Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Longarmers Nightmare WAVY BORDERS!!!


I am SO glad that I found this video! Quilt makers, please know how much your longarm quilter does for you! Her words are so true and we feel so lost and alone when we come up on one of these issues. I have told so many of my customers that I have issues with my own borders, it is not a judgment thing, it is a fact sometimes. We don't know what is going to happen until we are faced with it! I wish everyone would watch this and get a better understanding of what your quilter is talking about! Thanks for watching!

Thursday, May 12, 2016

SO I tried a new form of creativity

Original wood.


First attempt gray with white wax highlights.
Pulls are original, I thought about using something jazzy, but I think they are perfect so I left it alone.

The top reflects the wood in its original color. I could not bear to paint over it as the pattern somehow reminded me of a quilt?

This is my first chalk paint project. I purchased this table from a group on Facebook, only paid $35 for it! I felt like I hit the jackpot. I knew the detail would come out nicely and it did! Below you can see that I was not successful on my first try. I painted it gray first with a white wax for detail highlight. That did NOT work with the top, so I changed it back to the original thought Julie had suggested, Annie Sloan 'Emperor's Silk' red with a dark wax finish. It is now PERFECT.

Yes, I am DELIGHTED with the finished product!

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Prayers for Mother's Day

Jan 12, 2002 - Nov 22, 2015

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Mom reviews Julie's Book

Mom's first glance at Julie's Build A Barn book (Chloe by her side)

She flips through feverishly.

She was excited to see my photo, I still feel so humbled by the experience!

Chloe is always by her side, she wonders what is taking her momma's attention?!

I left my mom after lunch with my copy of the book. She said she was going to take a nap, that did not happen. She started reading and could not stop. Early Friday morning she called to tell me she had read every page, every details, NOT to exclude the credits, ALL of them! I haven't seen her this excited in a long time! She asked me if she could call Julie, I said yes, please do. I needed Julie to experience the enthusiasm in her voice!! I have been summoned to purchase mom a sketch pad that I will get to her in the next day or so.

Thanks Julie for inspiring my mom, she truly GETS IT!!!

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Build A Barn is published!!!!!!!



IT's in my hands! My autographed copy of Julie Sefton's Build A Barn book!


I got it in my hands yesterday!!!!! Click on the link below to see more!!!!!!!!!!!


Friday, March 25, 2016

Happy Birthday Mom!

Mom turned 83 today, the last couple of years have been really difficult, but here we are, loving life and each other.  We took this selfie at the doctors office on Monday! Neither one of us fixed our hair or make-up?! Does really matter, you can see the love. My sister and I are taking her out to lunch tomorrow, she wants to go to Piccadilly! Sounds good to me!

We were cutting up and disrupting the waiting room!

Quilting mom's quilt that she has been working on, off and on for a year or so, in between hospital visits!

Her quilts are not perfect and we like it that way! She is so proud of her work and the person for which she made this quilt will never notice. It is all about the 'love' it was made with! She is my inspiration!

All the little strips are paper pieced! 

Monday, March 7, 2016