Friday, February 10, 2017

Blessed Be!

A big storm and a few days accidentally locked out of my accounts has made this an exciting transition!

It is sad to admit how dependent I have become on the rich life on the internet, but none-the-less, my life is great again now. Big "Thank you's" are going out to my Husband Wonderful, my Plow-boy!

As you can see in the above photograph, there are great big semi tractor trailer trucks that whizz along my street. That is exactly why I am delighted to only allow Miss Emma Lynne to race around in her fenced exercise area. Here, below, you can see her all tuckered out from her romping in fresh clean snow!

As for the quilting news front, not much was accomplished here at Park Hill Farm. Quilts are stacked up as we use and launder them for both warmth and comfort. Here is an old one that was in the way:

The maroon flannel backing, which came from a local thrift shop, is soft and snuggly! I had used up an orphaned block for the label back when it was done.

Buried underneath, sure enough, was my lovely stack of Log Cabin Lunacy blocks, completely untouched this month. I laugh to see them, still nicely starched in their pile, waiting patiently for me to resume work on them.

Although I love making big beautiful quilts, my little hut is quite cluttered and dingy in the interior views.

My dining room table is heaped with his tools and toys and my fabrics, hats, and bags.

Clutter abounds in the dining area, filled with tote bags of quilts in various stages of completion!
My plants grow so fast that often I choose to give away rooted cuttings on the local chapter of Freecycle.

My home is truly happy havoc!

Blessed be!

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Quiet Neighbors

It might sound morbid, but right across the highway from where I live, there is a small cemetery. People are buried there with the dates of their lifetime carved upon their stone tablets.

Only one neighbor, that I know of, has deeded rights to be buried there with her husband when they pass. God pray that is many long years from now!

It is enclosed by tumbled down rock boundaries, as New Hampshire is still known as, "The Granite State."

Friday, February 3, 2017

Rest & Recreation

Stay well.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Happy First

The calm before the storm affected me in odd ways.

My lovely pancake breakfast, served with drizzled mini-morsel chocolate chips was as delightful as ever, in the circle of friends at the Senior Center.

Although John joined us for the meal, he chose to skip the quilter's group called The Sunshine Club.

After waiting for brief moments, Madam Secretary joined me in the Conference room.

She took the minutes and I do thank her for that.

At my request, Madam Secretary took two photographs of me; one with,

And one, without, my readers.

With no quorum, we adjourned so that I could hurry along to the Farmer's Wife in Milton, New Hampshire, United States of America.

More fruitful was the aftermath of snow removal and clean up!

Love that Plow Boy.

God bless.

Sunday, January 29, 2017


Some of my regular readers are aware that Husband Wonderful & I job share Animal Control Officer duties for the town. It is a labor of love. We help to re-unite lost pets with their respective owners. Sadly, there are a few times when a beloved owner of a pet has passed away into the Great Beyond.

Most of these tales are of brief temporary transitions into a new place where the pet is loved again in a stable home.

Whatever happens, we do our very best.

May God bless.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Cryptic Tally Ho

Storms that deposit layers of ice are always far worse than any storms of plow-able snow. Think of sunny times in the past with dear friends and shopping instead!

Maureen Timmins and Jenny Doan in Missouri, USA

Big huge "Thank you's" to the staff at Footprints Quilt Shoppe, here in New Hampshire, USA, for their willingness to snap our picture!

Likely every woman admires another, and new ideas are born as we merrily bounce through the universe. Credit is always due.

Happy sewing!

Post Script:

Best wishes are going out to this wonderful pair of friends, too!

Get well,  soon!
 Happy quilting.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Winter Fun

Survive your slippery driveway.


Think Spring.

Eat ice cream.

No polar bears were harmed while I used this big napkin to eat it all up.

Happy quilting, too!

Monday, January 23, 2017

Penny's Longarm Quilting

My powers of imagination often run wild with me. Pop up ads on the internet show very naughty ladies and some are scantily dressed, oh my! I pretend that I am their fashion designer and I make amends to their costumes for them.

But this blog is about big beautiful quilts, all soft and cuddly. Whether my quilts are old or new, large or small, for sale or all worn out from years of washings, they are always about good quality.

This young lady was never in any of my Girl Scout troops, but Penny is hard working and industrious. Here below, you may see her displaying a recent creation of her own.

She has invested in a longarm quilting machine and has great prospects of paying her bills as the orders roll in to her business.

Her quilting is always attractively priced, too. If you have quilt tops to be done that are not antiques, for she does not do those, imagine these prices:

Wall $25
Baby quilts $35
Lap quilts $45
Twin $55
Full $60
Queen $70
King $90

These prices are for pick up and drop off at the local Concord, New Hampshire location, but overseas shipping must be calculated. Please call to learn about the waiting list. Cell: 603-486-8081 on Eastern Time Zone: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm and even on Saturday, 10:00am to 5:00pm.

Thank you for looking!

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Sunday Salvo Across My Bow

My very ho hum day ended at sunset with artificial sweetener dissolved in a wee bit of hot water, cold stale coffee, the last drop of the Captain, and a swish of unsweetened whipped cream.

 May your pipes be moistened with whatever adult beverage perks you up from your doldrums.

Stay calm.

Saturday, January 21, 2017


Not too much quilty news this week, but shop owner, Nancy, of The Golden Gese was willing to snap my picture as I  sewed on my scrappy binding. Not sure just where this quilt is bound for yet, there are two great candidates for it.

Happy sewing!

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Comfort Time

Today's seasonally pleasant weather allowed me to go to The Cat's Whisker's Studio in Laconia, New Hampshire for a brief quilting adventure.

Here is Ellen, helping me by loading up my quilt on the big machine.

This is a tiny scaled quilt for my usual work. It was done with 1½ inch squares to form the Friendship Stars in a diminutive variation known as "Twinklers."

You can see the Powder Blue 100% Cotton flannel backing on the back roller in the above photograph.

The quilting was free-handed by me in an edge-to-edge organic swirl worked in swaths of approximately one six inch block width across the surface of the quilt.

This wheel-chair sized lap quilt is constructed of mostly American Civil War historically accurate cotton prints, with the occasional "wanna-be" traditional fabrics tossed into the mix.

Thank you, Ellen, for snapping my picture just as I began all the fun!!

Happy quilting!

Friday, January 13, 2017

Mind Over Matter

With the given premise that each living person already has creative talents hidden within them, I value scribbling.

That may seem odd to many folks. Try standing, if you can, in a balanced pose, and reaching up with your own appendages and scribble in the open air. Make circles. Go wide. Narrow it down. Nice and easy.

That exercise of your own dear body has just cleared your own mind to be able to think new thoughts.

Good. Good. Good.

Bread making is a simple form of scribbling, then, isn't it?

Smoothing my fingers through the flour helped me to think clearly again as I made a small loaf.

If you are participating in a very fast-paced game, then you might not be making bread. Still, okay.

You can still clear your mind to begin again.

Happy creating.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Log Cabin Lunacy, Indeed!

Some of my regular visitors may recall that Husband Wonderful & I job share Animal Control Officer duties for our rural town.

Today my own dear Labrador Retriever, Miss Emma Lynne, and I were consumed with the whole day long project of entertaining an adolescent intact male whom I shall call "Buddy." She was good; he was boisterous. Here she is, all worn out, after he left here to go back to his home.

So, alas, my Log Cabin blocks all prepared from last month, never did get spread out for a photo.
The three stacks of 16 comprise a group of 48 blocks all pressed with starch.

Happy Quilting to all!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

"My God, How The Money Rolls In..."

Often in my family, while we were all riding together in our car, we would sing songs together as we went to visit my grandparent's homes.

In this way, I developed a tradition of humming an old tune to myself and then making up some silly new lyrics to go along with it.

Most recently, I was making a political parody to an old bawdy house song,  called; "My God, How The Money Rolls In." If you know it, please do hum along with me.


The Clinton's make millions of dollars

Whenever the Democrats win

And Acorn brings out extra (or, deceased) voters

My God, how the money rolls in!


Rolls in, rolls in,
My God how the money rolls in!


 Not much quilty to report, but I am very hopeful for Log Cabin Lunacy legacies to begin tomorrow upon the Full moon here on Thursday, January 12th, 2017. Link.

Carry on as approved.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Happy Epiphany At Last!

For my Extra Special Levels, today shall be a posting of pictures without text.

Viewer discretion is advised, this is very messy.

Time passes away.
Then, do a little more.
I used 4 fingers and one thumb on each of my two hands.
Special People are O k, too.

Good To Go.


Quilting classes shall resume as long as the weather permits us to regroup.

Thank you, all, for your continuing patience with We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Associations.

Smiles to everyone.


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