Thursday, April 16, 2009

If you get melted chocolate all over your hands...

If you get melted chocolate all over your hands, you are eating too slowly. ---Author Unknown

We just got back from America's Heartland, Nebraska, over the Easter Holiday. I had to bring home some of my favorite chocolates from Baker's Candies. They are the best and they go so well with quilting! I am not sure if there will be enough to last before I finish my next quilt. I will just have to call and order some more. If you want some too, here is their link:

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

50th Anniversary Sampler Quilt

My parents are celebrating 50 years together over the Easter holiday. We decided to make them a quilt to honor this special occasion. My sisters, niece, and my daughter each made one or two 12-inch blocks for this quilt. We used fabrics from LakeHouse and I quilted it with an all-over butterfly and flower design. I decided to add six stars to the sashing in the center to represent their six children. Congratulations to Marlus and Wayne! My dad was a farmer until he retired. I come from a talented family. My mom was always a crafter and taught all five of us girls how to sew. My brother even made a shirt once. My dad was always making things from wood or jumping in to help with our 4-H projects. Many of you have probably read my "About Me" page on my website and know that the store was named after the small creek that ran by our house. What a great place to grow up. I am sure my parents are reflecting back on all these years, and like me, realize how special they are.