Friday Scraps

So I’m standing there at the ironing board pressing some freshly pieced poppy fabric blocks  when I get a notification on my phone, it’s a forward email from my mom of new blog post she found interesting. She sends these to me from time to time and it’s great to see how different quilters tick. … More Friday Scraps

Fabric Stoves

What’s a fabric stove? It all started with an email from my sister…the piecer. You remember her, right? In it there was a tutorial from Joyful Abode on how to make a Fabric Stove. I thought I can do that and I have enough scraps to do so with out having to go to the … More Fabric Stoves

Repairing the Old but Special

I made a quilt for my Grandma and Grandpa #1 for their 50th wedding anniversary in 1998. While it is special because I made it for them, what adds to that, is the signature of every one in the family that is on it. Before the gift was given we had all the family members … More Repairing the Old but Special

It is Finished…

The couch and chair are complete! I made a delivery on Thursday to a happy customer. Remember what it looked like when I got it?It was kinda unsightly, with normal wear and tare including cat and kid damage. I received a couch and chair. I know wish I had photos of the before complete with … More It is Finished…

Pillow Cases

It seams like the new thing I am doing is Pillow Cases! It started with a custom pillow case for a body pillow. And expanded to fun and exciting pillow cases for all her friends. I got lots of packages in the mail as the fabric was shipped in. It was exciting to me even … More Pillow Cases

The “Unclothed” Chair

I have begun the Upholstery Job. The chair (and now the couch) are both uncovered. It all began with gathering up these tools. A trusty screwdriver and pliers. My dad later customized a screwdriver for me with a bend tip… Thanks Dad. With tools in hand I commenced removing staples and removing staples and removing … More The “Unclothed” Chair

Funding my Survival

Lately, I have had lots of quilts to quilt. And with out internet, getting off early (when I had a job) and now that I don’t have one; I have lots of time to quilt. A quick list and description of them is as follows: For my sister the piecer, three quilts. I quilted this … More Funding my Survival

Productive Saturday

My weekend was quite productive… It went kind of like this… workout – eat breakfast – study my Bible – quilt My sister – the piecer, has a stack of quilts at my house, so I wanted to get some of them done. This quilt got hearts and stars all through out. My machine worked … More Productive Saturday

Flower Garden on the Wall

It all started with a trip to the new quilt shop in town called the Fabric Garden… I came away with 6 fat quarters and an idea from a sample on the wall. First step…cut all fabric into 2.5″ strips. Put them in order. With my ever present helper. Sew them all together in boxes … More Flower Garden on the Wall

Catching up…again

Once again, I have been busy and not kept this up to date with all the goings on…But this time, it isn’t all my fault. I have no internet at my house, so here I sit at Starbucks trying to get everything caught up. What have I been doing? Working…at my real, boring job and … More Catching up…again