Saturday, October 21, 2017

Sharing is Good!

I'm going to share some of my favourite blogs and then ask that the owners of those blogs pass it on.
So it goes like this, I share the blogs and write why I like them, then the blog owners (if they wish) share a link to my blog and choose some of their own blog friends to nominate. Have I explained that right?

The first blog is Into The Wild Wood and Wild Woman Walking.  Yep, two for one, both by Yarrow, whom I have known online for a way long time!  I love her blogging about her ponies and dogs and the beautiful countryside of Wales and now France.  It was Yarrow who began this little project!

Next is Weaver of Grass.  I have read her blog for a long time, and followed her adventures in the Dales with interest.  Big changes ahead, and all my best.  

Camp Runamuck is next, a weaving (mostly) blog that is a wonderful source of inspiration.  

Boulderneigh is a blog of life on a fiber farm in beautiful Oregon.  Her photos make my morning sing!  

I have known Donna at My Gentle Threads for the longest time!  Gosh, almost 30 years!  Every cup of tea and every time I clip rosemary I think of her!  Visit her blog for a calming, centering read on lovely things of spirit and art.  

May your day be blessed and filled with life.  

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The beginning of my next embroidered quilt, the Beauty by @sweet-pea-embroidery-designs

Sunday, October 1, 2017


Since my brief stay in the hospital I am trying to walk more often.  It is hard to drag myself out of bed early, especially as the days grow shorter, but the cool mornings are devine and after I get started, I enjoy the walks.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Whopping Big Quilt!

I made this for a friend and his wife, and it is absolutely the largest I have made so far.  I love the fact that I can make it from the choosing of the fabric to the design and construction, and on to the quilting.  I am so lucky to have access to a longer machine and a mentor who is wonderful.  A definate challenge, the half square triangles had a life all their own, but still and all, I like it.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Linen, Lovely Linen

These are some of the embroideries I am doing on some pale sage linen that I will combine with blue and green and maybe tan linen to make a quilt.  There will be flowers and insects, and I can hardly wait to start putting it together.  Still about 20 squares to embroider.  I love figuring out where to put each part of the embroideries....there are five elements to most of the blocks, though the bugs only have 2-3 for most.  It looks very old fashioned.  Until you look up close!  Then you see the steampunk sort of look.  I think I will love it!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Little Miss Muffett

A wonderful friend has made me a real treasure!  This is a tuffet, with the button looking like a comet, and a comets tail flaring out in blue and red, spraying out behind in wild exaltation.  Oh I have a fine friend, a very fine friend indeed.  Cosby and Strider agree, and Pippin soon joined them.  All six of my kitties have used it as their throne over the last few days, though I mostly keep it covered by a towel.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Whipstitch 2017 Murder Mystery Quilt

Well, I was about 6 weeks late in starting, but I am up to date now.  This is a progressive mystery quilt, hosted by, that has a story chapter and block instructions each month.  This is January through March, and there has been a death in the story.  I am having more fun than I thought, since the late start added some stress.  All we had in the instructions for fabric was warm and cool, focus and coordinating amounts.  So far, the colors are okay.  Could be more definition in a couple of the cools.....

Monday, March 6, 2017

More Mid Atlantic Quilts

I am amazed at the level of expertise in the actual quilting.  The color play and composition are fabulous, but this post is more about the quilting.....