I started sewing on my Gramma Mason's Singer treadle machine when I was around eight. She had a great sewing room on the east side of her house that was full of east windows. The sun lit up that room in the early morning like no other! She had tables full of African violets setting in front of those windows. When you looked out you looked out onto her flower gardens and vegetable garden. I think that room and my gramma are the reasons why I love to quilt/sew and have a whole front yard full of gardens and flowers!
As you know if you've read my blogs, I am an animal lover. This weekend marks the end of an era in my life. I used to raise pure bred chocolate labs - loved the puppies, but got to the point that I couldn't bare to sell them for fear they would be mistreated. I kept a pup out of the last litter and named him Doc Edward's Hot Chocolate, Doc for short. He was a big (150#) loveable guy that loved to fetch and was deathly afraid of thunder. His mom had to be put down just about a month ago…Continue
Seems like the only time that I wite a blog is on Saturday! The weeks seem to fly by me and before I know it, it's Saturday again!
This is a special Saturday for me. It is the annual Planning Weekend for a group of high school friends and I. Every year for the past 12 years we have taken a long weekend trip together. This is the weekend that we decide where our trip will take us this year. There are 4 of us now. When we started doing this all of those years ago there were 5 of…Continue
It's gonna be another cold. windy Saturday here in central Iowa! We've had a couple of nicer days - just enough to tease us and make the spring fever even worse! I'm coming down with a sinus infection, so I was going to be inside anyway today, but I've got plenty of projects to keep me busy! My youngest daughter is getting married in June and "we" decided that "we" could make all of the flowers for the wedding. Her colors are bright orange, fuscia and blue. We were at Michael's last…Continue
About five years ago I took the leap and made the small extra bedroom into my sewing room. This is the first time I've ever been able to have all of my craft stuff, fabric, yarn, beads and misc. junk all gathered into one place! I love it! The only problem is storage. The fabric is threatening to take over the room! I've got so many scraps - tubs full. I guess that's a good excuse to make more scrap quilts, isn't it!?