The 100 Day Project 2020 Part 2

Days 26-50 My Artist in Residency continues… In some ways I can’t believe how fast the last 50 days have gone, and in other ways the time continues to drag. The only word I can use to describe life now is surreal. I still haven’t seen my far flung family – but hopefully that will…

The 100 Day Project 2020

Also known as my Artist in Residence Project I’ve decided to participate in the 100 Day Project again for 2020. Since we are all staying at home and trying to stay healthy, it seems like perfect timing. I’m going to do something different this year instead of my usual quilting. I’m going to attempt some…

Keep Calm and Craft

The only way I’m keeping my sanity seven weeks into our Stay at Home and Stay Safe, new normal, is to craft. Using my hands takes me out of my own head and brings me some peace of mind. So does getting outside – I am lucky to live in a rural area where I…

Happy 18th!

This is a recent finish – before COVID 19 actually, but I haven’t been able to get to the post office to mail it. I’ve decided to go ahead and blog about it anyway, so my friend can see it, virtually at least. The quilt is for an old college friend’s daughter for her 18th…

The 100 Day Project, Part 4 FINISHED!

Quilt Designs 61-100 Whew! All done with The 100 Day Project! It’s been quite an undertaking for me, surprisingly so. I enjoyed making all the little quilt squares, and it was a good exercise thinking of the various quilting designs – but 100 is a lot! I had to take a long hiatus, both life…

Vintage Sewing Machines that Live at My House

For a recent birthday, my husband gave me a Singer Featherweight sewing machine. Well, to be strictly accurate, I found her on Etsy and since it was within a day or two of my birthday, I just called her my birthday present (sort of reminds me of the Lord of the Rings “my precious” but…

New Life for Old Quilts

Recently I’ve been making things out of old, ratty quilts I find in antique stores – usually for not very much money because the quilts are in such sad shape. So in keeping with the philosophy of getting something from nothing, I’ve turned these quilts into stuffed animals, pillows and home decorations. The ultimate reuse…

Baby Quilts for My Baby!

I am about to be a grandmother! This is the first grandchild on our side of the family (the other side has 11, so are already well-versed in grandparenthood!) The little guy is expected to arrive in early October, so it won’t be long now. Of course when our daughter told us she was pregnant,…

Tracey and Peter’s Wedding Quilt

I had the pleasure of making a wedding guest book quilt for the sweetest people recently! My son’s girlfriend’s name is Taylor (coincidently so is his) and this quilt was for her mother Tracey and boyfriend Peter. This quilt was Taylor’s gift. The wedding was in Estes Park, CO and we were lucky enough to…

The 100 Day Project, Part 3

Quilt Designs 31 – 60 Here’s the latest in my quest to do 100 quilt designs in 100 days – and already it’s not 100 consecutive days! But I’m getting it done – and most importantly enjoying the process. These are the designs up to #60, and that’s all I have done so far –…