Wednesday, March 29, 2017


I call these "Junkyard Animals"
made by Dakota Man.
LuLu the cow
Henny the hen
Dolly the sheep
And that's Ali Cat in the back.
~b is for barnyard

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

bras and blossoms

I'm taking a break today from the quilts I've been making for weeks now.
I discovered this piece of fabric tucked in
 amongst the hundreds of novelty prints I have.
 I decided it would make cute zipper pouches.

Polka dot lining...
 polka dots go with everything.
I put together this sample of juvenile prints
 for pillowcase kits that my sister and I will be making.
Presentation will be important
so I'm looking for ideas.
I can never walk by a display of fresh cut flowers
without coming home with a bundle.
What a great idea someone had there...
and affordable.
~b is for blossoms and brassieres

Saturday, March 25, 2017


Weekend traffic jam...

Friday, March 24, 2017


I've discovered a new use for my old scraps.
One I am pretty passionate about.
Making crazy quilt squares
 which will eventually be sewn together for a quilt.
Dakota Man has been picking through his scraps also.
I love his little scrappy cat and dog.
Together our scraps look pretty good together.
Have a good weekend!
I'm sure I'll be doing crazy.
~b is for bits and pieces

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

cast iron baking

Life is sweet...
and so are my cherry sweet rolls.
From the 2016 Cast Iron Baking book.
My bread making skills are a work in progress.
I wonder if I will conquer bread baking before I hit 80?
You use a cup of cherry preserves
 with a little lemon zest for the filling.
Mr b gave them a thumbs up.
Don't they look good in my black cast iron skillet?
It's a good thing I don't have a figure to maintain...
what fun would that be?
~b is for basic

Monday, March 20, 2017

spring again

WOW... We made it
Happy Spring!
How are you celebrating?
~b is for beginnings

Friday, March 17, 2017


Everyone's Irish on March 17...
so true.
Image result for irish sayings
The day has to involve a wee bit of Irish food,
corned beef hash for lunch.
Green squares for a lap quilt.
~b is for brogue