Mr. Wonderful and I and our peoples are visiting home for a week or so this season, a road trip of epic proportions! To say I'm looking forward to the trip is an understatement! As usual, we don't have much space in the vehicle. One bag per person still makes six bags and a toiletry case! … Continue reading Travel Makeup Kit
A few short months ago, I was publishing a Spring Cleaning List! You all loved it, which is awesome! As I was pondering how different the fall chores were this morning, I thought about making my own list of fall household chores. With winter in mind, here are a few things on my to do … Continue reading Fall Chores Checklist
"...faithful friends who are dear to us, will be near to us, once more! " Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas Most of my readers know that I really like Christmas. I'm listening to carols and oohing and ahhing over decorations already in stores. This particular carol caught my ears last week, and I … Continue reading Faithful Friends
Life is full and wonderful at our house. We've been working from sun up to sun down, but we're all happy and healthy and engaged in our respective work! My part of the work has been a fun conglomerate of tasks, including finishing the commission quilt for a customer. It came out lovely, and I … Continue reading Recent Happenings
I love a good handmade gift! In fact, I try to bring something handmade into every year's Christmas plans. Some years I miss the mark, and I've made peace with that! In years past, I have made gifts like table runners, small wall quilts and similar items. I wanted to draw your attention to some … Continue reading Christmas Sewing Ideas
Hi! Today I was Christmas sewing, and thought I would share! I played in the scrap bin some, and with the orphan blocks. These are particularly cute and useful for my current project, which I cannot show you! (Of course!) I can't show my Christmas secrets just yet! Are you doing any secret sewing … Continue reading Christmas Sewing
This has all the making of a good thing. I'm doing some pattern writing again, which accounts for the quiet here on the blog! Good things are in the works!
Over the last weekend, my guild held a quilt show at the local library! It was full of gorgeous quilts! I love the variety and the beautiful craftmanship!
Life has handed us lemons this week, and we're using them for all sorts of things! Cooking Lemons are delicious in an abundance of dishes, both sweet and savory! We're using lemons to make lemon meltaway cookies, just like my mom makes! (Hi, Mom! Love you!) The juice is delicious in tea, soups, sauces, and … Continue reading Life’s Lemons
I promised you all some updates here and there on the lovely Lonestar quilt that belongs to a customer. The center star was surrounded by orange, so I carefully unpicked the seams and replace the orange with white. Borders were added, basting was a chore, and now it is being slowly quilted on my machine. … Continue reading Lonestar Quilt