Monday, September 1, 2014

Have a great Labor Day - full of family and food .......







........and of course - stitching.


This is our latest Mini Quilt - "Back to School".  
I'm really having fun with these.  They're small and I get to do some handquilting again.  The tutorial will be up soon.
Todays a good day to order the kit or pattern (or anything else you might want)  because it's the last day of our free shipping - just use the promo code LABORDAY.


One set of grandchildren has already come and gone this weekend.
Lily put it on her and Hunny actually wore this for about an hour before she tired of it.


Today is Labor Day and Kelly and Zoie are coming over to labor a bit.  We've already cleaned out the chicken house but we need to go back in and sweep out spider webs again.  They build them as fast as we sweep them out.


And somebody always has to babysit Bopper when I clean their house each week.  
I take the straw and use it to mulch the pepper plants and chard in the garden.  
(Bunny leavings are awesome fertilizer.)  But its tedious to put down the straw & stop and lock the gate to their yard every time.  If I don't, Bopper is naughty and pushes the gate open.   Then he gets out of the chicken yard and into the garden.  
Last time it took me quite awhile to get him back in.
And it's not a good idea for bunnies to spend the night out around here.

But after our labor, the fixings are all ready for a great meal - grilled chicken, pasta salad, deviled  eggs and a veggie tray, Pep's sour dough rolls and 2 desserts - chocolate cake and ice cream and Pep's awesome coconut pie.

Be sure to come back tomorrow for the first day of the Moda Love Blog Hop.
Tomorrow we'll visit Janet Clare, Kate Spain and Camille




See you then.

Friday, August 15, 2014

August 14th - an Auspicious Day

This is a picture that is on the inside front cover of Together Again,  a book of quilts by my friend Linda Brannock and I.  Linda is holding my baby grandson Jake, the son of our daughter Kelly.  (Linda told everybody that she had to hold him because  he cried if anyone else did :))


This is a picture of Jake this summer at the Smithsonian - such a good looking young man, even if I do say so - and I do!  :)


Yesterday was his 18th birthday - 8-14-14.
We all enjoyed a great birthday dinner cooked by my husband Pep (I did make the cake).

Now I'd like to introduce Amira, my grand niece, born on 8-14-14 at 8:52 am.  


She is my late brother Jim's great granddaughter.
It's pretty neat to have a birthday cousin.
Isn't she awesome?
Welcome to the world, Amira. 


And this is a Fat 1/4 bundle of Castlewood, my latest fabric line that started shipping to stores on August 14th.

All in all August 14th was a pretty neat day.



Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Christmas in July - kind of

Well, really "Fall in July" except maybe a Christmas present too.

This is the latest issue of Primitive Quilts and Projects magazine 


which just happens to feature


3 punchneedle homespun mini rugs.


They can be made with a regular rug hook or you can use this Amy Oxford Punchneedle  which is what I used.  Instead of using yarn or wool I used homespuns.

This week we have a special on the bundle of all 3 - a $100.00 value for only $85.00.

Oh and ladies, Tori's on vacation so I'm doing everything myself and its been a very long time since I used some of the business programs.  Orders are shipping but sloooowwly.  We ask your patience.

It's almost August and I will tell you that August in Missouri makes me yearn for a hard freeze.  :)

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Christmas in July kit sale #1

Our Snow Day quilt kit is on Sale for


30% off 


this week.


And since it's made out of my Crossroads fabric line (by Moda of course)
we're sending along a Crossroads Rollup with your kit order if you put the words 
"Rollup" in the comments section.


A Rollup is approximately 20 strips of fabric from 1 1/2" to 5 " x WOF.  Each one will be slightly different but all will be fabric from the Crossroads fabric line.
(It's a Jan Patek product made out of Moda fabric.) 


And our latest issue of Simply Vintage has arrived from France and is as usual, awesome.
There are 23 projects in all for us primitive and vintage lovers.

Merry Christmas in July ladies.  :)

Monday, July 14, 2014

Christmas in July book sale

We're having a Christmas in July Book & Pattern Sale.

Here are just a few of the quilts we've done over the years that can bless your home during the holiday season.


And Coming Home Again from Home for the Holidays is definitely a good one to start way ahead of time.


The Santa quilt is also from Home for the Holidays.


Pinetree Village quilt and pillow shams 


as well as Rudolph & Co.


and Olive the Other Reindeer pillow are also from

And these books as well as any other books and patterns that have to do with Christmas are on sale for 25% off thru Friday, July 18th.

Just be sure to type the promo code "ICICLES" when you order.

Merry getting ready for Christmas.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy 4th of July

Here's my "Flags of the American Revolution" quilt that Jake hung in the foyer yesterday.
The Kansas City Star Book is awesome.  In my original Girl Gang pattern I wrote a small paragraph on the history of each of the individual flags in the quilt.  For the Star book Edie McGinnis did massive amounts of research and wrote a full page of very interesting history on each flag.  Thanks to her its a history book as well as a quilt book.
There are also 8 additional quilt and rug projects.


Here's Dobby helping us pin the quilt to the board we hang it on.


And here's our latest Table Stand Quilt - "Wings of Freedom".  
Luckily Dobby and Spike can't find a way to lay on it :)
The tutorial should be uploading soon.


Have a Happy and Safe 4th.



Saturday, June 28, 2014

We missed Farmer's Market

And the bunny even looks like Bopper.





I don't grow many carrots that size though.  :)

And since we only have a very few kits for Farmer's Market left I put it on sale for 25% off.

He's such a nice bunny.