Happy New Year! I’m excited to show you my new quilt, Snail Mail. I had a lot of fun making this and really love the fabrics by Iza Pearl Designs called Garden Party Tango for Windham fabrics. Linda Obrecht from St. Louis Modern Quilt Guild was inspired by my Christmas Cards … Continue reading
The last day of 2014 always brings reflections on the activities and events of the year. Ours was a good one and we are so grateful to God for the family and friends in our lives and the blessings we received in 2014. Our 2014 was filled with all sorts … Continue reading
Well, that Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day went by fast! It was so wonderful to hear about your holiday traditions. I’m still working on reply to you all. Thanks so much for playing! Well, I can’t just give out one prize. So I drew three names using random.org. Congratulations to … Continue reading
It’s that fun time of the year again – Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day! So, for this giveaway, I’ll be giving away a big scrappy over-sized charm pack including Jeni Baker’s Dreamin’ Vintage & Pat Bravo’s Essentials. The winner will also receive a fun key-fob. And, finally, a pdf … Continue reading
A little melancholy today as I get every year. It’s been 27 years since my dad passed away in an auto accident. He was only 40 years old. It is pretty freaky to realize you are older than your dad ever was. He was a lot of fun and … Continue reading
I’m excited to say that the pattern for my Christmas Cards quilt featured in the November/December issue of Quilty, is now available for sale on Craftsy and Etsy! It’s quick half-square triangles and big blocks make up this a fun and festive holiday quilt perfect for the experienced beginner/intermediate quilter.
I know I’ve said it before about many foods – but this dessert is truly incredible. It elicited comments from my family like, “I can’t eat anything else now because nothing else will compare.” “You would definitely find this dessert in heaven.” and “I’ve never had a better dessert in … Continue reading
We had this for dinner last night with some grove stand style orange juice and it was amazing. Every one of us wanted a little more! It was so amazing I thought I would share! Sorry the photo is not equally amazing. Hope you like it! I know we did. … Continue reading
I’m so excited to finally be able to show you my newest pattern, Crossing Waves coming out in the January/February issue of Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting Magazine. The design is an original design variation of the Amish pattern Ocean Waves. I had so much fun with this. From … Continue reading
Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you have a wonderful holiday!
For a long time I’ve had the idea to redo my kitchen table and chairs. We bought it new from Bassett Furniture back in 2002 and it is still a nice, sturdy set. However, it’s been through over 12 years of living and two moves and was worse for the … Continue reading
I meant to draw a winner on Saturday, but it was my son’s birthday as well as the end of a very exhausting project filled week, so here I am drawing today. Gave time for a few extra comments! The winner of a copy of Casey’s book, Modern Appliqué … Continue reading
We love you Andrew! Happy 15th birthday!
I’m very excited to be included in the blog tour for my friend Casey’s new book, Modern Appliqué Illusions. You can learn more about Casey at her website, Casey York or her blog, The Studiolo. , I met Casey through the St. Louis Modern Quilt Guild just after the … Continue reading
As I was going through photos the other day I had to laugh at all the different hair styles and colors I’ve had over the years. How about you? My favorites would have to be the bad haircut tucked behind my ears to show off my pierced years and the … Continue reading
Emily’s birthday was yesterday. She would have been 23. We were so blessed to have the time with her we did and with our other loved ones who have gone on as well – my dad and Tom’s, my Pappy, Tom’s Grandma, my uncle Tommy, my Grandparents, and my cousin … Continue reading
There were a lot of giveaways this week that you won’t want to miss – a couple end today or tomorrow. According to the giveaway countdown there’s 1 day and 14 hours left to enter SewCanShe‘s giveaway this week for 2 fat quarter bundles of Monaluna‘s Westwood AND Westwood Canvas. … Continue reading
My slow cooker has been my best friend lately. Honestly, if I have to make dinner at dinner time… we will eat pizza. My most productive time is in the morning so I typically try to make or prep dinner in the morning before starting the day and the … Continue reading
With tomorrow being Halloween, I thought it would be fun to share our many Halloweens. There are a couple thrown in with my niece & nephew and one of Tom. Too cute to resist throwing them in. Happy Halloween!
Good morning! I had promised a tutorial for Tuesday but I’m afraid my day got hijacked and I wasn’t able to get to the computer. Today I’d like to share a few of the tutorials/free patterns I’ll be making over the next couple of months. Some may be for gifts … Continue reading