Mittens!

  I have been making mittens. Lots and lots of mittens. There isn’t a thrift store in my area that still has any pretty wool sweaters because I have bought all of them! All of the wool is washed in hot water and dried on the highest heat my drier can...

Finished quilt top!

  It feels like FOREVER since I made a quilt so I made this sweet quilt top from a charm pack I purchased from Missouri Star Quilt Company a couple of weeks ago. It is the perfect size for a lap or couch throw.   In order to make a decent size throw with...

Hobo Bags!

Whenever I want some quick sewing satisfaction, I like to make a hobo bags. These bags remind me of my youth way back in the late 60s. Maybe that is why I so often use paisley fabrics! I drafted up a quick pattern that I can cut out of two pieces of 30″ lengths...

Painted Wine Glasses

  A couple of weeks ago my sister asked me if I would paint a couple of wine glasses for a gift basket she was making. I had not painted in a while and wasn’t feeling very confident so I did a simple dot design. A few days later I realized how much I have...

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...