A lovely year of almost finishes…the mini quilt…

My almost done spinning stars quilt

I'm laughing to myself as I write this, I really tried to get my little spinning stars quilt finished today.  But I forgot how hand quilting can really do a number on your fingers!  I used to quilt a lot, like everyday.  My fingers got used to it, of course I use a thimble for my top hand but it's … [Read more...]

Spinning Stars quilt progress

spinning stars all sewn together

  My Spinning Stars mini quilt is coming along, here's my mid-month check in for A Lovely Year of Finishes.  Participating in this challenge has (so far) given me the little push to get all my unfinished projects done.  I've gotten the quilt top done and will now put my quilt sandwich … [Read more...]

A lovely year of finishes…….

Jenelle at Echinops and Aster, a wonderful needlework blog, posted a couple of days ago about a new link-up party called  "A Lovely Year of Finishes" which is hosted by Shanna of Fiber of All Sorts and Melissa of Bittersweet Designs. I hope participating in this will give me the little nudge to … [Read more...]

English paper pieced hexagons

This is how I learned English paper piecing many years ago when I lived in NY.  This type of handwork is quite addictive and very relaxing, at least to me!  It takes time and I believe in the "slow movement" not sure why we are all in such a rush. "There is more to life than increasing its speed" … [Read more...]

When you can’t think of anything else to do….

Why not quilt?  When I'm not in my garage painting, or out on the hunt for vintage treasures or knitting or crocheting you'll probably find me quilting.  Either I'm zipping along on my Bernina or sitting and hand piecing and I just love it.  I also have lots and lots of hexagons and am using the … [Read more...]

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