Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Arlington National Cemetery special wreath laying ceremony with my nephew

One day I got the very exciting news that my nephew from Texas won an essay contest, as did some of his classmates. So they earned a trip to historical Virginia, which included an opportunity to participate in a wreath laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.

Arlington National Cemetery

Monday, March 15, 2021

Remodeling my new Virginia apartment

Unfortunately I had to sell my house a few years ago. Thankfully I found a lovely little apartment in Northern Virginia, which means I have all the beauty of the four seasons!

1-Virginia Apartment

Sunday, March 14, 2021

A Request for a Modern Woodlands Baby Quilt

When a friend of mine saw the baby quilt that I made for my granddaughter, he asked if I'd make one for his niece who had had a baby boy earlier in the spring.

Black and Grey Baby Quilt flannel and minky-3
Modern Woodlands Baby Quilt

Saturday, March 13, 2021

A Snuggly Pink and White Quilt for my Granddaughter

 Last summer I asked my daughter what her preferred colors were for a snuggly baby quilt for her baby. She wanted pink...and she wanted me to use the fabric stash left from her cousin's quilt.

Pink and White Flannel and Minky Baby Quilt- 1
Pink Snuggly Baby Quilt

Friday, March 12, 2021

Starry Night Quilt

From 6-22-2020 

I finally conquered another stashbusting project!

In free moments I spent the winter of 2020 cozily handquilting one of my many quilt tops. By the end of spring I finsihed my quilt. In June I found a great location to take quilt photos.

Starry Night Quilt
Starry Night Quilt

Friday, March 5, 2021

Historic Brentsville of Virginia

From 10-19-2019

For years I lived in the small town of Bristow in Virginia, which is beautifully situated within sight of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Brentsville Historic District
Brentsville Historic Centre

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Baby Cross Stitch for my Granddaughter

When I was pregnant with my daughter over 20 years ago, I cross stitched several pieces to hang in her room. And this was the first one I cross stitched. But back then, these hung in oak frames with mats.
4-Baby Cross Stitch
Baby Cross Stitch