A Little Set Back


Onto every day a little rain must fall…or something like that.

No, this blog post isn’t about rain…or farming, it’s about my foot.  Yep.  Things didn’t go as planned.

Let me start at the beginning.  This is a picture of my foot from August 21st.  See that “hair” on my second toe.  (I know…ugly feet right??)  Well the “hair” bothered me and I pulled it.  Bad move.  It was not a hair.  It was a stitch.  I had no idea.  The pain from pulling the thread had me wincing.


I had no idea, none at all, that it was thread from the stitches..I would have never pulled it had I know.  It hurt way into my foot when I pulled it.

Fast forward to two weeks ago when I got my cast off.
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Charity Quilt Finish by Cheryl and Heather


This quilt top was made by blog reader Heather Lentz, and she sent it to Cheryl in Dallas to be quilted for charity.  Check-out the details of this latest charity quilt finish.



Above, the top is loaded onto the longarm machine.  Does anyone know the name of this pattern?  Each 8″ finished block is made of four sets of strips:  one white strip and one patterned strip.  The sets are turned at 90 degree angles to each other.  Doesn’t it look great with this large variety of fabrics?


Heather chose a beautiful combination of pale hues in brown, tan, blue, green, and pink.  Even some grays are sprinkled in there.


The blocks are set on point, and there’s a wide solid frame around the outside quilt which makes trimming so much easier–no fear of cutting off points when the quilt is trimmed.

The digital quilt pattern, shown below on the long arm’s computer screen, is “Buzz” by Apricot Moon Designs and is available at DigitechPatterns.com.
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My Mailbox Overflow-eth


WOW is all I can say.  I never imagined when I started the blog that I would have people far and near sending me notes, cards and treasures.  It always amazes me!!

Over the last few weeks here is some of the things that have come.  Here are a few of the cards.  A couple of them got put in my card saving basket already…A note along with a donation to the charity quilts project.  Hopefully soon I can get myself standing by the machine again.


Goodies for my childcare kiddos….Laurie from Munroe Falls, OH sent “My Little Pony” goodies for the kids.  There were combs, brushes and even some baby ponies.  Those have been coveted.  I think now we have enough of everything so there shouldn’t be any fighting…


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Charity Quilt Finish


I got pictures in from another of my quilt binders with a finished quilt.  This one came from Mary Jo in Lacrosse.  Mary Jo is a wonderful gal that helped get the whole volunteer binder program going.  I can’t thank her enough for being one of the first to volunteer.  I so need and appreciate the help.

The quilt top came in from Rose Herring.  Rose writes, “I was born and raised in Waterloo and even though I have lived in the Twin Cities many years now, Iowa will always be home to me.  It is a special place with special people.”  Aw….I think so too.  I love Iowa even though I was originally a Minnesota girl.

The quilt was awesome…one of the best guy quilts I’ve seen….


The background fabric is scenic and outdoorsy.


I never thought to use a fabric like this with this type of design.  I really like it!  Don’t you? [Read more...]