Saturday, September 19, 2015

Good Morning

Arriving at the beach before the sun comes up

The suns glow peeking through the clouds

The brightening sky

a sandcastle from yesterdays fun

heavy clouds on the horizon

churning clouds making faces

birds coming out to feed

finally the sun breaks through

a small rainbow in the heavy wet clouds

Dune erosion from the heavy surf the night before

A new day

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Charitable oppoutunities

Four dress ready for Bolivia.
Lori over at Humble Quilts is going to deliver pillowcase dresses and is asking
for donations.  Send one if you can help.
Happy Sewing, Kim

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Birthday time

a table runner to practice my free motion 

Stars and  loops and some writing

This pattern is in the July/August 2015 issue of Fons and Porter's Love of Quilting.pattern by Patrick Lose

I found the perfect backing material too :0) my granddaughter is going to be 7!  Happy Sewing!  Kim

Monday, July 27, 2015

Learning to use my two new machines

The computer in this Bernina is amazing with tutorials, instructions and so many stitch choices it makes my head spin.....using the featherweight is just plain old sewing....nice to have the choice!

Happy Sewing, Kim

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Baby quilt

Won't this be a yummy baby quilt? Happy Sewing, Kim

Flags of the American Revolution by Jan Patek

Last year Lori had a sew along we all used Jan Patek's book " Flag of the American Revolution" I used wool whipped stitched onto cotton for my quilt.  Several shirts were used as background for the wool applique,  now I just can not decide on a border or if it needs one.  Opinions?
Happy Sewing, Kim

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Doll quilt swap

Patty's label on that quilt she sent to me

Sweet printed " Baltimore Album" replica. 

Patty outline the design with hand quilting

The back

close up of the lovely fabrics......Thank you so much Patty!

Here is the quilt I made and sent out

Love a nice nine patch

Thank you Lori for doing the doll quilt exchange :0)
Happy Sewing, Kim

Sunday, May 31, 2015


Rest in peace dear brother.

My brother died yesterday 5-30-15 after a long and brave battle.
He leaves behind his wife, two children and one special granddaughter, and his parents in law, many nephews and nieces, great nephews and nieces
along with his siblings, sisters and brother in law, and friends.
He was a fine man, served in Vietnam, retired from the Air Force and retired from his second career.
You will be missed by so many, may God welcome you with open arms.

Bonnie's mystery top pieced

Well I got the top pieced now I have to make the backing and get it quilted.
Thanks for the mystery quilt Bonnie, Happy Sewing, Kim

Monday, May 18, 2015

More Paducah: Elisabeth Frolet

This is such a beauty, I really admire every hand stitch.

 Doesn't this make you want to do a crazy quilt?  Happy Sewing, Kim

Tuesday, May 5, 2015


This quilt was amazing, I'm sorry if you didn't get to see it because the workmanship with
the quilting was just mesmerizing, I know I stood and studied it for quite a while.  Bethanne knows what she is doing with a longarm machine!  You can see the whole quilt and other winners here, but look at these close ups!!

Best longarm quilting on a wall quilt.

I think Bethanne has many hours of practice and TONS of talent!

look how she worked the quilting design right into the flying geese borders.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Puppy Love :0)

Blocks 4 from the Snapshot Quilt-along.....aren't these so cute, the button eyes will be added after quilting.

The mini


look what followed me home from Paducah!  Happy Sewing, Kim :0)


 Winning Quilts!

I LOVED this quilt and I got to tell the quilt maker that it really touched me in a special way.  I wish I would have taken her picture with her quilt.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Paducah from Barb's point of view

I got to meet Barb finally after years of visiting her blog :0), she was delightful.  And what fun to meet her friend Mary whom she talks about on her blog.......I could have talked to them all day long.  What a treat :0).  Jump over to Barb's for some great pictures and one of us together :0)

Isn't this a beauty?

Friday, May 1, 2015


Not a prize winner but really dazzling.....amazingly realistic!
Happy Sewing, Kim