Yesterday on my way to work I passed by a pile of stuff put out for trash collection. On top of an old chair was this machine. I turned the corner and drove around the block for a 2nd look and decided to stop and pick her up. There was a pressure foot, needle, bobbin… Continue reading Abandoned at the side of the road…
Driving home I decided to turn down a different street and stopped to take this pic. Nobody behind me so I didn't need to pull over. I love the undisturbed leeves in the road.
Hi Friends, I've started to video some of the quilting on the Speedy Churn Dash Quilt. This first video is a quick look at the first few blocks completed. I'll have a video up soon of the actual quilting. See the results so far... (sorry, someday I WILL get a better camera, but for now… Continue reading Free Motion Quilting the Speedy Churn Dash Quilt Episode 1
This top should look familiar, as it is the header of the blog at the moment. I thought this week would be a good week to get this one sandwiched and begin the process of quilting. Initially I was going to bring this to a long-arm quilter and pay to have it quilted. As of… Continue reading Basting a Quilt Today
What has happened to the Dear Jane book by Brenda Papadakis? Type into Amazon to search for this book and you'll see it for $52.16 all the way to over $3,000 dollars! What in the world is going on? See screen shot below... Now. Friends. This is utterly ridiculous. I have this book in inventory...well… Continue reading The Very Strange Case of the Dear Jane Book
I'm taking some me time this weekend to work on Bonnie Hunter's new mystery quilt. I've pulled all the fabric from stash and the plan is to get the first 2 clues done this weekend. I also have to re-do the basting on a quilt that I am finishing up as a gift... More on… Continue reading Working Bonnie’s New Mystery
This is Dara. She is our newest pup we've been raising for Canine Companions for Independence and she has been a handful! She is super smart just like her predecessors Jamba and Einstein but the fact she's a she is a whole new experience for us. It has also been a few years since we've… Continue reading Dara at 8 months
I have completed the log cabin and uneven 9 patch border for this scrappy quilt and am now auditioning fabric from the stash for the next round of borders! Here is the EQ7 file... ...and this was the original version I had in mind as a Christmas Quilt! The applique is a skill set I… Continue reading Border Auditioning
We live near a pond and a creek and there is plenty of wildlife. This year we are fortunate to see the Mallard ducks raising their young! We've been watching this Momma and her babies for almost a week. She had 11 but is now down to 7. She must be an experienced Momma. … Continue reading Duck Mothers
I have been working on this scrap quilt daily. I completed 2 border sides and now am working on the remaining 2 before I continue on with my planned solid border which will be next. Talk about LOTS OF SCRAP!! Truthfully I had no idea how this design was going to come out and several… Continue reading Making Progress and an Oriole!