Momma’s Cornbread Patties

1/2 cup self rising flour 1 1/3 cup self rising cornmeal 1 tbsp sugar 1 tsp salt 1 egg 1 cup buttermilk 1/4 cup oil 1/2 finely chopped small onion It should be a thick batter but not like heavy mud. Add some water if you need to so you can spoon it out in a hot fry pan with a little lard. Fry gently on both sides ....more


I have been searching for something new to create. I bought some fabric and could not decide on a design. I sat for 3 days looking and searching and could never find anything that felt right ....more

Budget Decorating

This is the wreath I wanted to make before Christmas. The burlap is barn red and appears even deeper with the lightness of the green burlap ribbon. The reason I did not make it then and have made it now is purely due to the cost ....more

Meandering Through Fresh Pines

I made this small quilt top from scrap bags I purchased on eBay. The fabric is Pine Fresh by Sandy Gervais for Moda. I randomly created blocks from the various strips with no accounting for width ....more

Pine Fresh Scrap Bag Quilt

I took a chance and purchased a scrap bag bundle off of ebay. The pattern set is Pine Fresh by Sandy Gervais for Moda. I color sorted the strips into green, yellow, red and black ....more

Painted Quilts

If you follow this blog on Facebook then you know my mother and sister spent seven days here over the course of two weeks. We did little else but sleep, eat and quilt. They brought with them the quilt tops they wanted longarmed and in the course of seven days I was able to longarm all seven quilts for them ....more

Premiere 1952

This Premiere De Luxe model 1952 is a Japanese made sewing machine that was considered a knock-off of the iconic Singer Sewing Machine of the early 1900′s through the 1950′s. It is a work horse of a machine made of cast iron and steel working components. For those who sew a variety of things it is right up there on the top of the list of things we want to have because not only does it sew a lovely straight stitch it will also sew several layers of denim as well as leather ....more

Grandma’s Handkerchief Quilt

It has taken me about two years to finish this quilt. It started with my grandmother’s handkerchiefs, choosing something to embroider on them and working toward a quilt top pattern, January of 2013 I actually started piecing the quilt top. This past winter I had it on my frame and finally got around to the actual quilting ....more

Bathing Room Restoration – Clawfoot Tub Edition

I found this clawfoot tub for sale on craigslist for $60 several years ago. We picked it up from a pasture where it was being used as a watering tank for horses. When we got it home we found it was larger than the current bathtub and would not fit the original bathroom ....more

Lemon Blueberry Cake

I am not going to get all preachy and tell you that the only way to have a great cake is to make it from scratch using organic ingredients and weighing out every thing with precision skills. These days I am stressed for time to do anything for myself and this is a great cake if you make it from scratch or use a box. Today let’s just use the box ....more