Friday, November 28, 2008


I had made these table runners a while back for Dot, while I was at her house, I just went through and took pictures.

Quilt by R.B. and Dot Patterson

About five years ago I taught R.B and Dot to quilt, they were in their late 70's. They have done over 60 quilts since and this is one of their latest ones. R.B. has a nack for putting anything together and it works. They have thanked me over and over again for teaching them since it has given them something to do. We would garage sell together and see who could get to the material first.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


I told moma a while back that the thread on the island only breaks in my machine. So frustrating.....

Yesterday a gal dropped off her machine for us to use....but she gave some thread saying that the island thread won't work in her machine that she has to order hers off island. Whoooooohooo, so it is not just my machine, it is the island thread. I even brought a bunch of thread when I got here because it was is not always best and island thread just doesn't cut it.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

When Toni showed me her RR I was so excited when I saw this quilt book on sale, just knew it would help me with her square...but I was worried that her block would come in before I would get this book. Well....she sent me her block a few weeks ago, priority...and it is not here yet and the next round is starting. We will have to wait and see.... Jennifer, I know you will like this book as is awesome. AS for the other sisters and one mother, I know they don't like applique.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

If you are wondering why I have not been putting my quilts and crafts on this site lately, the reason is because I am busy building the I am also very busy with the Christmas play....are you sick of hearing me talk about it...just think how I feel, I am the one going up and down the hill each day, totally stressing over the costumes and getting them cut out and done. If you go to www.Savior of the you can see the play that we are doing.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Ode to My Wife-The Quilter

She learned to quilt on Monday
Her stitches all were fine
She forgot to thaw out dinner
So we went out to dine

She quilted miniatures on Tuesday
She says they are a must
They really were quite lovely
But she forgot to dust

On Wednesday it was a sampler
She says the stippling's fun
What highlights! What Shadows!
But the laundry wasn't done

Her patches were on Thursday
Green, yellow, blue and red
I guess she was really engrossed
She never made the bed

It was wall hangings on Friday
In colors she adores
It never bothered her at all
The crumbs on the floors

I found a maid on Saturday
My week is now complete
My wife can quilt the hours away
The house will still be neat

Well, it's already Sunday
I think I'm about to wilt
I cursed, I raved, I ranted
The MAID has learned to QUILT!