Off on a Tangent

Today I made cookies (from scratch) for the guys working on our house.


The last time I made cookies from scratch, was two years ago when they were working on the west side of the house.  In between, we’ve been making cookies from frozen cookies dough.  How pathetic is that?

Between the two of them, another helper, and maybe Wade’s girlfriend, the 2 dozen cookies I took out this morning disappeared…

I’m so very glad to see this siding go up, it’s looking just great.

The two young men working on the house aren’t bad-looking either.

Holy Zeus, it makes me feel old just to know I even thought something like that…

Today I also made further progress on the background fill on this customer quilt:


It’s getting there.   A little more background fill and then 3 borders…it’s a big quilt, but I hope I can get it done tomorrow.

And tonight?

Tonight, I went off on a tangent.  An elephant tangent.


This morning, when I was reading blogs, I saw the cutest stuffed elephant on one of the blogs I read (While She Naps, links to the elephant post, but the whole blog is worth perusing, she makes some incredible birds, and other creatures).  Ever since, I’ve had this urge to make a stuffed elephant.

I know, I know, I know.

Don’t think I can’t hear you saying “Sweet biscuits and gravy, that Suzanne is crazy as a loon.”

So, I went searching the Internet for free elephant patterns, though I don’t know how I thought I was going to use anything, since my printers are all at the shop.  I didn’t find much until I stumbled across a review of the elephant pattern in the book Last Minute Patchwork and Quilted Gifts by Joelle Halvorson, a book I happen to OWN!!  And I was able to actually find it right away, too!

The elephant was designed by Hillary Lang of Wee Wonderfuls, another really great blog I read on a regular basis. (I used her Pointy Kitty pattern awhile back).

My elephant is missing eyes and I think I need to redo her ears, they are a bit lopsided…

She’s made out of leftovers from a quilt I made for my niece, (which I cannot find on the blog at the moment, grrr…), so Miss Elephant will probably go live with her matching quilt…but she does need a name first, any ideas?


  1. Mary Ann says:

    you really need to put up a photo of this adorable elephant with her eyes and tail. She is so cute. Trying to think of a backwards and forwards name since she’s for Hannah. Anna? Elle? Abba?

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