September 2, 2021 @ 2:44 PM
Autumn, almost my favorite time of the year--nothing really beats Winter.
Now that Ida has moved on the air is so much lighter. We were spared the torrential downpours, hopefully you are all doing well and are not to waterlogged.
September also gives us more quilt shows and fun places to visit. There is still time to register for classes in Cincinnati. Please stop by when you make it to the show.
Another great show in Ohio is the Ohio Amish Country Quilt Fest in Mount Hope, Ohio. This show is September 9 - 11 and there are still a few class spaces remaining. This is a great smaller show with a lot of quilts and vendors. Easy free parking and quite accessible. ............
July 29, 2021 @ 2:15 PM
Summertime and the Berry picking is easy however my arms seem to be a smorgasbord for flying insects and a dart board for thorns! They are wild so no 'thornless varieties'. One day I did have this helper. Elderberries are next -- hopefully they will wait until the return from Raleigh.
It is Christmas in July, or so it seems. We have received so many new Christmas Panels. This advent calendar from Northcott will be great to teach number recognition and ordering--painlessly learning math concepts. Notice the numbers are not in order so the little ones will have to find the next number. This panel stitches up so quickly. You can quilt the top ............
July 2, 2021 @ 2:41 PM
Who turned the calendar two pages at a time, there is just no way we can be half-way through 2021.
For only the second time in the last 40 years I won't be dressed in a long calico skirt and bonnet marching around the festival grounds in a very loosely formed parade on the Fourth. I am going to have to find something fun to do before hopefully back to work next year.
I am sure it is just to add to my confusion this year, the Original Sewing and Quilt Expo that is usually held in April in Cleveland will be in just a few week in Akron. I have been to this facility before and it is clean and well maintained. Parking is very close and you don't have to give up your first born child to park there.&............
June 14, 2021 @ 2:11 PM
It has been quite a disturbing week at our abode. After returning from Chicago Original Sewing and Quilt Expo I wanted to take some pictures of our new fabrics. The fabric was all laid out ready for its photo shoot--and the camera was dead! I JUST charged the battery!?!?!!?!?!? Seems my camera has developed a case of 'Nikon Green Light of Death'. A night of internet search and many failed attempts of revival has determined it is a terminal condition. Not to fear I have found a way around this problem, I just remove the battery when I am finished taking pictures--kind of like my car where I remove the fuse so the battery doesn't drain overnight. Maybe I ............
May 19, 2021 @ 12:18 PM
Spring has finally arrived--we think. Until last week we were still getting frost but I think it might now be safe to plant some flowers. Of course if I do that today you can be sure it will frost by the weekend!!
The Original Sewing Expo will be presenting their next show in Schaumburg, IL the first week in June. Classes, Quilts, and the return of the CosPlay fashion show. Saturday is so much fun watching all the costumed attendees. Although I was a bit confused the first time I saw this. Be sure to stop and see us in Chicago next month.
A return engagement for our Nifty Nurses. The third one from the left on the top row reminds me so much of ............
April 16, 2021 @ 12:54 PM
My stitching as of late seems to be a bit out of sync with the seasons--of course when we have all four seasons in one day ....
These three panels from J Wecker Frisch arrived last week. Her designs are so distinctive and the name she has come up with for each character is very humorous. While the large panel states there are 13 pairs to the game the 'card' panel actually has 16 different characters. There are 10 blocks of the middle sized pictures on one panel.
I know the panels have nothing to do with Halloween but I can't seem to get that thought out of my mind. Must be the orange and black and the spider web on 'card' with 'Si Spinayarn'.
February 16, 2021 @ 2:48 PM
Two weeks down! We had our obligatory St. Valentine's Day Storm--not as bad as some--like the one in the early 2000's that had the PA interstates closed for a week. A great time to stay in and quilt.
Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday and we recently received a print of Leonardo Da Vinci's last supper. A blue border to bring out the robe colors and three small crosses in the corner.
Next week would have been the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Show in Hampton, Virginia. Last year's show was the last show Mancuso Show Management did in person. This is the fourth one they have done on line so they are becoming 'old pros' but I am sure they can not wait to get back to ............
January 7, 2021 @ 10:49 PM
Just like that one week of 2021 gone! Before we know it Christmas will be here again. But before it is let's create something for Spring.
One of our new selections is a canvas tote panel from Northcott. Orchids in Bloom, I quilted it for a little extra body but you can just make it up as is and it will take less than an hour to complete. Everything you need is printed on the panel.
There are two prints that coordinate with the tote panel. Check them both out on our 'Flora' page on the Fabrics link.
Last fall we received 'Songbirds' from Quilting Treasures. There is a panel with one large picture and three smaller ones on the side and a panel ...............
December 24, 2020 @ 12:12 PM
Have a very Merry Christmas and a Super Happy New Year!
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December 10, 2020 @ 7:20 PM
A very Merry Christmas to all.
Tuesday December 15 at Noon we will have a facebook live demo to make the ornament shown below. Will give you just enough time to make a few to hang on the tree. Hope to see you there. I have no idea why this is sideways. Some pictures just want to post that way.
As promised the Library of Rarities Book Shelf fabric from Robert Kaufman has arrived. Once again the bookshelves are emptying fast.
Just before we went to Lakeland last month we had a couple new prints from Northcott. The first is from the Bee Kind line and is a canvas tote.
It took me about an hour and a half from cutting it off the ............