Showing posts from 2020

It's That Time Of The Year Again!!

Fanny likes decorating for fall ...she has her little pumpkin pale and ready for beggars night!      Made this quilt a few years ago. One of my favorites!  "Bad and Happy Jack's" a Fon's and Porter design. Some are happy and some are bad🤐 Love the candy corn fabric. He is a happy camper!! He is not happy..where is my candy corn! Tee hee 🐱maybe the cat ate it!! Another must is Mr. Scarecrow. I was in a swap and "Montana Weber" was my partner. We made and exchanged three pumpkins for each other. These are the ones I received from her yesterday...look who has them now!!  She should receive hers Monday. A wagon full of pumpkins.   Miss Witchie saying.... "Boo & Scare"! Always fun to display the c.c. stitch pillow hanger. A "Lizzie High" design.   Made some Salsa a few weeks ago ..still displayed on the counter. 😊 Below are the Hummingbirds trying to fatten up before going South on there long journey.   Have a great month!  Stay safe. H

Hello, How Are You All Doing?

Thinking about all of you during these trying time and hope all is good with you and your family. Found this statement with a special message for all of us giving up "Hope". Thought I would share with you as to what I have been doing while being home with Gene and keeping busy! Made this shoulder bag to hold my cell, necessary information, and my mask fits around the strap,---  "handy"! Made a new small patchwork bed quilt for "Miss Hitty"!    We have 6 grandchildren. Three boys and three girls. Three grandaughters have graduated from ISU . One grandson is sophomore at ISU and other grandson is attending UNI . I have made graduation quilts for all six. Our youngest grandson, Joe graduated from high school this spring and is now attending ISU in Ames, Iowa.  Had fun finding plaids and ISU prints for incorporating into the design of this quilt...a few of these plaid came from grandpas shirts....this is "our" secret,  okay!!  Joe (3) licking the bea

A Little of This and That !

"Iowa" weather has been beautiful and we have been enjoying sitting on our veranda. The "Hummingbirds" are starting to arrive--- so much fun to watch! I have been involved with a few 2020 swaps. Received this darling doll quilt made by  Lora Congdon.  As you see, my little Dutch Doll (Marka) claimed it right away! In exchange, I made this little (snowball) quilt for Lora. Wendy Montreuil. Check out her lovely blog!   Wendy created this darling bird pin cushion for me and----- I created this pin cushion for Wendy. What a fun swap!! I have been rearranging my shelves on my pie safe in my sewing room--- also did some dusting! Kathy Tracy (Doll Quilt designer and author of many small quilt books) hosted  a spring 2020 Doll Quilt Swap. My partner was Sharon Browne. Sharon made a pin cushion and needle keeper for me. They will be put to good use!! I made this little doll quilt with a few extras for S

A Visit With You!!

 Thinking about you my "blogging friends", praying that all of you and your family's are okay during these trying times.  The last few days I cleaned up our pantry, refrigerator and one closet...told myself.."done!! So, decided to bring out a few "Easter" things--- Thought our entry needed "Miss.Violet" to perk up our home! Placed a little birdie to brighten the mantel. I retrived from my sewing room closet this star quilt that I started 20+ years ago..I had finished sewing the blocks, had sewed , sandwiched and basted----period!!! I decided 3 1/2 weeks ago that I needed to finish and started hand stitching. Ta-ta done!!  Last of all--- know we are all looking forward to the first sites  of tulips, right?  Found this giraffe with a tulip in it's mouth and wanted to share with you!! Take care! Hug's, Carolyn

A Little Of This & That!!

This small quilt is a Kathleen Tracy design "Crosses Morning" from one of her books titled "Prairie Children and Their Quilts". It's in the works as I am quilting it now-----this is one of my U.F.O.'s! Check out Kathleen Tracy's blog post which she wrote, when Marge Pearson, Linda Meyers and I attended a "Cabin Fever" retreat in 2012 at the Grout Museum, Waterloo, Iowa. We had a great time!  Click on this link. Finished and mailed 40 "Star" reproduction (civil War) blocks. Barb Vedder, quilt maker, designer, teacher and blogger is hostess of "The Star Swap 2020". Click on:    Check out her Star Swap 2020 for tutorial. Looking forward to receiving 40 blocks from other swappers. Up for making the new "Farmhouse Love" which my friend Karen Walker designed? Karen, is a pattern designer,