Oh, that kitty was very intent on watching whatever was happening outside that window! Three to four hours of painting is all I could handle, as well. Good for you for tackling that. Your donation quilts look fab - I especially love the Hot Wheels car blocks. Some little one will just adore that! ~smile~ Roseanne

  9. Got to love that cat, even has his head stuck in the blinds. Good luck with the painting and the projects.

  10. Lovely baby quilts, and your little cars are cute! Good job with the paint, and the new cart ;)
    Thank you for linking up today!

  11. Those baby quilts were a great way to use up some leftovers!! Here's hoping that new cart will help keep you more organized.

  12. I agree with Shasta! That first baby quilt looks JUST like bandaids especially!

  13. So lovely of you to make those quilts for charity! They will be much loved. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.

  14. I'm the official painter in this house too and I think 3-4 hours/day is plenty too. It's hard on the shoulders and neck not to mention arms. Love the baby quilts, adorable. Nice work for the week!

  15. The car quilt is going to be a lot of fun. Happy stitching this week and thank you for linking up with 15 minutes to stitch.