I've owned my quilt shop since 1990, specializing in antique reproduction fabrics. Made my first quilt in 1976 which greatly reduced my sewing of clothing! Would like to find more time to SEW.......maybe when I retire? Am married to a farmer, have 3 children and 4 grandchildren who are the light of my life!!! And now there are 3 great-grandchildren and another due in January 2019!
As if I didn't have more than enough to do today (supposedly a day off!), I put this runner together that I cut out a few days ago. Just wanted to see it finished, I guess! Karen Montgomery's "Easy Striped Table Runner" is impressive-looking....especially when the stripes from a Jo Morton fabric matched! My runner is a little shorter (36" x 16")than originally planned as I cut the angles wrong on the ends of the center!! Spent the afternoon listening to 50's music and sewing (and a little "organizing" too!)......
This is a little quilt top that I made because I lost the real antique one on ebay.......think it went for about $178!! I wanted it because it was from Maine, but it was not be. So I made one........love the simple design!! Am now handquilting it...........will never be worth the time I am spending on it! But it is relaxing to quilt in the evening!
I grew a few squash plants this summer from seeds saved from a particularly good-tasting squash from last year. The vines went everywhere and I let them...........one even climbed a tree! The photo is not too clear, but the squash is hanging more than a foot off the ground!!
I made a shop sample pillowcase using an end of Jo Morton's banner fabric. Then I made another to send to soldier granddaughter, Jeni. Now, DGD would like me to make 7 more for Christmas gifts for her unit! Oh what we Grandmothers get ourselves into!! Looks nicer now that Suzanne rotated it vertically for me!