The Storm has passed!

Issac came and went without much of a fuss in my area. I did get a day off of work so we stayed home and relaxed, save for a little trip to Waffle House for lunch. On our way out the door I noticed a dog wandering the streets of our neighborhood without an owner in sight so we looked at his collar and thankfully it had a phone number. He was returned to his home in about 20 minutes. They weren’t sure how he escaped. I was glad he got back home.

The update via photos:


Putting some of my new fabrics away – I love this owl print! I found it in a remnant bin at Jo Anns of all places.


Cracker Barrel has a display up right now with all sorts of cute owl things. I loved these salt and pepper shakers. They had to come home with me. They’re so tiny and adorable!


This is a new Riley Blake print that I’m working on right now. I added a border print to it and will start quilting it soon. I have it in mind for someone in particular.


Quilted the bali pop jelly roll quilt for my mom! I wanted to do a variegated thread across the top but couldn’t get any of the variegated threads to cooperate. Had to use a light green. Did a simple meander across the whole thing. Need to trim and bind it now.


Bernie loves to wander around the house grumbling at the other dogs with a toy in her mouth. This is the super long squeaky snake they all enjoy playing with.


While quilting the bali pop quilt I went to change my bobbin and realized the Supreme Slider moved. It was sewn through apparently. I won’t be using it anymore I don’t think. I didn’t notice a difference without it.


My first attempt at “painting” with melted crayons! My pear turned out pretty cute. I still have some light outlining to do with colored pencils but it’s not bad.

The pear comes from this book that I talked about in Episode 50 of the podcastย Creative Quilts from Your Crayon Box.ย The pear is one of the practice exercises. It is an interesting technique for sure! I will have to change my napkins and teflon sheet that I’m using so I can get better. My teflon sheet won’t lay flat at all, I need something thicker. The napkins I got are too thick to really control the melted wax. It’s lots of fun though! I can see using this with other shapes like maybe a corgi!


  1. We’re currently awaiting the arrival of Isaac over here – It’s looking more and more like we are going to get the worst of the storm. We’re staying put, and I’ve sandbagged the back door. I don’t think its gonna be too much of a fuss though, I just hope the lights aren’t out for very long.

  2. So glad you all weathered the weather. This year has been so tough in many areas of the country as far as weather challenges go. Your crayon painting is so cool. I have been dabbling in fabric dying and fabric painting with mixed results but I definitely see a ton of value in it once I perfect some of my skills.

  3. I love the owls and the Riley Blake tree panel, it looks gorgeous! Can’t wait to see your Mom’s quilt bound in all it’s glory! ๐Ÿ™‚ The melted crayon video is awesome! Your pear came out great I think! Thanks for linking the video, I might just get the book myself.

  4. Glad you made it through Isaac ok.. now he’s heading for me ๐Ÿ™

  5. Glad you made it through the storm. Fingers crossed for Daisy now! Loved the pics ๐Ÿ™‚ The owl print is so cute and I love the Riley Blake panel. Looks like you had an awesome day….jealous, lol ๐Ÿ™‚ I’d love a day with Miss Scarlett!

  6. So glad you are safe! Your owls are adorable – especially like the salt and pepper shakers.