Just finished making some journal (composition book) covers for the children of the family we work with. Love making things totally from my stash -- the only cost for these gifts were my time! The back of the jeans one has the Levi leather-like label sewn…Continue
I am bound & determined to finish up all of my older UFOs just as fast as I can. This one was started on 10/21/99 in a class with Lyn Mann at Fabric Boutique in Las Vegas. I know the exact date as the class sheet was still with all of the blocks, etc. I finished assembling the top earlier this year and finished it this afternoon except for the hanging sleeve. I learned a few lessons from this quilt. First, don't wait 15 yrs to finish a top; 2) use the same machine to piece the…Continue
I made this wall hanging several years ago using the pattern from the book “A Patrick Lose Christmas: whimsical projects to deck the halls”. There are several projects in this book that I’ve promised myself I will eventually tackle as I really like his designs.
We had our monthly Quilt ‘til you Wilt early this month to better accommodate all the…Continue
Rocky's Sheep Sweater is finished.
I used the same pattern as the one I made for him previously, only with a different stranded pattern, using this time the sheep motif from "The March of the Fibres." …Continue
It is a gorgeous sunny, 29 degree day no snow! Read an add in the paper for a local artisan show in the Old Earlville Opera House. ROAD TRIP...we took all the back roads for about 40 miles listening to Christmas music enjoying all the little towns. Came to a stop sign and Santa in full suit and real beard came around the corner in an old pickup truck! Didn't have time for a photo, but he gave a big wave and smile as we did! What fun he was having checking up on all the country kids!!! The…Continue
That would be the I'm being moved again! It's not so bad this time. I'm just being shifted to one end of the room so that a train set can be built. Yes I said a train set. Sigh, there could be worse things in life than sharing a room with trains. Its a good thing I found my happy place:…Continue
I don't know if it is the time of year or just a long-time love of warm and cozy fabrics, but I love flannel fabrics for quilts. CTs new Mammoth Flannels are calling my name, but I just have too many projects waiting in the "unfinished" or "need to get started" pile to even consider buying MORE. My brain knows this, but still those flannels tempt me... If I were being productive, that might be one thing,…Continue
With the addition of my long-arm quilter this year, we lost our place to display my daughter's village. Solution: build a table over the frame and use the covered machine as a mountain. No quilting until mid January now!
An old quilt top traveled from California to Eureka, Montana where a group of us hand quilters finished it. The top was made by Royal Neighbors of America, Alhambra Camp 7553, Hazel Army Oracle in 1953-54. Most of the 14 inch blocks were signed. The signatures as best I can read were Lelia, Vernice Hosp, Lillybell Wallace, Beckley, N.M.T., Hazel Jarmer, Millie Dobbins, Lizzie Mitchell, Getrude Lewis Deputy, MarionPlake, RossellBeneery, Cydia Miller, Maj Daniels. It was a pleasure to be…Continue
This is driving me crazy, I asked my hubby if, he had an old shirt or something camoflague that I could cut up to make a tooth fairy pouch for the youngest gds. He went up into the attic and brought down a shirt jacket. He said, I don't know how this got into my hunting stuff. It is a US Air Force Academy class of '93 shirt with the name of Emerson on the pocket. So, I…Continue
I received an email saying her weekly blog was up but I don't see it on the main page. Just wondering if it's me?
I hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving!
This handsome fellow is part of a banding program that was done after a lead poisoning die off study. According to Martha Jordan of the Trumpeter Swan Society, he was banded as a juvenile 10 or 11 years ago, in Washington State. As you can see, he’s a very beautiful, healthy boy. He winters in our area every year and it’s always good to see him come back.…Continue
Wasatch & Wool just opened up near me, about five minutes by car.
It's the first yarn shop in Park City in many years that wasn't in a corner of another store. We have had a Michael's for several years, but if you wanted the nicer, higher-end yarns (not to mention classes), you…Continue