Summer Bounty

I love early summer and the wonderful bounty of vegetables available near my home. I didn’t have to go to a farmer’s market. All I had to do was drive about 5 miles from my house to a beautiful family farm in Lancaster County. The only thing in my wine...

Have an orchid?

  For my birthday last May, one of my co-workers bought me a beautiful orchid. The tag said “Just add ice”. Turns out that’s all you have to do to take care of this plant. Three ice cubes on top of the planting medium and bright light. See that...

Spring Napkins!

I made some spring napkins to lift my spirits. It may not look like spring here in Pennsylania but my Easter table will! The napkins coordinate with the picnic quilt I made last year. I am going to use a white tablecloth on the bottom and layer the picnic quilt on the...

My Other Favorite Sewing Machine

I have often mentioned working on Jenny, my Janome 1600P. Jenny is a high speed, straight stitch only machine that is great for fast piecing and quilting. Amazing for quilting. Let me tell you, though, that she is extremely heavy and not travel friendly. Several years...