Thursday, July 22, 2021


This is another quilt that I made from the book Flower Show Quilts
And I do like poppies a lot.  

I patchworked the background, quilted it on my longarm, then I fused the applique on top and used my home machine to quilt the flowers and leaves. 

I'm very happy with how it turned out.  

Friday, May 14, 2021

I like Hawaiian quilts. But I wanted a fallish quilt and I found a pic of a design that I decided to copy in the style of Hawaiian but it is a little different.  

I also used fabrics that I had on hand.  It is all hand applique, like Hawaiian.

Friday, February 19, 2021

Finally a New Quilt

This is a quilt that I finished last September.  I was copying a Kim Diehl quilt to some degree.  I like her quilts.  They look comforting and homey.  

And I was using only scraps.  The never seem to make a dent in my stash. Hmmm....

Friday, May 8, 2020


I bought a book many years ago called Flower Show Quilts.  Finally I did a quilt from it.  I love sunflowers and this tablerunner looked like something I'd enjoy.

I did the patchwork first and then quilted it.  After that I did the fusable applique doing the quilting on those pieces afterwards.

I used all scraps which didn't really make a dent in anything.  Do quilters ever use all their fabrics up?

Now I've started the second item from that book.  I think I will do several of these.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Baby Knits

These are a couple of things that I knitted recently for some new babies.  This one is one that is knitted sideways.  I've done another one before and I like the look with the lace design.

 This sweater I've also done in the past.  But this time I put white on dark.  

And I knitted a hat to go with it.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Swallowtail Lace Shawl

I love knitting lace.  And I love knitting shawls.  I just don't wear them.  What's great is that I've sold a few of them in the past.  So I keep knitting them.  I don't know how many women really knit shawls. But I'll have a few if someone wants one.

This is a pattern called Swallowtail Lace Shawl.  I used a knitpicks yarn called Diadem fingering.  It is very soft to the touch.

I like that the pattern doesn't have any solid stockinette.  You have to think the whole time your're knitting.

I did put it away for a while as I was busy knitting for the grandchildren, but it was satisfying to finish it.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Cross Stitch

Cross Stitch is something I took up 10-15 years ago for a while but then I put it away to knit.  You can't have too much going on or you get stretched thin.  Especially as I was in the midst of raising my children also.  But I started to take it up again. 
This is a pattern that I've done before and I had a granddaughter that liked it so I did it for her.

One thing I also do is take photos and put them into the program PCStitch.  I love doing ones that have special meaning.  This is my oldest granddaughter.  This was taken at a pumpkin farm in the fall.