Monthly Archives: December 2012

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!


Happy New Year!

Thank you to everyone who partnered with me in 2012 to get their quilts finished.  I am humbled and honored that you trusted me with your heirlooms.

Somewhere in July, I crossed over the 500 mark for number of quilts quilted!  During the year, I quilted 87 customer quilts and 10 personal quilts.  I hope 2012 is just as amazing.

In November, I swapped my 2004 APQS Millennium for a 2012 APQS Freedom.  I love it!!!!

Looking back, I did manage to finish some of my Loose Ends and no matter how hard I tried not to, I started several new quilts that are now in various stages of unfinished!  How long does a project have to be “set aside” before it becomes a UFO?  Actually, I love having multiple projects to work on, no time to get bored!  And if I add how many projects are swimming in my head, I’ll never get bored!

Thanks to all my blog followers and readers!  I love getting comments and will try to answer every one.  Tomorrow I’ll announce my first blog giveaway of the year, stay tuned!

Happy 2013!!  🙂 Linda


More Quilting Pictures!

More Quilting Pictures!


Horseshoes Quilt


This quilt was made for a hubby who loves to play horseshoes!

The big triangles were fun to add whimsical, custom designs.  I hope he liked it!





Custom Quilting detail




Here’s a couple pics showing the quilting detail from the front and the back.



Horseshoes back














Kinsey's Butterfly Quilt





My quilting buddy, Candace, finished another butterfly quilt for her latest granddaughter Kinsey.  The other quilts are pink, purple and yellow.  Here’s a link to their pictures.











This is a fun quilt to “quilt”!  I try to keep the same designs as the others but even with pictures and diary, each one is unique!



Butterfly quilting detail



Look for a couple more posts today and tomorrow reflecting on the year and a giveaway I’ll be hosting the first two weeks of January!

Thanks!  🙂 Linda



Holiday Knitting

Sometimes, I get into the knitting mood when I find something easy and fun to make.  The seed stitch knitted cowl uses one skein and you can knit it in one night!  Here’s the link to the free pattern.  I have made 2 dozen, maybe more of these wonders!  And now, my daughter has started making them, too.  She made the cream colored one.

The striped cowl is easy, too!  Here’s the link for the free pattern.

The knitted beanie is a little more work using dpn’s but still easy and very cozy if you make it with wool yarn!  The pattern is free on Ravelry, here’s the link for that.

I’m linking up with A Stitch In Time for a December finish.  I didn’t finish a quilt this month but at least I finished something!

December Finishes