Week of Dec 3, My 35th Anniversary

Mondays 15 minutes. The label needed to sewn on. Only 20 months late.

Tuesday took a little bit longer actually alot longer than 15 mins. The binding needed to be cut ,sewn onto the table runner and finished. I am happy with the finished product. It will grace our kitchen table.







Wednesday sewing.  I continued to sew on this embroidery.

Oh dear, Cannot record anything at the moment.

I am having computer problems.

 It will get fixed.

Once again, Thank you Kate from Life in Pieces for hosting

Also linking up to Slow Stitching Sunday.

Blessings,  Kathleen Mary





Finishing a Pillow

Once again, Thank you Kate from Life in Pieces for hosting

 Alot was accomplished this past week.  At times 15 minutes extended to a few hours.

I am happy with my success.

I finished

and continued sewing on


Also linking up to Slow Stitching Sunday.

Blessings,  Kathleen Mary



My health has interfered with my crafting this year.  No more.  I am trying with all my might not to let my health interfere any more.

Surfing the net I found LIFE IN PIECES.  Kate hosts 15 Minutes to Stitch.

This is how I am re-introducing myself to daily sewing.

Thank you Kate for letting me join in and share my 15 minutes of stitching with you.


Kathleen Mary


We are in the caravan at Jimmy’s Beach in Hawks Nest.  The weather has not been the best. Very very windy. Yesterday we had to take down the awning on the caravan and retreat inside. Unfortunately it is the same today. I enjoy the outdoors and feel sitting inside is a waste but we would have been pushed over if we stayed outside.

We did manage a couple of walks since we have been here. On one side of us is a beautiful bay and the other side is the ocean.  Swimming in the ocean would be a lot of fun here. The waves are very big and close to the sand.  That is a sign there is a drop off in the water very close to the edge. Not being a great swimmer we decided the bay side would be better for swimming. Hopefully the wind will die down tomorrow so we can swim in the bay.

I have managed to read a book, DIETING CAN BE MURDER by Susan Santangelo,

crochet, I found instructions for a basket on attic24 blog.  I am loving this blog.   sew a block for a charity quilt but I still need to cut it to 6 1/2 inches.and keep up with the embroidery on the Stitch Floral blog , Ceçelia Rose Stitch Along.I AM going to connect with TO DO TUESDAY.

Plans for this coming week.

1.   Crochet 5 rows on the Attic 24 basket.  I am slow at crochet. It hurts my wrist but I enjoy crocheting.

2.   Use the sewing machine.

3.   Embroider part two of the Botanical Embroidery Stitch Along.

Anything else will be a bonus.

Blessings Kathleen Mary

One Finished, One Started


I did make a big effort to finish the Bear Paw quilt for my son Matthew. I really wanted to give it to him for Christmas and I achieved my goal.. YIPPEE!


Dear Jane Lap Quilt

This is the next quilt UFO to finish.  At least I now where this one is located. I won’t have to go searching in the depths of the abyss to find it.

What needs to be done. 

 Hummm need to get it out from under the bed to look at it.

 Time to work on it.

That is what my brain is trying to figure out.  Today I was very tired and could not accomplish anything. But maybe tomorrow I might be able to sew twice as long. It is going to be hot here tomorrow so there won’t be going outside.  Hopefully my knee will be good to me and let me stand long enough to cut out the material that needs to be cut out. If that happens then hopefully my knee will let me sit at the sewing machine for a while.  I am crossing my fingers.