Friday, November 16, 2018

Quilt Group Gathering.......

Will not disappoint!

I am so pleased to be among all of these talented women.  Julie share with us her witch...….cute all the way to her very witchy nose!

Here is Kerry's splendid quilt which she has just recently completed.  She has been working on this masterpiece for an extended time.  It is called Just Around the Corner by Wendy Williams.

This is the fabric she chose for the was very much to everyone's liking!

Lorraine share this check book cover...….cut isn't it.

Lorraine does beautiful needle point, and she recently completed this cockatoo for her son who is in foreign service in Hong Kong, where these birds flock and fly through out the city.

Marilyn dazzled us with this quilt called Garden Party by Laura Heine.  It is raw edge machine applique done with invisible thread.

Here is Debra's witch.  We all remarked about the dress!  And that is what the pattern is called, The Dress.

All of her leftover fabrics were used to make an interesting back.

I shared the beginning of a table runner I am working on.  Since this photo, it is about 1/2 completed, and I'm happy!

Country Crossroads is the title that has been given to this quilt which I recently completed.  I love the quilting done by Karen Morgan.  Today, I finished the binding.  It is now ready for a photograph done by my son in law and then the pattern.  Should be available very soon.  I will be making kits for this.  Beautiful Diamond Textiles have arrived in the mail.

Her is the new Winter Banner which now has it's binding and will soon be available through Bits and Bobs, and of course through my web site.

Brittany shared her Zombie Girl!  Wow to the colors.  She believes she will bind it with the back and white stripe, which we all agreed would really set it off.

I shared with the group, my basket which held my projects which I brought to share.

Brittany's mom Ann, has been working on hats for Christmas gifts.

Diane shared her new original design, and we all loved it.  Many of my favorite things are found in this cozy and colorful design.

Leslie, has brought her hand piecing of these 365 3" stars to it's conclusion.  Just incredible.  The pattern calls it a star a day.  You who know Leslie, understand that these were completed in a remarkable short time.  After all, this is the lady who hand quilted her Dear Jane Quilt in just 3 months.  What can I say, I want to be just like her when I grow up!!!

Her talented hands.

A tree skirt which she is working on in her spare time! :-)

Liz completed her quilt called Twirl, a Fig Tree design.

This is the second quilt Liz has made in this pattern.  We encouraged her to keep this one for herself.  We all loved her choice of binding.

"Courage is the resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear." - Mark Twain

Wednesday, November 14, 2018


As you all have come to know, when traveling around the country, I often choose to go by car and to investigate antique shops along the way.  I always find enthusiasm for quilts, interesting words, and baskets.  Of course I appreciate interesting pieces of furniture, but when I see good deals, I don't have a way to haul it home.  As I get older, I'm beginning to understand that I have more than enough stuff!  Now, the thing that seems most important, is the collection of memories.

And, I always love anything to do with houses.

This is such a beautiful trunk.

These are a set of hand pieced star blocks.

I highly applaud this idea...….it's easier to smile.

An ocean wave quilt top, which I really like and a basket.

A few sashed star blocks.

Basket blocks already quilted

And a set of star blocks.

Tonight I am attending quilt group, so perhaps I'll have some special things to share with you tomorrow.

"That's what kindness is.  It's doing something for someone else because they can't, but because you can." -Andrew Iskander

Monday, November 12, 2018

Snow Buddies.......

The early Bird gets the worm!  This pattern will be given to the first person who emails me with their mailing address.  We awoke this morning to a light layer of snow and colder temperatures to accompany!  Brrrrrr!  It's beginning,  and this perhaps will put you in the mood.  Email me at 

From the pattern.

I will share a few more quilts with you from a local quilt show.
This Dear Jane quilt from the Netherlands will start us out today.

I've not seen the quilt created in this color way, and it is lovely.

I'm just now noticing that this quilt was made by someone from the town in Iowa where my sister lives.  This would be perfect for a wedding gift.

All that's missing is the meow.  I have a strong urge to touch that sweet nose.

Yes, it is all in the eyes.  This is the result of an artist's work.

Color is always so beautiful when placed on a black background.

This is wool applique.

Pretty in pastels.  There is no information accompanying this quilt, but it reminds me of a fabric designed by my friend Michelle.  It also, looks like one of her designs, but I cannot say for certain.

"The present moment is the only moment available to us and it is the door to all other moments." -Thich Nhat Hanh 

The door to a week with innumerable possibilities.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Loving the Sunshine......

With the days becoming cooler, and the mornings down right shivery, I revel in the warm sunshine!  The suns rays warms my body, but most of all it warms the soul.

I believe the winter banner is ready to be quilted.  The white and wooly little snowmen just finished it off.  I've used pieces of the selvage from the wool to finish off some of the snowmen hats.  They will be used in my kits while the supply lasts.

Christmas on the Village Green will be the free give away pattern for tomorrow.  It will be sent to the first person to email me with their mailing address at, 
 This quilt works nicely until spring.  The last winner was Donna Levesque, from Texas.

I have more quilts from a local quilt show.  I especially love the adorable tea pot in the center.

Sew much creative detail!

What a clever and cute name.  As for me, no milk and no sugar please!


And this one too...….absolutely stunning.

Pattered after the Whig Rose.  The machine quilting is quite spectacular.

Recovery Rose.
Our quilting enables us to survive difficult times!

"No matter what, we always have the power to choose hope over despair, engagement over apathy, kindness over indifference, love over hate." -Cory Booker