My 1st Quilt Show at the Bottle Works in Cambria City, Pennsylvania

Christmas Quilt in Quilt Show

I made this!

I can’t believe my very 1st quilt show is in my Hometown of Johnstown, Pennsylvania!  My Mom entered this top into the quilt show, and then told me about it.  I made this flannel Christmas wall hanging 20+ years ago for a Christmas Present for her.  This little 24″ x 24″ wall hanging is in the Cambria City Bottle Works Quilt Show Today through May 8.

I’m so excited!

Bottle Works Logo

More information can be found at

and at their Facebook Link:

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My Little Quilt is hanging on the wall at the Bottle Works! 

Here are a few more quilts on display at the Bottle Works Ethnic Arts:

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Several of the tops I made from my Etsy Shop will be for sale there!

I am completely excited!

Hope you’re having a great day!


Bottle Works Building

Local  newspaper link:


Library Book Arrangement


I saw this idea in a magazine, and as I’m running out of library space to hold all the books I have, I thought I’d give it a try!


  Throwing out the idea of following the ISBN Numbers or even having the collection of books by the same author together, I’ve arranged the books by size of the text to use all of the shelf.  I find organizing my books to be a cathartic process for me.

Hope you have a good day!


How Many Quilts Am I Quilting at One Time?



1. The Antique Double Wedding Ring is in the quilt room.


2. The Vacation Quilt…I still have some quilting to do on this treasure.


3. The Leaves Throw Blanket still has a bit of quilting to go until it is finished.


4. The Multi-Colored Quilt is coming along nicely!

 I have a bit of hand quilting to go until I’m finished working on these tops!

Happy Monday!

Whatever you are doing today…Keep Going!


What I Am Working On Today


I am tacking the binding on the quilt on the left and putting a button whole stitch on the 12 Dresden Plate squares I have.


I have a few trips planned for this summer, so I am already planning for the best hand project to work on when I hit the road.  I recently did an inventory of the projects I have in my quilt cabin, the projects I have started, and the projects ready to be quilted. I counted over 50 projects to finish.  I think I should be able to find something that will keep my hands busy while I’m on the road.

May the pieces of your life come together for you today!



Our Garden Grows


Soma and Kaya inspect the new blueberry plants.

The posts are in, and the Marionberries and various Blueberry Plants are ready to go.


The building in the background is the quilt room.


Soma is being curious!  Another view of the Marionberry and Blacberry Plants.


We also planted a new Pear Tree!  I love eating fresh pears!

Hope you’re having a great weekend!


Planting Marionberries

We’re adding new plants to the garden this year!


We’re planting Marionberries; they are a type of blackberry created in Marion County, Oregon.   Morning Shade Farm is where we purchased the plants.  This year we are also planting a variety of Blueberry plants that are new to us!


Here is a picture of the flowing buds of the Marionberry plant.



The ground was rota-tilled to prepare for planting.


The posts going in to support the new Marionberry  and Blueberry patch.

The quilt room is in the foreground.  My there have been some warm and beautiful days in that room lately.

Hope you’re having a good weekend!