Patchwork Times

A city girl living my dream on a small ranch in central Texas. I'm a quilter, a gardener, a wife, a mom and a grandma. I grew up in a small town in southwest Louisiana, and spent most of my early adult years there. After Vince and I married, we moved to Kentucky, then to Missouri, and now we're in Texas and I hope this is where we stay. As a quilter, I've written three books, all published by American Quilter's Society. Nine Patch Extravaganza was published in 2007. Weekend Quilts was published in 2010 and 60 Pieced Quilt Borders published in 2012. We have 20+ chickens. The bantams keep hatching babies so the number grows more rapidly than we'd like. I love to cook! We have a rather large vegetable garden and 20+ fruit trees. We eat lots of fresh fruit and veggies and I can a lot of them. Every day is an adventure around here. We look forward to each and every day of enjoying life on our little ranch!


Design Wall – January 19, 2015

Nothing to show . . the pillow cases are still on my design wall. I took only a few minutes to sew this past week ....more

Fabric Report – Week 3, 2015

Nothing to report as used since nothing was finished this week. ...more


Thursday Vince said “Are you going to pick the lemons or what?” I was thinking . . or what . . but I didn’t say it ....more

My Organization Plan

I should give up trying to be organized. I was looking for a particular yarn yesterday and came across this box: At least I was honest about it. But, I guess it doesn’t really matter . ....more

Yarn Report – Week 3, 2015

The yarn arrived for Vince’s hats and I got 2 of them made. I’m still plugging along on Blue Sand and Kynance Cove so all I have to report are the 2 skeins used and the 5 skeins added. Used this week: 2 skeins Used since 1/1/2015: 11 skeins Added this week: 5 skeins Added […] ...more

Spring is Coming

This winter has seemed particularly long and gray. I don’t remember any of our three previous winters here being so gray for so many days in a row as what we’ve experienced this winter. I know ....more

On the Needles – January 16, 2015

Blue Sand is on my needles. We’re in the midst of a few warm and sunny days so the knitting has been put aside so I can play in the garden. I’d rather be outside when it’s warm and pretty so until the cold and gray returns, my knitting will be on a much slower […] ...more

The Sweater Collar

While at the eye doctor this morning, I saw a request to see the collar of the sweater while I was wearing it so I snapped this photo at the eye doctor. I don’t think it’s tight or tall on my neck ....more

Laura Aylor’s Pattern

Laura has her “the beach in winter” pattern ready. She also is hosting an “in winter” KAL beginning today and running through March 20. You can see that in Laura’s Ravelry Group ....more