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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Mothers Day 2017

What a lovely day today! I hope all mothers, grandmothers, sisters, aunts, girlfriends every where are having a wonderful day.

Hubby and I spent lunch at my eldest daughters house today, they bought a new house so this will be the last time visiting this one. They close on the new one later this month.

I spent 4 lovely days in Shipshewana IN earlier this month with many other quilters at the Jane Stickle Retreaters Retreat. We shopped, ate good food and sewed, sewed and sewed! I finished 3 more UFO's.................

This is my Candlewicked quilt I started in 1988. It started as 12 pillow panels. I always wanted a quilt done from them but of course my full size bed is now a queen so I had to draw 4 more panels for a total of 16. I spent the last few months finishing the candlewicking and chose a design to sash and border it. Because its basically cream on cream its hard to see detail but it really pretty! LOL

The next 2 are blocks from a Sunbonnet Bonnet Sue State swap I did in 2006. I actually did 2 full swaps so have 2 tops now done! One in pink and one in blue.

I finished my millennium quilt as well  but cannot find the pics of it! Oh well. I'm at 4 finished UFO's so far, at least to top form.

My gardens are all mulched and cleaned up. No new plants yet. Haven't decided if I want to do all that work this year. Everything planted last year is doing well.

Well enjoy your day everyone, time to get a little sewing in.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

I have been reminded once again how lazy I am about updating! <G>.

So here it is............My Common Bride is done! Finished, top only, Nov. 18th 2016.

 Common Bride pattern by Edyta Sitar was half hand sewn and half machine constructed. The vines, leaves and flowers are needle turn applique. I started this in March 2015 and finished Nov 2016. Loved every minute. Its now waiting for its turn at the Longarm.
This was a fun flannel quilt I started after finishing CB. It went together fast and will cozy to cuddle under.

Now for an update on my wonderful customers quilts..............................
Lovely Tshirt quilt, I just love the shirts in this one.

 The Vikings! Sandy's kids each got one.
 Jan made this for her sister, lucky sister! It was so much fun playing with all the sea shells.

 Peggy did a wonderful job putting this one together. I loved quilting it, so pretty.

 Kay made this one for a friend.
 This is Pegs big Blue. I love big spaces I can play in!

 This is another of Pegs, Smokey River. This is by far my favorite <G>.

 Peggy's Hunters Star.

 Mary's applique.

 Sandy's Peg quilt.

 Sandy's cowboy quilt.

 Kay's quilt.

Just a sampling of what I have done in the last 8 months.
You can also see my customers quilts at
Thanks for looking!

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Common Bride

Its been forever again since I posted but here's an update on my sewing progress! Longarming has increased to a few months backlog, can't complain cause that means I am busy!!

On the personal sewing my Common Bride by Laundry Basket quilts is moving along. It wont make the air this year, again, but should next year. Thus is just not a quilt one can rush on. Center and outer applique borders are all pieced.

Here is a corner I am currently working on.

And these are the stars that separate the center from that applique border. My design wall simply is not big enough for everything.

I am really enjoying the journey with this one. I do have several other projects going but this one is the forefront right now.

I'm still working the post office and I have a wonderful sewing group that meats every Thursday evening.

I also acquired 2 more sewing machines for my collection. A 306K Singer, circa 1955 and an old Ruby Treadle head. I have not yet done any research on the Ruby but will soon.


The Ruby came in this box, I know its not original but would love to know what machine this might fit. The Ruby was an auction find, no one else wanted it! Un imaginable! I brought her home for a whole $6.00. The Singer was a garage sale purchase and it works beautifully. I bought a White in an unusual cabinet at the same sale but it hasn't come home yet. I drive a Kia Soul so no way would it fit. Hubby will get it this weekend.

Back to sewing!

Sunday, August 16, 2015

August 16, 2015

School starting soon and summer winding down. One more month and I have Quilt Retreat! So looking forward to the time sewing and visiting with friends. I have name tags to make and projects to plan. I always seem to sew on other peoples projects during retreats but this time its all for me. I'd like to finish Common Bride or at least get a lot more done.

Don't forget the Quilt raffle! Tickets still on sale and drawing is Aug 23, only a few more days. Visit us at Shad-fly days in Savanna IL on the river front.

No pictures today, have to load some up. I took first place for Machine quilting at the fair this year and a third for my doll quilt. Will post them later.

Have a great Sunday!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Ok, 2 posts in one day! But this is a special post and I wanted it by itself.

Last fall I was asked to help create a special quilt that would be raffled off for our city of Savanna IL. I of course said yes. This quilt was inspired by a quilt pattern Kyoto Garden made by Judy Martin.

We have dubbed it 'Savanna Star' and it was made the Beautification in Motion to benefit Savanna's Parks and playgrounds.

Myself, Peg Dauphin and Sandy Wurster cut and pieced the quilt and I longarmed it. We have been showing the quilt since May at businesses in town as well as on FB.
Starting August 2 we will have a booth at the Carroll County Fair in Millidgeville IL in the Commerce Building. We will be there all week selling tickets. Tickets are $5.00 apiece or 5 for $20.00. Drawing for the quilt will be August 23, 2015.

Its a queen size approx 98x114. Contact me at if you want tickets!