These are some of the door prizes that have been provided by wonderful friends and fellow businesspeople for Saturday’s big event — our First Birthday here at Seldom Seen Quilting Studio! Aren’t these fabulous gifts? A beautiful (and heavy!) French … Continue reading →
My friend has a wonderful family quilt she is repairing. It is 1930’s fabric, and appears to be a version of a Sunbonnet Sue — but we need help identifying this pattern. It appears to be a PIECED version of … Continue reading →
And definitely functional! Not to mention that reuse is the purest form of recycling. These broken-fishing-pole and broken-hammer-or-flat-iron thread guides are “constant comment” items at Seldom Seen Studio. My darling husband made the hammer version first, and then we (various … Continue reading →
Ignore the cardboard background — I just used what I had at hand, which was a USPS “flat rate” box, not yet folded. Working on a square called “Eight Hands Around”. Definitely out of my comfort zone. This is my … Continue reading →
Butterflies are a symbol of hope, new beginnings, second chances, coming out of our shells, being seen for who we really are, and so many other complicated emotions and situations. Yet they are fragile, short-lived, and, in reality, just bugs, … Continue reading →
Heaven must surely be filled to the brim with birdsong. I don’t know their names, these tiny warblers who cheerfully celebrate even the smallest improvement in winter weather — except for the obvious cardinals and mockingbirds. In northern Arizona, a singing bird was a rarity. The meadowlarks in the spring, with their clear, pure, three-note song, are the ones I remember. Singing out from high perches, the always sounded romantically lonely to me. But here, birdsong heralds the opening of day as surely as the light from the sun, so long as icy rain is not actively drenching the choir! Such joy.
A little less than half of the hand work on the binding, and this quilt will be finished. My customer is deciding what she would like to have embroidered on a label for the back, but that will only take … Continue reading →
Truly fascinated, by these 1930’s fabrics. I think some of them were from feed sacks, others from flour sacks, and who knows what other grocery items may have been packaged in fabric to tempt the homemaker of the day. I … Continue reading →
I have some awesome friends. They are always giving little gifts to others — and usually they play down the importance/value/significance of the gift. “Oh, it’s just a little thing.” But it’s not really little for someone to spend time … Continue reading →
But it bears saying again: I married way above my station. How thankful I am for every moment and every day with my amazing husband. This is a man who will go fishing in a hurricane. That sounds crazy, I know. But it is this innate belief that he can ride out any storm God sends his way is a gift he uses in so many ways. Like when he waits patiently for the misery of illness to spend its fury, on only the promise of the calm in the eye of the storm. And still wants to see pictures of quilts on my smart phone. So if you’ve looked for me at the studio this week, and found that I’m not there, just know I’ve got my priorities in the right order — God, Family, Quilting — and I’ll be back at my machines as soon as he sails into a calm spot.