My cat Eli, has a mysterious health issue so that has put a little damper on my creative mojo.
Saturday, December 19, 2020
Friday, December 11, 2020
There a few Bucilla stockings in different places...
Three went to our son and his family in California.
The stockings for Zack and his wife, Tina.
Thursday, December 10, 2020
I was a mom with young boys when I got a chance get away for a long weekend ski trip to Salt Lake City with several girl friends. Like any girls’ trip there was some shopping involved. We were near the Mormon Temple downtown and wandered into a gift shop. Way in the back was a quilting section and hanging on the wall were adorable quilted stockings with little bears in different themed settings: a train, a canoe, an airplane, an angel bear...
I had never seen anything as unique as these stockings...and no quilted stocking design since then has topped the detail of these stockings.
The designer, Jodi G. Warner of Hearthsewn, came out with one new stocking design every year. This was before internet shopping or eBay. I used to write her every year for an update on her designs for the year. She had a little printed catalog. One year I found a booth at the Houston quilt show with her patterns but only that one year. I did have a couple of quilt shops in the San Antonio area but as a mom with young kids I didn’t spend a lot of time quilting. Mostly I collected the patterns.
Our move to Alaska really propelled my quilting progress. Both our sons were in school and I was fortunate to be able to be a stay-at-home mom. I would get an hour or two in the afternoons several days a week to work on projects.
|My first Bear stocking.|
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Tuesday, December 8, 2020
That is how my Bucilla felt kit obsession began.
We were living in San Antonio and a friend and I went on a trip to Garden Ridge Pottery. I think they were a Texas chain of craft stores. HUGE! Two warehouses full of everything. There was a cafe in the middle of the two warehouses to refuel your energy tank.
I spotted two adorable Western themed stockings...two sons...perfect.
Monday, December 7, 2020
Sunday, December 6, 2020
Saturday, November 21, 2020
Winter weather helps increase holiday spirits.
Just trying to look on the bright side of cold, dark days.
I am always amazed by the snow/ice crystals that form on everything when temperatures drop into the teens. I get totally distracted during my daily dog walks.