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Monday, February 22, 2016

The Excitement Is Beginning

I have organized a "retreat" trip to Missouri Star Quilt Co" Hamilton MO.  This coming May -  so far there are 25 meeting up there - approx 14 from Wisconsin.  I say approx because I'm waiting to hear a definite from some.

We will be driving down, which is approx 6-7 hrs from here.  It looks like we will have a convoy headed south.  So watch out for quilters headed out of town come mid May.  As my brother Bill Kallner likes to say "bring bail money".

In the meantime there are quilts to be sewn and quilting to be done right here.

Completed another customer quilt yesterday.
the beginning quilting


top back close up


Sometimes the back is as pretty as the front. 

Saturday, February 20, 2016


My goodness had not realized how long its been since I have posted anything.

Not that I haven't been busy, because I have!

First lets talk about this really cute/pretty quilt I just completed for a customer:


I did several different quilting's , free motion Mctavishing (which you know I love)  swirls in the hearts - ruler work in some of the black squares and ruler work on the border.  Talk about movement - this just flows with movement.

Played some more with the ornaments.  Having way too much fun with these.

Crocheted a lap afghan for myself

I call this my minky blanket - because the yarn is as soft as minky fabric 

Currently I'm attempting to crochet a cardigan - I downloaded a pattern that I thought, yes I thought, would be quite simple. One word NOT!!!!   I have been crocheting for years and can usually manage to read a pattern but this one has me tearing my hair out.  But that does not stop me.  I'm going to use the stitch in the pattern, but am making up my own pattern to make the cardigan.  Fingers crossed it isn't a disaster.  I know one thing I have to buy more yarn because as usual I misjudge the amount I need.

Shopping is necessary and required today!!!

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Two For Chatelaine's Farm

Ready for the farm and Christmas!!!

Barn Quilts wall hanging - stippled all over

Santa wall hanging  custom quilted
And..... made a few more Christmas ornaments - now these can be as addicting as quilting - Honestly

Revised the pattern:

3 different versions

All caught up with quilting - and Gus is here today so its play day -  he wants to read me a story!!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

No Idle Hands

Nope not for me.

After quilting the owl quilt and another (pic to follow) for Two Chatelaine's Farm Retreat house, my friend Candy and I delivered them.

I was nosey and wanted to check it out for possible retreat gathering later this year.

Its a absolutely charming 100 year old farm house, with all the lighting and amenities we ask for at a retreat house.

What fun to go there and see the quilts I'm quilting being displayed.

Number 3 - this one reminds me of a Victorian or English garden - quilted it free hand feathered flowers

Number 2 - Beautiful green foliage and flowers- quilted using a panto  Fern Gully -

Wont they look nice in a vintage farm house setting.

After inspecting the retreat house we headed to Belleville - Patches and Petals - a new shop for me -

In addition to working on these I have kept busy playing around with decorating balls turning them into Christmas balls.

This is my first attempt - and it took a whole lot longer than I thought it would. That's the way it goes on a first try - the next ones will go faster I'm sure.

My imagination is running wild on all the possibilities!!!.  And.... I still have to make my fold n stitch wreath for Valentine's day -  which its going to be a short display as its almost here and Im way behind.