Archive for January, 2011



More Grandma Pictures

Published on January 31, 2011

Here is my grandson with the quilt I made for him while visiting. I must admit it is made completely from fabric in my collection (stash)—even the back.
A simple pattern of 6-inch squares works up quickly. Even better was the constant companionship of the quilt’s prospective owner. He kept me company while I cut and [...]


Time Away

Published on January 28, 2011

During the big storm in Georgia earlier this month I was in town visiting our daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren. It is such a delight for me to see them and spend quality time with them all.
It was a treat for them to see snow. The two younger ones had never seen snow before. They spent most [...]


A Winter Visitor

Published on January 21, 2011

A few days ago I was quietly working in my sewing room when I heard one of the cats jumping at one of the windows in the next room. I went to investigate and saw nothing.
Meanwhile another cat began jumping at a window in the room I had just left. Returning to the sewing room [...]


Hand Piecing Sewing Kit

Published on January 14, 2011

One of the difficulties of hand piecing, especially if you are “planning” a “scrap” layout for your blocks, is keeping the pieces laid out until you have time to complete the hand stitching. When I started my Old Voices quilt this was one of the first problems I encountered.
Way back in 1995 I designed and [...]