Dancing Stars

Dancing Stars
Dancing Stars can be found on the cover of the American Patchwork & Quilting calendar for 2011. It's the month of February.

SPRING FLING is located in Volume 6 of Better Homes and Gardens Quilt-Lovers' Favorites.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

August 29, 2013

I have not been very good about updating.  Sometimes time just flies when you are having fun and some things just do not get done!  After much thought, I decided after 18 years being American Patchwork & Quilting's technical editor that it was probably time to devote more time to home and family and I let the editors know last year that April 30 would be my last day of working for them.  It was a great ride and I loved every minute, the people I worked with were great, I learned a lot about magazines and quilting.  Met some great people and have great memories of the job.  I also love to design and make quilts so leaving them will allow me more time to do my quilting.

I just finished a wall hanging by Laundry Basket Quilts  and so happy to have it finished before Fall arrives.  Usually I finish something way past the season that it is intended to be hung.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

I cannot believe that I have not posted since Easter.  Now that is pretty bad.  Maybe my New Years resolution will be to keep this blog up-to-date.
2012 was a busy year and I expect 2013 to be no different.
I have not been making quilts as much as I have in the past years, but I am hoping to finally finish quilting a Halloween quilt that I worked on most of 2012.  It sits waiting for me to get back to the machine and finish it.  I think I have the binding made, if I can find it.
Last Fall we made a trip to Iowa to see friends and family.  I was so happy to be able to see my friend, Carolyn's barn boards on their barn. They look so pretty and I know any one passing by on the road will appreciate them.

We also went to visit friends in the North Georgia mountains.  My friend, Alice taught me several new things using mixed media and fabric.  I had such a good time and the men had plenty of time to visit, watch football and look at the beautiful outdoor scenery while we played in her studio.

This was made using paper, fabric, stamps, machine stitching

The card is also made with machine stitching, and anything you can think of to decorate the card.

This is a post card that I made for friends who celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary

Every Christmas I hang the wonderful antique quilt that my husband discovered at a garage sale a few years ago.    I can find the cotton seeds in the batting, so it is quite old.  I just love it and I couldn't resist taking the picture that also included Georgia who could be guarding the quilt?

The church quilting group that I belong to had a wonderful luncheon.  Gail hosted the party, the food was potluck and everything delicious. They are a good group of women.

 The last thing I made in December was a little bag for the 6 year old granddaughter.  I found the directions on line after someone in the guild told me about making bags using tape measures (metal) for closures.  Quite a neat trick and I intend to make several more, only larger.  Natalie loves ladybugs and seemed an appropriate theme for the bag.

As January begins, my plan is to start making things.  Now if I can get past the tax season and still squeeze in some crafting and quilting I should be able to get something accomplished.  I have a zillion ideas of things to make, just need to put them to fabric.