Saturday, January 17, 2015

New Beginnings


I am finally back to posting and want to wish you a Happy New Year. 

On January 1, 2015 my DH lost his battle with Pancreatic Cancer.  It was unexpected at the time as he was doing well.

I am slowly getting back into my sewing room.  My  design wall  has looked like this for months.

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A group of friends did a swap for these 4 patch half square triangles. This little quilt was inspired by a reproduction of an antique quilt from the book “Small Blocks Stunning Quilts” by Mary Elizabeth Kinch and Biz Storms. I hope someday this will adorn a great grandchilds crib. It makes me smile.2015-01-17 002 2015-01-17 002








Last year the American Quilt Study had a challenge to reproduce a small quilt from the mid 1800’s.  My friend Sarah proposed a private challenge following the same rules.  This is my reproduction.  I really enjoyed the challenge and searching for the “just right” fabrics was so much fun.  The photo of the original is in the book “Crib Quilts and other Small Wonders” by Thos.K. Woodard and Blanche Greenstein.

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I have also been doing some needlework. This is a reproduction sampler from Little House Needleworks.  The frame I wanted was different, but could not make contact with a frame store that carried it.  But I am satisfied with the frame I chose and I just love the fabric it is stitched on.

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I have made some progress on AW 1662 by Scarlet-Letter.

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I have read several good books over the last couple months and I highly recommend them if you like historical fiction.

My Name is Resolute by Nancy E Turner

The Secrets of Mary Bowser by Lois Leveen

These is my Words by Nancy Turner and the sequels

Sentence of Marriage by Shayne Parkinson and the sequels

Until Next time







Thursday, July 3, 2014

Happy Fourth of July


Yardstick Hanger

Hope you all have a wonderful day however you spend it.  Stay safe.


Friday, June 13, 2014

Just Had to Share


I am so excited my sweet little granddaughter Gracey is taking sewing lessons this  summer.  She made her first pillow.


Maybe I will have another quilter in the family yet!

Until next time.


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

My World

Someone reminded me it has been along time since I posted.  Where to begin – shortly after the first of the year my husband was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer.  He is over half way with his Chemo treatments and later this Summer he will undergo the Whipple Procedure.
During those first few months I did a lot of handwork.  I stitched this sampler.  Can you see that flower on the bottom right – I ran out of thread for those last few stitches and I am waiting for it to arrive.  I am anxious to get finished and get it to the framer.  I love the Gingham Linen it has such a different look.  This design is from Little House Needleworks  and it is called Mary Ann Myers.
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I also worked some more on this sampler.  I really like it but I have to lay it down and stitch on something else sometimes.
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So I have been gridding the linen and pulling threads for this sampler AW1662 at

As for quilting I am working on a 1/2 inch English Paper Piecing project.  The pattern is in the Spring 2013 issue of “Primitive Quilts and Projects” and I have also seen it on Colonial Crafts website.  It is called Stars in the Garden by Yellow Creek Designs.  When finished it will be about 22 x 29.  I am trying to decide if I want to make it larger.
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I also have made this little top from “Simply Vintage” Winter 2013 issue.  It is a Quiltmania  publication.  Be sure you do your math on this one.
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So that is what is going on in my world.
Until next time (hopefully not so long)