'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!