REBOOT: A Quilting Quickie

I finished the quilt for Grandbaby #2 in May. It’s bright and cheerful, just like the boy it was made for.

I took the quilt to church with me one Sunday morning and gave it to him after service. I think he liked it! We took a few more photos at lunch.



We Interrupt Your Regularly Scheduled Quilt…..

My grandson’s quilt has been put on hold, but only temporarily.

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I Kind Of Miss Reading….

Winter Olympic viewing has been fun for the last week or so, but I kind of miss reading. Actually, I miss it a lot! The excitement of the games has been fun, but I’m actually longing to settle into my chair, put my feet up, and spend some serious time in a book. Next week […]

Reading and Stitching – Olympic Edition

Are you watching the Winter Olympics from Sochi? We are, and we’ve been enjoying every minute of it.

Lots of knitting and stitching happening during all of that time in front of the TV. I keep an embroidery and a knitting project in the basket next to […]

The Weeks Just Fly By

The weeks just fly by, don’t they? January is almost over, and it seems like Christmas was just a couple of weeks ago. It seems to pass by so quickly, but as I look back at what all has been accomplished in these last weeks, the date on the calendar makes sense. We’re back to […]

It’s Been A Good Week!

It’s been a good week! A lot has been accomplished, not the least of which has been that I have finally finished piecing my ten year old grandson’s quilt.

I’m a very, very novice quilter, with only a couple of very simple table runners under my belt, before tackling the quilt for my oldest grandson […]

Some Plans For The Year Ahead

I mentioned yesterday that I’d realigned my personal schedule (it’s more of a flow chart, really), to better reflect my personal priorities. As I looked back over the months that were 2013, I realized that I had not read nearly as much as I would have liked, and the time that I was able to […]

Copper’s Day Off – A Curriculum Ordering, Home Improving, Productively Sewing Kind of Day

The heat of summer has arrived here in northern California, so we spent the majority of the day working inside. We all were busy with various, separate tasks and managed, between us, to accomplish not much of anything! Days like that happen.

The day was still productive, we just don’t have much to show for […]

When It’s Not Copper’s Day Off

Copper was called in for a twelve hour overtime shift early this morning. He worked those twelve hours, came home a little after seven this evening, and then started caulking the windows on the front of the house in preparation for painting the trim around them. He works hard, that guy!

We worked hard today, […]

Spiders Are Great Thread Savers

Until recently, I’d never heard of using a “spider” at the sewing machine. In all of my many years of sewing, this handy little tip had never come my way.

The "spider" currently residing on my sewing machine.

I’ve often thought, and even said to my daughter or husband, that sewing wastes […]