We've had a bumper crop of cherries this year! If I'm sitting I'm pitting! We have a 4 in 1 cherry tree that self pollinates. Jim made a natural bee-hive home to attract native bees and I think it has worked! The cherries are Bing, Ranier and 2 others that I can't remember. Supposedly they… Continue reading It’s Cherry Season Again!
This is Dara. She is our newest pup we've been raising for Canine Companions for Independence and she has been a handful! She is super smart just like her predecessors Jamba and Einstein but the fact she's a she is a whole new experience for us. It has also been a few years since we've… Continue reading Dara at 8 months
Good Morning! I have been searching for a new and improved method of posting to this site for some time. As you have noticed I have been absent for a while. I would say that it's mostly due to access and being busy combined with new computers, new software and or changes in software. I… Continue reading A New Way of Doing Things. Change is fast and constant.
I have completed the log cabin and uneven 9 patch border for this scrappy quilt and am now auditioning fabric from the stash for the next round of borders! Here is the EQ7 file... ...and this was the original version I had in mind as a Christmas Quilt! The applique is a skill set I… Continue reading Border Auditioning
We live near a pond and a creek and there is plenty of wildlife. This year we are fortunate to see the Mallard ducks raising their young! We've been watching this Momma and her babies for almost a week. She had 11 but is now down to 7. She must be an experienced Momma. … Continue reading Duck Mothers
I have been working on this scrap quilt daily. I completed 2 border sides and now am working on the remaining 2 before I continue on with my planned solid border which will be next. Talk about LOTS OF SCRAP!! Truthfully I had no idea how this design was going to come out and several… Continue reading Making Progress and an Oriole!
This morning while driving to work I listened to music radio. For many years I would turn on talk radio to hear the latest news and grumblings about all things political and happenings going on in Chicago. I guess today was time to make a change, to go back to what I used to love… Continue reading So Many Changes
Writing today on my Shop Blog! Source: Hanging Out with Paul and Sheldon!
Source: Hanging Out with Paul and Sheldon!
Hi Friends, Whoot, Whoot!!! I am finished with "Snow In October"!!! It feels so good to be finished with a quilt that took such a long time to complete. I hate when I have to stop and start a project (like, just about everything I work on!) but especially when it is the quilting portion… Continue reading Free Motion Quilting “Snow In October” Video 5 – The Continuous Feather Border and Finish!!!