Piecing a Quilt is Like Living a Life

While I work, I love to listen to podcasts or audio books.  Recently I have been listening to Frances O’Roark Dowell read the book “Aunt Jane of Kentucky” on her Quiltfiction podcast.  This book was written in 1898 by Eliza Calvert Hall and is available to read for free on Project Gutenberg.  Frances is an…

Batiks! Batiks! Batiks!

This is what happens when you are confined to home too long! I was made an offer I could not refuse on batiks.  I love batiks.  How could I say no?  

A Slower Paced Easter

No masks in this post!   I did make myself one and a couple for friends, but have laser, will move on.  Another need that is out there is “ear savers.”  Nurses and other medical personnel are covering their masks with fabric masks.  The elastic us home sewists are using hurts the back of their ears,…

A New Pet… Kinda

What a beautiful weekend we had, and time to enjoy it! It has been nice to take a break from all the rush and enjoy the blessings that surround us. 

Noodles and Masks

It is amazing how full a day can be when there is a little in the house!  My little helped sew some masks to take to momma’s hospital.  She sat on my lap and guided the fabric

“Frolic” Blocks Completed!

Since taking the “Straits of Mackinac” class the end of February, I have been spinning my wheels on my quilts.  I have worked on “Straits of Mackinac”, the whole time feeling guilty because “Frolic” pieces are spread out all over my work area.  I finally decided that I needed to concentrate on “Frolic” so that…

Taking Care of Business

I have to admit, this virus thing kind of made me feel emotionally off kilter for a couple of days.  I already work from home, so what is the big deal?

Winter to Spring and Back to Winter

The one I chose is a very compact 1960’s Kenmore 1040, so it didn’t take up much room at all.  This machine has a nice zig-zag, unlike the Singer 301.

“Straits of Mackinac”!

The “Straits of Mackinac” class taught yesterday by Bonnie Hunter was great!  I did not get my block done, however I enjoyed the day immensely.  The members of the Peaks and Pieces quilt guild were so very hospitable and well organized.  The church venue was terrific and well lit and the youth group received donations for an…

A Lovely Virginia Day!

The Quiltery has now been added to the list of shops that carry my kits!  If you are in the central Virginia area, stop by and check them out!