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Let’s talk turkey……or, NOT

For those of you out in blog land who celebrate the American tradition of Thanksgiving, I hope you all had a wonderful day and that you enjoyed a delicious meal surrounded by your family and friends. We were blessed to have my brother and his wife, Bob

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Be ye thankful

Can you almost smell them? With the help of my little chef, Andrew (who did all the pie crimping himself), our pies are perfect and waiting to be served tomorrow after a bountiful, traditional Thanksgiving meal. My brother and sister-in-law arrived this afternoon along with my folks, and a

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The BEST party mix recipe!

We made our family’s secret recipe Chex Party Mix tonight so I could take a few photographs for the new book. Since I’m among friends, I thought I’d share it with you in advance of the book’s release. Once again, our kitchen has that wonderful savory, spicy smell that

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Delicious surprise!

Guess what I found on my doorstep yesterday? WILBUR BUDS! Pat Deck sent me a sweet surprise in the mail — just because! She knows how much I love — no, adore — Wilbur Buds, and she was so kind to think of me when she found

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A delightful interruption

I’ve been hard at work (um, play) collaborating with Birgit on a dynamite new design for Christmas that I can hardly wait to share it with you all. The star blocks shown above are just an itty-bitty sneak peak of the quilt center. Today, I was busy stitching

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Who doesn’t love a really useful quilting tool?

I admit it: I’m a gadget girl. I love quilting tools. Nifty new notions make my heart go pitter-pat! I love trying new techniques and new tools but even better, I love inventing unique new tools that are REALLY USEFUL. So if you haven’t heard about my latest

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Mystery quilt sleuth’s photos

I just had to share….. You may remember Linda Felton’s Anvils quilt from a recent blog post. There was an itty bitty issue with the quality of  the photos she originally sent, so she was gracious enough to send them again so I could share them with you.

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Stitchin’ at my house and a fun little finish (or two)

What a fun morning! Our small neighborhood quilting group (you remember these terrific gals from here) met at my house this morning for a stitch-n-gab (sans Charm, unfortunately. Hey Charm — we missed you, but we’ll see you next week) and we got quite a bit accomplished. Caroline

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Calling all fabric finders!

Happy Wednesday, everyone! Hope this week is going well for you out in cyberland! My dear friend, Birgit Schuller, sent me a photo of her Anvils mystery quilt top, and I just had to share: Fabulous! I just love the colors and fabrics you chose, Birgit. Can’t

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The best guests

We hosted some of our favorite people here at home over the weekend, Herb and Sue Hausmann. Of course, we think they are both terrific simply for who they are — sincerely good people and simply great friends — but during their visit this time, we got a bonus! Ever since

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About Birgit

Wherever I go, I am asked about the exquisite machine quilting on my quilts. I’m happy to share with you that most of my quilts have been expertly quilted by the internationally award winning quilt artist, Birgit Schüller! Read more