July 31, 2019

Wow!!! August is here and Family Reunion here we come & back to school is around the corner!!! 

The challenge for this block was literally the color! Searching through my fabric scraps, this is the closest I have to Red-Orange. I suppose I could have went with the anoth...

May 27, 2019

It is uncertain who for sure began the long standing tradition which later becoming a day of national observance. After the Civil War, In the early spring families would decorate the graves of the sons and husbands who had died in the Civil War. It wasn't formal, unifi...

April 23, 2019

In the past I have talked about making my pressing starch. I never went into the essential oils before... but last week I had the brilliant idea of making more than one bottle and keeping it on hand. Once you have scents in a bottle they stay for several batches. In ot...

April 12, 2019

What a beautiful week it has been! Spring is here and summer is quickly coming. A lot of after winter cleanup was accomplished today, and it's a sure bet I'll be back to mowing next week. The blizzard that hit the plain states this week is headed in my direction... exc...

February 14, 2019

I love quilting. My first taste of the craft was when I was 6 years old. At the time, my mom was making a Sun Bonnet Sue quilt for me. I got a couple of her Sue's to make a sampler. I remember thing she needed a face! That's why the top one looks so odd. 

In the fourth...

February 13, 2019

One of the last (big) steps to getting a new design to you is pattern testing. This might be the most important part of the process. You can have a creative idea, design it, write it, try it out yourself... but without testers, you can't have a quality pattern. It take...

February 6, 2019

The name of the quilt I made was "Swirl" found in the HST & Squares chapter. My intent was to swirl the colors from darkest to light. Because of the fabric my intent didn't turn out like I wanted... but it was too late to change when I figured that out! My black & whit...

February 5, 2019

Speaking from first hand experience, EPP is a great on the go project. After being away from home for a week, I was able to complete my placemat and mason jar pouch. They bring a touch of spring to my desk. 

My sewing machine has been giving me fits. I gave up on m...

February 2, 2019

When I had the opportunity to review and make a project from Teresa Barreu's book Turnabout Patchwork I was excited.  Six basic blocks with twenty three variations. For the most part they are pre-cut friendly which works great if you love scrappy.  Teresa gives short t...

February 1, 2019

One of my favorite parts of quilting is picking out fabric. Color and fabric pattern dictates what the end project will look like...the possibilities are endless! Surprisingly I had a limited amount of pinks, none of which really reminded me of carnations. This is what...

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