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

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

More Black and White

I liked the wall hanging I made for my granddaughter so much I decided to make more blocks for a throw size quilt. It’s still not sewn together but I like the direction that it is going in!

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Free Motion Quilting With Karen Miller

Last January I took a day for myself and attended a free motion quilting workshop taught by Karen Miller of Redbird Quilt Co. What a wonderfully fun day it was, and not just because it was my first day out since Thanksgiving!  Karen is an absolutely delightful lady and a marvelous teacher!  Who knows, I may actually quilt a quilt with more than my signature meander one day!

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

New York, New York

This was a fun quilt to make...it was full of “design opportunities”!  My original plan was to quilt a New York City skyline etch-a-sketch style, which worked well, but when I finished the quilt it was pretty bland and needed something more.  I really didn’t want to remake the whole piece so I made another larger quilt  and mounted the smaller quilt on it bulletin board style with four tiny black buttons. I loved how it turned out so much that I entered it in a local juried art quilt exhibit.  It was accepted and hung at the Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center in October 2017. It now hangs in my granddaughter’s bedroom.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Black, White, and Red

There was a little quilting here and there over the last year.  I made this little wall hanging last June for my granddaughter after she decided to decorate her new bedroom in black, white, and red.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

A Lot Can Happen In A Year

Obviously, some things that weren’t happening here in the last year or so were quilting and blogging.  I just didn’t have the time for either while I was working and honestly, I think I may have been suffering from a little quilter’s burnout too.  My new job and some different hobbies took the place of quilting and knitting for awhile. Then things changed again in December. I had to quit my job in order to take care of my in-laws. My father-in-law was hospitalized for two weeks with heart and lung issues.  While he was in the hospital it became evident that he wasn’t going to be able to go home alone, so my husband and I made the decision that we would try and keep him at home as long as we could. At the same time my mother-in-law entered into hospice care at the nursing home and in January she lost her 14+ year battle with Alzheimer’s.  It has been a year full of changes but we are all adjusting to our new routines.  One of the benefits of caring for my father-in-law is that I have found quilting again!  A big part of my free time this winter was spent cutting scraps and stitching tops so it’s time to start documenting some finishes!

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