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I enjoy sewing, knitting, and quilting. I have a adoring husband of 40 years, 8 beautiful children and 12 grandchildren (so far). I also enjoy studying my Bible and practicing yoga. The LORD is Good All the time.

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Sunday, January 26, 2020

Peace Rose

I have a long story about a Peace Rose that I won't get into right now. Suffice to say I had a beautiful rose bush that produced a dozen dinner plate size roses each season.  It did not survive one winter and  I mourned. When I planted it..it was the LORD's rose bush, His Peace. I  finally found another bush, planted it, and hoped it would survive.  It produces average size roses every season but this last fall suddenly this beauty appeared. I pray it is significant of GOD's Peace flourishing.

Friday, August 10, 2018


A Very simple yet ,"striking" little quilt. I enjoyed piecing and quilting with the solid fabrics. Not something I do very often but I may just have to re-think solids, All the while making this quilt I kept singing in my mind..."Pictures of matchstick men and you.....

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Star Table topper

I started this little quilt in 2006!  Another reminder that I have improved a little in piecing over the years. That is just fine, it is finished.  Last week it was in the "what the  the heck is this?" box. Now it is getting its picture taken, posted on the world wide web and meeting Chiffon's approval. Reclaimed Star....October 2017

Wednesday, September 27, 2017


The PPP Whole Cloth

Practice, Practice, Practice; then Enjoy!

I finally took the time to put a solid white quilt sandwich on my machine and just play. I spent about 12 hours stitching random designs to practice and get familiar with my machine. I started to call the quilt.."My Way" because, well; mistakes, I made a few. After I put the binding on and took few steps back I was pleased with the result. I think Chiffon is as well. She rolled and scratched, picked out her spot on a large feather motif and went to sleep. I call that a success, because after all that is why I make quilts.  September 24, 2017

Monday, May 15, 2017

The Sheep is in the Meadow.....

And so it begins......Years ago after I started quilting, I saw some penny rugs made from wool. I boldly proclaimed, "I would never be interested in doing that!".  A very few years later my daughter took me to a quilt shop in Liberty Missouri where I bought, "Just a few fat quarters of wool.". I made a couple of pincushions and that was enough.  I recently was looking for a pattern for a toy for my granddaughter and ran across an Etsy shop..gingermelon. She had the cutest felt doll and animal patterns........                                                                                   
                                                                                                  The wool adventure began again. I later found the pattern for "sheep in the sunflowers" on Etsy as well, at cheswick company. Needles(s) to say I was interested and now I am looking at penny rugs in a whole new way.  However, I should have seen this coming; I said I would never be interested in quilting, several fat quarters ago.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Quick Quilts!!!

Normally I do not buy quilt kits or panels, however I enjoyed constructing these quilts from kits featuring beautiful panels.  First, "Greeting the Moon" is stunning and artistic. I love the asymmetry and  romance of the panel and general feel of the quilt. It was a must for me as it stirred my spirit.

The next two quilts are Christmas fare. "Sleigh Ride" conveys the Victorian era with a sense they are out for neighborly visits after church, in the snow.  One can almost hear the sleigh bells along with the gaiety  and excitement in their voices.

The bottom quilt is one of my favorites because of the beautiful Cardinals, my favorite bird, being St. Louis born.  I have heard when you see a cardinal in your yard it is a visit from heaven, for me this true.  My dad, the ultimate Cardinal fan, watches the games from a heavenly bird's eye view but I am quite sure he has his ear tuned to KMOX radio. There is a little quip that goes... Little boy cardinal to father..."Dad, what's a losing season?" Dad wisely replies," I don't know, son, we're cardinals."  This quit is a big hit with me.

The quilts were fairly quick to piece and the two Christmas quilts had similar construction with the panel borders and square in a square technique. The Cardinal Rule also has mitered corners..very effective. All kits are available at my favorite quilt shop, stitch-n-frame.net   Perhaps one of these quilts will evoke fond memories and emotions for you.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Christmas in July Updated....

Some of the finished Christmas in July projects....

Greet the Moon

This quilt is made using Red Rooster fabrics,  the kit was purchased at the  Stitch-N-Frame. I have the intention of making 4 Oriental inspired quilts...this is number 2. I enjoy the beauty of the panel and the simplicity of design. Normally a panel would not interest me but these are exquisite.  the original pattern has a mistake therefore check the Red Rooster Fabric site for the corrected pattern. The panel measurements are stated incorrectly so all the measurements are off but the yardage is correct. I measured my panel and just proceeded with that measurement. The construction is very easy, mostly narrow borders (5).  The sewing took two enjoyable days.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Christmas in July

Christmas in July @ Stitch-n-Frame......
I have the background ready...now is the time to start the appliqué .  It is a different technique that I am accustomed to, hopefully the instructions are clear;) Check back in a few days and lets see how much progress I have made....the pressure is on.