I finished the binding on this Sashed Tumbler yesterday so I’m making good progress on the goals I have for the rest of June. Can’t you see how cuddly it is from the photo?! This is my 10th UFO finish for the year!

There are some quilt notes on the website if you’re curious about how I pieced this one.

Finish one, start one

I debated what afghan to make next and after a false start on a granny stripe that I felt had holes that were too big, I decided on a linen stitch pattern also know as moss stitch. I have a Craftsy kit to make from this pattern so I decided I’d try it out in a square blanket from this free pattern I found on Ravelry. Normally I don’t like square patterns but it’s a baby blanket and I don’t mind square so much at that size.

Yarn is Caron Big Cakes – colorway is Cake Roll. Hook size is H.

Once I figured out how to start my block with a magic circle (YouTube videos helped!), I’m finding it an easy pattern to crochet.


Another one of the Maine Happy Block tops is quilted. This is #5 of 8 and I plan to load and quilt another one this week so I’m making progress on these!

Since a single fishy fabric was used for the centers of these blocks I did a freehand, edge to edge watery meander on this one.

It’s already trimmed and waiting for binding but first up for binding is the Sashed Tumbler I quilted before my trip. I hope to have that one finished today!

I have instructions for several versions of these Happy Block quilts on my website – go and look on the sidebar for Happy Blocks!

Happy Father’s Day

Missing Dad … hard to believe he’s been gone 30 years.

So happy I found such a wonderful father for my boys!

I hope all the Dad’s out there had a wonderful day!


This time of year it can be really hard to decide if there’s a big enough window to get out and ride our bikes before the storms roll in. I don’t mind getting wet but I don’t like being caught outside in a lightning storm! We check the weather report before we leave and keep an eye on it while we’re out.

We watch the sky ….

We decided we had a pretty good window to ride today but it got a little threatening at one point.

Luckily, we were turning south shortly after I snapped this photo and the weather was heading away from us.

I love our weekend bike rides!! We got 14 and a half miles in today and stopped for lunch…

And at a park on Davis Island to enjoy being by the water for a while!


The Layer Cake Hourglass top is assembled! This is my June Precut project so I’m on track this year for at least one top per month using precuts which is good because I’m failing miserably at NO BUY!! More yarn was purchased yesterday thanks to a sale at Michael’s catching my eye.

Quilt Notes

  • I used 36 of my 40 squares from the layer cake.
  • Blocks are set 5 blocks across and 7 rows down.
  • Block size is 9 inches ( 8.5 inches with seam allowances).
  • Quilt size is approximately 42.5 x 59.5