'Stay, stay at home and rest. Homekeeping hearts are happiest.' ~ Author Unknown.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

~Tis some Fresh Beginnings!~

This is a real short post, but just wanted to ask a question....... What do a center chimney, a cute playhouse, a white vinyl picket fenced garden area, a new refrigerator, fresh historical paint colors, new shutters, and a newly painted red door all have in common? 


We are moving in this weekend.  It has been a very chaotic three months, but after perseverance, signing papers on a house in a library 2,000 miles from here, and closing almost a month ago with painting, a few new interior doors, and lots of other hurdles, we are moving in Saturday.  WHAHOO! 

Blessings on your Work Day!


Sunday, February 2, 2014

~Tis a Finish!~

Whew!  Sorry it took me a bit to post this photo.....I thought I could pull this one out of my hat and it took me a wee bit longer than I thought to finish this quilt top - those trees in the middle were a bear!   But it is done!  My mother left a sticky note in my 2003 December issue of Fons and Porter 'Love of Quilting' magazine saying she would really like this quilt.   I don't know when she left the sticky there, but I only found it when we were moving from our home in August 2012.  I decided it was time to make it for her!  I think she will be surprised.  I am going for a visit this week to Illinois - fun with family! 

And yes - it is snowing and very cold there, but I am up for the challenge!

Blessings on your day!


Saturday, January 25, 2014

~What in the World?~

 Today I have fabric all over the house....... from snippets.....
to more end snippets......
   to a pile of labeled quilt pieces (this quilt is a bit of a challenge)......
 But the 9-patch blocks are done...
  as are the side scrappy borders.....
 and one of the middle four medallion pieces...
(but shhhhh......... - I am making a surprise for my mother.)  Will post a photo later on (maybe Monday) with the finish! :-)

Apparently today is "Visit your local Fabric Store" Day.  Hmmm........ nope.  I have sewing to do!  Happy Stay at Home and Sew Day!


Saturday, January 11, 2014

~Remember This? Nothing like a FIVE YEAR RESOLUTION!~

I started this quilt January 11, 2009......... and finished it today,  January 11, 2014.   I don't think five years is too bad, do you?

Now, how long do think it will take me to machine quilt it?  And do you think Feathers are in order?  Crosshatching?   I can't decide - it might take another year or two to make up my mind!  Oh, good grief! 


Tuesday, November 19, 2013

~Tis a Thankful Time~

 The Squire and I recently took a much needed weekend jaunt to the mountains of Idaho for some family time.  I grew up in the Central Mountains of Idaho, very near the Continental Divide.  I forget how breath taking the mountains are!
  Mother and I aired out the quilts from the cabin:
 And during a Saturday afternoon drive with Mr. Squire, we ran into these magnificent and beautiful creatures:
And of course we had lots of granddaughter time at the cabin.  This red and white sweater was made for her uncle 25 years ago, and I brought it out of the cedar chest to keep Little Miss warm.
She was always up for anyone to give her a ride in the lawn wagon and she was a complete joy.  These times are what make life worth it.  We visited with neighbors, did some work to get ready for winter, and took country walks down the lane and down to the creek.  I did plenty of staring at the mountains, and slept so deep with the mountain air so fresh.  Yes, these family spent times are what makes life all worth it!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

In the Fall, Every Woman deserves.......

  ...........A NEW IRONING BOARD COVER!!!!!!!!

My ironing board was YUCK!  Full of starch burns, worn fabric down to the padding, and just full of YUCK!
 So this morning, I worked for 45 minutes, and I am now in love again!
I had this really cute fabric in my stash that was full of company names of quilt fabric designers.  I know it is a Moda fabric, but have had it for quite a while, so I don't remember exactly where I bought it. 
Between laundry loads and pondering what I was going to fix for dinner, I am a happy camper. Every woman deserves to have a new ironing board cover.  Something I should have done months ago!


Enjoy a Simple Pleasure today!