International Hermit and Stitch Weekend



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THE  International Hermit and Stitch Weekend  is on this weekend.

It takes place every 3rd full weekend of each month, from Friday till Sunday.

A sign up list is posted on the blog at the beginning of each IHSW week.

This is the week.

Another sign up list will be in a new post on the IHWS  blog on the Monday following the IHSW weekend.

In the second post, show pictures of your weekend stitching.

I signed up here.   Did You?

Happy Sewing,

Kathleen Mary


After about three weeks on illness with no energy, I am finally on the mend.  Yippee.  I am so over not sewing.

I remember when I started to put together the first block on the caswell quilt, I used the glue technique. I must have been terribly tired.  I used so much glue when I tried to wash out the glue today, it would not soak out.  So I started over.  I feel better now and there are only little dots of glue on the material.  Looks nicer and I am much happier with the block.

Auditioning material for this block.


This center looks better in the picture than it does in real life.


Does not do it for me either.


This one makes the colors pop.

Slow Sunday Stitching   Linking up with  Slow Sunday Stitching on Kathy’s Quilts blog.



The Ear

The last couple of weeks have been a right off for me.  I have had the flu.  Yuck.

Nothing worse than an ear ache.  No motivation when the ear hurts. Cannot

concentrate on anything.  Antibiotics are taken regularly.  Going back to the

doctor Tuesday. He might change my medicine.

I am apologizing to everyone who left a comment on my last post.  I am just now

able to read them.  I will be responding to them tonight.

My sewing has almost been nil. I did manage to add a couple of hexies, but not



Hope you sewing has been fun.

Kathleen Mary

Slow Sunday Stitching   Linking up with  Slow Sunday Stitching on Kathy’s Quilts blog.

Ems-scrapbag   Linking up with Ems-scrapbag.



Babysitting has taken up my time for the past couple of weeks.

When not babysitting, time was recovering from babysitting.

Being 65 and taking care of a 10 month old is a lot of work.  I enjoyed it but it was tiring.

A  few Dutch Treat blocks were sewn.DSCN2360

I am not enjoying them the way thought I would.  So for a while they are being put away.

Today I feel like working on The Caswell Quilt.

It will be on my sewing table as soon as this post is finished.

Block A-1.   My block will be similar but not exact.   I enjoy changing blocks to make it my own.


My start.




Add leaves and  pomegranates

DSCN2221Add Bird

DSCN2232DO NOT LIKE IT.  Try again.


Better but still not great.

Now to play with it some more to get it just perfect.

But that is for next time.

Happy Sewing,

Kathleen Mary 

Slow Sunday Stitching   Linking up with  Slow Sunday Stitching on Kathy’s Quilts blog.

Ems-scrapbag   Linking up with Ems-scrapbag.




Party At The Chookshed

I am linking up with Chookyblue  for the weekend.

Chooky is celebrating her blogging anniversary.

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The weather for the weekend along the east cost of Australia is rain, rain and more rain.

That is good for me!  It will keep me inside.

No so great for other areas as there are already floods.

You can see some flooded areas on Chookys blog.

This morning my plan is to finish quilting this.


Come join in the fun!

Morning Hugs, Kathleen Mary

One Monthly Goal June 2016

Heidi at Red Letter Quilts asked for tips for staying on track.  

If I had any good tips I would not be in this mess.

 I have a pile of UFO’s.

I promised myself this year  NO new starts,  No quilt alongs,  NO NO NO.

But I did,  I just could not resist,  the quilts were so pretty.  

Besides If I did not have any UFO’s I could not sign up to

 RED LETTER QUILTS  in the  OMG: One Monthly Goal

the JUNE  link is HERE.

My GOAL for June will be to finish this.



Happy Sewing to you,

Kathleen Mary