Missing: One Mojo.

Yeah.  I know, I know.  Get a grip woman!  I say it every morning.  But I have yet to keep the grip.  Lots on my plate.  And as much as I enjoyed my vacation, I had lots to do when I got home and then got sick.  And now am sick again.  Sinus infection I suppose.  I beat myself up for neglecting the things I “want” to do not to mention the things I “need” to do.  Blogging being one of those things I want to do. I do have some very fun things lining up.  Not completely lined up but making progress.  There will be interviews, giveaways ~ I had several things in the works before I left for my trip so now I have to catch up with everyone and get it all rolling again.  But let’s just say if it all comes together like I hope, there will be some really great giveaways and introductions to some of my favorite places on the web.

So in order to try and get my mojo back, I thought starting yet another project might help.  I do tend to go about things in unusual ways sometimes.  Anywho, here is a little peek at my latest thing:


I have always wanted to make a Grandma’s Flower Garden quilt for our bed.  A king size quilt.  Which means I need about 150+  more flowers :/  It should only take me about two years to make that many by hand.  I am using the English Paper Piecing method.  I would really like to do the whole thing  using only hand stitching. And I want all the flowers to be different.  No two alike.  All the centers will be the same yellow tiny gingham and all the “greenery” the same dot fabric all joined together with a cream pieces.


Hopefully I won’t end up with 50 or so beautiful hand stitched hot pads for sale in my etsy shoppe!

Speaking of etsy shoppe, I will be adding some things – baking paraphernalia – little paper pans and boxes and such- supplies, if you will. Here’s a peek at some of the goodies:paperbakingpans

Guess that’s it for today.  I am still under the weather…lots of sinus stuff and I feel a bit feverish again.  Guess I will go stitch a little on my quilt project and try to feel better.  Stay tuned, I promise there will be good things soon!

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Susan – I am so sorry to hear you are not feeling well. A little ibuprofen, tea with honey, and a little handwork should do the trick. I love, love, love GFG…you have inspired me and as soon as I can possibly find my GFG treasure in all the moving chaos, I will share. I am always thinking of you and miss our chats. Look for me online. ~Kelly

unDeniably Domestic

I always get sick when I go on vacation! I think it’s just a curse. Once you stop moving and working, all the germs catch up to you… I love the quilt – my Mema made me one like that when I was very very little. I’ve got to ask my mom to send it to me! Can’t wait to see your finished version!

Vicki Martin

Susan, I hope you feel better soon. Sinus problems are the worst. Your quilt will be absolutely gorgeous. Stick with it, it will be worth it.

I love the quilt! I hope you feel better soon, being sick in the summer stinks!

Welcome back Susan! Sorry about the sinuscold/infection.

I like how you think! Nothing like starting something new instead of the “Have to” list! The Grandma’s Garden quilt is going to be adorable!!

Susan I hope that you feel better soon! It’s no fun being sick. I love your quilt so far. It will be so pretty when you have it finished and if not, they will be the prettiest hot pads on Etsy! Speaking of Etsy, I managed to get another mouse doll finished. Very Victorian and pretty, well, at least I think so! xxoo GET WELL SOON!

Kelly McCullough

I hope you are feeling better quickly my friend!!!!!! The quilt is going to be amazing!


Good to see a post from you Susan. Sorry you are feeling bad and hope you will be feeling better soon. The quilt will be beautiful. Looking forward to your “things to come” interviews, etc.

Susan….Get well beautiful lady… 2 cups apple cider vinegar in a hot bath… and soak for 30 minutes… really helps…an old remedy… but ancient wisdom.

Really love your quilt so very much!

Love to all…
Victoria in Houston

I know it must be somewhere on your blog.. but I can’t find a link to your etsy shoppe, please help!

I will have a new button up soon. But until here is the link

I should have it stocked in a couple of weeks.


Susan: Sorry to hear that you have not been well. May I suggest 2-4 tsp. of Bragg’s Organic Vinegar in a glass of water with enough honey to take the edge off? My husband and I live in SW Missouri and take this 2-3 times daily to help keep allergy reaction to a minimum. I really swear by this! At this posting I hope you are feeling better. I really enjoy your blog!