Another Granddaughter!

In early April our family was blessed with another little member and of course I commemorate all major events with a quilt. Every baby should get its own new quilt, and I wanted to make something for her big sister as well, so I made a "Little Sister" and "Big Sister" pair of quilts. Little... Continue Reading →


This quilt is for my son-in-law who is both a Packers and a Twins fan. The original pattern has the phrase “WISHIN’ I WAS FISHIN’” in the sky area and I had neither the time nor the patience for all that piecing, so I added a sun and some flying geese overhead and moved the... Continue Reading →

Granddaughter Sewing

We haven't been able to see our granddaughter since last February when she was 7 months old.  She is now 16 months old and we miss her terribly.  One way I deal with this is to make things for her.  Last month I found a real deal on a package of Carter's long-sleeved onesies in... Continue Reading →

Birds, birds, birds

We enjoy birds a lot at our house.  We have several feeders we keep filled all year long and a heated bird bath that they love even on the coldest Minnesota days.  I have always liked the bird patterns from Sew Fresh Quilts, and used 3 different ones to make a topper for the kitchen,... Continue Reading →

One Year Old

Our granddaughter Morrow turned 1 on July 22.  Due to the pandemic, we were not able to travel to be there for the big event, but we enjoyed a nice long FaceTime visit and lots of pictures, including the one above.  Not too long before her birthday one of my favorite quilt designers, Lorna McMahon... Continue Reading →

More Masks

Shortly after the masks for our local hospital were delivered, and I thought I was done with mask-making, Rachel texted me from Seattle asking if I had any leftover Harry Potter fabric from the previous HP projects I've made (mostly for her).  I knew immediately what she had in mind: magical face masks.  She wanted... Continue Reading →

Sewing for Healthcare

Hospitals in Minnesota have asked for contributions of home-sewn cloth face masks to be used by health professionals not caring for COVID-19 patients, freeing up the supply of N95 masks for the front line workers. They requested they be made from a specific pattern using tightly woven 100% cotton on the front and preferably 100%... Continue Reading →

Baby Gifts

Our neighbors' son Nate and his wife had a new daughter last week. My son played with Nate and his younger brothers for many years when they were growing up, and there were some summers when I think Brian spent more time at their house than at ours. Naturally I wanted to make a baby... Continue Reading →

Florida Bags

I've been wanting to make myself a smallish cross-body bag for ages and just never got around to it. Something small enough to not notice it much while I'm shopping or sight-seeing, but big enough to hold more than a phone and a chap stick. I'm going to Florida in a couple of days and... Continue Reading →

Christmakkuh Gift 2019

This was the first Christmas/Hanukkah for our granddaughter and the first time in almost 40 years we weren't at home for Christmas. We were in Bloomington, IN to spend the holidays with our son Brian and his family, including his in-laws from New York who have never celebrated Christmas before. It was Brian & Michelle's... Continue Reading →

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