I can’t cook — definitely can’t bake. But I do have excellent baking appreciation skills! This cake was made by my neighboring small business owner, Anne Grant, at Rogers Street Bistro. It’s from a recipe my grandmother used when I … Continue reading →
The work of others is always a great inspiration to me. Like this customer’s quilt of red, white and black. I have always loved this color combination — in fact, these were my highschool colors! Go Coconino Panthers! This quilt … Continue reading →
My best memories of my childhood are small moments — like this little pattern my Grama used to doodle. She would make sixteen dots, then circle around them in a single motion. She could also do five sets like that, … Continue reading →
Here is the family, making another memory. The occasion was Mrs. Sawyer’s 86th birthday, and her gift was the memory quilt they commissioned from Seldom Seen Quilting. I have it first hand that she loves it!
I plan to post a downloadable “pattern” for this memory quilt. I use quotation marks because to me a pattern, like a recipe, is really just a list of suggestions. But that’s really all you need to create a memory … Continue reading →
Here’s another new design I learned. Learned this one from Leti A. when she was working on her daughter’s birthday surprise. Of course — hers were much more symmetrical! I am a bit off balance (no laughing!) so my designs … Continue reading →
I learned many things watching other quilters try out the longarm at the Ellis County Quilt Show Friday and Saturday. One thing I learned is that almost everything is pretty in variegated thread! This is probably the best “feather” I’ve … Continue reading →
It’s so important to take time to enjoy the little things. Hold hands with your husband. Laugh at something silly. Pet the dog. Pick up a needle and thread. Whatever you are doing — breathe it in and enjoy it fully.
I guess I’m just a chip off the old marble pounding block my dad used for his leather work. I remember as a child falling asleep to the steady cadence of his hammer — tap, tap, whap!…tap, tap, whap! He … Continue reading →