Monday, September 26, 2016

Jenny Doan with Missouri Star Quilt Co. will be showing some of her beautiful quilts and telling us her secrets of how she made them.

And a good time was had by all!

Large horseshoe crab seen on the beach yesterday.....tip of my shoe
Gull and pelicans
 shown for reference.
low tide on the intracoastal

  •  Horse shoe crabs are not true crabs, and are more closely related to terrestrial spiders than blue crabs.
  • Often called "living fossils," horseshoe crabs have existed for more than 300 million years.
  • Although their spikes and spines may look dangerous, horseshoe crabs are harmless.
  • Just like other arthropods, horseshoe crabs must molt to grow. They leave their old shells behind and grow a new, larger shell.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Good Morning Sunset Beach

Sunday, July 24, 2016

doll quilt

Practicing my machine quilting, this was done with a walking foot at slow speed.  Happy Sewing, Kim

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Finished just in time!

The graduate loved his new quilt! I used scraps from his baby quilt too.
Happy Sewing, Kim

Monday, May 30, 2016

Graduation Quilt

The layout

Pin basted

adding some simple quilting

I now have the binding on and will try to get it finished in time!
Happy Sewing, Kim

Monday, May 16, 2016

What's under your needle?

Doing lots of sewing but this is my only finish in months!

Happy Sewing, Kim

Monday, February 29, 2016

Sunset Beach

 Long shadows at the end of the day

 They don't call it Sunset Beach for nothing :0).  Our beach faces south so we always get a nice sunset.

Happy Sewing, Kim

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

some hand sewing

English paper piecing...............

something to keep my hands busy while traveling and waiting for Dr.s.

Happy Sewing, Kim

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Bonnie Hunter's 2015 Mystery

I finally have all my rows together and this weekend I hope to get the top done :0)

The beach keeps calling me away from my sewing machine!

texture in the sand from wind and water.
Have you finished your mystery quilt?

Even cloudy days are beautiful on the beach

Like freshly fallen snow foot prints, pristine wind blown sand.

Happy Sewing, Kim 

Friday, February 5, 2016

What's under your needle?

starting the spiral

moving is still under my needle right now :0)

Happy Sewing, Kim

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas

about half of clue #4
Bonnie's mystery kept me company while DH was traveling :0)
counting out my trapezoid units
Merry Christmas from the Beach!

Kimonos from Japan

Beautiful cottons from Japan, DH did a good job choosing :0).

Looking forward to the next clue :0)  Merry Christmas to all!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Allietare.....Clue #3

Bonnie's mystery is coming along, I am still working on clue # 3 and enjoying every minute to it.
Happy Sewing, Kim

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Side Trip

I loved this FREE pattern on Bonnie Hunter's blog so one day I just had to make it. My friend Debby Brown quilted it for me and together we donated it to Quilts of Valor.  I was told it was given to a  injured lady marine.
Scrappy goodness :0)  Happy Sewing, Kim

Monday, November 30, 2015

Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt: clue one

294 HST almost done :0)
It is time for  another one of  Bonnie's mystery quilts !!  I have made all but one and that was the year we moved.
This one is starting with grays and will progress to golds and reds :0)  next clue is Friday and I will be done with clue #1 by then :0).  Are you going to join in the fun?  Come over and have a look at the linky party on Bonnie's blog.  Happy Sewing, Kim

Sunday, November 22, 2015


gifts for my son on a recent visit.....a pot holder and a potato cooking  bag made with minions fabric :0)
Happy Thanksgiving!  Kim

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

A side trip

A little sew along

Some of my favorite blogs have sewalongs from time to time, I like to join in because they are usually a small project I can do in a few sittings that give me a break from my larger UFO's that can take months or even years.  Like a little side trip when you are a longer journey.  Lori at Humble quilts just had one I really enjoyed,  The group that sewed along are having their linky party, come have a look and maybe next time join in the fun.  And while I am tooting my own horn I'll share this over at " Crazy Mom Quilts" too.    Happy Sewing, Kim

Sunday, October 4, 2015

I might not be in Poughkeepsie anymore :0)

This is a large puddle from days and days of pouring rain, the heron and egret moved in for feeding,
I was taking pictures from about 20 feet away on my bicycle and never noticed the gator until I downloaded my pictures !

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Good Morning

Arriving at the beach before the sun comes up

The suns glow peeking through the clouds

The brightening sky

a sandcastle from yesterdays fun

heavy clouds on the horizon

churning clouds making faces

birds coming out to feed

finally the sun breaks through

a small rainbow in the heavy wet clouds

Dune erosion from the heavy surf the night before

A new day