Wednesday, August 28, 2013


Quilting progress.....having accepted the fact that I cannot stitch straight lines, I decided to stipple the background around the applique shapes. Now I am happy with this quilt. No binding on yet - that will come later.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

what I'm working on

I have one quilt on the frame and another one in the works on my design wall.

This quilt is on my frame and its not going so well. I thought I would put a cross hatch design in the outer border behind the applique pieces but it has turned out really ugly.  My lines are so wobbly!  What a mess!
I've decided to change the quilting around the applique to something else - not sure what yet.  For now all I see ahead of me is the job of picking out all those stitches.  That's going to take forever.

On my design wall, this little dresden plate project is going very well. 
 Nothing sewn together yet, but I am having a lot of fun making all these little wedges.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Baby Girl

On July 31, 2013 at 8:41 am Sarah and Chris welcomed 6lb 8oz Chelsea Rose into their family.  Jim and I are the very proud grandparents of this lovely baby girl.