Drafting A Quilt Pattern and /or Quilt Block

February 5, 2018

It’s Monday and time to get out your pencil and 1/4″ graph paper. Please mark this post if you think you might want to refer to it in the future – I’m not going to work this hard on drafting again – ha! 1. A 1/4″ square represents 1″. After adding the 1/4″ seam allowance […]

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Drafting A Pattern

January 31, 2018

Next Monday we will look at drafting a pattern on graph paper. If you want to join us, please purchase a pad of 1/4″ graph paper – 4 squares per inch and a sharp pencil. We will start with something very easy. Janice B. in Michigan drafted the feathered circles on her own. Here is […]

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It’s Monday!

January 29, 2018

Funny how the days roll by, isn’t it? It’s been over a week since my last post and honestly I’ve been busy the whole time. Connie and I are closing in on the book – we will be a month early because Connie is going to Florida in March and Rick is having surgery on […]

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January 23

January 23, 2018

Connie sent me these pictures of her beautiful kitchen after she’d been cleaning and redecorating. I knew you’d like to see them. Notice the curtains she just made and then she covered the chairs seats with the same fabric. Next a new rug under the table. I love it! The sun is out and it’s […]

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The Wind

January 16, 2018

The wind finally went down and the snow quit blowing around causing so many problems even though it’s still below zero. Everybody in the barn sends their greetings – all are passing their time inside eating hay and laying about. There is nothing – absolutely nothing – that compares to picking up a warm egg […]

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Wind Chill Warning!

January 15, 2018

All schools are closed due to wind chills and visibility. We got an inch or so of snow yesterday and then the wind came up – typical Iowa. Look off into the distance in this picture – it’s looking toward the southwest and beyond the grove you can see the blowing snow. Our grove gives […]

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The Blue Quilts

January 13, 2018

I’m going to try posting this again – I hope I can remember. I have collected funeral flower baskets for many years – I probably have 40 or more and I decided to enjoy some of them this winter. You might remember that this is Millie’s favorite perch. This quilt was made many years ago […]

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Hazel’s Birthday Party

January 12, 2018

Reed, Becky and Connie came to the party. Moe, the golden doodle that Hazel loves , also attended – and Telly, of course. I didn’t have time to bake so I bought a carrot cake from the bakery. We even lit the candle. Hazel wore a Happy Birthday tiara but not willingly. I wish I […]

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Another Try

January 11, 2018

Oh the weather outside is frightful! I’m going to try this again but break it down into several shorter posts – in hopes I don’t lose it all. This will be some miscellaneous photos and tomorrow I’ll take pictures at Hazel’s party. Thanks for all the birthday wishes! I spent the day digging around for […]

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Blog Post Disappeared!

January 11, 2018

I just have spent over an hour working on a blog post and it disappeared! I don’t think it published but I’ll keep working on finding it. In the meantime, today is Hazel’s first birthday and we’re having a blizzard so her party has been postponed.

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