Saturday, May 13, 2023

When all else is impossible...

 When I cannot settle myself or decide what to sew, I can always sew crumb blocks.  The above crumb blocks are from the scraps my friend, Joy, sent me.  

I have also been making a few of these little squares...they are only 4 inches square unfinished...when they are in a quilt they will be 3 1/2 inches square. Again, the fabrics are from those scraps my friend sent me.

The exception is the center of the one below...

See that fabric in the center?  It is more than 50 years old.  It is from the dress I made in Home Economics back in the day!  It is still good...not rotten.  I would love to have a yard or two of it now.  I still just love it.
Roger seems to have settled down.  He sleeps longer without getting up and is staying up later than he did there for a long while.

I will leave you a shot of Jeremy with his new fashion accessory...


  1. They are all beautiful. you always have such a great talent for matching prints.

  2. I want a hat just like Jeremy's. Too cute. Looks like you are getting lots of sewing time! Have a Happy Mother's Day!

  3. How lovely that you can always sew those pretty quilt squares and find enjoyment. You have a gift for sewing ( one I used to wish I had too).
    Right now I'm using a placemat that is pieced together much like what you make ( I got it at the thrift store.)

  4. Love your blocks and the center square from your old dress makes them very special.
    That last picture made me laugh.

  5. Sometimes I think fabric from the "old days" was better quality and lasted longer - or maybe I only look today at cheaper fabrics!!
    Love your last photo. Pets are so wonderful :) xx

  6. still laughing out loud. I love the dog hat. I love the piece from the past, the color is all over my house. I think you use your crumb block stitiching like I use reading a book. it shuts down the mind, lifts the depression, makes me forget what I don't want to think about.

  7. Those are beautiful.
    LOL on the fashion accessory!!!!! Looks great!
    Glad to hear Roger is settling in nicely.

  8. It is great to hear how you have settled into your new home and that it is working out well for Roger.

    Lots of great memories in that little piece of material. Wow!

  9. Your talented in assembling colors for your quilt block is amazing.
    It looks like Roger's mind is more at peace now that he knows he has someone to assist him when he needs it and he feels more relaxed.
    Your move was the right choice.

    Happy Mother's Day.
    Hugs, Julia

  10. Your squares are beautiful. They are the same size as one of my weave-it squares!

  11. So glad things are settling down for you and I love your quilt therapy, especially that material from 50 years ago. Its beautiful.
    You made me giggle when I saw the Doggie Hat! Too funny.

  12. I love your crumb block quilts. How special to have a piece of fabric which you used so long ago. I like those square blocks. Those will be nice when you get enough of them done for a quilt.

  13. Hello,
    Love all the colorful blocks. The doggie photo is cute. Take care, have a happy weekend.

  14. Your squares look lovely and how special to have that old material, it does look very nice.
    Pleased Roger is feeling more settled.
    Your last photograph had me smiling :)

    All the best Jan

  15. I am glad you and Roger are settling in. Your crumb blocks are lovely.

  16. I remember Home Economic class. It was where I learned to sew and use my first microwave! It was so new no one could afford to buy one for their home. They had a class on how to use it because nobody had ever seen one. One girl was afraid of it and would move to the other side of the room.
    Times have really changed and I'm getting old.


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