Monday, February 13, 2017

Sewing Retreat

 I am going back before Christmas to catch my blog up to date.  
Fellow-shipping around the table
 with my sister's family and our family.

 I am celebrating Brighton's birthday
 with an ice-cream treat at McDonald's
 and shopping for a birthday present.

 Over Christmas we butchered 2 pigs for our children. The grandchildren are learning how we stuff sausage.

 Chalk painted slates I made for some Christmas gifts.

 More company over Christmas.  I love this picture because the children out number the adults.

 Asher, Jack Boone and Brighton help me make donuts.

 A new granddaughter means time to make a quilt.

 This month was my family's Heatwole sewing retreat. The 4th generations even get in on the retreat.

 The cousins enjoy catching up on life.

 I sure enjoyed having my girls and grand babies close by.

 Some of the cousins that came for the retreat.

 A special birthday party with great grandmother. 

This grandma is in her glory. My sister Polly.

It was fun to see Julia and Polly figure out the 
values in these fabrics shading from light to dark to make...

 ...this quilt.

Sister Emily with her cow quilt. It was just amazing
 to see this cow come to life.

Aunt Rebecca holding niece Adeline.

Daughter-in-law Melissa made a quiet book.

This picture brings back memories of holding
 my children when I would sew. 
Rowen is Ben and Melissa's little girl.

If you are interested in seeing more picture of the sewing retreat go to my sister Polly's fb page at

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Free Quilt Pattern
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Monday, December 12, 2016

Christmas Quilt Book Special

Buy all four books for $70.00 (Reg. Price $105.80) with no shipping OR $20.00 each, no shipping. Email me if you are interested at USA sales only. Offer is good through December 31.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Things I Do

-Help Terry replace a turkey house curtain.

-Help Terry in the turkey house.
The day the baby turkeys arrived, they were hatched that same morning bright and early.  We call these "same day hatch."

-Help move turkeys from one end of the turkey house to the other.
Five weeks later the cute birds have turned into this, just opposite of the ugly duckling.

-Quilt with Autumn.

-Skype with Autumn.
When Autumn is at her home in Pennsylvania we can still quilt together by way of Skype.

-Paint barn quilt blocks.
This is my last set of barn blocks I am painting.
I painted 8 more and I only have 3 left.

8 finished 2' x 2' barn quilt blocks.
These 3 blocks are left to sell and they are $75.00 each.  Let me know if you want one.  Great Christmas gifts!

-Piece Quilts
I am ready to quilt this scrappy quilt; but I am not sure if I will quilt chevrons, hexagons, stars, diamonds or circles.

-Teach quilt classes
 Last week I went to Raleigh, NC and Wilmington, NC to teach, "Lets Party", "Cactus Star" and "Star Tricks."  Look at all the smiles on these ladies faces!  You can see why quilting is so much fun.

Paper pieced "Cactus Star" class.

A $50.00 desk turned into a new sewing cabinet.  Compliments from my handy dandy husband.

I picked up the Old Order Mennonite children on their field trip day.  They went to Campbell Print Center and  hiked up Mole Hill.

I got new counter tops and here is a before and..........

....and after picture. I spray painted my green
 canisters with a gray speckled paint. 

 I took this picture for a pictorial quilt I want to make in the future.