Monday, September 25, 2017

Scrap busting time!

The interwebs has an awesome community of quilting peeps!  

Great ideas abound, and wonderful, inspiring projects are everywhere you look.... in fact, when I combine the ideas in my own sketchbook with the projects I've pinned on Pinterest, I have enough fun stuff to last me for the next ninety-three years!! (I guess I'd better stock up on multi-vitamins, right?)

Anyway, I saw a great scrap-buster idea over at SuperMomNoCape, and I wanted to show y'all!

Here is a photo of her project that I snagged from her blog:

Now, she gives a great tutorial for making these, with good, clear photos and instructions. For visual peeps like me, that makes it a walk in the park. (Grin) It's a really cool way to use up some of your scraps, and you'll end up with useful things for yourself, or for people on your gift list. (You know, that time of the year is coming soon!)

Hop over and check it out, and let her know that Snoodles sent you!


Tuesday, September 12, 2017


Oh, the things we take for granted! (Grin)

Ever had the power go off in a storm, and still walk into a room and flip the switch? 

I'm happy to say our power is back on!

We are up and running again (and sawing up a tree that fell) and we'll be back soon with more quilting fun!

Thank you for all your positive thoughts and prayers -- y'all are amazing and I wish I could hug you all. Please join me in praying for the folks who lost more than power in this huge storm.... here's hoping that we all come through OK!


Monday, September 11, 2017

Hurricanes and high winds

If you are seeing this post, it is because Hurricane Irma did a number on the power grid in my area. I'm preparing for the coming storm, and I fully expect that where we live, there will be trees downed and lines on the ground for a while.

Hurricanes are a tremendous force, and our trees here are in "full canopy" with gorgeous racks of leaves that make their branches quite heavy. Those heavy tops can make the trees topple when the ground is saturated with rain, and the wind is howling.

I'm scheduling this, but I hope you won't see it! Hopefully, I will be able to post as usual. But if I'm not here, please join me in prayer for our first responders and our power grid teams, as they struggle to restore power and sustain life in hurricane-torn areas.

Pray for the restoration of Texas, and then for the folks impacted by this newest devastation in Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas. As I'm writing, it looks like the storm will track straight through here.

Blessings to all, and prayers for safety.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Woofing and meowing for help -- UPDATED

I'm sure that all of us have seen the photos and videos of the situation in Texas, after Hurricane Harvey went through.
And now it looks as if another major storm is barreling toward Florida....

So many pets have been displaced.

So many shelters bursting at the seams and trying to help.

Trying to save lives, and trying to reunite furbabies and humans.

If you have some scraps and a little time, you can help!

Please join the TQPM effort to provide softer kennels and cages for these lonesome pups and kitties.

Here is a list of shelters that could use your completed kennel quilts:

New Shelter
Their address is:
Austin Pets Alive!
7711 Burnet Rd. Suite 7723
Austin, TX 78757

Previous Shelters
Their address is:

The San Antonio Humane Society
4804 Fredericksburg Road
San Antonio, TX 78229
Their address is:

Jan Reese-Jones Animal Care Center
2400 Lone Star Dr
Dallas, TX 75212
Their address is:
Zeus' Rescues
4601 Freret St
New Orleans, LA 70115
Their address is:
Bark and Roll Rescue Companions
3105 Shadow Lake Dr
Baton Rouge, LA 70816

Their address is:
Felines & Canines
6379 N. Paulina
Chicago, IL 60660
There are instructions there at the site that I gave you a link for.....

Please take a moment to include a form with your little kennel quilt, and if you are on Facebook, post a photo there -- you're not bragging -- you are encouraging others to participate!

You know you need to reduce your stash and your scraps, right?? (Grin)

Let's help these furry friends!