Baby quilt · quilting · Sewing

If you start with Beautiful Scraps You will end up with a Stunning Baby Quilt

I wanted to share an adorable little quilt that I finished just in time for the birth of a new little friend. I can't wait to meet the new little person and to show her how welcome she is. I had her in mind when I started to put some Moda Little Ruby by Bonnie… Continue reading If you start with Beautiful Scraps You will end up with a Stunning Baby Quilt


Lemon Blueberry French Toast Casserole

It's the weekend of Mother's Day. The gifts are prepared for my mother and mother in law. My daughters are not coming home. I won't be spending time with them . I do have a date tonight with their father, so all is not lost. Love and family will still be celebrated. I decided it's… Continue reading Lemon Blueberry French Toast Casserole


A gift idea for Mother’s Day

I have two special people in my life that I want to honor. I needed an idea for Mother's Day Gifts. I came up with a theme of enjoying a cup of tea in the garden. I purchased a few items in accordance with that idea, and it came together in a one stop shopping trip.… Continue reading A gift idea for Mother’s Day

Buttons and Corduroy · quilting · Scraps · Sewing

I’m Sewing with the Moda Love Sew-Along

We are all invited to a social media sew-along. I decided I would act on the invitation using pre cut fabric from my stash and complete a quilt top in January. If you don’t know what a fabric stash is, let me explain. After years of sewing projects a person can accumulate a little extra… Continue reading I’m Sewing with the Moda Love Sew-Along

Hand Quilting · quilting · Sewing

Speedwell Quilt part two the Quilting and the Binding

The quilt top was finished in the first couple weeks of October. See my first blog post about putting it together in part one, the pattern link is included. The quilt top is laying across the plaid backing. I have plenty of fabric to pin onto my leaders for quilting the three layers together. It… Continue reading Speedwell Quilt part two the Quilting and the Binding

Crafting · quilting · Tutorials

Christmas Vignette

It worked out that I could host another craft night.  That's two in a row! I invited a couple of friends that I knew would love the idea of setting up a Christmas scene in glass.    I gathered lots of items from past craft adventures and bought a few inexpensive items to add to… Continue reading Christmas Vignette

Crafting · quilting · Sewing · Tutorials

Holiday Candle Mat

Lately I’ve been social in the real world, but silent in social media. This is what I've been up to. I planned an evening at home, with a few friends that I’ve known for years. For the first gathering of girlfriends, I planned a simple craft. Here’s to renewing old friendships and forging ahead with new… Continue reading Holiday Candle Mat

Patterns · quilting · Scraps · Sewing

The Autumn Speedwell Quilt

One night I was searching Pinterest and saw the cutest pattern called Speedwell quilt by Nicola Dodd of Cakes Stand Quilts. After clicking on the information I found out it was a free pattern featured on Moda Bake Shop. The pattern is based on a layer cake, which is a pre-cut stack of coordinating fabric.… Continue reading The Autumn Speedwell Quilt

Recipes · Uncategorized

Through The Ivy Covered Window‘s Garden Salsa

Lots of herbs and ripe tomatoes mean it’s time to make fresh garden salsa. I love summer cooking recipes and this one is great spooned over grilled chicken, scrambled eggs, nachos, hot dogs, or almost anything . Here is the recipe I came up with based on what I had in my garden. Lucky for me… Continue reading Through The Ivy Covered Window‘s Garden Salsa


Recipe Ready Basil Pesto

The Basil harvest is wonderful for me this summer. This is the second “big” harvest of this fresh herb from my small container garden. I expect to make two more batches of basil pesto for my freezer through September. I’ve also had fresh basil to add to dinner salads, dressings and pasta since June. It… Continue reading Recipe Ready Basil Pesto


Baked Brie with Strawberry Jam, Pistachio, and fresh picked Strawberries

I’m imagining a bubbling Prosecco pouring into my glass as I write this recipe. I think that would be a perfect start to a summer weekend. Of course after you hear what I made you may have a better wine recommendation for me. Maybe something red chilled and delicious to go with Baked Brie and… Continue reading Baked Brie with Strawberry Jam, Pistachio, and fresh picked Strawberries