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I'm a wife, mom, grandmother and great grandmother. I try to be creative - sometimes it works, most times it doesn't. I'm my own worst critic! I'm self taught in a lot of my crafts, but have taken quilting classes and most recently a beginner's rug hooking class. I enjoy both crafts tremendously. I'd like to learn to be a better gardener.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Ta Da! I'm able to post pictures! Yay!

 This is a view from the breezeway door to the East of my house from the snow we got about 1 1/2 weeks ago!!!  Brrr!
 Icicles hanging from the gutter.  Sooo cold here in Ohio!  (again from 1 1/2 weeks ago)
How high the snow was!  Thank goodness my son-in-law and grandson came over and finished shoveling our snow!!!

 This is going to be Dominic's quilt.  I had already cut the homespun and the border into 6 inch squares to make a rag quilt.  However, when I did the older boys quilts (rag quilts) they turned out horrible so I opted to sew the 6 inch squares together and was going to add a border.  Then realized that I could just sew the green six inch squares to the sides, top, and bottoms of the rows and come up with this border.

 This is just another view of Dominic's quilt top.

 This is the Lizzie Kate cross stitch that I finished.  I had posted this on facebook and one of the group suggested turning it into a bell pull and I think I just might do that!  Whichever way I decide to finish - I'll post the finished product!

 This is a free punch needle pattern I got off the Good Housekeeping website.  I had to redo the face a couple of times because I just didn't like the look.  I am satisfied with this.  Back in the fall I was at Pat Catan's (one of our local craft stores) and saw a cute little metal sled.  At the time I had just started this and thought to myself that it would be a good way to mount this punch needle.  For some reason I put it back down and did not buy it.  I'm regretting it now!  I'm hoping that when or IF our weather ever breaks and we can take a ride to Amish county I can go to the Christmas store (it's open year round) to see if I can find something there - like maybe another sled to mount this on.  If not, I'll wait until this fall when all the Christmas decorations come out to see if I can find something then.

This is Liam's quilt top which I did the same  way as Dominic's above.  Both of these have been put away until I finish the two older boy's (Andrew's and Ryan's) quilts.  Andrew's top is almost done - will probably get that done today.  Then I'll start on Ryan's.  I'm not using homespun just using fabric that I had in my stash in colors that they like.

A big THANK YOU to Julia of   Of Petals and Wool for suggesting that I update to Google Chrome so I could download pictures!

Thank you for stopping by!  Hope you're having a good day and staying warm!



  1. I'm pleased that my suggestion worked for you.
    I'm so not computer savvy but I remember not long ago I was having some difficulty of my own and i upgraded and my pictures uploaded really fast after that.

    The quilts are really nice for young boys and I'm sure they will love them.
    I love your cross stitch and punch needle pieces.

    We're having cold temperatures in Ottawa and a real bad storm in my home province of New Brunswick. It's supposed to snow till tomorrow morning at 5:a.m.

    Take care,

  2. Your cross-stitch and throw are beautiful! You are so clever. I really should endeavour to try and get better at sewing but of course there are always so many other things!! The snow and especially the icicles look beautiful. Especially from a warm room I am looking at them in!x

  3. There was so much snow last winter, but now it's only raining.. I want snow, at least a bit of it. What is the weather like at your place?
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