Playing with Beads & My Machine

I have a denim jacket that I am getting ready to embellish, and have been toying with the idea of doing some decorative stitching on it and adding beads.  Yesterday was mostly an errands and computer work day with a family get together thrown in, so I didn’t get to play until evening.   I sat…

Gotta Love Some Bunny!

This week’s sewing project was the bunny wall quilt made from the Brown Bunny Laser Cut Applique Kit.  After adding the borders to the appliqued panel, it’s time to figure out how to quilt it. 

We Are Blossoming!

After God and family, I love quilting and designing! And close behind those is my flowers. I miss them so in the winter, but without that time of waiting, I know I would not appreciate the spring flowers near enough. One of my very favorite spring flowers is the poppy. I just love the oranges,…

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…

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! 

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…