Thursday, March 17, 2016


This year I am making postcards for the grand-kids for their birthday's. I didn't start until the March birthday so will go until March 2017.
When I got back to Texas from our 7 week 'vacation' in Idaho I sat down at my machine to sew the first post card and my machine IS NOT WORKING! I took it to the repair shop yesterday. Although I thought this through, I thought, my extra machines are ALL in Idaho. (I have about 4 that work well and a treadle that works, and 2 OLD ones that I haven't tried to sew on.)I also packed and moved ALL my interfacing, wonder under... I need that to do the postcards. Luckily a friend loaned me a machine and I went to Joann's and bought a yard of interfacing, enough for 30 postcards. One down 11 to go...I need to get them made up through July since I think it will take a long time to get my sewing area up and working.
I've ironed some strips to the interfacing...waiting for some sewing time.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

moving...a struggle that continues....

I have not fallen off the edge of the earth. Just in Idaho. Lots of snow!  I have high altitude sickness and struggle to function. I did find and visit a quilt shop and a knit shop. I started and finished a hat this week. Have 3 more planned.  The sons lost their hats. ..also husband. Young granddaughter hasn't received one yet. now I'm not bored while I try to get used to the altitude. Didn't bring my computer on this trip so I won't do many posts.

Friday, December 18, 2015

so busy..

Here is a collection of postcards that my parents have received;
I do not know why I did 2 m's, bad record keeping I guess. I love the B but it doesn't quite go with the others....Maybe I'll make another one. ..In the future. My life is just a bit chaotic right now. I need to say that the work of Kathleen Loomis inspired me to start these postcards, her and a whole bunch of narrow scraps of fabric. I'm not an artist but I enjoyed doing these letters..  Maybe the whole alphabet should be my next goal....

Christmas is almost here and I have managed to put up/out 8 Christmas quilts and a wreath on the front door. But that was removed since we had the door repainted....I did an extra lot of decorating last year so this year the nothing decorated balances out...Doesn't seem to bother anyone but me.

Monday, December 7, 2015

I'm still here

I have quit long arming until we are settled in our new place; probably 6 months. Maybe I'll get this blogging refigured out. Meanwhile I was able to get a photo and reduce it so I can put it here.
This was a fun, easy quilt my friend Lisa made. I quilted our favorite paisley design on it. It was beautiful. Lisa's quilts are always beautiful and well made. A winning combination.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

A Quilt I have quilted...

This is just a test to see if my resizing worked...Although it is true I quilted this quilt;

All crosshatching. Those squares? They are not quite square. A friend's grandmother pieced...some of the navy blocks, Lisa decided to finish the quilt and added the lighter blue blocks then re-sewed many of the navy ones. It turned out fabulous.  Now I wonder what a green and white quilt done the same way would look, or how about 2 shades of pink?

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Postcards for October

I've done 2 more October postcards;

Initially the postcard on the left was to be oriented the long way, so I put the blue sky as it is......but I decided that cat worked better vertical. I had to go dig through my collar and cuff scraps to get the pumpkin.
Life has been crazy busy but I may still have blogged if I could get an easy resizer tool for windows 10...I got a new computer and am learning how to use it. Everything seems to be different....maybe it's an improvement but it just seems wrong now.
Many things are happening in our life but that will be another blog post....

Saturday, September 19, 2015

postcards continued

Yes, I still send postcards, not everyday lately but several times a week. Summer was just so busy this year. This is the latest.
Will I ever run out of narrow little bits of shirt fabric?