One delight of living on LeClaire are the neighbor gifts--little somethings special we treat each other to for Christmas. This year we are giving these cute jars of Inglehoffer mustard.
Sunday, December 08, 2013
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Sunday, November 10, 2013
They were hung together at my request, because they are both made with scraps from my own and my mother's fabric collections.
There are fabrics of well over 80 years of sewing for 6 generations of our family.
Each quilt has 672 three inch blocks. Spools uses Kona Rich Red for the constant. Bowties uses Moda Bella Gold.
They were quilted by Sue DiVarco using wool batts.
There is planning in each quilt. Units for each were pieced into blocks of 4; the Spools had a pink spool in each block and the Bowties had a red bowtie in each block.
Both quilts were made in response to scrap challenges on Bonnie Hunter's blog.
Sunday, November 03, 2013
I'm in Iowa with my mother. Watch for more from the archives.
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Sunday, October 13, 2013
When I learned how to drive car (I had been driving tractor since age 7) the confusion of that additional third pedal lead to driving practice in the alfalfa field with only gopher holes to beware of.
In the city, parents take their kids to the cemeteries. My favorite is the beautiful and peaceful Bohemian National. Nothing to dodge but obelisks and other cars with parents and 16 year olds. And the occasional soldier monument.