Karla from My Sewful Retirement blog shared pictures of her version of Cindy’s “Thankful” table runner. It is beautiful, Karla!

My Sewful Retirement

Hello everyone!

A few months ago the talented ladies from Gray Barn Designs released a free pattern “Thankful Table Runner”.

It was love at first sight for me and knew it would be the perfect display on our dessert table for Thanksgiving.  The pattern is super easy, and well written.

thankful tr Thankful table runner

I also made matching courthouse quilt block placemats to use as hot pads.

thankful placemat Courthouse Quilt Block Placemant

thankful tr placemat Quilted Thankful Set

I had hoped to make a pumpkin quilt this fall but never found time, instead I made a mini quilt wall hanging.

November 2017 wall hanging November 2017 wall hanging

My first grandchild was born this week and I am extremely thankful! We are leaving in the morning to meet her and spend time with the family.

I wish you all a happy and safe Thanksgiving!

Until next time…

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Putting Pencil to Fabric

On a cold and rainy morning a week or so ago, I dropped my cell phone in the parking lot.  Bye-bye old phone, hello new model! My boss opted to not upgrade me into the iPhone stratosphere (no X for me, alas) but I did receive a new iPhone 8 and I’ve been experimenting with the upgraded camera features and I’ve downloaded a few new photo editing apps to explore.

Here is some holiday pie porn with the new equipment:



I have also been rummaging through some old projects, trying to finish up a few languishing old favorites. I have always loved this pencil block. It’s one of the first paper piecing patterns I ever made.


I added the yellow and black borders to create a mini and now it’s time to make my quilt sandwich and finish the quilting.


An old friend observed that most of the artwork in my house has words on it. I’m sticking with what I love!