Yesterday I pulled out a little quilt that I started last year but never finished. Part of the quilt has tiny 2 1/2” x 2 1/2” squares that have tiny rosebuds embroidered on them. I had embroidered 84 of these little buggers, before I set the project aside. While I was cutting each one out… Continue reading Bullion Rosebuds
Yogurt has been around for centuries. Herodotus wrote about it in the 5th century B.C. as did Galen around 2 A.D. No-one knows for sure where it originated, but it is widely believed that it came from somewhere in the Middle East around, what we now know of as, Turkey. There is one story that says… Continue reading Homemade Yogurt…Yum!!
How I make French knots:
Yesterday was a bright, but very cold day here in Montana. I think the high yesterday was around 9 degrees, perfect for an afternoon of quilting. As the sunlight shone through my home, I used the natural light to finished pressing the last of my prairie points (more on that later in the week), and stuffing… Continue reading Progress on the Heart Quilt
After I made the Cold Weather Sewing post yesterday I started thinking that perhaps my directions about making the scalloped edging were not clear enough. So I decided to rewrite them, using off-white fabric and bold colors for the thread. Here is my new tutorial for anyone who might be interested. Embroidery Chain Stitch Please note… Continue reading Chain Stitch Tutorial
The weather here in Montana has been extremely cold lately. This morning it was -13 when my husband woke up at 5:00am. Yesterday I had to run to the store for a few items and the thermometer in my car read 3 degrees…bbrrr…. Since we heat the house primarily with our wood stove I sat… Continue reading Cold Weather Sewing