Thursday, February 23, 2012

It is a beautiful day and I'm down with a bad cold. What a waste! I am sending a couple of pictures my husband took in our yard. The red twigs are Wineberry which is much like the domestic raspberry, yummy.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

I will be teaching a Dresden Plate class at TN Quilts, Thursday, February 16th. We will start the class at 10am and stitch until 4pm. We will be using Marti Michell Perfect Patchwork Templates, The Dresden Plate Set. How's that for a mouthful! I used the shape for the 10 1/2" Dresden Plate. The pieces are sewn together by machine and then hand appliqued to the background. The pictured pillow top is for a 14" pillow form. I will give the template for the embroidery design in class and the beads.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Some friends have started on the Block of the Month at So, I thought it would be fun to use some of my fabric stash. The blocks at the top of the picture are for the Block of the Month / January and the box is me playing with perspective.

Keeping warm and hope you are too.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Today it is snowing. My husband and I are cozy in the basement studio with the roaring woodfire. A friend gifted me with a small antique lace iron years ago. It sets on the top of the wood stove. Then it occured to me that I could use it as it was intended to be used! So, when I am piecing quilt blocks, whether by machine or by hand, I can press it with my little iron. The stove also keeps my tea warm to the last drop.