Kaleidoscope BOM

For some time now I have been looking for a BOM.

I wanted a BOM that I did not have to think to much about.

That means I wanted what I considered the difficult part to be done for me.

Choosing the colors and the fabric.

I attended a few different craft fairs and could not find one.

While reading blogs I click on any links found in the notes that referr to quilting shops.

After visiting many links, I found a perfect BOM.

It is called Old Time Kaleidoscope, found at Shiraleestitches.com.au.

I am in love. Perfect colors. Perfect design. Perfect material. Perfect directions.

What more can I ask for.  I am in sewing heaven.

It is a EPP design. It has only one design shape, the kite.

With cleverly placed kites, the kaleidoscope comes to life.

The remark from my husband was “WOW”. So it really must be stunning.


Sorry I can not highlight the link. I am on my notebook and have not yet figured out how to.

Please go to Shiraleestitches.com.au and have a good look around.

Happy Sewing Hugs,

Kathleen Mary




I have had the flu and cannot seem to totally shake it.

Uggggg.  Guess I will just have to sew twice as fast when I feel better.

Hope you are well.   Wishing you Happy Sewing Hugs,

Kathleen Mary

One Monthly Goal AUGUST 2016

I can not believe it is already August. Time is going by way too fast.

I want to get more accomplished in sewing, family comes first.

Once again I am singing up to RED LETTER QUILTS  …..  OMG: One Monthly Goal

the AUGUST  link is HERE.

My GOAL for AUGUST will be to finish this.


It might take me a couple of months but at least

I am moving this forward.


Happy Sewing Hugs,

Kathleen Mary

International Hermit and Stitch Weekend



Sign up here


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.