Monday, February 10, 2014

New Blog

Good Morning

I have decided to try something different and start a new blog.  I had a friend spend hours trying to get rid of this demon from my blog with no luck.  Every time she thought she had gotten rid of "IT", "IT" came back.  So I will try a new blog with this same provider.  If this doesn't work out, I'll have no choice but move to some other provider. 

So check out my first post at:

Let's hope this one works.  Bad people stay away!!!

Friday, February 7, 2014

Fun Weekend in Vermont

Anyone ready for a fun getaway weekend toVermont where you can stay at a beautiful Inn on a working farm?  Where you can work on three new wool projects designed just for this weekend and make home baked bread and visit several beautiful quilt shops and antique shops and more wool applique and more eating and need I say more?  Then click on the link below to see where yours truly will be teaching in May.  I would love to have you come spend the long weekend with me!!

Monday, February 3, 2014

Super Bowl Weekend

What a busy Super Bowl Weekend!!  I had class most of Saturday and then the kiddos came in the afternoon to spend the night.  We had lots of fun with the kids, eating dinner, listening to Joshua say the sweetest blessing ever (wish I could have recorded it!), watching a wee little bit of TV, playing games, baths, showers, and then........................BEDTIME!!!! 
Joshua decided he wanted to sleep with the girls and climbed right in the middle and slept there all night.  Cracked me up but he was determined to hold his spot in their bed.  At 5am he woke up coughing and at 6am Reagan came and asked if I could please remove Joshua since he was waking them up.  I put him in bed with me and right back to sleep he went for a few more hours.  They are always so much fun and make us laugh so much when they're here.  
So as we're cleaning up yesterday afternoon after the kids have gone home, I was picking up a bunch of crayons Joshua had dropped on the floor.  Now imagine he didn't pick those up!!!  Which led me to my next thought process........a couple of years ago I bought the girls a Crayola crayon maker and we never used it.  I think we got it out once but didn't have the right bulb or something.  So as I'm picking up Joshua's crayons, I remembered the crayon maker and decided I would root through his crayons for broken crayons and go find the crayon maker and try it out.  That way, if it worked or if it didn't, I would have figured it out before sharing it with the kids. 
So as I'm waiting for the delicious home made pizza Mark is preparing for our Super Bowl dinner, I get out the crayon maker, read and re-read the instructions, find the right light bulb, get it all set up, put my crayons inside and watch and wait........ 
will it work?  is it working?  wait.......................looks like something is happening.....I think they're starting to melt...... 
As I'm patiently waiting on melting action, I decide I'd better start peeling the paper off the other crayons because I know I'm going to want to try this again.....well, let me tell you, this was the hardest part, getting the paper off.  Mark finally gave me a knife so I could score the paper to peel it away.  Just a tip in case you're going to rush out and buy your own crayon maker! 
And look, it's all melted.  Cool!!!  The next step is to pour the melted wax into some "crayon shaped" forms and let it cool.  And wait..................... 
While waiting, I finished peeling off the papers and now have a nice, colorful assortment of crayons to play with.
And look, new mixed-up wild colored crayons.  When you color with them it's really cool.  It's sort of like using a hand dyed floss where the colors change as you stitch.  I have now packed these new crayons and will deliver them to the children when I see them this afternoon.  I think they'll be tickled to try them out!  And perfect timing, the pizza was done just as my crayons were "cooling". 
During the Super Bowl I worked on stitching down a quilt binding for a very special quilt for a very special person.  And I was also able to test out the warmness of the quilt as I stitched.  I stayed very toasty warm during the game! 
I still have this much to go!!!  And the game is almost over and I'm getting tired.  I think I'll have to finish it tomorrow!  Oh well............tomorrow's another day!
Hope you found something fun to do during the Super Bowl. 

Wednesday, January 29, 2014


Don't you just love a snow day where you know you're stuck at home and no one can get to you and you get lots and lots done with no interruptions..............that's today for me!!  We had about five inches of snow over night and for those of you that don't live in the south, that's a big deal for us!  So I'm all snuggled inside, working on paper pieced carrots this morning, with lots of other class projects to try and get to today. 
Can you see all the little birdies hidden in the butterfly bush?  There have been dozens of birds taking refuge in the bush.  Glad we didn't trim it back yet.
And lots of birds at all the feeders.  And apparently some deer are hungry too.  Look at all the tracks! 
Don't you just love snow on a pine tree?  I do.  It looks so beautiful and graceful. 

I think the cars show the amount of snow in inches best.  

And I have snowmen inside to remind me of what's outside!! 

If this company were around here, they would make a fortune today.  All the kids were trying to find sleds yesterday.  I heard the stores were all sold kiddos managed to find some soft of "vehicle" that would hold two people.  Can't wait to hear about their adventures.  This will be little Joshua's first official snow.  I can only imagine the fun he will have.
Hope you're all snuggled someplace warm and stitching away the day.........

Monday, January 6, 2014


Several of you have been waiting on me to post Christmas pictures.  Too late but I think the following three pictures will sum it up!


Started cutting out the pieces for a little spool quilt this afternoon.  I've been working on class projects for so long I decided to take a break and do something quilty.  One block done and many more pieces that need to be cut out.  I decided to go with a scrappy red design for my "thread" blocks so far.  These will turn out to be little 3" blocks.  Love them!

Well, I think with the temperatures they're calling for here tomorrow we won't have to worry about finding old Frosty in the freezer......he'll do just fine outside!  Well, that is if we had any snow to make a Frosty with!! 
Stay inside, keep warm and do a little stitching!

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

And the stockings were hung.....................

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!