March 29, 2017


Precious Hand's   Precious Colors!

A day in the life of an Avid Quilter.  Right?  I say so!
Even a Stamp for the sweet Crayola

I heard today that they are retiring a crayon color.....Makes me sad!
What color will it be?  My mother in law's sister named the blue Cornflower
color.  She worked in NYC then. So, we hope it is not Harriets' color....she is close
100 years old now.  Amazing!

Back to Quilting.  I have added a few Quilts I found on Pinterest with an
interesting link to one that weaves a basket with lots of crayola colors!

My favorite color box was when the 64 box came out with a sharpener..

How good it smelled on Christmas Morning!  and Please little sister's DON'T break
them in half......please!!

Oh, WOW!!  I think my favorite with this Pinterest Grouping is the last one.....the actual Crayola's ...
Excellently done!!  Our imaginations are our only limit, I think.

I am bound up in binding today.  A little over 3 weeks until my 3 sister's will be here.  I am blessed with Company recently.  My son and his family and our daughter and her 3 girls were here Sunday and Monday.  They squeezed fun out of every minute together.  I imagine our chicken's miss them
collecting the warm eggs!! and our young dog Gracie misses them too.  She got the best attention
she has had in while now!.....they all fell in love with her....I think I heard a little voice saying....I would like to take her home...... followed later by, Well, I AM the birthday girl!!.....wise at 8!!

Have a bright and colorful day!  

Who REALLY loves your Crayola memories? and who doesn't love the Taffy Quilt!!!!

March 24, 2017

Paper Piecing Magic

Debbie's New York Beauty Mini Top
Paper piecing is fun for some and not fun at all for others.  I do find
it fun and in the end you have perfect blocks and points.
Tulip Spools

Very Helpful Designs

Oldest sister Jud/ys Tulip and Spools Mini Top

That sells it to me.  To be honest I was afraid to even try it for years.
It seemed to complicated.  Finally, the desire to finish a Farmer's Wife
Sampler Quilt and a Dear Jane Quilt won over my fears.

I found my courage and began and I have never looked back.  I did
complete 2 Farmer's Wives Quilts and 1 Dear Jane in one year.  Making
them as heirloom quilts for our 3 grown kids.

Tiny huh?

I wondered; why am I doing this which such fervor?  Now, we know why since
I am struggling with this weakened body and legs issue.  I am paper piecing
again though.  My 3 sister's are coming before Easter and I wanted to have
Lori's Farmer's Wife Mini Top
a mini quilt made for each one of them. Our sister Patti will be here in our hearts. On the mini's,  since  using my longarm is out at this
point;  I am using decorative stitches with my Viking,  Relaxing!!

So far, so good!!.

Our son and his wife and kids and our daughter and her girls are
coming this weekend from Ohio and Indiana. We haven't had time together with them all  in  4 years.
Our other son and wife and kids won't be here, other than their daughter who is
living in our town now.

So, if I have time, YEP,  also paper piecing a few mug rugs for the adults coming!

The lambs and the Muc Muc dolls in previous posts are waiting on the table for the girls.

Please enjoy  Angel Walters video on a very simple process of making all paper piecing patterns.

Have a Quilted kind of day!  Step into Paper Piecing; trust me the water is fine!!   ((wink))

I will post the Mini's
when I get them Quilted later today.    Sorry about my rambling post!!
It happens!!! 

March 11, 2017

Milky Way

There must be a God.....such a ordered Universe.....such gifted minds
that give us these delights at the touch of a finger on our lap tops, sitting
on our laps!!....totally Amazing!.....
Has anyone ever made a Milky Way Quilt?....boys would love that!!!

Just a quick trip to Pinterest!! Does it ever let you down?....Just sayin'....
this is a sweet Milky Way Quilt.....Fig Tree Quilts
Fig Tree Quilts

Fons and Porter
Yes, I found a kit at our sweet friends in Iowa!! I thought this was cool too!!

Sew, gee!!...head in the (star) clouds today!!.....

Paper piecing tiny tulip Mini Quilt squares 30 minutes and rest 30 minutes....a Quilter has to do what a Quilter has to do!!  Finished Mini 15 1/2 " by 15 1/2"......sweeeeeet!!!

Only God is Perfect!!! Sew enjoy Quilting today....Relax, keep Calm and Quilt on!!   Wink!!

March 2, 2017

Never Give UP!!

Never give up, never give up, never give up.

A person who loves to quilt is very much into that... when they          
Depression Era Farmer's Wife....Heirloom for our kids....

start a quilt, piece the quilt and quilt the is work that you never
give up on.

  It is a "pearl" made in a shell through bits of sand and constant

Quilts bring brightness into this world.  This wild world.  They are predictable
because if you follow the pattern and sew with 1/4 seams you will have a balanced
and "happy" quilt when you are done.  And seeing the look of delight on the face
of the receiver is priceless.  All the work is worth every stitch and every inch.

Pacing Creativity with Leg resting
My condition is still with me.  It has been decided to give me an epidural in about
3 weeks for the constant pain in my legs; now for over a year.  My narrowing,
arthritic spine is not causing my weak legs; so the hunt for a Neurologist who
specializes in Muscular skeletal seems appropriate.  My left leg got weaker with
the PT we were doing; the right leg is now getting weaker slowly now.  I still
can not go up or down steps and I use the seated walker in the house for safety,
as I am having a bit of foot drop in the left foot and it can catch on the floor or
anything, really.  My legs give out without any warning and down I go....that is
really not fun.

But I am a quilter, an avid one.  I finished my last quilt on my longarm in
October.  From October through mid January, I was really out of commission. I had no
stamina at all to walk or stand for anytime.  We started PT in November but had to
quit in early February as we saw my left leg weaken dramatically in January.
All the Lambies in a row.....waiting on diaper pins!!

Answers?  We have none so far.  We are nurses and have researched and we have an
idea what it might be or is being mimicked to make you think it is this certain diagnosis.
I don't want it but, I would like to know what it is so I can start medications that might
slow down the damage being done to my nerves.

So, friends, I have always tried to make really good lemonade when life gives us lemons.

So fun to make

A closer Look

Hubs winter build, now painting needs a barn quilt on end facing the road!!

I have enjoyed recently sewing in short periods at times and then resting 1/2  hour.
My lambies and "like" muc muc dolls are ready to ship to Ohio and Indiana closer
to Easter.....I was too sick at Christmas to quilt(that is sick huh?) nothing, we are a bit late but still made with love!!

I am starting a bit of paper piecing today and some Wolsey things....just let the creative juices fly
and see what the day will bring you.  Life is worth the living and God does come and give
Grace when the trials  come.                             Trust.


                                                                    Never Give Up!!
It is all Good; God is good all the time