Tips and Tools Tuesday – I Have a Screw Loose! And, there is still time to enter the giveaway!

Annoying things can happen at the most inopportune times. Well, it may not have been so annoying if it hadn’t been an inopportune time, but, I’ll just stick with “annoying”. Sunday, I was making breakfast for the family.

Tips and Tools Tuesday – Sewing and Quilting With Children

Take advantage of teachable moments. Since I’ve been a mom for over 38 years now, I think this would be one of the best nuggets of advice I could give to anyone who has or is around children. No matter the task, concept, or bit of knowledge to be learned, take any and every opportunity Read More

Tips And Tools Tuesday – What Do Froggs, Attire, and Scrubbing Bubbles Have To Do With Quilting?

Last week was full, fun, and exhausting! We, (my husband and I) have been working outside, digging. We have moved a lot of earth from the left side of this area to the right so that it will be more level. We will pour a concrete pad here which will eventually become a carport. Yippee!

UFO’s And Orphaned Blocks – Perfect for Machine Quilting Practice! And, Surprise! A Funny Story and a Giveaway, too!

UFO’s. Orphaned blocks. We’ve all got them. Some of us have A LOT of them. Other’s, only a few. But, we’ve got ’em. Maybe one of your UFO’s began from a new block a member shared at your quilt guild meeting. Or, you saw a quilt in a magazine and decided to give it a Read More

Tips And Tools Tuesday – It’s Still the Season, Are You Prepared?

It’s still the season…. Well, not the Holiday season. That was fun and now it’s done, and 2020 has already begun! (No, I did not rhyme that on purpose. 🙂 I mean, it’s still the season for colds and Flu. Why on earth would I want to bring that subject up? Because I just finished Read More

Tips And Tools Tuesday – It’s All About Perspective

Have you ever started a project, or nearly finished a project, only to discover that your work is barely visible? That’s exactly what happened to me this past Saturday. Well, let me start at the beginning.

Tips And Tools Tuesday – Water Soluble Basting Tape, Felt, and a Great Imagination!

At Christmas time, our grandchildren each have a small Christmas tree that they can decorate and display in their room. By small, I mean about 18 inches high. Our daughter asked if I could make them each a Christmas tree skirt. She wanted them to be interactive. So I came up with an interactive tree Read More

Tips and Tools Tuesday – Machine Quilting, Part Six, Hot on the Trail

Years ago, our daughter and son-in-law had a couple of hound dogs named Jake and Jessie. They were a mix of Redbone Hound, and Black and Tan Hound. Hounds have a well-deserved, great reputation for being good hunting dogs. They can follow the trail left by critters with uncanny accuracy. A rabbit, for instance, usually Read More

Tips and Tools Tuesday – Machine Quilting Part Five, Odds or Evens?

In my last machine quilting post, Machine Quilting Part Four, Creating a Design, I promised that this post would show you how I traveled from one quilting design to the next in my Sawtooth Star quilt. Well, before I explain HOW I travel from one design to the next, I thought I should share with Read More

Tips And Tools Tuesday – Machine Quilting, Part Four, Creating A Design

When I was in Elementary School, I loved art class! We got to color, and draw, and paint, and make things. It was fun! I wasn’t thinking that someday I might use the things I was learning. It was just fun! Do you remember some of the things you did in art class? (I’m not Read More