Thursday, November 14, 2013
The pattern includes instruction for how to make the outer piping. It's very easy and something I plan to include on future pillows.....now that I know I don't have to struggle to make piping anymore. If you'd like a kit, you can get one here.
Back to working on a secret project for a magazine.
Monday, November 4, 2013
During my absence from blogging, the fall issue of Primitive Quilts and Projects arrived. My Pumpkin Spice quilt finishes 31 1/2" x 31 1/2" -- perfect size for a table topper. If you're interested in a kit, Sew Graceful Quilting has kits available for $29.95. You'll need the magazine for the pattern.
I'm doing a series of seasonal table toppers. The next one will be in the spring issue of the magazine. I can't share a photo yet but can tell you it's pretty darn cute.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
I know I've been scarce but have just felt kinda blah....and why share my blah with you? I keep hearing mom's voice telling me to snap out of it, and that's what I'm going to do. It's been 6 months and I miss her every day....but I know life goes on.....and she'd want it to go on.
I don't know about you but the cooler weather always gets me in the mood to stitch and sew. I'm working on this little guy and hope to have it complete next week.
I've got the blocks complete, sewn together and am hand quilting it with the big stitch using Valdani perle cotton size 12.
Last year I was asked to present a program at the Walnut Valley Guild in Winfield Kansas. For some reason I thought Winfield was just a couple hours away. It's 4 plus hours away so I'm leaving Sunday after church to drive over for my presentation on Monday, Oct 14 at 10:00 and 6:30. Hubby is staying home so I'm betting if I pass any antique malls I'll be stopping. If you'd like my info about the guild meeting, let me know.
I'll be back soon. I've got a lot to share!
Saturday, June 22, 2013
If you haven't had a chance to get issue #95, you can get a copy here.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Sunday, May 12, 2013
I decided to quilt it this afternoon. I knew I wanted to quilt feathers in the large empty spaces. I used a stencil to guide me as I quilted the feathers.
Here's one of the baskets.
My sisters and I had Mom's estate sale Friday and Saturday. We met some nice people but also some very mean people. We were shocked at the number of people who switched price tags, and they weren't even smart about it. For example, one person removed a $25 dollar tag on a rug and replaced it with a $2 tag. Apparently, tag switching is a common occurrence at sales in this town.
I'll be back with another quick and easy finish.
Monday, April 29, 2013
This photo was taken when it was a work in progress, hence the unfinished flower on the left side. I added ladybugs and am thinking of adding in a few inch worms.
I don't know if you're like me, but I can remember what was going on as I made many of my quilts. This will always be the quilt I was working on when the my mother was hospitalized and subsequently passed away. When I took her for an appointment on March 18 little did I know that was the last time we would visit her family doctor. When I checked her into the hospital later that day little did I know that would be the last time she would ride in my new car. What I thought was bronchitis was something much, much worse. The lymphoma she'd battled in 2010 had returned and spread to her lungs, bones, liver, and lymph nodes. We put her in hospice care 2 days later, took her home the next day, and she took her last breath on the morning of Friday, Mar 22.
I'll always remember her words as I showed her the quilt: "That's so pretty." She was always a big admirer of my work, and I was of hers. She taught me so many things.
I can't be selfish and wish she had stayed here longer in the condition she was in. She's in a better place and wouldn't want me to be a gloomy Gus. Many have told me the loss gets easier with time. I'm sure it will.
I'll be back much sooner with some other projects.