Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Baby Quilt "Go To" Pattern

This baby quilt was made with the magic 9 patch pattern from Quilters Dream in Colleyville, Texas.  This pattern is my "go to" for baby shower quick sew quilt and allows the perfect way to use the baby colors the mom has picked.  I can do this in one day if I start early.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


Mary Grace McDonald Fisher
April 20, 1914-July 6, 2011
My Mom passed on July 6 after 97 wonderful years of life,  peacefully with me by her side.  My Mom taught me to sew, cut patterns, know great material from not so great, how to craft, stencil, etch glass, make crepe paper flowers, turn a pillow case into a sundress or curtains and a trillion other crafty things.  If it was a craft my Mom tried it or did it.  Mom crocheted all her life and the wonderful full table cloths, full and twin bed covers and yards and yards and yards of edging ( in my sewing stash) are the ultimate handmade items.  All these things will always remind me that no matter how hard Mom tried I still cannot crochet, knit I can do, crochet can't do.  But then no matter how much she tried to knit she never could.  We spent many hours, her with her hook and me with my knitting needles.  She is now with Dad and I know happy to be in heaven as she was a Godly woman.  Thanks Mom for the love and care and being the best Mom ever.

 I am off to Spokane, Washington tomorrow, July 13 to attend the Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America national triennial gathering and vacation w/hubby.  I am so excited to be spending time with my Lutheran sisters from across the globe and my wonderful husband.  Fun,

Monday, July 4, 2011

Fireworks all round

Happy 4th of July and God Bless America!  I have had a really great long weekend working on Baltimore Quilt blocks, knit socks for my BFF, and actually cooked something in the slow cooker.  The block for the BA is not finished, but here is a pic of one that is done.

This laurel wreath has 3 dimensional flowers to set it off.  It was fun to make the flowers and learn a new flower to make.  More pics of additional blocks to come.  I love to applique because it is relaxing and creative.  The blocks are those many women have created before but each one has it's creator in it and they each speak separately while bonding many women together.  The women who first created them had no idea what they were sending down the ages.  Thanks to them, I can imagine their world just a little.  They were in the history of creating a new nation, I am in the history of keeping it alive.
Until the next stitch, keep the stitches alive and live well.

Happy Independence Day