November 2020

November 30, 2020

holiday shopping

Hello all, Mary Ellen here. I’m trying to do as much of my holiday shopping online as I can this year. How about you? I just bought a bunch of gift cards to Home Depot on line for the guys on my list. I don’t think the website was very user friendly, but it still was faster, easier and safer than a trek to a local Home Depot. This website, Just Get It Done Quilts, has a nice list of gift ideas for quilters. You could have a friend or family member watch the video to get ideas for you, or maybe you’ll get inspiration for gifts that you need to buy. She also has included a link to her list from 2019–so you’ll get 20 good suggestions for gifts specifically for quilters. Click here to watch. Still collecting comments heading toward our prize drawing on the 17th. Do you […]
November 26, 2020


Hello all, Mary Ellen here. Even with a year like 2020, we all have things to be thankful for. One of the things I’m thankful for is all of you blog readers and commenters. I hope you all have a great day today.                               
November 22, 2020

pie crusts

Hello all, Mary Ellen here. What do pie crusts have to do with quilting you say? I am a fan of the King Arthur baking catalog. Since I order from them frequently, I of course am on their email list.And look what came today: For those of you who make your own crusts, wouldn’t this be an impressive one to bring out at Thanksgiving dessert time? Click here for the procedure. If you try it, send me a picture so I can share it here! And here’s another question to encourage a comment. Sitting down for a long piecing/quilting session again, Shoes on or shoes off?
November 12, 2020

taking a break

Hello all, Mary Ellen here. How many more times will we be raking the leaves, do you think? The trees surrounding my yard are pretty much empty of their leaves, but the neighbors across the street have a lot of leaves left on theirs. Unfortunately their leaves end up in MY yard many times. I’m taking a break from raking! What are you doing for Thanksgiving this year? It’s really hard to plan isn’t it? In case you would like some easy autumn  projects for yourself, or to give to friends and family, here is a free pattern for a cute acorn potholder. Click here. And here’s a cute turkey potholder. This one’s not free, but I’ll bet the picture is all many of you will need! click here. One more reminder that in order to be entered in the drawing for prizes at our holiday party you need to […]