CTS BOM….August blocks!

I’m not done with the Business District from Denise Russart,  but the others are done!

 You’ve already seen my version of Sheryl Till’s Poinsettia flower…

I’ve added JudyL’s pieced block (above the heart block, also from Sheryl Till) and my Christmas Cactus bloom.

I’ve got Denise’s Business District fabrics paired and only one block made so far.  I wanted to check the pattern assembly and it’s really easy to understand her pattern and goes together easily.




Here is the one Business District block that I assembled.   Can’t wait to get the other 11 done.  Mine will all be scrappy as I’m working from my stash.

Thanks ladies for another month of cool patterns!  It’s not too late to start your own sampler quilt….just go to each of our blogs and get started!   The web addys are in the title bar above under Christmas Town Sampler tab.

Susan ~ Patchkat


the birth of a bed….

a raised garden bed that is!   With the cancer,  I cannot bend to work my garden, nor can I get down low enough to the ground to plant, weed, etc.  With raised beds,  I can use a garden cart to sit, push myself along the bed and be able to reach into the center.  I’ve been looking at raised beds for the last 2 years, but they just haven’t happened with everything else happening.

Where I work,  people often move off and leave furniture and stuff…and eventually,  it’s available for anyone to claim.   I found a wooden bed frame…twin size and brought it home.   I have a vision, lol….wish I had snapped a shot to share of the original.

We took a trip to the big box store for additional lumber…here’s Ernie sorting through a bin.  He must’ve looked at every board there at least twice before making a selection.

Then we had to whip out a tape and measure everything.  No,  I don’t understand why it had to be measured since it came from a bin with the measurements marked,  but I’m thinking it’s a guy thing!

Here is the first of the two bed boxes.   They’re 3′ x 6′ x 15″ tall.   The finished wood is the original bed frame,   Ernie just filled in the middles.  Now to order in some top soil and builders sand.   That’s a research job for another day, lol.   I’m so excited to have the beds I’ve dreamed about for so long.   Maybe this time next year we’ll still be harvesting good things to eat!

In one of my magazines,  there is a small greenhouse that starts off with 2 raised beds….can we see where this might be going?????  I love having a handyman husband!   And I love being able to recycle things into needed items  :-)

Susan ~ Patchkat