The Pokeberry Quilt

The Pokeberry Quilt

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Bighorn Sheep


2020 brings the Bighorns...

 to the property for the first time this year.

I've been watching this battle worn Ram for years.

He has an old scar on his face that I recognize.

He was here with a large herd of Rams and little ones.

Those horns are massive as is he...

The little ones...

are so cute...

with their tiny, tiny horns.

Striking a beautiful pose to end my post...

Thinking of my friends in  Australia...
lives lost...
millions of wildlife lost...
property lost...
keep Australia in your prayers.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

The Emily Munroe Quilt

I have finally finished my 
Emily Munroe Quilt.

Years of hand stitching to complete this 
replica of a Civil War quilt.

Wool applique on wool backgrounds with 
yarn and specialty threads for embellishment.
Instead of quilting, I used the potholder method
to finish the quilt.

The original quilt is showcased in
this pattern from Francine Quinn
of Hoopla Patterns.

Thursday, August 22, 2019


My finished top of Sue Spargo's 
2018 BOM Homegrown.

Wool and cotton applique on backgrounds of wool
with a zillion embellishment stitches.

The individual house blocks are five inches square.

Sue's designs are all about detail...

The book for Homegrown will be available in September
or October on Sue's website. 

Wednesday, August 14, 2019


You're telling me...

 You don't...

have a clue...


who has...

been eating...

 my geraniums.

The face of innocence...

Friday, July 19, 2019

The Emily Munroe Quilt

Good grief, no seriously, five years and counting and I'm still
working on this quilt...

The good news is I have only one more row to go.

Since I'm using the potholder method to construct the blocks
there is no need for quilting. 

The design is an adaptation by Frances Quinn of Hoopla Patterns 
with the New England Quilt Museum staff as pattern consultants.