Americana By Hope

I thought this a perfect day to post these. It’s Labor day. All about Working People in America. America the Beautiful!

Hope sent these quilts. She made them for her Grandsons.

They are pieced beautifully and perfect for little boys. Or grown boys. Either way…I have 4 boys and the Americana colors are always welcome. There is always something warm and inviting with these fabrics….and they are comforting because of what they represent.

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I quilted each one with stars, loops, stipple, l’s & e’s……I just accented each area and brought in texture. I wanted the stars to really shine.

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again the lighting wasn’t exactly cooperative……..but I think you can get a rough idea of how I quilted them..

Thanks Hope! It’s always a pleasure working with you!




Picket Fences & Flowers

Jackie always makes beautiful quilts.



She has made a few Thimbleberries quilts and I think this is one of them.

It’s just Beautiful! The lighting on this day wasn’t perfect for photos…but I did the best I could.

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I quilted flowers & leaves in the center, a vine on the fence, and curls and framed it in with a feather.




I love the backing fabric as well….so pretty!

Thanks Jackie! It’s always a pleasure working with you!

Infinite Blessings

This is my first time working with Doris ….and she sent this beauty.



It’s pretty AMAZING!

It’s an apple core quilt. This quilt is not for the faint of heart…..all the cutting, clipping, curved sewing ect. I would also like to report with all of those variable the quilt was really square! I think it’s safe to say Doris is a professional! :)



She named the quilt infinite blessings! It suits it so well.



She requested that it be quilted with olive green thread. It’s difficult to see in the photos but each fabric has an olive green accent . I just gave each fabric it’s own design and framed it in with feathers in the coral pink color. It finished up beautifully.




Stonehenge for the back:


Thanks for trusting me with your masterpiece Doris! It’s been a pleasure!

Signature Heart

Debbie sent this fabulous signature quilt. Isn’t it Amazing??



It’s such a great idea! I love these type of mementos from bridal parties and special occasions.

The heart is made from prairie points and the guests each signed a prairie point.




So I quilted in the names & date of the special occasion…and stabilized everything so it could be hung on the wall. we did use 2 layers of batting to help with that.  oh I also quilted in a few Calla lilies at the top of the heart because that’s the brides favorite flower. I used silver thread.


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Thanks Deb!

I will get this shipped out. :)


First Day of School 2014



This was the first year that I didn’t drive all of my kids to school. This is the first time that we have drivers on the first day of school. It’s bittersweet.

This is the year I have been talking about since my children first started school….I knew there would be one year when all of my boys would be in high school all at once. 4 boys in one school. *sigh*




This marks the beginning of an end of an era. If I get ahead of myself and think about this time next year my heart gets really heavy because that means another one has left the nest. So I won’t think ahead. I won’t think ahead.I WON’T think ahead. I have to LIVE in the now.

This next one is a good one..they are laughing. If any of you know what it’s like to be around these guys…you know that the only reason they are all laughing & smiling is because they were making fun of me. I guess in order to get a good photo I will take that hit.



I was thinking that I would take full body shots so they can see their clothes later on. I am hoping some of these fads go away. So these will be great for the grandkids to make fun of later. *wink*


Bryce started his senior year. We have one session of his Senior pics done. I will share those later.


Carl is in his junior year of high school but also starts his freshman year of college. He is doing both at the same time.


Cole -Sophomore year


Preston- Freshman year


Clarissa Hope – 6th grade {diva}


Well it’s a new beginning. I am excited to get back into a routine after this whacky summer. So much has changed since last year at this time.  It doesn’t seem that long ago. I am sure I will feel the same way this time next year. My kids are growing so fast. I am incredibly proud of them.