"The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love color the most"
-- John Ruskin

Friday, September 23, 2011

New Quilt Designs

I've been working hard at designing some quilt patterns that I'll use when my Verona fabric arrives!  I'd love feedback, so please vote for your favorite!  Leave a comment, letting me know which you prefer.  When I've had at least 50 votes, I'll make the winning pattern available on my blog!

quilt #1

quilt #2

quilt #3

quilt #4

quilt #5

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

How to Use Lots of Peaches!

Peach Jam-- Yummy!
My lovely peach tree has produced a bounty of fruit this year, almost to the point of making me insane!  Every year I have the dilemma of what to do with hundreds of peaches that ripen all at once.  They are covering my countertop waiting to be bottled, made into jam, delivered to neighbors, sold by my children on the corner, made into pies, cobblers and frozen for another day.  I thought I'd share two of my favorite recipes that use the peaches: peach cobbler & peach pie filling that I freeze in pie tin.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Caroline's Carry-All

This is a bag that gets lots of use in our home!  It's perfect for taking to church, on a picnic, or to sewing class because it has plenty of room and pockets for transporting "stuff"!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Favorite Fall Activities...

I've been enjoying the beautiful weather of autumn... my favorite time of year!  Here are a few of the things that I've been doing:

Harvesting veggies from my garden!  Then, my grandpa and I bottled pickles made with my homegrown cucumbers !

Sending my baby to kindergarten!

Making vintage cards with my daughter!

Creating Halloween designs!
Mountain biking!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

My first winner was chosen last week for the free "Making Waves" quilt kit!  Congratulations to Adora Badanai Achtenberg of Berkeley Lake, Georgia!  I'll be having a few more drawings throughout September-- I love and appreciate all the feedback that I've received from people checking in.  Now, on to the next project: I'm in the process of creating new quilts for my Verona line that will be out in a few months.  Here are screen shots of two of them...