Flying debris from a truck struck my car - Yikes!

I drove to my quilt guild today on 355. I am quite an excellent passenger but more of a reluctant driver. I always worry I will get tired so I slept late this morning and brought a huge iced coffee with me. No worries, right? Wrong! Flying debris from a truck struck my car and... Read more »

Modern Jungle Quilt is Finished

Last night I was up in my sewing room sewing the binding on the jungle quilt. Lighting was flashing, thunder was crashing and I was dashing towards quilt completion. The storm blew itself out just as I took my final stitches. I had calm skies and the thought that the modern jungle quilt is finished... Read more »

Quilt ecards just for fun

Design elements are the best part about quilting!
Ecards are hilarious and quilt ecards, even more so. I have made more than my fair share of them. Naturally, I am going to share them with you. Why? Why not! Here are quilt ecards just for fun. Enjoy! Sew happy! Want to see and enjoy more quilty fun? Check out my Facebook page. Like... Read more »

Modern Crazy Quilt style bib with African Fabrics

Crazy quilt were really popular over a hundred years ago. They had bits of fabric added together and stitching on the seams. They had embellishments!
I get a kick out of the challenges from my guild but I was hesitant at first about trying them. . I forced the issue two years ago by making a New Year’s Resolution to do more challenges. Amazingly enough, that did the trick. But sometimes I do a mini “taste” version of the challenge.... Read more »

I gave myself the gift of a two day sewing marathon

I was lucky enough to turn 63 last Thursday and I gave myself the gift of a two day sewing marathon. It was fabulous! My present from my husband was taking me to Quilt week in Paducah, this was my present from me to me! I started off on Wednesday by getting dressed, then I... Read more »

Car quilt sticker is in place

Remember when I wrote about celebrating Quilting like we do marathons? What? You missed that one? No worries, just click here. All caught up now, great! I am writing to let you know that I am a quilter of her word. My car quilt sticker is in place and looks terrific. I love it! I... Read more »

Modern Jungle Quilt Top Completed

I love that the Modern Jungle Quilt Top is complete, what a wonderful feeling. I rarely complete a quilt top too quickly and this was no exception. I would like to offer the explanation that it was because I had no pattern, I was just making it up as I went along. But I have... Read more »

Box 'O Quilts for childproofing the Spiral Staircase revisted

I have a wonderful, if sometimes messy, sewing studio at the top of a gleaming spiral staircase. This spiral staircase is sometimes an attractive nuisance and other times, just a nuisance. I’ve written about it before and the challenges of getting items up to my studio. Two years ago, I had the fun of trying... Read more »

Opportunity to help Pride victims from Orlando Modern Quilt Guild

I live near Chicago but right now my heart is with the victims of the recent massacre in Orlando, Florida. I saw an appeal for information from the mother of one of those murdered. My heart went out to her as tears filled my eyes. I’ve read tweets and posts about the anguish of the... Read more »

The scoop on being the Owner of an electric car for two years

It’s the middle of June, 2016 and this marks a significant anniversary in my life. I have been the owner of an electric car for two years. What kind? I’m glad you asked, a Ford Focus EV. During this time I have driven just about 5,000 miles. I am still crazy about my electric car... Read more »
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