Monday, August 13, 2012

Officially Moved

Hope this finds you all well. I am so grateful to all of you who have read and commented!   Those of you who have followed!  I do hope you will follow me over and read and comment.

Thank you all so much.

I have officially moved my blog/website to WordPress.  Come on over and visit and comment!!  I do love comments!!

Email is still:

Etsy shop is:


Monday, August 6, 2012


After much consideration I am moving this blog to Word Press.    A few weeks ago I went or tried to go to our website and it was closed, because we hosted via Mobile Me.  I already own the .com so will be transferring everything over this week.  Please be patient, my computer skills are limited and I hope I do everything correctly.

The plan is to have be everything, the blog the website.  I hope it works!!


Saturday, August 4, 2012

Sophia's Quilt

Two years ago I began a quilt for my soon to be born granddaughter.  Sarah had picked out the color scheme and we went shopping.

When we went to Caroga Lake this year Sophia was sleeping in a "big girl" bed so Sarah brought her quilt.  I took a few pictures of the quilt and Sophia.

Toasty Toes is the pattern I used, the quilting done by my friend Sue who has a long-arm quilting business.

Some Amy Butler fabrics, some Michael Miller  
Every now and then Sophia will come to me and say, "Thank you for making my quilt, Grandma" 

Always make a label

I have started Baby Boy's quilt.  These are the fabrics.

The Pattern is Colorblock from Bijou Lovely.  The pattern is $8.  You can purchase it here.

Image of Colorblock Quilt Pattern

Baby boy is due in 8 weeks, so I need to get sewing!!!  I will keep you up to date on progress.  

Have a great weekend.

Have linked up to:

Sew Many Ways

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

My First Quilting Attempts

I have been sewing ever since Home Economics in the 7th grade.  My Mom sewed and so did my Grandmother.  I took Home Ec. all through Jr. and Sr. high.  I loved it.  Even contemplated becoming a Home Ec. teacher, would be out of a job for sure these days.

I had sewed some clothes, for myself, which were always a failure... and I sewed for my children, a little.

We are going through the house prepping for a yard sale.  We have so much stuff...20 years in this house.

I found these.  My first attempts at quilting.

Hand pieced, look at the size of those stitches...yikes
points kind of got lost over the edge

see those tiny little hand stitches 
After sewing machine, not too bad

Quilting stitches getting smaller!

a bit of my history.

Hope you have a great week.