Thursday, April 19, 2018

Flowers in Bloom..... what I shared in my last post.  Well, a lot changed very quickly.  I woke up to snow......craziness!

I was so pleased to be able to stay hunkered down in side!

And 24 hours later, the blue skies and sunshine has returned.  The snow had again disappeared and we are left with much good moisture.

I have a few more photos from the museum.

This simple quilt gives evidence that women used what they had to make comforts to keep their family's warm.

What an incredibly beautiful cross stitched top on this quilt.

The quilting is equally beautiful!

The popularity of quilts created from hexagons and English Paper Piecing seems to endure.

"Life is a series of thousands of tiny miracles....Notice them."

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

I've been hearing.....

....about the huge snow fall in parts of the country.  I sympathize with you all.  I'm watching my tulips getting ready to bloom and a few other early flowering plants ready to do their thing, and this is all so exciting!  I love big snows in the winter, but run out of enthusiasm at this time of the year. Stay warm and just keep on stitching.

The Front Porch Quilt, will be available  on my web site tomorrow.

I will share a few more quilts from the antique quilts from the museum in Brigham City.

I particularly like the quilting on this wall hanging.

A utility quilt from the 1830's.  Perhaps there are some feed sacks used in this quilt.

I found the red in the border to be quite over powering.

The design itself is clever, and it has been repeated in many ways over the years.

"In the end, only three things matter; how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you." - Buddha

Monday, April 16, 2018

Good Morning!

The best part about life?  Every morning you have a new opportunity to become a happier version of yourself.....I just ran across this quote, and decided it was a good thing to think about today.

This pillow has returned home......and I have a free pattern for it to be given away to the tenth person to respond with their name and mailing address.

I've been working on this little quilt, and I have it this far and now am speculating what might come next.

Those patriotic days of summer will soon be upon us.....I've just finished making a few more of these kits.  I had an order for one and realized that I was out.

The pattern for this quilt, called The Virginia Reel is now available on my website.

"The key to being happy is knowing you have the power to choose what to accept and what to let go." -Dodinsky

Friday, April 13, 2018

What a difference......

....a day can bring.  Today we had a combination of rain and snow, with quite a bit of snow falling in the mountains.  This will help in providing our summertime water.

I missed meeting with a quilt group which I am a part of because of my teaching obligation.  Brittany made this quilt for a friend to test a pattern.

Kerry Green has been busy creating this witch quilt...she's quite splendid!

She used a Tim Holtz fabric for the back ground.

A detailed look at her skirt.

This Steam Punk quilt, a design of Jen Kingwell, was completed by Leslie.  This is such a delightful fun quilt.

Some detail of the blocks.

A little bit of everything is in this quilt.

This is the third quilt which Leslie has made from this design.  She is on a mission to use up her stash.

A cheerful quilt for sure.

Liz and Jennifer are working on this penny quilt from a design in a Better Homes and Garden magazine.

Liz, also completed this scrap quilt which is also a Jan Kingwell design.

The black and white striped binding adds a bit of sparkle.

Lorraine, is doing this intricate work which she will stuff to create an Easter egg.

This is another of Lorraine's projects......she is a needle point extraordinaire.

Thanks to Liz for sharing the pictures with me so that I might share them with you.  The ladies are truly artisans.

"God has given us the gift of life.  It is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well." -Voltaire

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Blue skies and sunshine.....

....and my first tulips are beginning to bloom.  All is well on the home front. :-)  I've had a great day, starting a new quilt which I've had in mind, and will round off the day by going to teach tonight.  Blessings abound!

I have a few more quilts from the museum in Brigham City to share with you.  Isn't this an interesting as well as unusual quilt.

I don't believe I've ever seen this pattern before.  Does anyone know the name?

One never know when the search will be rewarded.

Sewing Treasures from days gone by.

I've heard different names for this pattern.  Heart's and Gizzards is one, and Robbing Peter to Pay Paul was another.

The date on this strikingly beautiful quilt is 1876.

This too is a quilt top which Megan rescued.

Just look at this dear sweet little face!  He's hanging out in front of the magic heat box!  I'm pleased to claim him as my darling grand dog.

"Mind is the master power that molds and makes. 
And man is mind and evermore he takes,
The tool of thought and, shaping what he wills
Brings forth a thousand joys, a thousand ills.
He thinks in secret and it comes to pass;
Environment is but his looking glass."
-James Allen
Simply put, a man is as he thinketh.