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Thursday, December 30, 2021

Happy Almost New Year

And I hate to be a scrooge

but Thank God no snow so far.

I hope you all had a great Christmas.

Jake came over on Christmas Eve and on Christmas 

we all went down to Kansas City and had dinner with 

our son Max, his wife Valerie and kids, Cullen and Quinn.

Everyone had their shots and boosters.  Max is a 

bartender at a restaurant in Westport and asked Pep

what flavor profile he said wanted for his drink.

Pep said " "spicy" so Max made us these 

awesome cocktails with gin, elderflower liquer, 

jalapeño juice and ginger beer.  I 

don't know what it was called but it

was delicious.  

Over the years Pep has gotten me quite
a few bulldog shirts and this year's
gift is one of my favorites.  As you can tell Elizabeth
is wearing her Girl Gang jacket.  I have no
idea where he got it but I love it.  :)

Not to be outdone, Tammy got me a chicken 

T-shirt.  I'm getting quite a collection of t-shirts.

This is the last week of the month so it's also

the last week Up on the Rooftop will be on special

for 1/2 price.

This is my Pinetree Village quilt - one
of my favorite patterns from that book.
I just love homespun plaids and stripes.

The special this week is Winter Weekend.

Both the BOM pattern and the kit are on

sale for 20% off.  

You can go to the store to get them and

Up on the Rooftop by clicking here.

Have a good week ladies and a 

safe New Year's Eve.


Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Happy almost Christmas - Iris & Ivy

Iris and Ivy


I just love this fabric line -
especially the purples :)

and the greens

and the lavenders

and definitely the creams
(can you see the iris on that top one ?)

And the Black (that 3rd one down with the
Iris and and the Ivy - the purple and green.
I'd say it's my favorite but I think they all are.

They all make me almost want Christmas
to be over so I can just QUILT.                                 

 My computer is acting up so I can't get

the pictures bigger but our special this week is the

 kits for the Snowman and 

"Olive" (as in "all of the" other reindeer)

stockings for 20 % off.  You can go to

the store to get the kits by clicking here.

Have a great week, ladies and a safe and merry Christmas.

Thursday, December 16, 2021

New fabric line - Iris and Ivy and December Special

We're getting there ladies - 

the holidays are almost here.

And we're all busy, busy, busy.

Our special this week is
No Room at the Inn
This is the Tablestand version
and you can get a kit to make it 
by clicking here

I've been busily working on
patterns for my latest fabric line
Iris and Ivy.

This is Down at the Farm.

I love the fabric in this quilt and this line.
I went up to the loft to take pictures of the fabrics
to show you but forgot that the lighting distorts
the color.  Tammy and I will take them fabric
out on the deck and take the pictures again and
can show you next week.

Everyone stay safe and go to the basement if
you need to.

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Happy almost Winter

And Winter means a change
in the quilts in the house           


This is Winter Wonderland hanging in the foyer

and I'm pretty sure that a kit for this quilt is on

sale for 20% off this week.

And of course we have to have a
Christmas tree.  We've been getting
small live trees at Walmart the last
few years and planting them outside
after Christmas.
This year they had them for sale 
before Thanksgiving.They would
have been a dried out fire hazard by
Christmas so we reverted to the tree
I bought to take to Market years ago.

I'm quite happy with it and think

 I've found my Christmas tree for a few years.

Here it is sitting on a table behind my 
favorite chair for doing my appliqué.
The quilt is "Over the River" 

 Moving to the couch we have the "Olive" pillow

                                                    on the left,  the"Keeping Watch" pillow 

                                                    on the right and the Santa Claus Lane wallhanging 

                                                    in the middle.        

We have to have a Tablestand on my desk.  This

is "Holly Tree Lane" sitting besides Pep's Mother's angel

Patterns for all of the quilts are in the store - the

angel is not.  :)

Neither is the small Nativity scene on the mantel.  

I found this treasure years ago and it's now

a tradition on the mantel.


Outside the chickens got a treat.

They don't mind the cold yet

but Nancy bought them a winter treat.

 It's a Lays treat mix with Cheetos, pretzels

and Doritos.  

She says they LOVE it.

We need to get them more for Christmas :)


And here is Elizabeth's Christmas treat
A raccoon chew toy - the only kind of raccoon
I want on the property.

I'll give it to her anyway but

here's what she did while I was working on

the house.  She told me she was keeping the bed

warm for me in case I needed a nap.

You can get patterns for all of the quilts

by clicking here 

Have a cozy winter ladies.  

See you next week and Keep quilting.

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Happy December

And our Vintage book

this month


Jake is 23 now and a student
at UMKC school of Dentistry

and as long as I have 
Up on the Rooftop
I'll have the memories of
when he was five.
(The reindeer head is his 
footprint and the antlers
are his handprints).

It also has the one of my favorites,
the pattern for the quilt
that goes on the bed in the kids room
every Christmas -   Pinetree Village

It's simple and says Christmas to me

Our special this week is the kit for
Holly Tree Lane Tablestand.


and back

for 20% off

That's it for now ladies,  Pep and I got

our booster shots yesterday and I'm going to take a liedown.   Keep quilting. :)




Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Just a few hours late

Happy almost Thanksgiving.

Not bad for someone my age who is dealing with

Thanksgiving tomorrow,

2 patterns for a new fabric line

3 patterns using Deb Strains 

Holly Berry Tree line


getting the barn a new roof.

of course I had a lot of help from Elizabeth.

She made sure Jeff wouldn't fall.

For awhile the wheelbarrow was up on the roof
and I wanted a picture but I got out there too late.

 Dobby checked out the shingles on the ground
to make sure everything was there.  

So the shingles are all off the back and front of
the barn and the, I think it's tarpaper, is on the top.
Still a long way to go.  I know that Jeff knows what he's 
doing but it still makes me nervous so I got out
every 1/2 hr to 45 minutes to check.

And the chickens still think they need food and water - go figure.

And I need to go to the beauty parlor like NOW - I'm late.

The pattern for Flock Party BOM is on sale all week.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Its a beautiful


Day in the Neighborhood.

Red bushes along the front of the house
certainly say "FALL"
And around here the coming cold weather
brings on all sorts of projects.

Because while we're having beautiful weather at
the moment, we're not counting on it lasting
forever.   Jeff has been busy getting a woodpile
in place.  We have a ground source heat pump but
when it gets frigid, we'll start a fire in our
small wood burning stove each morning and
night to help cut down the use of fuel.

Jeff has a trailer out behind the barn and he 
built a small shed to house the woodburning 
stove that used to heat the loft.  He heats the shed 
and then opens the window to his trailer and has a 
little fan to blow the warm air in.
It cuts down on his use of propane
and keeps him warm and cozy.  :) 

 Outside, Dobby is exploring all 
of the piles of leaves.

Besides enjoying being outside,
I've been busy, busy, busy designing 
quilts with my new fabric line. Iris and Ivy.
I hope you all like the new quilts that
will come with it. 
Unfortunately, I almost forgot about announcing 
a winner in the contest for a name for the
next Mystery Quilt.  
It's Marsha B and her name was "Garden Party.  
I love it.  Marsha, please email Tammy and
give her your snail mail information so we can send 
your blocks next year. 

Meantime, we've had a leak in the loft so we need
to do something about the roof.  

Repairs are in order and a new roof is in the works.
There's always something to do when you live in the country.

While Jeff takes care of that, I'll go back
to work inside.

This is my BOM Fall Festival and the pattern
is on sale this week for 50% off.
You can go to the store and get a pattern by
clicking here.

Have a great week ladies and
Keep quilting.


Thursday, November 11, 2021

Happy Veterans Day

And be sure to thank a veteran
if you see one.  

Our kit for the Tablestand quilt
is on sale for 20% off all week.
You can get yours by
clicking here!

And the same 20% off for the Star Header
- on sale today only - so be sure and
order yours today.
Stars and stripes for all.

Happy Veterans Day again and
Keep Quilting.


Wednesday, November 3, 2021

It's Finally Fall

This is my Finally Fall Mini Quilt
and the kit is on sale this week for 20% off.

and this is our Vintage book this month,
on special all month - 2 for the price of one.
You can go to the store the get them
by clicking here

I just finished designing 5 new quilts -
2 with my new fabric line "Iris and Ivy"
and 3 with Deb Strains new line "Holly Berry Tree Farm.
I also stayed up late last night watching the results of 
the Virginia election and stitching.
sooooooo - Have a great day ladies and
Keep quilting.  :)


Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Happy Blockheads Wednesday AND

We're getting ready to start a new MYSTERY QUILT

I can't think of a name for it.

as usual, If you can think of one,
we'll give you all of the blocks free.
Simply email your name to Tammie at
and next week we'll either just pick one or 
have random number generator pick one.

I think we still have a block or two to mail
out from last years quilt so you've got a day or 
two to think of something.

Meanwhile, I'm working on quilts for my 
new fabric line "Iris and Ivy" and we're getting
the store set up.

getting ready for Halloween.
Our kit on sale this week is the
Wendy the Witch Tablestand Quilt at 20% off.

If you're not a member of our Tablestand Club
you might want to join and get 20%off all
the Tablestand quilts as well as 20% 
off of the stands and headers.

Have a great week ladies.  
I might tell you there is a rumor
that there might be a 
Blockheads 4 in the near future.
Lets hope so.  :)