It started with a set of sheets…..

I had been thinking about updating one of the bedrooms in our home where the grandkids usually stay when they come to visit. It was still decorated in high-school-girl turquoise and lavender from several years ago when I still had a high school girl living here. I had seen a set of sheets at TargetContinue reading “It started with a set of sheets…..”

Field Trip to Missouri Star Quilt Company

A few weeks ago by sister, brother-in-law, Dave and I took a day trip about an hour or so north of Kansas City to a small town called Hamilton, Missouri.  Prior to 2008, this small town was best known for it’s most famous son, J.C. Penney, a retailer and philanthropist. In late 2008, a phenonomonContinue reading “Field Trip to Missouri Star Quilt Company”

If this quilt could talk….

My second grandchild was born in March, a beautiful little girl named Alexia Grace. Months before her arrival her mom showed me the fabrics she had picked out at Carousel Designs to have drapes, a crib skirt, sheets and a changing table pad custom made.  Since fabric was available by the yard,  I had the fabulous ideaContinue reading “If this quilt could talk….”

November Chalkboard Art

I finally had some time this past weekend to create the November chalkboard for my kitchen. Did you notice the bright colors?  I had been hearing via blogland about a product called Chalk Markers that has the bold vibrancy of markers but the easy clean-up of chalk.  I also had been looking for chalk withContinue reading “November Chalkboard Art”

Most Welcome Guests

Our house was buzzing with activity today.  We knew the new AC unit was scheduled for  today and after waiting 7 full days to get on their install schedule, I could not have been happier to see anyone. This past week has really made me appreciate the convenience and luxury of air conditioning that weContinue reading “Most Welcome Guests”

Chevron Baby Quilt

DISCLAIMER:  This post is about making a quilt.  I have made a few quilts over the years but in no way am I am expert quilter or  seamstress.  My finished quilts are best viewed from afar. 🙂  I do come from a long line of quilters and have cousins who could be considered experts (CathyContinue reading “Chevron Baby Quilt”