30 March 2016
07 March 2016
Hi all, just wanted to add two more blocks, one is finished, one is in the works....I am really slow with this project, but keep pluggin along,
19 January 2016
Well Happy New Year to all quilting blogland! I am here....since Thanksgiving, My 92 yr old Mom's health has deteriorated slowly, she is back in the hospital as I write this. So, my quilting life has taken a backseat...I am still working on my blocks from When the Cold Wind Blows, but am very behind in a lot of other projects, therefore, I just wanted those to know that I am still around and am checking in on others blogs :) While sitting in my Mom's hospital room, I have been catching up on reading some of the many quilting magazines that seem to collect in my house. I read this by Mark Lipinski and it really was like reading works of wisdom. Mark says, "Taking a breath and stitching with intention is taking a forward step to gain physical, creative, spiritual and financial benefits through our creative process slowing down and being present will not only up your quilting game, it can transform every part of life - Slow Stitching Movement by Mark Lipinski. So now I don't feel that bad that I only stitch here and there where I can find time. It seems at night I get a lot of my handwork done, but since Thanksgiving, not so much, so I keep reading what Mark said and it is inspiring to me... I hope all is well with all of you, and I wish you (a little late than never) a very Happy and Healthy 2016. Hugs Mary It is not the destination but the journey that counts (kate knight) ;)
05 December 2015
Hi everyone, hope all is well in your neck of the woods.. I have been stitching here non stop for weeks, so here are a couple of finishes (blocks that is), not quilts...
09 November 2015
Please help, if you are in Illinois here is the info below: Volunteers for the American Heart Association are celebrating American Heart Month by knitting red hats for all babies born in February at participating hospitals. We’re raising awareness of heart disease, the number one killer of Americans, and congenital heart defects, the most common type of birth defect in the country. We need your help! If you knit or crochet and would like to participate in the Little Hats, Big HeartsTM project, please let us know. We gratefully accept both baby hats and donations of yarn. Deadline: Hats will be accepted from August 1, 2015 until December 31, 2015. Please mail them to: Anne Schullo American Heart Association 208 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 1500 Chicago, IL 60604 Yarn donations can be sent to the same address. If you have any questions, please contact Anne Schullo at (312) 476-6614 or Anne.Schullo@heart.org.
03 November 2015
Hi here is my newest little project, it measuers 23x37, #308 Snowy Days by Heart to Hand. I purchased it through the Quilted Crow, Not stitched down yet, but though I would share 1st block:
19 October 2015
Hi all! Well, I worked on this block all day yesterday (Sunday) and didn't finish to late in evening so didn't have time to post on Slow Stitchin Sunday, but here is my latest on Quilt Like An Eagle quilt I am making. This block is my favorite because of the house...
14 October 2015
Hi - well, I finished block 2 of New Impressions, this block was very difficult for me, had to rip out leaves and two berries are really not correctly positioned, but my little bird is catching a berry as it falls of branch - I think???!?!?
13 October 2015
Hi Blogging Family, Well, first I want to thank all the ladies that have posted on how to change your profile email from "no comment blogger", it really helped me change mine! I guess when I added Google+ it messed up my settings, so thank you thank you to all the ladies that have walked me through step by step! I have been hand sewing at night...here is the newest installment on my blocks:
06 October 2015
04 October 2015
Hi blog! I read a really great post from "Kathy" (forgive me I don't remember blog name, but she talked about keeping up with all our many to do projects and how overwhelmed she felt and I agree or at least as they say "I feel you". I have been feeling that way for some time now. There are just so many projects I am doing or started... Too many to count...too many tabs open in my mind...that I have let some of them really fall to the back... Some have not even gotten to!!! Augh!!! Sigh sigh...sorry I am rambling...but Fall is one of my favorite times of the year and really wanted some fall wall hangings that I never got to so....I bought yes bought 2 on etsy. And want to share w you: the first is by "Karen Hahn of HorseAndBuggyCountry"...beautifully stitched wool applique...well worth the price
17 September 2015
Hi everyone, I have not been blogging because I am trying to finish up 5 different project, yes that is 5 and the blocks I am trying to finish will move me onto to 5 other blocks and so on and so on....so I am not seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. I read so many blogs and am awed at the finishes u are achieving! Well, this is one of the projects that I have a little more hand stitching to do, the basket and lower stem and lower flower, then on to block 3! Keep stitching, (hopefully faster than me!!) Mary
21 August 2015
Just a couple of things: 1. I finished the Baby Quilt for my girlfriend's daughter. It will be shipped out tomorrow, she is due September 5th, so just made it, Whew!! I am doing a happy dance over here, so here it is:
04 August 2015
Hi everyone, Here is my first block of New Impressions, I am making this quilt like the back cover although I picked a subtle red/white background and am going to use more blues in my quilt: Here is my first block so far:
28 July 2015
Hi quilting buddies...I've spent two weeks at the outer banks...not much sewing done....I was rather lazy...oh I had such great plans but, well, just sat by ocean and soaked up the beautiful salt air🌻 More pics to follow but I did catch up on my blog viewing of all your wonderful beautiful work.. Now to get back in the swing of things Lots of sunny restful hugs, Mary
10 July 2015
03 July 2015
02 July 2015
Hi everyone, Here is the 4th block of my Ole Glory quilt: