Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year 2015

Wishing each of you a Happy and Healthy New Year! 

I'm looking forward to a busy 2015 in my world of quilting. I hope to stay more connected to y'all both here, and on my facebook page, forums I'm involved in and for those who live close - to stay in touch better. 

I have several things already waiting for me or planned and scheduled for the new year. So far I'm already scheduled into April!  And the quilts are lining up. 

May you all have a great new year! 

Keep those needles stitching,
The creative juices flowing
The world of quilting growing! 


Tuesday, December 23, 2014



you and your house
 Quilter's Pantry.

May you find joy in the reason for this season 
and this day of celebration. 

May God's blessings surround you.


Monday, December 15, 2014

Hard to believe that this year is just about over. In just 10 days it will be Christmas day!  I know many of you aren't ready. Don't worry, neither am I.  I have one ornament yet to make and am waiting for another item to arrive so I can wrap it. Then there are the two types of cookies still to bake. Other than that - I'm ready. 

It has been a full and busy year. My wonderful loyal customers kept me busy. New customers kept me even busier. New quilters allowed me to guide them and to teach a few of them 'formally'.  My fellow quilters kept me encouraged. My family and friends loved me through it all. And God blessed me and my family each and every day. 

I wish you all a Very Merry Christmas. May the joy of the season be with you and your families. May you be able to keep the stress to a minimum, and don't fret over the little things. Remember even what we think are big things, are really little things overall. 

In this hectic time of year, take time out for yourself. Remember to breath. And sit back, relax, reflect, and enjoy the new as well as the memories of past Christmas's. 

Til next time....
Enjoy the season
Spend time with family
And smile as a child full of wonderment. 




Monday, December 1, 2014


As we enter into December we are all starting to look at Christmas trees. 
Some have very large trees, others have smaller trees. Some are real, some are alive and still in dirt to be replanted, and some are artificial. 

Some are even homemade and rather tiny compared to the artificial and real ones. 

But they all have a purpose. 

Homemade, small/tiny trees fit in places others don't. They are very portable. They are perfect for those in RV's, nursing homes, hospitals, or shelters. They fit on a mantel, dresser, a night stand, even a window sill. They are perfect on your desk at work.

Over 25 years ago I made my first miniature Christmas tree because my husband and I were moving from a large house into a 31 foot motor home. We had put our house up for sale in October and it sold quickly! So quickly the buyers wanted to move in by December 15th of that year. So we had to be out by the 13th. 
We moved from a 5 bedroom, 3 story house into that motor home just fine. I made sure my sewing machine went with us. (I didn't even sew back then and certainly wasn't into quilting!  We were in the motorcycle business!!). I also made sure we had a Christmas tree to put up in our new home. 

(We lived in that motor home for 5 years and I put up that same tree each year ---- we didn't have a stationary home, just the RV). 

25 years later...... we are out of the motorcycle business for 20 years now. I'm a quilter with my own business including longarming of quilts.  AND....

I'm back to making tiny trees!  These are much better than the one I made all those years ago.... (which I still have and put out in my studio each year! LOL).   

I have a couple of them for sale in my Etsy shop.

I even make quilted fabric pine cones..... 


quilted fabric ornaments !!! 

So if you have a special place needing a special touch but can't have a real or even artificial tree..... contact me. I can help you out!  

Til next time...
Keep those needles stitching
Those creative juices flowing
and take time to celebrate the season.