Friday, February 22, 2019


Today is my day to share, for the dust off an old book hop hosted by Bea @  I was excited to see this hop as i have a collection of books and magazines I want to make things from.

I am actually going to share 2 projects.  The first is 1 from a book called Curiosities and Mischief by Nancy Halvorsen @  I love Nancy's  books.  She has so many fun ideas.  When I first saw this book, I knew I had to get it, because the grandkids that she features in it, just so happens to live around the corner from me, and I love them.  Good reason to buy a book, right?  That is a reason, but I loved the projects in this book.

The project I am working on is a butterfly.  She has it on a pillow,  but I am going to use it as a wall hanging.   I had planned to get it all done, but I got kind of busy this month, with doing things in the basement, almost finished with the remodel, and I was sick and in bed for the first week of the month, and then crazy overtime at work.  Not complaining, just saying life happens.
I am doing hand applique, which I really love to do.  When I get this done, I want to make some more and turn it into a fun butterfly quilt.

The 2nd project is quilting.  I have this book called 501 quilting motifs.  It is a fun book and for this quilt , I found some fun quilting designs that I used. This one is loopy stars.  Not great at it, but I will keep practicing.

Please check out all the other bloggers who have posted this week.  Next month I have 2 more blog hops, and I will make sure those projects are complete.

Monday Feb 18th
Turid at densyendehimmel
Pamela at Pamelaquilts
Selina at Selinaquilts
Kathleen at Kathleenmcmusing

Tuesday Feb 19th
Jennifer at curlicuecreations
Stephanie at stephjacobsondesigns
Kathy at Kathysquilts
Shasta at high road quilter
Theresa at bumbleberrystitches

Wednesday Feb 20th
Sharon at Vrooman’s quilts
Suzy at Websterquilt
Nancy at patchworkbreeze
Karrin at karrinscrazyworld
Denise at craftraditions

Thursday Feb 21st
Leanne at Devoted Quilter
Jennifer at Dizzyquilter
Lee Anne at Podunk Pretties
Lyndsey at Sew Many Yarns

Friday Feb 22nd
Bea at Beaquilter
Barbara at Bejweledquilts
Marian at seams to be sew
Brenda at songbirddesigns


  1. Hope your feeling better. The stars and loops look good.

  2. Life certainly does happen. Glad you are all better....can't wait to see the finished butterfly.

  3. I have that book too. I'm sure your butterfly will be beautiful when it is completed. Enjoy the process. Have a lovely day.

  4. so fun. thanks for sharing today. i am just learning how to applique. i was going to use my machine, but the stitch that would be used is backwards. ??? have to figure something else out. quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

  5. Very cool that the grandkids featured in the book live right around the corner from you!! Perfect reason to pick a project from that book. LOL!

  6. Neat projects! Thank you for sharing! Enjoy your weekend! :-) :-) angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

  7. Great butterfly! How fun that the children are just around the corner. =)

  8. That butterfly will be so bright and cheery when completed. Enjoy the stitching process. Hope you're feeling better,

  9. Your butterfly will be beautiful when finished :) Your loops and stars are looking great!

  10. Hi Kathy, unfortunately life does get in the way of quilting :-) That's going to be a cute butterfly. It's always fun trying out new FMQ patterns.