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 – 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 – Have I Got a Treat For You!

School has started back and with it comes sporting events and tailgating. Before we know it, we’ll be celebrating all of our favorite holidays. Sporting events, family gatherings, and holidays mean great food and great snacks. I thought I’d share a recipe that I got about forty years ago. We were going on vacation to 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

Tips And Tools Tuesday – Machine Quilting, Part Three, Deciding on a Design

If you’re just venturing into the realm of machine quilting, deciding on a quilting design can be a stumbling block. It doesn’t have to be.  Before I began making quilts, I admired them. Their beauty. The piecing. Their overall design. I wished, oh, how I wished I could make something so lovely! But, I knew, Read More