DIY Beaded Suncatcher

Beaded Suncatcher

This DIY suncatcher was simple to make with a thrifted Goodwill wire basket.  I see those baskets from time to time and I’m glad I grabbed it.  Look for some type of object that has plenty of places to hang the beaded strands from.  I also put another thing in the middle of it.  Don’t know what it is.  Some kind of plastic flower looking thing.  GW had a gang of them so I […] Continue Reading…

Sprint LG G2 Clock is Behind

LG G2 Phone

Every now and then, my Sprint LG G2 clock loses minutes. The alarm goes off and already I’m starting my day late. I finally figured out why it happens.

The other day my battery was dead. All the way dead. So dead the phone turned off. Luckily it happened right after the alarm went off.  Thank you for waiting! After I charged it, I noticed the clock lost five minutes.

Here’s how to reset it.

Go to Settings
Scroll down to the System submenu.
Tap […] Continue Reading…

Knitting Cardigans For a Change

shapely boyfriend cardigan

I haven’t touched my sewing machine(s) in months.  Then Christmas came and I had to make room for the tree, so I put it all away.  My “sewing station” has been up for about four years in the middle of my living/dining room.  I go through phases that last several years at a time.

My new phase is knitting.  I love to wear cardigan sweaters at work and thought I’d try my hand at making one.  […] Continue Reading…

Android Alarm Clock Didn’t Go Off Again

Android alarm clock didn't go off

I have an LG G2 cellphone and I love it, however this morning was the second time my alarm didn’t go off.  I did some Googling about it and this time hit the jackpot.  Long story short, I had used the Advanced Task Killer app to kill a bunch of apps just before I went to bed.  It killed the alarm app, too.

Short story long, unless you’re running apps that are poorly coded, Android apps […] Continue Reading…

Free Craftsy Classes

Free Craftsy Classes

Have you ever taken a class from Craftsy? I’ve purchased several of them and I’ve always learned new things. My favorite one was Anita Grossman Solomon’s class. She makes complex blocks so simple with just a few slices. Here’s the post I did after I took the class.

Going on through August 27, 2014, there is a list of 35 FREE Craftsy Classes. Just like the paid versions, these free classes are high quality tutorials. If you’ve […] Continue Reading…

Scrappy Brick Quilt Stash Buster

Bonnie K Hunter Fun With Bricks

This Scrappy Brick Quilt is a great way to use up scraps. Or do like me, buy more fabric to make some new scraps. And then I wonder why my scrap quilts never put a dent in my scrap pile. LOL Just because something has a lot of different fabric in it, doesn’t always make it a scrap buster, if the pieces are too small, however, this quilt will do it. The rails are narrow which […] Continue Reading…

Tumbling Blocks Quilt – Work in Progress

Tumbling Blocks work in progress made with Accuquilt GoBaby

I’ve always wanted to tackle a tumbling blocks quilt, but two things stopped me: ‘Y’ seams and cutting all those diamonds.

I have both an GO! Fabric Cutter and an GO! Baby Fabric Cutter.  I ordered the 4″ diamond die and it arrived this past week. I took Friday off of work so I could be with it.

I wanted the 3D effect for my blocks. The top diamond is light, the lower right diamond is […] Continue Reading…

Quilting Inspiration – Fast and Easy Basic Quilt Layout

Bluebird Park Quilt

I’m putting this quilt on my “To Do” list because it gave me the quilting inspiration to turn it into something slightly different. Similar, but not quite the same. More like rhyming.

When I saw it, the light bulbs in my brain exploded like fireworks. That’s how I know it’s going on my list to become one of my favorite quilt layouts because the possibilities are endless. Here are a few of my thoughts.

It’s highly adaptable to horizontal or vertical […] Continue Reading…

Zippered Wristlet from Selvages

Zippered Wristlet

I have a 3-day weekend to myself and got some sewing done. I made this little wristlet pouch from selvages. I didn’t take any pictures of the sewing process. I’m just horrible like that. I wanted something small enough to hold my cellphone various debit, credit, store cards when I’m not wearing pants… with pockets in them. Gotcha, didn’t I. LOL

Basically, it’s a quilt-as-you-go technique. I spray basted a piece of cotton batting to […] Continue Reading…

State of CA Employees – Get Rid of Wells Fargo Now!

golden1

If you’re a State of CA employee and are fed up with waiting for Wells Fargo to post your direct deposit, you’re gonna love this.

Let me give you the summary of why I made the switch from Wells Fargo to Golden1 NON-PROFIT credit union.

I get paid once a month at the end of the month.
If payday is on a Friday, I “might” see the direct deposit in my account on Saturday, but maybe not. […] Continue Reading…