A few years ago I hosted a swap with the Machine Embroidery Buddies group & chose owls as the theme. Eight of us participated so I ended up making 2 blocks in order to have enough for a wallhanging. I made the block that is the center of the 1st row and the block of the owl wearing overalls in the bottom row. After all if you live in farm country in Missouri, you need an owl that wears overalls right?! It will hang in my newly repainted office once I get a new curtain rod to hang it…Continue
Making a commitment to sew at least an hour everyday has paid off with the completion of this quilt top. It has been kicking around in my UFO basket for at least 8 years as cut pieces to make pinwheel blocks. It feels good to be done with the top and to move on to something else.Continue
Last week I started working on a doll sweater pattern to help people learn how to make steeks using a small project.
Most of us are intimidated by steeks until we make something using this technique.…Continue
A little birdie told me it is Pam Nieman's birthday today. Is that right, Pam? If so - Happy Birthday!!!! Have a great day! (The world's a little better place just because you were born.)
What a fabulous show they put on! Amazing quilts and wonderful people...these are three of the top winners. So much talent, I'm glad I wasn't judging! The gals from Quilt Lover's Hangout quilt shop had …Continue
Morning everyone. Since I do not post much, know that I do read the posts. I will try to post a blog once a week on Mondays from now on.
This past week was a busy one for me. We have 2 birthdays, one today Feb 14 (yes, our youngest was born on Valentine's day.) He is a real sweetheart. Our first grandson was born on the 19th. So it is coming up.
I started last week weaving. I wanted to finish a towel so I could try it out on my embroidery machine. It…Continue
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I have a blog post that I started late last year. It has had no traffic and I was wondering if it was worth it. So, here is a link to it. But I will be moving it here from this day forward.
Old Blog: Spirit Led Crafts
I will post more tomorrow, but then will resume my Monday postings next week.
May you have a Spirit Led week.
I finally got to a Vintage Stitchers meeting!
You have already seen quilt tops and UFOs from Barbara's friend who passed away. The…Continue
We arrived to our rental last Saturday. I found it on the internet. We have already rented it for next year. It is a great place and close to shopping. The pool and I became close buddies immediately! There is a canal in the background that takes you to the Gulf of Mexico and Sanibel Island. We have a friendly turtle we feed in the evenings. It is a fresh water canal...alligators could be in there, so no dangling feet!! We have enjoyed finding our favorite Tiki Bar by the water...that's…Continue
I'm dog sitting this weekend. This is the first time I have met this sweet dog. I still miss Holly so I'm really loving having Katy here with me. She is a Pit Bull mix. She lives in Gordonville Canada. My son got her from a shelter in Ontario. He had a hard time getting her to come into the apartment but once he left she and I bonded quickly. I might lock the door when I see him coming so he can't take her home. lol…Continue
This is Vroni
More about Vroni later. The big project this week was the scarf that has been on my…Continue
We left just before a snow storm hit our area. We breezed through the south to Daytona for one night. Always like to stay on the beach...sleep with the sliding doors open and listen to the waves. I'm not a sunrise girl, but like to get up and watch the sun come out of the ocean!!!
We are in Orlando for three days at a time share sales pitch...of course we won't be buying in...but, three nights at a resort for $169 I'll listen to their chatter. Head out to Cape Coral in the…Continue
For me, the hardest part is making a decision on a pattern and actually making that first cut. It seems like once that first cut is made, I'm committed, and then things progress.
I've been dithering over my grandson's train quilt since forever (well, about 2 years now), and I think DD has given up on me ever getting it finished. Just getting it started seemed to be the hurdle. Of course I didn't have a pattern in mind before I bought the fabric. I've looked at it and petted it…Continue
The days are getting noticeably longer at last so I feel like the worst of the winter is behind us. Of course, that’s not true – the worst blizzards and coldest weather almost always occur in February, but today, with the sun shining and the temperature hovering just below freezing, I can almost convince myself that spring is on its way.
I’ve been keeping busy – I finished my quilt as you go string quilt and after seeing a post on Facebook about upcycling old blue jeans, I made this…Continue
The tenants that rented my house for 6 month have left. Leaving behind two months unpaid rent and leaving the house and yard in the worst mess you can ever imagine. Plugged toilet, ( I poured a half gal. of liquid plummer down it and left it for two days. I had to do a lot of plunging but it gave way after awhile) and trash in every room. I have been over there all week cleaning and bagging up trash. I have to have a dumpster to hold it all. But behind every dark cloud is a silver…Continue
We had a really good time with family here over the last week. We celebrated two birthdays, including our Miss Bailey who will soon be 7 years old. Several requested to see her picture so I'm including one of her at her birthday then one with her mom and dad.…Continue
I was inspired to join Quilt with Us after seeing the most beautiful One Block Wonder posted via Quilt with Us. The quilt was made with a large Sunflower print; I would love to see the fabric used, as well as to share this request overall: When we share these fantastic finished projects: to share the FABRIC used for the One Block Wonders. Thank you!!
I managed to get some weaving done this week.
My priority this past week was to…Continue
I have not been to this show since the year 2000, but after seeing these pics, I sure wish I could have gone this year! Wow, these are some gorgeous quilts. I do have to say that my favorites are the whole cloth quilts though.
So this morning I'm ironing and prepping fabric, making sure it is straight (on grain) before cutting, so I have time to ponder - sometimes a dangerous pastime...
Let me preface this by saying that I'm not a hard n' fast stickler for quilt rules. I tend to fall somewhere in the camp of "I want know what they are and why, so I can decide which ones I follow (or not) on any given project." I realize there are variables that come into play. Some things I'm very…Continue