Friday, July 22, 2016

Nice Surprise..

I received a wonderful surprise from 
Tracy Elgersma from Texas.

Tracy won first place at the 
Ellis County Quilt Show in Midlothian, Texas.

Here is her quilt....The 54th

Here is the information she sent along with the picture of the quilt.

"I was so happy to find fabric to do the pattern justice. I did the embroidery in dark navy on a pale gray background. The outside borders were the union gray and blue with the names of the civil war battles. Kathy Bradbery in McKinney TX did the quilting. She did a beautiful job."

Thank you so much Tracy for sharing your quilt.  And thank you for choosing my pattern.

The above quilt was posted with permission from Tracy Elgersma.

Have a wonderful weekend and stitch something wonderful.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

In a second hoop....

I have started a new design 
in a second hoop

Still stitchin',

Monday, July 11, 2016

Finishes....and new starts.....

So here is a peek at my finishes for the weekend...
These are new patterns.

And here is what is in my hoop now

I will post some more patterns that I will be
 releasing within the next month in a couple of days.

Make it a wonderful week.
Christmas is only....174 days away!! 
(I think)


Tuesday, July 5, 2016


Since I started doing shows again, I do get a lot of questions about some of my processes that I go through.
So I will be showing more of what I do.
I have been transferring designs, yesterday and today.  
Here is a look at what I am doing.
I started with the Sharpie.  Which is what I normally use.
However, after drawing the "H", I forgot I was not going to use black floss, so I switched to the Micron Pen.
I will be using Red, Blue and probably off white.

And note....I used a brown Micron Pen.
The 3 pics are of a design that I have had
 drawn out for more than 6 months.  
When I get in the mood, or I have nothing 
else to stitch out, I will take a couple of 
days and pull out designs and just 
copy/transfer until my arms ache.

This will be a combination of stitchery 
and applique.  
Now I need to figure out if I will 
do the applique in wool or cotton.

Have a wonderful week!

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Tea Dying

So what do you do when you are tea dying 
25 yards of muslin and it doesn't 
work out the way you want on either batch?
You move to a smaller pot, and.....

This is what I was aiming for..........

It's in my hoop....Working on the next pattern!!!

Have a wonderful and safe holiday


Wednesday, June 29, 2016


We have had very hi temps here.....
over 105 degrees everyday
However, I have been steadily working.
Here is just a little bit of what's in my hoop 
and on the stove.

Keep stitchin'

Thursday, June 23, 2016


Here are a couple of new Patterns:

Old Glory


Welcome to the Neighborhood

It was hard to take a picture with the wind blowing 
and two teenagers vocalizing
that I should take a lot of pictures and the fact that it was/is hot.....uhhhh yeah..duh

I will be back with more picks of more patterns...
It's almost the weekend...Make it a good rest of the weekend