Archive for October 2014

Havels scissors join my collection

As you may know, I love social media. I have my facebook page, my personal fb account, a Goodread account, a yelp account, an instagram account and a twitter account. I am mainly on Facebook but I jump around on the other accounts as well. It is surprising how each has added to my real... Read more »

A Perfect Day is lots of breakfast plus love

It’s blogapalooza time again and tonight’s topic is Write what your perfect day would be like, either in reality or fantasy. A perfect day for me would start with waking up after a whole night’s sleep, no getting up in the middle of the night. I would wake up refreshed like they do on TV. No... Read more »

9 Fortune Cookies for Quilters

I came home from my Modern Quilt Guild and my husband had eaten Chinese food for dinner. He likes it more than me so I love it when he has it when I am not home. I like it but not as often as he does so it’s a great solution. He orders lots because... Read more »

Celebrating ordinary everyday sewing

I try to sew every single day. I don’t always make it up to the sewing room but I sure try. This week I have had almost too much fun with a blathering, Quilt guild, coffee with a friend, lunch with another and watching Zara three days. Add in some cooking, cleaning, bill paying and... Read more »

Cutest Halloween parade EVER

I wonder what video game he plays? I love the costume!
I usually show you real quilts on this blog, quilts I really make. I like real things that people do in their regular life. I have seen so many staged and unrealistic costume ideas this month. It was such a pleasure to watch the cutest Halloween parade ever this past Saturday. OK, maybe not EVER... Read more »

What if I wasn't a Quilter

Have you ever pondered the road not taken? The choices not made and the ones made instead and where they have led you. When I was a Senior in High School I was accepted to Northwestern University for drama and the University of Illinois for Teaching Spanish. I had a very hard time choosing one.... Read more »

12 Fascinating Facts about Thread

I love thread and the more colors I can collect, the better. And when I like something, I want to know more about it. Let’s learn some facts about Thread. 1. What is thread? Good question and I found the answer on How Products are made where they state that thread is “two tightly twisted... Read more »

Working on two Quilts at Once

I started working on the No Dragons on my Quilt and I wasn’t really digging it. I found the cutting out of the pictures tedious. At the same time, I was stymied on using the fabrics I picked up which reminded me of the ocean and sky in Cuba. Plus the December deadline for a... Read more »

Prairie Treasures Quilt Show 2014

Sue Pawtowski made this quilt with 448 stars, some of which are cut off. She entitled it Minnesota Nights and the colors really appealed to me. (From a pattern available at Jack Squares studio.)
This past weekend I was lucky enough to attend another Quilt show and I enjoyed it quite a bit. It was about an hour from my house in Wheaton at the Du Page County Fair Grounds which was a pretty great facility except for the ladies room! But I was there for the quilts. I... Read more »

A Few of My Favorite things

I was inspired to write this post by reading a similar one on Ups and Downs of a Yoga Mom. Her post reminded me of the song from The Sound of Music and I was all in. However, rain drops on roses and whiskers on kittens? Really? It did make me think what are some... Read more »
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