Thursday, January 21, 2021


I’m sharing my likes , with others  at  Not Afraid of Color . Thank you LeeAnna for hosting this place for us to share with others, 

This has been a difficult two weeks for me! I’m finding it hard to stay “on task”.  On Saturday the 9th, while still in California, I received a call from my brother to tell me that my sister had died the night before. I am so sad. 

We enjoyed our last few days with our son. We watched AWAY on Netflix. 

If you are a Hillary Swank fan or if you like movies about space, you’ll like this one! I give it 5  ⭐️ s. 

I baked another batch of his (our son’s) favorite cookies! 

There were some “likes” that happened as we traveled  home to Wyoming , the 11th -13th. 

We had great weather☀️ mostly! Though it was foggy as we drove past Mt Shasta. 

We had no  🚗 issues or accidents! The day after we got home we had high winds. 79 mph in our city, 102 mph in Cheyenne WY.

                                                             Sorry, I had to share!

We arrived home to a huge stack of mail, thank goodness for my wonderful neighbor, Becky, who took in our mail and watered my plants. My Christmas cactuses were in full bloom. 

This one was left in my care by my granddaughter. She’ll be back to get it! Soon I hope! 

My oldest cactus. A gift years ago from my sister! 

We caught the puzzle bug while in California.And finally got this one done when we got home.  It was attempted a couple of years ago, then put back in the box in frustration! 

I was able to start a small “table runner”......

Mr Busy’s siblings and their spouses sent me these flowers. 

And yesterday, the best thing!  We have a new President and Vice President! My sister was glad the election went the way it did, I’m sorry she didn’t get to see the inaugural festivities. 

President Joseph R. Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden.

Vice President  Kamala D. Harris and First Gentleman Douglas Emhoff. 

Stay Busy and Stay Happy and Healthy 

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Rainbow Scrap Challenge ..Pink!!


We arrived home last Wednesday, ahead of the high winds that plagued most of Wyoming on Thursday. I couldn’t place a grocery order because we were without internet until 5pm Thursday. When I did log on there wasn’t daytime pick up times til Saturday! Luckily I had coffee, bread in the freezer and soup in the pantry!  So with 2 take out meals we made do. 

I’m feeling sad today and a bit lost. So what do I do? Go to my sewing room, of course! 

There is a bit of pink happening! 

The pink scrap basket yielded some possible heart fabric! And a touch of green, well, because!

Then I remembered a pattern from Cluck, Cluck, Sew that I downloaded several years ago. 2016 is the date on the pattern. I found it quickly in my Table Runner notebook! 

Several hours later, the I Heart You Mini, is a top!  Batting has been pieced and some fabric from the pink basket has been cut for backing. I want to quilt it with pink thread. I have part of a bobbin in light pink and   a skimpy bit of hot pink on a spool!  So I can go to JoAnns tomorrow or order some from Amazon! I’m leaning toward Amazon. No one is wearing masks here! It’s disheartening! 

I did get 2 Hollow Nines done to add to the ongoing box of blocks! And I cut some more pink 2" squares to make a few more before the end of the month. 

This little heart project has made the day a bit easier to survive. It was one week ago that I learned of my sister's passing and I am still processing. 

I'm linking up with Angela at Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2021.  Join us there to see other PINK projects!

Stay Busy and Stay Happy ( if possible) and Healthy

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

To-Do Tuesday #23. Judy B


Home Sewn By Us  is the place to link up your to -do list and to cheer on others. 

We left California Monday morning, spent the night in Winnemucca NV. We are back on the road this morning. 

Last weeks list

1. Work on hexie project.

I don’t have photographic proof, my project bag is packed. But all the hexes are basted. 1,2 and 3 are stitched together. 4,5,6 and 7 are stitched in a row. That is as far as I got! 

2. Crochet in car! 

 Nope, I did nothing but watch the scenery go by. And lots of internal reflection. My sister fell in her bathroom Friday night and died. I am so very sad and heartbroken! 

Week of January 12 -18. 

There is no to do project . I’ll be AWOL for awhile. 

I’ll check back when I can! 

Thursday, January 7, 2021

I Like Thursday #26

Today as I write this I like post, in the background is the news reports of the US Capitol being breached. I’m not sure that I can write an I LIKE post!  I am so sad!

But, I had been gathering thought and photos previously. There are a few things I am certain of:

1.  I like that I was able to repair the favorite mouse of our son’s cat!

2. I like that I  will leave DS’s candy jar, full!

I have discovered a new flavor of chip that I like!

I have started a new book. A gift from our granddaughter and her fiancé. So far, I am enjoying it. 


“Her grandmother had once told her that one could blame ugliness on one's genes and ignorance on one's education, but there was absolutely no excuse whatsoever for being dull.” 

Thanks LeeAnna for this place to focus on the good, the happy the wonderful! Please check out LeeAnna’s blog,  Not Afraid of Color

Stay Busy and Stay Happy and Healthy.

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

To do Tuesday and Link up. #22

Happy Tuesday Morning!  I'm joining Roseanne and Sue at Home Sewn By Use  to check in with my to-do list and see what the others are doing. I've not been very productive the last 2 weeks. It's more difficult at someone else's house and we have been doing more together stuff. A puzzle was finished, 

we finished watched Season 7 and 8 of "Homeland" on HULU!  Claire Danes and Mandy Patinkin. So good, so intense. 

We took a road trip up to the snowmobile area near Mt Shasta.  Not good photos, but it was a lovely ride. 

blurry, taken out the passenger side window. Not lots of snow, but some. 

 Last week...

1. Celebrate New Years!  ...

We found small lobster tails and very good steak! Basic basic, baked potato and salad + wine. 

I did the lobster under the broiler and DS grilled the steak on the deck. Yummy! 

2.  Make a page for 2021....

The beginnings are in the tab above

Next Week's List..

January 5th through January 11th

1. Work on OMG hexie project

2. Maybe crochet in the car - we are planning on starting home on the 10th. 

Stay Busy and Stay Happy and Healthy

Monday, January 4, 2021

2021 One Monthly Goal...January

One Monthly Goal! OMG 

We are trying to decide when it will be safe to leave California! We have been only the 3 of us for 6 weeks, with rare trips to the grocery store! But we are more concerned with the political temperament of the country! And the weather of course. There is always that concern! 

With that in mind, my OMG needs to be something I have with me already! So I will finish making the hexagons and getting them ladder stitched together. 

Partial layout 


I'm linking up with Patty's goal setting link up!

Stay Busy and Stay Happy and Healthy

Saturday, January 2, 2021

Rainbow Scrap Challenge 21 January Pink


I know that I have pink fabric scraps because I have this basket at home, full of scraps.  I don't have photos of it full, but trust me. There is pink in there!

So I will make more pink Hollow Nine Patches.  

I will make a VALENTINE table runner.....of unknown ( at this time) pattern.

I have this one,

 but need a 36 X 12 runner for my buffet!  Maybe matching mug rugs?

We will see what I can get done the last week of January!  I'm linking today with Angela's Week 1 post at So  Scrappy!

Stay Busy and Stay Happy and Healthy