Having a Picnic at the Arboretum

Last weekend, we had a bit of a bright spot in our otherwise isolated lives.  Finding ways to see people safely can be challenge these days.  We planned a picnic with social distance to get a few of our car club buddies together.  Unfortunately, none of our MINI friends we personally invited could make it, …

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Beginning the Dahlia Panel Quilting

Since my block design motivation is taking a hiatus, I got out my dahlia panel in soft pastels, the Hoffman Dream Big Opal that I promised to show you.  I want to do this one for me.  It will be a practice piece for another one in the Sunset colorway to quilt for a Silent …

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Vintage Christmas Quilt Along – Mug and Stocking

Before we get started, I want to let you know about special sale.  Impression Obsession has fabulous stamps for cardmaking and scrapbooking and they are having a flash sale until tomorrow!!  Get 25% off with promo code FLASH, just click on my affiliate link. Moving on to sewing today, the final two blocks in our …

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June Book Reviews

Rainy days, and a lack of inspiration in the quilting area has left me reading more this past month.  I've devoured several good books and thought you'd like to talk about reading today.  Don't miss my giveaway note later in the post!  Here's what I have finished within the past few weeks.  Click on the …

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Quilt Repair with an Unusual Challenge

This quilt repair was certainly a different sort of challenge.  When the owner sent a picture, I was puzzled as to why a section was just missing, with the binding still intact.  He said that he had taken it to someone for repair, and she cut out the section that was bad.  Then she didn't …

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Cauliflower and Corn Casserole

Recently I've been looking for more recipes that would take vegetables to main dish status.  I had this idea after spending some time looking at cookbooks, searching for something that would use cauliflower.  While none of the recipes used corn, one had a sour cream base, but had a lot of peppers which I didn't …

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