Category: Crafts

Sweet Baby Girl Quilt

Kip’s cousin recently had a baby girl – her first…and so I decided that was a good excuse to make a baby quilt. Baby fabric is so fun, and I found a wonderful selection of high quality fabrics at my local quilt shop. The first fabric that caught my eye was an adorable dancing girl …

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Another Quilt Completed

I finished this lap quilt this week (click on any photo to enjoy a larger view). I am sending it back East for my dad for his birthday at the end of the month. The finished size is 46″ X 55″ and it was made from an Atkinson Design pattern called Yellow Brick Road. I …

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First Full-Size Quilt COMPLETED!

*Click on any photo to enjoy a larger view I finished hand stitching the binding on this quilt last night and washed it and air dried it…I am so excited. For many, many years I’ve dreamed of making a quilt which could fit on a bed…and now I’ve  finally done it. This quilt was pieced …

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First Quilt Project: COMPLETED!

*Click on any image to enjoy a larger view I started this 25″ X 25″ tabletopper about two years ago – in fact, I took a class to learn how to quilt and this was the project. So it is only fair that it be my first quilt project to actually be completed. I stitched …

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Scrappy Nine-Patch Friendship Quilt

Quite some time ago I received fat quarters of a variety of fabrics from a group of women friends on Library Thing (click on any photo to enjoy a larger view): My idea at the time was to fashion some sort of quilt out of them…but I became quickly overwhelmed with the diversity of fabrics …

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Quilt Obsession

Okay, so I told you I was getting crafty lately…and my sister completely hooked me on quilting while she was here. Now I just can’t seem to stop thinking about quilts, buying fabric, and planning my next project. It is a bit of an obsession right now. I thought you might like to see what …

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Not Just Reading…

…these days. My sister and niece arrived on the West Coast ten days ago and we had a great time. I met them in San Francisco and we spent a couple of days there before heading back to Shingletown. Despite the triple digit weather, we managed to do a lot more than just sit around …

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The days are getting shorter and the nights leave behind frost on the ground. About this time every year I feel the pull of my craft projects…the desire to curl up in front of the fire with a cup of tea and a needle; to surround myself with bits of fabric and colored threads; to make tiny stitches and watch a picture develop.

This is one of my current projects:

I started this at least 15 years ago! But, I’m slowly getting it done. It’s counted cross stitch and stitched on tan 18 count Aida.

Lest you think I never complete anything, here are some of my finished projects from years ago:

Pattern is by Barbara Bourgeau-Richards – Counted Cross Stitch stitched on 18 count Aida (finished 1991).

New England Sampler – Counted Cross Stitch stitched on 18 count Aida (finished 1993)

Victorian House – Counted Cross Stitch stitched on 18 count Aida (finished 1990).

I’ve made a lot of counted cross stitch projects, and also done some Hardanger – but, these I’ve given away to various friends and family and unfortunately did not take photos of them!

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