One Word to really shape your upcoming year. Rather than a huge list of resolutions, this One Word becomes a theme about where you are focusing in 2013. Continue reading
When Quakers Flora Saferight and Bruce Millikan embark on the Underground Railroad, they agree to put their differences aside to save the lives of a pregnant slave couple. With only her mother’s quilt as a secret guide, the foursome follows the stitches through unknown treachery. Continue reading
Oooh! I am one happy camper, thanks to the wonderful Enginerd I finally have a new sewing machine, and one that I can quilt with! (As soon as I really figure it out…) I’m so delighted to have a brand spanking new Bernina 550 QE (Quilter’s Edition). It is silver and white and oh so fancy. I am over the top delighted! So if you know anyone interested… I have a Babylock Xscape to sell for a pittance… I also have a very rarely used Babylock Walking Foot. FYI! Tweet
Do you have your children’s artwork hanging on your walls or refrigerator doors? Have you saved their artwork since they were young, but you don’t know what to do with it? This fun, do-it-yourself quilting book offers a chance to preserve your children’s artwork by incorporating it into quilts and other fiber art projects. Small quilts for wall hanging or full-size quilts for snuggling will be enjoyed all the more when they are decorated with these childhood keepsakes. Projects range from simple and quick to elaborate and time-consuming works of art. Chapters include artwork selection, techniques, combining multiple pieces of art, product lists, and a glossary of terms. A gallery of completed works will inspire your own creative ideas. Instruction for both novice and seasoned quilters is provided. What a great way to recreate and preserve the artwork from the special children in your life. Continue reading
Upon her grandmother’s death, Izzy Fontaine finds herself in possession of a Wild Goose Chase pattern quilt that supposedly leads to a great treasure.
Of course, once the rest of the family finds out about the “treasure map,” they’re determined to have a go at the treasure themselves. And, if that weren’t enough, Max Logan, a local museum curator, contacts Izzy and says that Grandma Isabella promised him the quilt.
What is it about this quilt that makes everyone want it? Is Izzy on a wild goose chase of her own, or a journey that will lead her to the treasure her grandmother intended?
After a tornado rips through her town, merchant Abigail comes across a piece from a wedding dress among the devastation. Abigail is moved to start collecting other swatches of fabric she finds – her neighbor’s kitchen curtains, a man’s necktie, a dog’s bed – which she stashes in shopping bags. As she pursues her seemingly absurd quest, horrible realities spark the question, “What kind of a God would allow such tragedy?” Continue reading
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Has it really been since January 20th that I updated you on Blossom School? Seriously? Wow. I guess it got away from me in all the sinus stuff. Well you’ll be glad to hear that I have been feeling much better and antibiotic free for probably a month, now that it is April. Let’s see… where to begin… Already AppleBlossom is very interested in having OrangeBlossom involved in most everything she does. Apparently it is her baby, and I’m just here to feed her (and change her). They definitely love each other’s company and that makes me feel truly blessed. … Continue reading
1. It’s snowing. The grass is turning green… and this morning it’s snowing. 2. I’m still sick. AppleBlossom broke her fever, but then it came back at 99*. Hopefully it will not go higher. She has a runny nose and is very clingy. OrangeBlossom had a fever last night (a first for her perhaps) but I’m thinking teething there. No other issues. Enginerd is congested, but I feel like I’m dying. I’m coughing so hard that I cannot breathe and my throat burns right down into my chest. Talk about a runny nose and constant sneezing. *sigh* I have an … Continue reading
Just started a new one… lots of cutting today. Piecing starts tomorrow maybe?
So of course I’m still working on the pregnancy. We’re at about 14 weeks or so and our next checkup is next Friday. Maybe we’ll find a gender then?? I was able to completely finish the center applique piece for my SisterB’s Wuthering Heights Quilt. (Sorry this picture is awful and not of the completed part, but it’s close). The next step is an embroidered border. The only problem is I cannot seem to find that fabric. For whatever reason it is not in the craft box that I have been keeping this project so I’m a bit confused. However, … Continue reading