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I am a wife, mama and grandmama getting through life by hanging on to a needle and thread.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Soaring With Quilts

To make sure my quilters block is really gone, I decided to attend the Elmira Piecemaker Quilters Guild show this past weekend.  What could possibly be more inspiring than 200 beautiful quilts displayed among the planes at the National Soaring Museum?

Friday, April 24, 2015

Hello Old Friend!

Well it worked!  A little cleaning, organizing, cutting, and now I'm sewing again.  It feels good too!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015


Another suggestion for curing quilter's block was to cut scraps.  In the process of organizing my stash, I came across the tote of my dad's shirts, so I decided to cut the remaining pieces into usable sizes...mostly 5" squares and 2 1/2" strips and squares.  I still have a few projects left to make with these shirts for family members, so maybe my quilter's block is soon to come to an end!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Cleaning & Organizing

A couple of weeks ago I asked how to cure quilter's block and seeing that taking a break from the sewing room didn't really help, I figured that I would try some of the other suggestions. The last few days I have spent sorting though my totes of fabric and organizing my stash.  I have to say that it has been a good exercise to take inventory and see just what has been lurking in those totes at the bottom of the sewing room closet!  It also doesn't hurt knowing where everything is again either!

Monday, April 13, 2015


It's finally starting to warm up a bit and the grass is just starting to get a hint of green to it.  It won't be long and we'll be seeing some yellow daffodils too!  That's all I can think of while knitting these little baby socks...spring!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Lots Of Fleece Blankets!

Maybe it's a good thing that I've been suffering from quilters block for the last week or so because I had a request to make some print fleece baby blankets for The Farmer's Daughters new kid's corner and baby boutique.  Needless to say I've been busy crocheting the last few days!  These blankets are now available for sale at the store.  You can also follow The Farmer's Daughters on Facebook to find out when new items are added!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Quilter's Block

Quilter's block is different from a quilt block.  Quilter's block is defined as a condition in which a quilter loses the ability to produce new work or experiences a creative slowdown.  Yep, that's what I have...quilter's block.  There's been nothing happening in my sewing room for over a week.  No planning, no cutting, no stitching.  Well that's not exactly true, I did mend the hem on a towel, but I don't think that counts much in the creativity department.  Help me get out of this slump...what do you do when quilter's block strikes?

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