I really thought I would surely have more to show for all these moments!! Much has been going on…..teaching workshops, enjoying the beautiful sunny weather……not one motorcycle ride, though!!! I have been trying to get some of the kits/projects that … Continue reading
Free motion quilting (FMQ) ease on a domestic or sit-down machine depends on a slick surface in order to move the fabric/quilt sandwich smoothly. I have a couple of “Supreme Sliders” I purchased years ago but have become slightly less … Continue reading
I can only show a wee bit of the stitching (a client project #2)……..Using Glide 40 wt (top thread) and Hobbs cotton/poly batting. Lovin’ the feathers! And baking. Ordered a couple of bannetons and they are working well. The loaves … Continue reading
The blanket stitching is completed and the setting triangles have been cut. Stitching commences tomorrow afternoon……………. See ya then…………………
How’s that for a title? Getting back in the “home groove” has taken me a bit of time! First off, leaving the 90F Texas warmth and dealing with, um, somewhat less than “average” Minnesota temps has been more of a … Continue reading
Has flown by and we’re down to just a very few weeks left. “Green” winters have truly been a blessing. Time spent doing many of the same things I love to do up North: cooking and stitching. Recently, a batch … Continue reading
We fell in love with the Texas Bluebonnet several years ago while driving through the “Hill Country”, just West of Austin. This year, I chose to bring a touch of this to our Harlingen home with a generous window box … Continue reading
May you know the true Peace Who came to earth as a baby and Who is the greatest gift ever to be given! Blessings and hugs from my home to yours……….Doreen
To bring out this little fella…………(tutorial found on this post)…. He’s a great scrap-buster project and so much fun to put together!
Of the bridal variety! This little number is for a December 1st(!) wedding and to say it has a few layers is classic understatement! From the inner to the outer/top layer, we have: lining, 3 crinoline layers, another lining fabric, … Continue reading
“Name them one by one…………” An ‘exercise’ that might be just what’s needed as we approach another Thanksgiving dinner! Both that hymn and the newer chorus, “Give Thanks”, were sung last Sunday during our morning service. Many times, true heartfelt … Continue reading
Freedom always comes with a price!
Originally posted on Rhonda Bracey: At Random:
Today was my first day of classes at the Houston international Quilt Festival. I had an all-day drawing class (‘Abstracting from nature’ with Jane Sassaman. I don’t think I’ve ever spent 4+ hours…
We’re home and DH can tick another “Bucket List” item off….. I know I should have gotten his picture rather than the reverse, but……..”Old Faithful”/Yellowstone Nat’l Park was pretty cool! Next, was the barn quilt project which is in the … Continue reading
We’re back home and had a great trip out West to South Dakota and Montana/Yellowstone Park & “Old Faithful”! More on that later. What we arrived home to see was this beautiful barn quilt square all ready to hang on … Continue reading
For anyone that is looking for that perfect ditch-stitching ruler, the one I revealed in my last post…., you may get in touch with Kelly on her website/blog or Facebook page. While you’re on her site, check out her other … Continue reading
Meet-ups are always fun and take “virtual” friendships and bring them into the “real” world. Once again, this was an occasion that occurred last Monday, over lunch in Rochester (MN). Kathy and I had discovered that we shared a mutual … Continue reading
Seems to be somewhat of a challenge these days. Ever since GSs wedding (July 21) I’ve been in involved with other events. Our little town’s annual celebration was the end of July, requiring some prep help from DH & I … Continue reading
Shopping for a new computer. Technical difficulties (‘puter “bit the dust”) will pause my posts for a bit…….not too long, hopefully! Have an awesome Monday….💜😘
Some may deny truth but that does not make it less true!
A couple of weeks ago, bloggy friend Pat D. offered to send me some little doilies that she had. These sweeties, from Ontario, have arrived and have happily joined some “friends” who are waiting their turn with Ms. Sweetie…….. But….for … Continue reading
Grandson’s July wedding is quickly approaching and associated stitching tasks are being accomplished. The latest request was for ties for the groomsmen (to match the attendants’ dresses), groom and ushers. Craftsy has a wonderful pattern….did I mention that it’s free?? … Continue reading
This past weekend kept me on the move. Saturday, DH and I were on our way to Peterson, MN, (about 17 miles away) to check out their annual event, “Gammel Dag” (“Old Days”). This little town, population 202, is situated … Continue reading
My little vintage project and, wellllll…., the gorgeous weather, etc, wins (for the moment). Bed linen is on the lines (yay!)…….. and some yummy baking is cooling on the counter and in the frig…… Clockwise from left: 1 fresh strawberry … Continue reading
Was spent in our little town’s (pop. 990) park as the annual observance honoring local veterans was presented. The weather was perfect and the attendance very respectable. The local American Legion organizes this event and the Houston High School band … Continue reading
Does that little ‘tease’ title bring any thoughts to your mind?? The color purple is one of my faves and adds such richness to many of the color combos I pull together……BUT…..what about the many places we find that color?? … Continue reading
To all Mothers, past, present and soon-to-be. May your day be filled with joy, peace and love……………..
Yes, that’s the tag that I gave our little farmlet 44+ years ago. It’s wonderful to be back North (from South Texas) and to have the fresh Spring Midwest breeze blowing through our pines, with the steady hum of farm … Continue reading
Began with a wonderful sunrise service held at the adjacent park, Sunshine Country Club Estates, in their beautiful gazebo. Arriving early for the 7:00 a.m. service, the moon was still bright………………… But it wasn’t long til it truly was a … Continue reading
May you know the Peace, Joy and Hope that was confirmed in this long ago event, as spoken of through the ages………
And flowers have finally been planted! Better late than……….well, the local nurseries were really slow to get plants in, all because of the unusually cold weather that plagued the area. So…….the shed, now, has a “window”…….. OK….it’s not actually a … Continue reading
Where has the time flown??!!?? This little tale was related in this post and took some liberties in combining 2 pillowcases needing some “togetherness”. The back quilted piece was completed first: On to the front piece with this result: . … Continue reading
And what a busy morning it was! In one corner, there was a group of gals from the Rio Grande Valley Quilt Guild who were checking in quilts for the upcoming annual event (Jan. 26/27) at the Civic Center on … Continue reading
May the upcoming year be the one in which you truly experience all the love He has for you and the plans that only you are created for! Once again, I must tell you how much y’all mean to … Continue reading
I left off with the task of stitching something beyond the surrounding feather motifs….. Taking some of the fullness away, along with toning down some of the ‘shine’ would help to highlight those feathers. Since, I’m stitching this on my … Continue reading
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May the Peace that came to earth that day so long ago be known to you today and throughout the coming year!