A Kidlet Spin on the Inauguration

Today at school they spent a great deal of time learning about the presidency and celebrating the inauguration. In fact, they wrote a poem. Here’s RocketMan’s: Barack Obama is a kind person, and he’s definitely not a blind person. He likes to play basketball, and he doesn’t drink alcohol. They had to write their own […]

Birdman’s Spelling Bee

Tomorrow is my brother’s 22 birthday!  Happy Birthday, Eric! Last night Pop-Pop was telling my kidlets what a great spelling bee champ Eric was in Elementary School.  In fact, he won a big ol’ blue ribbon at the Ky State Fair one year. Take a look at this baby picture of my brother.  Isn’t he […]

Rebecca’s Coneflower Batik quilt

Rebecca’s Quilt is a one of those quilts that just makes me happy. I think it is the hot pink batik in it. Can you see the flange just before the outside border? It really adds a nice dimension to the overall design. Of course, I stayed off the flange so it could be all […]

“Stories In Hand” Class with Jessica Sprague

I’ve been taking the Stories In Hand online class from JessicaSprague.com and loving her teaching style. Today was the last day and I’m going to miss it. Here’s the photoshop layout of a digital scrapbook page I made with her online tutorial. Don’t I look oh-so-computer-savy? She really makes it easy and I learned a […]

Halloween with a Shriner, AKA Pap-Pa Jay

I’m finally getting around to sharing my kidlet’s Halloween photos.  This year we went trick or treating at their 90 year old great-grandfather Pap-Pa Jay’s assisted living facility. He recently moved in there and seems to be doing well.   This year my grandfather dressed up in his old Kosair Shrine Oriental Band costume which is […]

APQS Used Millennium For Sale! *Update: SOLD!

*Note: This machine has been sold.  Thanks for looking! *This machine has been sold. Thanks for looking! I’m selling my 2004 APQS Longarm Millennium. I have recently become a dealer for APQS and I need to buy the newest model so I can demonstrate it to APQS customers. This machine has been so good to […]

Lakeside Triplet Vacation!


I just returned from a wonderful weekend with Jennie Beth and Sandy! My kidlets got to go intertubing, cliff diving, make a fire and chop wood. Jennie Beth’s husband is such a gem. My kids just LOVE him (oh, and they really like his dog Max, too). It was FUN!            […]

KY State Fair – Pink Ribbon for BirdMan!

KY State Fair Pink Ribbon

Did you hear me screaming?  No?  Really? I was screaming pretty loud!  I’ll reveal all the many reasons why over the next few days. Here’s reason #1: BirdMan got a fourth place ribbon in the Junior Division at the Kentucky State Fair! Quilted Joy Blog Stop by QuiltedJoy.com for design inspiration, quilting options and pricing […]

Lone Star Feathered Points

Lone Star quilt

I’ve got this beautiful lone star on the frame right now. I love the combination of batiks with the other fabric motifs. The lone star has a great contemporary feel, doesn’t it? I’ve finished the stitch-in-the-ditch work on the whole top, and I have done one of the star sections with a curling feather. It […]

Summer’s Almost Over

Kidlet Fun

This summer has flown by.  My kidlets have gone to three camps and we went to Kings Island/ Great Wolf Lodge for vacation. Most importantly, they’ve enjoyed the crop of friends they’ve made on our street.  There must be a dozen kiddos their same age to play with! This neighborhood is an incredible blessing. These […]

BirdMan Proves That Boys Can Quilt!

APQS Millenium

BirdMan, one of my 9 year old triplets, took a spin on the longarm and finished the quilting on his Christmas lap quilt. He pieced this quilt in April of 2006. At that time he told me he wanted the backing to be flannel and gave me the mandate to purchase backing fabric for him. […]