Saturday, December 13, 2014

True magic

"I will honor Christmas in my heart and try to keep it all the year."

-Abraham Lincoln

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Winter winds are coming

 The news from across the country is showing us the start of our Winter weather.
Here in Oregon, we are to expect winds and freezing rain tomorrow.
Time to prepare, hunker down and snuggle in with a project.
I will be busy stitching up this sampler design from Blackbird Designs,
 appropriately titled
 Do stay warm . . .

Monday, October 13, 2014

I just had to . . .

If any of you follow Kathie at
you know that recently she has been exploring some color options for her little quilts using a Windmill block.

My momentum had been building each time I opened her blog and saw another wonderful set of blocks she had made. I was so inspired last week, that while I patiently waited for the inspector to come and take a look at our new furnace, I put together a few scrappy blocks of my own. 
I have never pieced this block before, and have to say that they are definitely addicting. 

Thank you Kathie for all of the inspiration!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014


The month of October is upon us.
Last weekend we had our Garage Sale on Saturday. 
The temperature rose higher than expected, so we ended up closing an hour earlier than planned. Our driveway is on the west side of the house, which can heat up pretty fast when the sun makes it way around to that side in the afternoon.
My neighbor brought over a few things to add to the stash. 
My youngest Son stopped over to help and join in the fun.
We enjoyed the people, and all the stories that everyone is always so eager to share. We were very satisfied with all the items that were re-purposed. While what was left behind we quickly whisked off to our local Goodwill and Habitat for Humanity Rebuild centers.
All in all, I would call the day a success!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The air is getting cooler!

I have started the Fall cleaning of my sewing room and 
dug out a few kits and patterns to share with you
this month:

  26" x  29"

  28 1/4" x  45"
If you are interested in purchasing a copy of these applique patterns, 
 I am kindly offering them at $6.00 each -  free postage!
Kits available for 'Jack' quilt top only (includes pattern),

please email me:

Monday, March 24, 2014

Baby Lovies

 Toward the end of last year, three of my nieces were pregnant, all at the same time!
Two have delivered, and the third is on the way.

 Last week, I finished up the binding on the first one.
(Very girly, girl)
 And quickly finished quilting the second.
(For someone's lively little monkey)

 I had so much fun putting these together!

Hmmmmmm?. . .Now, what will I do for the third?

Friday, February 21, 2014

Getting Down to the Nitty Gritty . . .

We are in the middle of a remodel.
It's time to replace our old kitchen.
It has been used and abused for a number of years, before we became the new caretakers.

We have ripped out everything and are starting over from scratch.
No blog posts for awhile.
Ah, yes - I am looking forward to the change!

Friday, February 7, 2014

Just beautiful . . .

. . . this morning as I opened our front door.
Looks like an old black and white photo.

Saturday, February 1, 2014


'Piece To Your Heart'
 24 1/2" x  27 1/2"

If you are interested in purchasing a copy of this applique pattern,
please contact me: