Thursday, September 16, 2010


This wallhanging is from Kim Schaefer’s Calendar Quilts. There are 12 months of fun projects. I love her patterns and intend to make all of these. I'll have something new on my door every month.

Comfort Stitching has the cutest tutorial for a raw edge appliqué of a girl on a swing.

My mother, you gotta love her. She will be 93 in December and still has it…The other day we went to the hospital for some tests. I took her into the lobby and told her to sit there while I parked the car. When I came back she was holding a newspaper up like she was reading it. I was surprised because she has macular degeneration and had to give up reading several years ago. “Are you reading that?” I asked. “No. I’m trying to make a good impression on that good looking man over there!” I hope I have her sense of humor when I’m her age.

I found an interesting magazine I want to share with you. It’s called Going Bonkers (The Self-Help Magazine With A Sense of Humor). All kinds of fun stuff in it, some serious, some helpful, and some that will make you laugh. Hey, in their “facts” section, I learned that chickens have earlobes. I bet you didn't know that! I picked up three issues at the local library and think I’ll subscribe. I need all the help I can get!

Darlene over at Sew Cal Gal had a nice post the other day. Take a look. It’s something we all should remember.

Stay Positive!


Caroline @ Artfully Caroline said...

That is so adorable! I need to figure out how to make a twin sizes quilt in this style. That would be perfect for my little girl


Mama Pea said...

I have always wanted to do one of those deals where you make a bunch of little quilts so you have a new one each month. Someday in this lifetime I might get to it! :-)

Chickens have earlobes?!

Martina said...

Lovely wallhanging. I love her patterns and also have got these patterns. I am looking forward to make those small quilts too!
Have a great day!

Laura said...

I've always wanted to do monthly mini-wallhangings too - to enjoy in my cube at work. Too bad they won't let me sew them while I'm there - I might actually get them made then! Love yours!
Thanks for the great links!

Micki said...

I love your pretty and a monthly quilt is a great idea!

online pr said...

very nice and original quilt!

Nancy Page said...

Love the Calendar quilt! It looks so bright and cheery. Thanks for sharing. Your mother is a sweetie.

Have a super great sewing day.

Barb said...

Ohhhh I just love this!!

Mary Lou Weidman said...

I love anything happy with flowers and this fit the bill....thank you for your wonderful blog and the happy words and thoughts it projects!


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