Monday, December 5, 2016

Hankies Come in Handy

Hankies. Old-fashioned relics these days, so of course, I collect them when I come across them.

I save them in a box. When I go to a memorial service, I take an extra along in case someone needs one. I give them to people when they are sad.

I was at a funeral a few years ago, sitting by a friend. Her dad had died too recently for her to hold it together during a funeral. She started crying, hard. Hankie to the rescue. I pulled it outta my pocket and she put it to use. Afterward, I told her it was hers to keep.

My mom died last week. Yesterday, I got a card from that friend. Inside were these 3 beautiful hankies. They belonged to her husband's grandmother. She wants me and the girls to have them at the memorial service. We will use them. Thanks, thoughtful friend.

Friday, December 2, 2016

On Sale This Weekend

Making Memories for only $5. A very sweet book ... one of my all-time favorites!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

A Quilt for Cassius

I am looking forward to meeting a new little guy named Cassius. He was born a few months ago so I made him this quilt. I followed my old Gee's Bend housetop style blocks - starting with centers and just adding strips log cabin style. I used a few contemporary fabrics but of course, mostly vintage stuff and old shirts. The border fabric came from an old skirt I really like. The quilt measures 42" x 40". That way little Cash can lay on it now but drag it around later.

I actually thought ahead and got his name and birth year on the back before I quilted it.

Here's a close up of the border fabric:

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Such a Deal - Christmas is coming!

C&T is offering lots of Kansas City Star Quilts inventory at bargain basement prices. If you want a copy of my first book at a bargain price ($5), click here. Shop today, sale ends tonight! The designs by Frances Kite are truly wonderful - it's a great deal!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

You're Invited

Come to our show! The City of Lenexa makes space available in their City Hall for artists to show their work. Our stitch groups' latest is on display from now through the end of November. It's called Finding Our Voices. You'll see an assortment of textiles, collage and more.

Also - join us for a reception this Thursday night from 6-730 pm. There will be food and drink and even a little ukelele serenading. Hope to see you there!

For more information, click HERE.

Landscape by yours truly

Saturday, October 29, 2016

True Blue Royals Fan

Our friend Bea Oglesby is still going strong. She lives at Lakeview Village in Lenexa and visits my folks often, that dear woman!

A summer project for Bea was knitting stripes into a scarf according to the win/lose fortunes of our Kansas City Royals.

The colors have significance. Bea explains:

"The scarf was busy work, but fun to do every day of the season. The royal blue was for a win at home and the light blue was a win away. The white was a loss at home and the gold was a loss away.

I do not think I will make another. I should send a picture to the Royals and ask them for free tickets to next years games."

That Bea. Way to go.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Homemade Hillary Sign

How I cheered when I noticed this sign up briefly (now gone) near the intersection of 13th and Haskell in Lawrence. It's rare to see a homemade sign these days - this one is so simple and to the point. Hooray!