October 2020

October 30, 2020

gnome place like home

Hello all, Mary Ellen here. Gnomes are so trendy right now. If you need a really easy free pattern for easy gifts, try this one out. You can make the mug rug version (great for odd small scraps) or the wall hanging. How about a mug rug, a cute mug, and a packet of deluxe hot chocolate mix for a nice gift for your nail girl, cleaning lady or anyone else who is helping you maintain some normalcy in life these days? If you start now, you could have lots of these completed by Christmas. Click here for the pattern. Don’t forget that commenting enters you in the drawing for prizes to be held at our holiday party. If you are not planning to attend, you can still enter. If you win a prize I’ll make sure it gets to you. Delivery by gnome or elf!
October 7, 2020

feathered stars

Hello all, Mary Ellen here. Came across this article about feathered star quilts in my feed today. One of the quilts lent to us for our guild/BNHV showcase is a beautiful feathered star quilt made by Annette M-G. You’re going to love it. Lots of links to patterns, history and classes in this article. If you’ve been quilting for a while you’re probably quite familiar with the name Marsha McCloskey and have admired her star quilts.In person classes probably won’t be around for a while so maybe you’d be interested in Marsha’s online feathered star class.   Click here for the article.
October 5, 2020

fall quilts

Hello all, Mary Ellen here. Sylvia S., our guild’s FaceBook guru, sent me this link to share with all of you. It has lovely ideas for displaying your fall quilts, and links to patterns for some pretty quilts as well. Click here. How’s your yard work coming? I’d rather be at my machine than outdoors putting the gardens to bed, but alas it must get done! How about your recipe repetoire? Anyone have a good soup recipe, or a delicious apple dessert recipe to share? I found this recipe in my FaceBook feed yesterday. I have a ton of apples, so I’m going to make my own apple pie filling, but keep the rest of the recipe the same. Sounds yummy to me! If you try it, let us know how it turned out.   2 cans of Cinnamon rolls quartered, 1 can apple pie filling, 1/2 cup chopped walnuts […]