It has been awhile since I have posted a blog. I finished this table runner today, and wanted to share it. This is my adaptation of "On a Limb" designed by Mary Warner-Stone (directions in the December 2016-March 2017 issues of "The Quilt Pattern Magazine"…Continue
We have been traveling the past week. Decided to drive to Halifax, NS via VT, NH, and Maine. We decided that many people miss out on the colors of Spring with the different trees leafing. The coast line of Maine was special. We stopped in Kennebunkport for lunch and picked out our fictious house on the sound! If only....
We stopped in Freeport at the LL Bean place and did a little shopping. Was surprised that they are open 24 hrs. We had lunch in Belfast down on the wharf where they…Continue
If you haven't heard, Bill Schroeder passed away May 13 at the age of 85. He and his wife have been an integral part of the quilting world for many years. They are the ones with the vision to start Paducah Quilt Museum, the yearly shows, which have brought us so many phenomenal quilts and quilters. Also in the publishing world they began AQ Magazine as well as many other publications. The accomplishments of Bill and Marilyn Schroeder are so numerous. An amazing couple to say the least. To…Continue
I am looking to purchase the pattern shown below. It was in an ad in the Mar/Apr 2013 edition of Quiltmaker. I will be making a quilt for my son's wedding and this is one of the patterns my soon-to-be daughter liked. It is the one I like best and would feel most comfortable working on. It anyone has the name, knows where I might buy it, or has one they are willing to sell, please let me know.……
I really enjoy doing wool applique'. Wish it wasn't so darned expensive, but I just tell myself I'm worth it. I started making this on April 26th at a meeting of like minded quilters and finished it about 10 days later. I decided to have it framed at my local Michael's store and they did a fabulous job. Right now it is leaning up against the wall in my office as I want to take it to show it off to my friends who belong to the same little group when we meet next week. This is from the…Continue
I am hoping that you had a Spirit Led week. Ours was trying again.
About one week after the Canton tornadoes to the west of us, there was another storm that went to the east of us, setting down more smaller tornadoes. I am thankful that this time no injuries or deaths resulted out of these storms. Life in East Texas. We have more possible severe storms due later this week. So please keep East Texas in your prayers. I believe the nastiness is due here Thursday and…Continue
This photo summarizes my week.…Continue
I have been collecting purse & bag patterns for many years. Yesterday I finally decided to get them out & see which one caught my fancy to make. I'm going to make a small coin purse/accessory type bag to go with it soon.…Continue
I hope this finds everyone filled with the Spirit.
My week was up and down. I was under the weather a few days this week. I did get some weaving done though.
Here are some pictures of the banner. I really need to get a wrought iron banner holder for it. I used hook and loop on the back to make the hanging sleeve. I was so amazed that it held up through the high winds and rain of last Saturday.…Continue
I know that there is a big over lap of nurses and quilters so I just wanted to say a heartfelt thank you to all the nurses on here that give so much of themselves everyday. Your work is so appreciated!!!
Welcome to May. Since I can't secretly place flowers on each of your doorsteps, I will have to settle for this;
I will need to get a better finished picture of my yard…Continue
Last week, when Common Threads met at Margareth’s, Lynda finished this shawl.
She didn’t want me to take a photo then, because it needed blocking. It’s the …Continue
How many of my quilt friends have experienced this? When making a run for the POTUS back in 1988 I believe/yr -- Jessie Jackson coined the phrase "KEEP HOPE ALIVE" So I'm alive and well and yet posting, blogging and quilting in a wonderfully full life.. the mid to latter years of my life. Journey on - my friends!
~ a small light in a dark room
– April 2017 …Continue
Sharing two Thread paintings. I use sometimes the CT threads along with the other threads I have. The first one is a photo I took and printed on fabric and embellished with threads. The second is of Georgian Bay On the Great Lakes. This one I painted the background with inktense pencils and blocks then thread painting over the top to give it depth. Getting ready for an Mothers Day Open House the week before Mothers Day.…Continue
Common Threads met at Margareth's.
Margareth and Karan are participating in a block of the month for …Continue
Hello everyone. I hope you had a Spirit Led week.
I am trying to help my husband in the yard. We have a quarter acre in town, so it has to be kept 'neat'. If it were in the country, I would not be as concerned about it. If you know what I mean. So, I spent several days in the flower gardens, weeding. They look so good after the weeds are pulled, so the flowers can shine.
I also did some weaving. I am almost finished with the garden banner. After it…Continue
Haven't blogged in a while, but that doesn't mean I've been lax on the work in the studio. My DH had a Birthday early April so when our DS came for a visit we combined his Birthday, our 35th Anniversary and Easter together as all these celebrations were only separated by a couple days. It was so good to see him and spend some time together.
I've been spending my studio time making charity kennel quilts and MorsBags. Seems like the scrap bin is getting bigger with smaller scraps…Continue
It is time for our Springtime quilt retreat. I have loaded the car with enough projects to last for three years of steady working. We will have to wait and see how much I actually get done in 4 and 1/2 days. The motel where we go loves us. We aren't whiny. We clean up our own messes and we welcome people to come in and see what we are doing. So far we haven't found a way to explain why we laugh so much.