We just returned from a fantastic trip. We flew to Phoenix on Thanksgiving day to spend with dear friends. After three days we traveled to Santa Fe, stopping at the National Petrified forest. The beauty of the scenery in New Mexico and Az was awesome. Every ten miles , it seemed to change. We were in heaven shopping in Santa Fe. We collect American Indian art. After blowing our budget, we continued on to northern NM to the Navajo Dam. My father worked on the building of…Continue
We're almost done with the fiber studio. Here's a look at the Billy Bookcases and the loom.
(Still some work to do on the loom, but I need help…Continue
The first of the big wall quilts is up!…Continue
It's time for another update. On Friday my husband transitioned from palliative care to hospice care. The second tumor (the one inoperable) was affected little, if at all, with the chemo and radiation and is growing. He has chosen to not do more chemo, which I go along with. With not pursuing any other treatment (no treatment will cure, only possibly buy a little time) it was time for hospice. He was fine with going this route and is enjoying having a good hospital bed…Continue
By the end of last week, we had too many pairs of shoes to fit in the shoe bench.
It was a week of putting…Continue
I'm sure many of us are busy getting ready for turkey day! We are heading out to Phoenix at 6am! Spending the holiday with friends for a few days, then onto Santa Fe, NM. We are touring NM and onto the Grand Canyon ending in Las Vegas for a conference. While we are there, we're renewing our vows at the Elvis Wedding Chapel! Friends are participating...pictures will be posted!
Have a great Thanksgiving...we have a lot to be thankful for.
I saw this cute embroidery design on Sweet Pea's website & thought it would make a cute table topper for my daughter's new table.
Wow! What a week! I had hoped to get the loom put together, but it was too busy. I did get all the heddles loaded onto the rods in the shafts. Here it is with just two shafts loaded, and there are four, but I did finish that part. There are enough heddles (those things that look like wires hanging down in the middle) to weave something with more than 400 warp threads.…Continue
Hey! I've just been recognized by the South African Quilters Guild as one of their Recommended Teachers! How about that?Continue
Well, the loom didn't get put together. This week got away from me, and the light in there isn't too good yet, so from late afternoon on, it's hard to work in the alcove where the loom is.
However, Billy's hat to go with his cardigan is…Continue
We are having our 1st snowfall since Feb. I am not ready for winter yet!
What is the average age of your UFOs before you finally get around to finishing them? This one is about 5 years old. The woman who hand pieced it, made sure it was never going to come apart! I had to take a row off due to damage...didn't think, I'd ever get done ripping! Will take this up to the lake next summer. The Fall has been wet and cold this year. Have done a lot of sewing because of it....…Continue
My big misadventure for this week involved my purchase of my new iron, a…Continue
I took a workshop from Bonnie Hunter 3 yrs ago and last night I finally finished binding the quilt I started then. I dearly love scrap quilts although I don't seem to see much reduction in the pile of scraps after I get a top made! (I think they co-mingle at night when the lights are off!) LOL …Continue
I went to a large quilt show in Springfield MO a few weeks ago. There were about 80 wonderful vendors there & one was the Red Button Quilt Co. from MN. They had an adorable miniature quilt on display with kits you could buy so of course one came home with me. It is 10" x 12". Now I just need to see if I can find a free standing quilt stand to display it on as I want to sit it on my fireplace mantel rather than hang it on a wall.…Continue
Monday was busy. If you read last week's blog post, you'll remember we had a phone call from the driver of the van that held all of our household goods except for the 700 lbs. that had been left behind because they didn't fit on the van. He said he had been caught as being overweight in Brigham City (the van, not the driver) at the weigh station and had to wait for…Continue
Latest blog post on my site about my quilt All That Jazz being in the Kenya Arts Diary Exhibition Opening: https://www.denadalecrain.com/artquilterinafrica/kenya-arts-diary-exhibition-opening. Enjoy!…Continue
One of my friends told me this story about using clean milk filters as batting during the war. Have never heard this before. They sure could teach us about recycling!!!
I have all of my quilts my grandmother made, so crudely from old mens wool suits....a baby crib quilt, a very large bed quilt and a cotton summer quilt. During the war she lined the insides with cotton milk filters that had been washed and pressed....they sent milk in cans then and milked by…Continue
I did another Dresden Plate village, this time for my DIL, who loves Halloween. Hopefully it arrives at their house in Kansas tomorrow so she will have a little time to enjoy it yet this year. …Continue