WIP Update

So it’s been a while since I have updated my WIP list for November.  So…here goes–updates in green!

November WIP List

1. Baby J’s hand quilted quilt-Finished and given to Baby J’s Mama!

2. Baby J’s quilt from her GMama.  My sister crossed stitched a baby quilt for Baby J, and she needs me to quilt and bind it.-Finished and given to Baby J’s Mama

3. My Americana quilt-baste, quilt and bind-No progress

4. Scrappy Quilt for me-Change in plans–I turned my king size quilt top into a throw top and this became my scrappy quilt, which is now done and being used. 

5. Mom’s bed quilt-baste, quilt and bind-This has become a Christmas project

6. Mom’s star quilt-baste, quilt and bind-No progress

7. Mom’s special embroidery quilt-baste, quilt and bind-This quilt top is done and the back piece is done, as is the binding.  I just have to baste, quilt and bind it–this weekend it will be done!

Here are some pictures of the special embroidery quilt:

My Mom did the embroidery on the girl pictures and I did the blocks in between and then assembled the quilt top.  I will post pictures when it is finished, and also of my scrappy replacement quilt.

Until then,

Keep Simply Delighting!


Granny Square Challenge

An organization I belong to has adopted a family for the holidays and issued a challenge to make the kids in the family blankets.  We have decided to have a granny square challenge.  A bunch of us are making granny squares and we are going to have a joining party.  Here are a few I have made.  I am so excited to make this granny square because they are so easy to make, and only take about an hour. 

We have until December 12 to make as many granny squares as we want or can.  I can’t wait to get crocheting!



250 followers here we come!!!

I can’t believe that I have almost 250 followers who are faithful to Simply Delighting! 

In honor of that, I will randomly give away the book, Fully Alive by Ken Davis when we reach 250 followers to a random person who comments on this post. 

Here are the criteria:

1. must be a follower of Simply Delighting

2. in your comment, must share your favorite holiday memory

Thats it!  Now, start commenting!


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Ruffle Scarf

One of the projects I worked on when I was at my parents house over Thanksgiving was this great new scarf.  Originally, my Mom was supposed to make one for me and one for her (out of a different color), but when I asked her about it, she told me that she didn’t like the yarn and was going to take it to Florida with her this winter and have her friend make it.  Well….I said um, no you aren’t–let me see that pattern.  Two days later, I had a finished scarf.  And…I LOVE IT.   It was a Mary Maxim pattern, which was super easy (I can’t believe she couldn’t figure it out).  Two days after that I had hers made.  So…now we have matching scarves.  I should have taken a picture of us together wearing them, but didn’t think about it at the time. 

I plan to post tonight about two other projects I worked on at their house, so stay tuned for later!

Until then, keep Simply Delighting!

Book Review~Fully Alive: A Journey that Will Change Your Life by Ken Davis

Another book I have read recently is Fully Alive: A Journey that Will Change Your Life by Ken Davis.  Ken writes about how to live fully alive from a great personal perspective that captivates his reader.  Sharing personal stories of his life, he offers incredible insight as to what God wants and desires for His children.  Ken speaks with compassion about struggling to live in the “land of the living.” 

The book starts with a compelling story about how Ken’s granddaughter becomes missing on a camping hike in Colorado.  This experience sets off a spiritual journey that led to living fully alive and experiences all God has for us as believers.  He offers practical ways and solutions with Biblical references.  As Ken shares insight from his own journeys, readers can identify and see parallels in their own life, finding application in how to live fully alive.

I would highly recommend this book for anyone that is seeking to go deeper in their faith.  It was easy to read and keeps the reader’s attention.

Book Review~A Season for Tending: Book One in the Amish Vines and Orchards Series by Cindy Woodsmall

So…I have started to review new or newly released books for a couple of publishers.  The first book I have had the privilege of reading is A Season for Tending: Book One in the Amish Vines and Orchards Series by Cindy Woodsmall.

While this book started out a little slow for me, it grabbed my attention in the 2nd or 3rd chapter.  It’s set in an Amish community, with two main characters, Rhoda and Samuel.   Rhoda is a young Amish woman who has her own canning business, but is sort of outcast because she has premonitions about future events.  Samuel is owns and runs an orchard with his family, and is knowing for keeping strict Amish order.  Their lives cross paths when his sister Leah, who is going through her rumspringa, ends up in Rhoda’s garden after a night of worldly events.  Rhoda and Samuel go through a process of self discovery where they begin to see life differently and by forming a business partnership, bring about healing in both of their families.  When a tragedy hits, it brings a chance for a new path in life for both families.  

This book ends at a perfect point, leaving the reader begging for book two in the series.  Once I got past the first few chapters, it was hard to put the book down.  The author does a great job of sharing the Amish culture and lifestyle but also helps the reader along by explaining the Amish culture and lifestyle.  I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for an easy, enjoyable read.

Keep Simply Delighting!!