Meet Beeper the Maine Coon Cat

I would like you to meet Beeper, my sister’s Maine Coon cat.  I took this picture of Beeper just before  my computer went down as she enjoyed the sun coming through the sliding glass door.  She is so regal.  Those eyes!  She looks clear down inside of you. She is also the model for my…

Some of My Favorite Things… Grandkids and Flowers

Since we have been home from the show, we have had two of our grandchildren here.  We are now on Day 4.  I love hanging out with any of my grandchildren, but I am understanding why I am hearing “I’m so tired!” from my daughter a lot these days.  The little year and a half…

What a Whirlwind Month!

It has been a very busy month!  Just a month ago, we were contacted about a quilt using our “Scarlet Cardinal” kit.  Then the lady made contact again to inform us that the Circleville Goodtime Quilters (a great group, by the way!) were looking for a couple more vendors at their good sized show.  Now…

Patriotic Stars Release!

I am so happy to inform you that a new kit, “Patriotic Stars” Scatterings, is being released today.  This is a simple kit, but I have had so much fun playing with it and thinking of all the possibilities!  I LOVE this table runner!  It was so much fun to make, and I have quite…

Hello Again!!!

I haven’t been adding to the website for a couple of months, but that doesn’t mean I have been idle.   It just means that there have been some exciting “behind the scenes” happenings! 

Welcome Spring!

This year, I am so happy to put winter behind us, and move forward to spring!  It seems like most of my family and many of my friends have had bugs of one kind or another off and on all winter, including myself.   But spring is here, and I welcome it with open arms! To…

Life Lessons from a Mystery Quilt

The “Good Fortune” Mystery is finished!  Well, kind of…  Except for that one little square that I need to rip out…  now that it is sewn into the quilt.   That I didn’t even see until I took this picture.   And now that I have seen it, I can’t unsee it.   (Big sigh.)  And of course…

The Design Progresses… Slowly

My new design is still that… a design.  But progress IS being made!  I did make the prototype cut… a fancy way of saying that I have cut it out of poster board!  My designs fit together like a puzzle, and I am very picky about them fitting together perfectly.  When I first started making…

Snowed In! And the Snow Hood Free Pattern

Oh, how I love a snow day!  Especially if I am truly snowed in and do not have to venture out.  Oh, and the electric stays on!  And all of the above applied yesterday, when for the first time in a couple of years we had our first official “snowed in” day.  Our sheriff had…

Comparing Ourselves to Others

As I am assembling my “Good Fortune” blocks into rows and ultimately a quilt top, I am learning many things about quilting.  I listed some of those in my last post.  However, I have to admit that I am learning even more about myself.   In the posting of these blogs, and in the viewing the…