The Fruit In Our Yard: Strawberries!


This is a picture of the strawberries in June. I wasn’t sure how they were going to turn out this summer.


I was happily surprised the other day when I found a few batches still in season…


and they looked so delicious!


I picked a few for my family.

Truly, the goodness of fruits and vegetables is their taste and what can only be found on the inside!

I hope you’re having a great day!


The Quilt In The Attic


This is a Nine Patch Quilt from my Mother-In-Law’s attic.  Over 20 years ago, our family made a trip to Michigan to visit my husband’s parents.  This quilt was among the treasures at their house.  I politely asked if I could have this top, so I could turn it into a quilt with special memories.   I was given permission to have the quilt in hopes that one day it would be finished.


This is a quilt whose time has come to be finished.


 While moving into the quilt studio cabin last week, I found this handy supply of Vintage Textile Soak.  I bought this soaking mixture when I first moved to Oregon.


I am trying this soaking solution out today.  The directions say to let the quilt soak from 4-24 hours in 3 Tablespoons of Vintage Textile Soak per gallon of water.


After 1 hour of soaking, this is what the tub looks like.  The water looks like a cup of tea.

I’ll let you know what happens!

I have a feeling we are going to be surprised by the results!