Thursday, February 20, 2020

Sewing Retreat

I love seeing the creativity come from each person during the week of sewing retreat.

Mother is watching two of her
 great grandchildren play together.

Clair's invention of a squirrel backpack.  I wish you could see this backpack in real life, it is so cute.

Cousins learning creative skills.

All of my sisters with mother.  

Sister Julia with her grandchild making an art quilt.

June doing hand work.

Mother did some reading.........

and some picking out for us.

Queena having fun with water color paints.

Water color, oil and inktense
 pictures of the morning sunrise.

Polly completed this quilt.  It is such an intriguing quilt.

Brighton is making an art quilt of a picture she drew.

Brighton's finished star quilt.

A birds eye view.

One of the projects I worked on was a 
paper pieced pattern for a grandchild.

Parla working on cutting out a dress.

This is a project I added gray borders to
 and started machine quilting.

Now to look forward to next year's retreat.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020


I took advantage of the snow and took some quilt pictures.

This is the quilt I made for our granddaughter Marcy Ellen.

We as a family enjoy games.  I highly recommend this game called Code Names.

The grandchildren enjoying baby Marcy.

It is a big job to get 21 faces all smiling at one time.  

A simple box can be so much fun.

A table turned into a tent with blankets and pillow.

Two little sweeties having fun with a card table tent.

Quilt Classes at Road to California
One of the four classes I taught was Caribbean Delight. 

Scrappy Pinwheels coming alive.

Here they are learning how to layout the Scrappy Pinwheels quilt.

Scrappy Pinwheels Quilt

Monday, October 28, 2019

New Quilt Pattern and Life

Terry and I took a trip to the New England states.  This is at Bar Harbor, it was a beautiful and calm evening by the sea. 

This was the Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse in Maine.

In Acadia National Park we took
 a hike one morning around the lake.

It was interesting and pretty to see the leaves in all there beauty.

At the end of our trip we stopped at our daughter's home in Pennsylvania for a few days.  I gave a quilt lecture and trunk show at the Buffalo Mennonite church.

Adeline sure enjoyed the water color painting.  

Back home again.  
One day a month I get together with quilting friends and we chat, quilt and have a great time together.

We each work on our own project.

Here is Jane. I will let the picture speak for itself.  I like the way she matches the quilt in the background.

I just finished designing and making this Modern Star quilt.

Another year of making apple butter up at Terry's home.

The boys cleaning the kettle.

Our 10th grandchild Marcy was born the 
day after apple butter boiling. 

She is welcomed by two other sisters. This is Adeline and Marcy.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

A Full Life

 The Mennonite Relief Sale is coming up soon.  Here are two items I will be donating.
 Table Runner

 There are three wood cravings donated by
 my Uncle Daniel Heatwole.

We took our daughter Autumn and her family to Canada to see our daughter Parla and her family.

Terry and Laban helped Dave build a garage 
while us girls caught up on life.
The children playing barber shop.

 We brought Brighton and Asher home to Virginia with us.

A lesson at Church Retreat about snake saftey.

Asher found a ring neck snake.  They played with
 him for a day then turned him loose.

They each made a little money and got to go shopping.

It was fun to see their creativity in designing 
and making these masks.

I made crawfish/butterfly nets for the children.

A day down by the river.

They each made an art quilt that will be featured
 in my new quilt book.

Feeding chickens with Aunt Brenda.

 At the end of the 3 weeks we had a family campout in our backyard.  We went swimming at Uncle Jeff's pool one day.

Had supper down along the river.

Or we just hung out in the house.


Snack time.

Playing in the gravel.

Granddad reading.

I am ready to rest!