Crochet Along Blocks – Center Heart and Catalina Squares

Two more  crochet blocks completed.   “Center Heart” Designer: Ginger Badger Pattern: free at Ravelry http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/center-heart-square “Catalina” Designer: Julie Yeager Pattern: $3.99 at Ravelry http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/eight-pointed-flower There are many beautiful color combinations shown for the pattern as well. These are really nice! Continue reading Crochet Along Blocks – Center Heart and Catalina Squares

Christmas Decorating

It’s the day after Thanksgiving.  While many people are out shopping, I prefer to avoid the stores on this day.  Over the years, our family tradition has been to decorate the house instead.  So, today, the boxes came out and the Christmas decorations went up.  To add to the festive atmosphere, a few inches of snow fell yesterday.  So, the evergreens on the front step are dusted with some fluffy white. The stockings are hung, the garlands are strung and the tree is lit.  All I have left to do is put the ornaments on. Just in time for the … Continue reading Christmas Decorating

Bed Runners

My machine quilting adventure began in 2007.  While helping my husband pick up his car from an auto body shop, I drove past a store called Quilt Yourself.  Assuming it was a regular quilt shop, I dropped off my husband and went back to do some shopping.  What I found was not a place to buy more fabric, but a place to rent time on a long-arm machine.  Fascinated, I signed up for a lesson and was immediately hooked!  I now had a means to complete more quilts than I could by hand quilting. Soon after, I started designing quilt … Continue reading Bed Runners