Tuesday, January 2, 2018

A brand New Year

A sew very happy New Year to all 

May all of your dreams come true

Wednesday, December 27, 2017


December is here and is almost over.

Birthdays, Christmas lunch with the girls,

Christmas dinner with family 

and finishing up some UPP, which are

unfinished patchwork projects!!

Well, it started on December 1st with a 

real Christmas tree.  

The first in many years, guess

the fake one was to fake this year and too much of a job to get 

it down, unpacked and set up.  

We had a great time finding just the perfect one 

 WOW!! they are expensive!!

But, remember... we only live once.... SO !

 OH Christmas Tree!!

Getting closer to Christmas and 

It's my birthday !! 


 lunch with the kids, big and small 

Of course,  it wouldn't be Christmas without cookies!!

This year cookie jars went out to all my special friends... 

The butcher and all of his employees, 

the paper girl, my two special florists and of course another special lady!!! 

Cookies, homemade chocolates, brownies and .....  

Patchwork !! 

The patchwork group keeps patching... 

 A few creations, we are working on the Collage Quilts from Fiberworks

Enjoy !!

Christmas Lunch with the girls !

The patchwork group is a special one, we share our good times and sometimes our bad times, but we know how to enjoy special times !!

Not many pictures, but our menu was:


Champagne et amuse bouche

Verrines aux saumon 

Fois gras et petits pains de saison

Moules farcis avec une sauce de soupe de poissons

Croutons et riz

Plateau de fromage 

Buches de Noël aux Chocolate

 et aux fruits 

Petit Cœurs aux Chocolat

Vin Blanc, Vin Rouge et



Everyone makes something and we all share. 

A wonderful day with lots of Smiles and Laughter

Oh I must say... 

We were 13 at the table, but there was a 14th place setting !!!

Quilting time and UPP time 

Yes, there is always time for quilting and getting some of those projects done!!

Some of my projects that were way behind and now are on the almost done list!!

Christmas Stockings made for Chléa and Aaron

Gypsy Wife quilt all put together and ready to go on my APQS Millie

And a "Not so tall Christmas Tree" pieced and quilted awaiting a moment to do the binding


Saturday, November 25, 2017

Time ....

How time flies

Just yesterday it was Halloween and now!!

Thanksgiving is over

I did decorate the dining room a little for the

fall holidays,  first time in a few years.  

Guess this will have to go soon and I will start

decorating for the Christmas season !!

My oldies but goodies, all hand quilted... 

YES!!  Quilted by hand, 

 I didn't have an APQS longarm  a few or many years ago.

I enjoyed quilting by hand and when I went home to Vermont I would get Mom on one side of the quilt and me on the other and we would quilt in the afternoon for an hour or so and just talk.  Sometimes it was a game...to see how much we could quilt in an hour , then reward ourselves with a cup of tea and a cookie :-)  or two!! 


It's finished

binding is done and the quilt is washed and dried.

This one will be going home on Tuesday. 

 I so love the texture on the black rose background
I quilted the outline of each rose right to the edge.
once washed and dried, magic happens and gives it such a beautiful texture. 

We have started the Collage quilts by Laura Heine with the group.  

Fusing and cutting flowers 

now placing them in strategic areas !!

Not sure if that is the word that I want, but there has to be lights and darks plus small, medium and large flowers placed in specific areas to see the dimension and the reality of the pattern that they chose.  Movement... but it will all be OK.  The girls have a great start and I am sure the finish will be spectacular. 

Time of cookies!!

Just out of the oven :-)

Cheese cake cookies

Chocolate chip cookies 


Sunday, November 19, 2017

On a cool November day

Trying to get some Christmas things done...

so far so good, I have the 18 poinsettia Place settings 

and today I am doing the center of the table.  

It will be a long table runner in ...taffeta

Interesting to work with but I would not make it a habit...

Love my cotton quilting fabric.

Of course quilting with my APQS Millie


 Aurifil 40wt Mako Cotton

I went light green thread with an off white taffeta

I will post a picture when the binding is done :-)  

along with the place settings.