Bright Blocks for Gray Days

About five years ago, the coordinator of my quilting group was cleaning out leftovers from group projects, and I took home some of those scraps, including some tiny little nine-patches that were only… Continue reading

From a Shoe Box Full of Scraps

Back in January I bought a lot of fabric from a quilting friend who is moving, and instantly, all my New Year’s resolutions went out the window.  Except for one — working with… Continue reading

Binging and Binding

Binge-watching television while hand-sewing quilt binding, that is. I don’t watch television too often, but I make the most of it during those hours of hand stitching.  Here are a few videos I… Continue reading

Checkmarks on the List

Although I have been lost in the news with everybody else, my personal life went nicely in January. Early in the month I had a dinner party for my husband’s birthday.  He loves… Continue reading

Word of the Year for 2017

When it comes to New Year’s plans and resolutions, I have tried different things.  I have made just a few resolutions, a long structured list of resolutions, and no resolutions at all.   At… Continue reading

2016 Year-End Wrap-Up

In 2015, I followed the lead of NanaCathy and had a structured list of goals, “15 in ’15.”  I enjoyed that structure and got a lot done, but in 2016, I never made… Continue reading

First Finish on the Last Day

So my sister called and said, “What are you doing?” And I said, “Working on a blog post about my first quilt of the year.” She said, “It’s the last day of the… Continue reading

Long Relationships and Short Attention Spans

Looking back over this year,  my very favorite event happened in November.  To commemorate the day we met, my husband secretly invited family members and friends to spend the weekend here.  (My sister… Continue reading

I Saw, I Pinned, I Followed Through

I recently saw button ornaments like these on Pinterest, and I remembered there was an article saved in one of my clipping notebooks too. (It was from the Dec./Jan. 2011 MaryJanesFarm magazine.) I… Continue reading

A Fruitful Small Business Saturday

I talked my husband into going out to some local antique shops on Small Business Saturday, and I made some great purchases! Let’s start with this top. Nice, but not too special, you… Continue reading