The Pokeberry Quilt

The Pokeberry Quilt

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Thank you...

I wanted to take a moment to thank all of you
 that commented on the loss of my sweet Sidney.
The staff at the vet clinic gave this to me yesterday
when I went in to pick up Sidney's ashes. 
They had taken a print of her paw in clay
 and gave it to me as a remembrance.
I will treasure it always.
Thanks again.

Friday, November 13, 2015

In Memory of...

My beautiful, sweet Sidney who died on Monday. 

Eighteen years of her companionship and memories...

If possible,
I believe Jim was weeping with me as she took her last breath.

Bailey has only known her for all of his 13 years,
I can tell he misses her.

Her remarkable friendship with a deer that lasted several years.

We who choose to surround ourselves with lives
even more temporary than our own live within a
fragile circle, easily and often breached.
Unable to accept its awful gaps,
we still would live no other way.
We cherish memory as the only certain immortality,
never fully understanding the necessary plan.
"The Once Again Prince"
Irving Townsend

Saturday, November 07, 2015


I decided to go with the aged fabric that Cee provided instead of the print.  The print didn't give that aged, worn look that I was striving for and seem to get lost next to the dark background.
I'm so pleased with how the mat turned out.

Sunday, November 01, 2015

Linda Brannock's Cottage Garden

I came across an Ebay listing for this hard to find pattern,
Miss Jump's Cottage Garden by Linda Brannock, 1999
I really, really love this quilt design and the sentiment.

No affiliation...
The seller has the five blocks to make the quilt listed separately.
her ID is foxden12.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Early Style Penny Rugs

Heart'n Hands is ready to have the binding sewn on...
You'll have to wait to see which fabric I decided to use.
I do appreciate all your comments and suggestions on the fabric choices.

The Marriage Pen Wiper Rug is all ready to be stitched to the backing.
Then I will add the embroidery stitching to the center and the pennies.
I hope you can see how time worn the rug looks.
These design and kits are from Cee Rafuse of Early Style Penny Rugs
 and can be found in her Etsy shop.