Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Little Purple things

 I made these this week for my daughter Elaine 4 coasters, Key Tote, Tissue  Cover, Check Book Cover
 and Wallet for her Credit Cards and money. Her Birthday is Dec, 27.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Red Coasters

These are so cute and make nice gifts. Will be making some more soon.

Little things

I made these today for my secret sister check book cover, key ring tote, wallet for money and credit cards.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Pop Flower Quilted Coasters

 These were fun to make and look like Spring even though it is December. Pattern from


 December is here and no snow so happy. Mild  temperatures  we have had here in Ohio.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Market Square Block

Arriving In Philadelphia with just a few pennies in his pocket, Benjamin Franklin bought three rolls of bread and continued along busy Market Street. John Read allowed Benjamin to lodge in his household what turned out to be the biggest adventure in Benjamin's life

Monday, November 26, 2012

Charming Coasters

I got this pattern from a library book and made these coasters for my son, Eric.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Rail Fences on Manitoulin Island, Canada

 These are the fences on all the roads on the Island. I think because the ground is all rock they can not put posts in to put up a wire fence. Every fence is made of rail fences like our grandparents use to put up years ago.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Sunrise at Fish Point on PeLee Island, Canada

This is beautiful Lake Erie with the sun just coming up.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Pennsylvania Block

 William Bradford had no work for Benjamin in New York City  so  he suggested that he go to Philadelphia  a six day journey and almost fifty miles on foot. Ben arrived in the city of Philadelphia , Pennsylvania

Thursday, November 1, 2012

November Robin

This pattern is from . Last week when I was out on my walk I saw 2 robins and decided they  were  here in Ohio on their  way south. That is the first sign of Spring but I never saw them in the fall before.
 I plan to go to Round Lake with the Parkview Christian Church women this week end for a sewing week end. Taking 2 classes and going to sew a lot of UFO.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Kleenex holder

This is a different pattern I used to make a kleenex  holder. It was fun to make.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Next Ben Franklin quilt block

October 1723 Ben Franklin 16 years old came by ship to New York City looking for work as a printer.
The Empire Star Block

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Ben Franklin Fly Foot Block

Ben's Father sent Ben  to  his brother's print shop to work till he was 21.. But when he was 16 he left his brother and was on the run.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Manitoulin Island, Canada

 We spent 1week on this Island the Largest freshwater island in the world. It is in Lake Huron.This is a 17 inch bass my son Clark got in front of our cottage.

   This is a 24 inch trout or salmon we are not sure what kind of fish. The flesh was pink. We had bass and this fish for dinner it was great. Donna his girl friend fried them with egg and corn meal only with a lid on skillet and it tasted wonderful. I guess it was the fresh water of South Bay Lake. We also enjoyed 2 perch dinners from fish he caught.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Ben Franklin Boy's Nonsense Block 2

Ben helped his fater in candle making. His father filled his pockets with coins.He went to toy store and bought a whistle. He annoyed his family tooting it. His family teased him said he paid too much 4 times its worth. Ben never played the whistle again.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Pink Charm Tote

I got this pattern from ModaBakeShope and going to enter it in the Quilt Show also with my Little Birdie Stitches quilt and the Ribbon Friendship star table runner.

Accessories for tote in tote.

A tissue holder, a card wallet and change tote also.The one that is open has a place for change and then a pocket for bills.

Tote inside a Tote

 I am entering this tote in the Quilt show this week end it has 3 different accessories to go with it.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Ribbon Friendship Star

This is the Ribbon Friendship star block.

Close up of Ribbon Star made into a table runner. Now I have to quilt it and enjoy.Click on picture and see a closer view how interesting it is.

Monday, July 16, 2012

50 year Old Geranium

This geranium my mother's friend Mrs. Heckman gave this to me and said  keep  it in the sun and  it will never quit blooming.It is a single bloom almost like a daisy.  I am so proud of it and have kept it in her memory.I was a just a new bride when she gave it to me.

It is hard to start a slip from, some times break it off and use  Take Root powder and then some times you have to lay a piece of the vine in dirt and it will sprout. It has to be in a South or West window in Winter.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Carrots & Red Beets

Out of these 3 rows of carrots I froze 81 cups of sliced carrots.  The Red Beets on the right I have canned 17 pint of sliced  spiced red beets.But only about 1/2 of the patch was ready.My children all love the spiced Red Beets. My mother's recipe.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Garlic from our Garden

 My husband pulled 75 garlic plants

Here are the bulbs after he cleaned them.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Ben Franklin BOM block

Ben Franklin was born January 17,1706 in Boston. The youngest of fifteen childreen.

Ben Franklin Block BOM

This BOM started June 18 so you can go to and join in the fun.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

God's Promise

My son Eric went for  a walk June 11 and when he came back to his house he saw God's promise the rainbow.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Birdies Stitches Embroidery

This is a BOM I did in 2011.  I used two Sun Kissed Charm Packs from Moda.
 Sarah Bistline quilted it for me.  Click on the pictures to see the excellent designs she quilted. Now I just have to put the binding on and enter it in our Tree City
Quilt Guild Show in Ausgust. 

Friday, June 1, 2012

Heart Signature Block Swap

This is the block I choose for this month from

June Calendar

This is the Month Of June already and here is my Calendar I made last year.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

This is a picture of a big beautiful dog wood tree at my son's house in Michigan

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Clothes Pin Bag Holder

Does any one hang their clothes out side anymore? This is a cute bag I made from a leg of blue jeans. Use a childs clothes hanger.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Heart Signature Block Swap

This is the block I picked for this month's swap . The pattern is from Jo Ann Heartland Quilt BOM FEb. 1999

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Rooster Tea Towel

A rooster strip I got at Country Craft Cupboard in Berlin. I also got the kittie strip there too. I gave this Roosters to my daughter. I just button holed with my machine.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Easter Totes

I made these for Savannah and Sydney to collect their Easter Eggs in.

This cute kittie Tea Towel is for Donna's kitchen . Green her favorite color.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Heart Signature Block Swap

The Tree City Quilters is having a Block Swap and this month we have to make 5. This is the pattern from Delaware Quilts I choose to make this month.