'Olympic Torch' Completed

Little chicks make up the LS5 'Olympic Torch' triangle for today.
I just finished the tiny applique & couldn't wait to post it.

Tomorrow is a day of rest & relaxation with the family...
though I just might have another tri ready to applique
if I get the urge to do a bit more piecing late tonight.

Happy Stitching,


L4 is Finished!

Another combination triangle for the completed list.
You'll want to be careful with your center pieces.
They are very easy to reverse.

Happy Stitching,

Pink LS3 Combination

 LS 3 applique was finished late last night.

LS4 applique pieces are ready to go but I ran out of steam around midnight.
I'm hoping to get to that one later today.

Happy Stitching,


2 for Today

LS1 & LS2

A day of sewing leads to the completion of a challenging LS1
and fairly quick LS2, with LS 3 partially complete.
Happy Stitching,


Ah, the Age of Technology!

Triangles weren't included on my original spreadsheet,
so I've been keeping a running tally on paper.
Plugging the tally into the spreadsheet today, I realized
that when I lost my precious hard drive,
I also lost a current piece count for my DJ blocks.

Good Grief!

Thanks to the blog, I have a starting point on the main blocks
but will be double checking the figures when I start
sashing & constructing my top.
If you are using a computer based spreadsheet...
you may want to back it up or at least keep a hard copy.

And if I were doing it again, I'd use the full top spreadsheet, whether
planning to include triangles or not.
I changed my mind about them----you may, too.


You can download your free DJ Spreadsheet at Janiac.com


Right Side is Pieced

RS 12 & 13

Dancing to "Born This Way" . I'm thrilled to post
that the Right Side Triangles are DONE!!

I'm making fabric choices later today & tomorrow
so I can start the left side very soon.

Happy Stitching,


Pink & Green RS11

A quick pink & green tri today leaves just 2 more for the Right Side!
Happy Friday =)


Daffodils & Violets


Some sure signs of spring {despite snow flurries this evening}.
Clumps of violets are beginning to pop up, too.

I can't wait for the blooms to pop up all over the flower beds!

Happy Stitching & Gardening,


Tuesday's Triangle

RS 9: Another quick triangle to add to the completion list.
It won't be long and I'll be on to the left side.
Fabric choices for the remaining triangles should be ready this weekend.

I picked up a few supplies this week at the LQS...including some
black and white fabric for RSVP blocks.
I'll get back to those after finishing up the remaining DJ triangles & kites.

Happy Stitching,



A Quick Bit of Piecing

Between loads of laundry, I managed to piece this little triangle.
Who knew Y seams (inset) could be so fun?!
Happy Stitching,


3 Tris to Add

I planned to finish RS6 today but didn't have much time at the sewing machine. The applique on these 3 kept me pretty busy this afternoon.
I'm hoping to finish the right row this week.

Happy Stitching,


Pink Kittens & Sunbonnet Sue

RS4 Center Piece

-RS5 Geisha Girl-

Sunbonnet Sue gardening will be the center of RS4.
I'm hoping to post that and a few more this weekend.

RS5 came together quickly.
Directional prints are a little tricky on the side triangles.
To help keep myself on track, I'm adding an arrow to the draft that points up.
With each focus fabric piece I add, I double check that it's lined up
to prevent an afternoon with the seam ripper.

Happy Stitching,


St. Patrick's Day

"There are good ships, and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea.
But the best ships are friendships, and may they always be."

Happy St. Patrick's Day, Fabulous Readers.

Wishing You a Rainbow

For sunlight after showers—

Miles and miles of Irish smiles

For golden happy hours—

Shamrocks at your doorway

For luck and laughter too,

And a host of friends that never ends

Each day your whole life through!


1 Prepped, 1 Done

RS3 is prepped and ready to go for my next applique day.
It seemed like a good night for some quick piecing.
RS4 was a fun one!

Happy Stitching,


2 Side Triangles

Fabrics have been chosen for all of the right side triangles.
My first 2 side tris are ready to be added to the completed list tonight.
Happy Sewing,


Top Row Triangles are Complete!

An afternoon of piecing yesterday & some
applique late last night led to 4 completions.
It feels great to have the top and bottom rows finished.
Now on to the sides & corners (kites).
Have a wonderful week!


5 Triangles

In the last week top row 5 through 9 were completed. 
Today was a good day for applique!
Just 4 more triangles remaining in the top row, then I'll start the sides.

We've had a bit of a warm up this week.
The daffodils are starting to come up next to the house,
the dog has been out stalking the squirrels AND
we have song birds again.
The cardinals, robins & blue jays were out in full force today...
no doubt scouting out nesting areas.

It's so nice to know we're over the harsh weather of winter
(knocking on wood!).

Happy Stitching,


Jane Blocks, Semi-organized

I've updated a work in progress...
A better view of the finished blocks and triangles are available on
I'll be updating as I finish more triangles (and blocks, should I get the urge to start redos)----hopefully by the weekend.
Happy Sewing,