baby quilts

A New Embroidery Machine – Thanks to Kay.

New Embroidery Machine – Thanks to Kay.
Hand-stitching names and images or doing fabric crafts have always been one of my favorite pastimes. But as the popularity of the home embroidery machine opened new possibilities, and I could save time and effort while still allowing artistic flair in choices of pattern, size, position and color, my sites were set on owning one of the newest of the embroidery machines on the market. Looking at the home budget or my profits earned from the sales of the baby quilts that was not in cards.

Handmade Baby Quilt Tale – Home From Iraq

Handmade Baby Quilt Tale – Home From Iraq
Thanksgiving is upon us, and Veteran’s Day a step behind, we all take a minute to reflect on what we have to be thankful for and how many individual sacrifices it has taken down through the decades, to secure the opportunities we all share, to sit together with our families and enjoy a dinner together in freedom.

Thank you to all those servicemen and women, veterans or active today and their families, for your dedication and service to our country. Read this blog, about one of your own young men and his family…

Any Day Spent Quilting Is a Good Day!

“Any day spent quilting is a good day!”

With teaching during the day at school, there are few hours left in the evening to enjoy my craft of handmade baby quilts. Yet I know what all quilters know and that is that any day spent quilting on my baby quilts is a good day. The time spent with needle and thread is more than often done in the solitude of my sewing room, when the peace and quiet after the busy day is a welcome relief.

Hand quilting on my baby quilts is a decorative form of sewing, a simple technique, that