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
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!!!
Hi Friends! I can see the end! I'm now on the 2nd border and the remaining free motion quilting on this quilt is going to be super super easy! No more squashing the quilt into the bed of the machine, no more trying to think about oak leaves and acorns, just quilting! So here we… Continue reading Free Motion Quilting “Snow In October” Video 4 – Triangle Border
Hi Friends! I had a moment to go through my videos and get the next in this series up on the website! I had hoped to be able to record all the leaves and the acorns but looks like the acorns dropped off the tree (so to speak)! The inspiration came from these Oak trees… Continue reading Free Motion Quilting “Snow In October” Video 3 – Oak Leaves!