Tuesday, January 15, 2013


Michigan winters are long and dreary, cold and cloudy.  We can go for many days before we see sunshine, whether it's snowing or not.  In order for me to take these photos, I was sitting on the floor of my sewing room after dragging a chair to the window to get any bit of sunlight available.  There wasn't much.  This is row 9 of Lori's row along.  Happy little stars dancing in a row.  I decided to try shades of gray and purple - I like it!

I'm still happily plugging along on my Scrappy Trip Along quilt.  I sew one or two blocks a day.  When I use up all the material I've cut, I'll see what size it is.  It sure is bright and happy.  Pops of color on a dreary day.

My Hill Farm quilt is coming along block by block also.  I've got lots to keep me busy with two other projects I'll show when I'm done.  I need to finish something soon, it makes me anxious when I have too many things going on in the sewing room.

On another note, we had an open house on Sunday.  Our realtor said that at least 30 couples came through.  I'm praying someone makes an offer soon.  We are hanging in limbo between two cities.  It's beginning to take its toll on us.  I know God has a plan and so I keep giving this situation back to Him and trusting in His timing.  I have my moments though, as we all do.  Blessings!



  1. It's always hard to be in limbo like that! I love how you used "starry" colors for your stars and the pink roses in your scrappy trip along is great!

  2. I can't imagine living without sunshine. Even in winter we see the sun nearly every day!

  3. Hi Renee, I love all your work! I thought it was cold here, but sure it is really cold in Michigan. Keep a quilt over your lap as you sew.
    Praying the right buyers come along quickly.
    Hugs, Noreen

  4. These are so pretty, I especially love the Hill Farm quilt. I hope and pray the house sells for you. Have you seen anything you want to buy?

  5. Beautiful blocks!! I always love seeing what pretty prints you choose! I will be keeping this transition, and your home selling in my prayers!! Blessings, Heather

  6. All your work in progress looks good.

    Hope you get a offer on your house soon. :)

    Have a great week!

  7. Such pretties! I have trouble getting light too. Today I dragged hubby outside in -10 weather to get a pic for tomorrow's post. The things we do!

  8. Muck luck with your house sale...God's timing is perfect, love the quilt

  9. Such beautiful colors to perk up a winter day. Good luck with the house.


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