Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The Embroidery Group made postcards.  The ones with Berninas learned how to change it.  But I have a Brother and my computer program doesn't work like theirs.  So I just made the postcard as is. 

Monday, April 9, 2018


 Our sewing group decided to do a challenge this year.  We are to alter a fabric panel.  Reveal will be in December.  This is my practice piece.




I cut 2 7/8" strips vertically and staggered each by 1 1/2" and sewed them together  Then cut horizontally, staggered them 1" and sewed them back together.

I think my real one will be a Christmas panel.


                                           











Went to the Kaw Valley Quilt Show on Sunday after the Shop Hop was over on Saturday.

It was at Crown Toyota in Lawrence and what a great large space for the show, lots of room for hanging quilts and setting up vendors.  Fortunately, the snow didn't amount to enough to keep viewers away on Sunday.

Front right is Jane Anderson's quilt from my pattern.  I designed it, Anna Aldman digitized it, Jan Hutchison quilted it and Jane Anderson embroidered and made it. I guess you could say it takes a community.   Vernice Flotman's quilt based in my light house pattern, was there too.  She's giving it to her grandson, who is graduating from school in California to become a ship captain.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

New posts will be a little slowe in coming.  Dennis has pneumonia and it's taking a lot of time away from sewing.  I worked on some placemats tonight after dark but ran out of dark brown thread.  When they are finished I'll post their picture.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018










   The WSG or Wednesday Sewing Group met today and made caps for kids undergoing surgery.  They will get to take their pick of the cap they will wear when they have surgery. And then the cap will be theirs afterwards.   About dozen of us sewed on them and at the last count, we had 117 caps with more being added still. 

Sandy called and Stormont Vale in Topeka and it has about 47 kids surgery a month.  So we have covered a little over two months worth.  Woohoo!!!

Doesn't it sound like a good project for your group to help in your area.  Check with your hospital to get it OK'd and then cut circles and sew a casing in the edge and insert elastic.  We made several sizes and even a few little ones for their dolls.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

This is a quilt I've worked on for several years.  I had it cut out and in a box.   Every retreat I went to, all I had to do was get my sewing machine and the box.  Didn't even have to take a rotary cutter or mat. 

Now I have another quilt partially cut out to do the same.  But I'll have to include the cutter and mat since it's supposed to be done in strips and I'm making it scrappy.  I'll have to cut some of the pre-cut strips into pieces. 

Monday, February 12, 2018

 Dennis gave me my Valentine's Day gift early.  He drove us out to west of Emporia to take pictures of some old buildings that I find fascinating and would some day like to paint some pictures of or use them as inspiration for a quilt.  For a day in February the weather was pretty OK.  Windy but clear and semi warm.

This Old Stone School House say District 34 1896 and just north of 50 highway.

 This double arch stone bridge is at Clements and was built in 1886.
The stone mill is at Cedar Point.  I couldn't read the date at the top in the front of the building.  But my bet is that it's about the same vintage as the other two buildings.