909 Prairie Street, Adel, IA
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Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving


There's more than one reason to stay home today! Hope you and yours have a blessed and restful day.

When I remember the things for which I am thankful, I count all of you twice.

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Holiday Hours

We hope this holiday finds you all well and content.  We will be closed on Thanksgiving day only.  We will be open on Friday and Saturday.

In the meanwhile, here's a new recipe I plan to try on Thursday:

 Honey Skillet Corn

In a skillet, melt 2T honey with 2T butter. 

Sautee chopped onion with green and red bell peppers

Stir in 12 oz frozen corn  - Simmer 5 to 6 minutes

Melt in 2 oz of cream cheese (chunked)

salt and pepper to taste

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Holiday Beauty


Isn't this pretty? Even prettier in person. No piecing required for this 57" x 57" panel. We have just 2 left, both in this red option.

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Friday, November 20, 2020

Sunday Sewday

I enjoyed making Christmas masks to send to Texas. I have finally have the sizing and comfort style down.  Here is the pic they sent back today:

I also finished up this new shop sample quilt last weekend:

Available in kit for $39

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Another panel quilt.

Isn't this pretty fabric? Julia added a couple borders and this is ready to gift to a granddaughter with another one under her needle now for the other granddaughter!

This one is available in kit for just $35.

Monday, November 16, 2020

Holiday Panel


This is a stunning panel and just needs quilting and binding to be done. It's a 57" square.

Also available in blue and just as pretty.

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Knitting 101

I have been taking knitting classes and just completed my first project. It is so fun! 

Classes have been at 3rd Place in Adel and, post Covid, the plan is to transition from a class to just a group of quilters that get together to quilt on Thursday evenings.  The Thursday Night Knitting Club. 

Friday, November 13, 2020

Fall quilt

 Lonnie is not slowing down! I think this is #11 since the pandemic started. Aren't these beautiful fall colors. On closer inspection, there is just a dash of purple in it really accents nicely.

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Fall - - ahhh

 Don't you just love a colorful Fall?

Holiday Open House!!!


Sunday Sewday!


I spent most of Sunday taking advantage of the pleasant temps and winterizing the yard but I did sneak in about 30 minutes of sewing time to make this darling little stocking. 

 Great little gift by itself or as a little gift container.

Gift Certificates? We are still selling them with a May 2021 expiration date.

Sunday, November 8, 2020

A Taste of Fall

 If you missed the Tasters Mystery Tour, here it is. No longer a mystery!  We have the patterns for sale now.

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Angels are here!

 The angels for our holiday charity project have just floated in. They are all children from the age of 3 months to 7 years old.

Stop by soon and pick an angel to sponsor for Christmas. Their wish lists are each short and simple.

An anonymous donor has made pillowcases to wrap your gifts in and you can choose your favorite.

We would like your gifts returned here by December 10 if possible.

Thursday, November 5, 2020

All decked out!

 Avery came in with her Omah and found a good way to entertain herself while she waited. She's all thimbles and spool wraps.

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Angel Tree is back


We have a list of 15 names of Angels that need your help to celebrate the holidays.

We have a very generous and kind anonymous donor who has made a pillowcase for each angel. 

All you need do is come in, pick a pillowcase and adopt an angel. Place your gifts in the pillowcase and return it to us.

The folks from the Dallas County Domestic Violence Shelter will pick up and deliver our gifts on December 15.

Sunday, November 1, 2020

Just in - -

Three new bolts of Moda's soft and plushy Fireside product, 60" wide.


Saturday, October 31, 2020

Halloween Costumes


Willow created these costumes for her littles. The boys are characters from Hamilton and they know all the words to all the raps. Olivia is Rey from Star Wars. She's fierce so you better give her good candy!

Here's some of the Texas kids.

We had fun in the shop, too. I was The Stripper and Jenny O. came in dressed as Al Borland from Tool Time complete with a Binford Tools hat.

She wins best mask of the season!

It's in the bag!


Remember when we used to do Snap Sacks? Well, we have created a new one

This is a split star point block and the kit for this 18" table topper, including instruction on how to do this piping in the binding look, comes in a cute little window bag for just $20.

Thank you Jenny O for making this shop sample and testing the pattern.

Thursday, October 29, 2020

We are SO excirted!

This is day 1 of the Tasters Mystery Tour! Here is your first hint.

Tour continues through November 7. We will be open Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm, for this event. Stop by for more details or snag a newsletter from our website.


Purple Bag News





Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Dress Up Day!

Wear in your favorite Halloween costume on Saturday, October 31 and get a treat from us.  I have mine ready!

Halloween Fun

Let's add to the fun of the Tasters Mystery Tour (starts Friday).

Wear in your Halloween Costume on Saturday, October 31 and pick up a special treat from us!

New Stuff

 Lots of new pre-cuts and fun panels in stock now. Jelly Rolls, Layer Cakes and Charms!

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Birthday Girl

This little girl is 38 years old today!  Happy Birthday, Willow!
This big girl is probably about 38 years old in this picture. We were on vacation in Colorado. I'm sure Brookly, a then teenager, was sleeping in the car.


New Pattern


This new table topper pattern is now available in kit.

Saturday, October 24, 2020

It's official!

Lonnie is retired. She hasn't worked since the beginning of this pandemic but, today we had a little social gathering to officially send her off into retirement.

Lonnie made this Circle of Friends quilt and had her guests sign it today.

We had some snacks. Note to self: Don't require masks and then serve cookies! Oh, this new world we have to get used to.

We had a little trunk show of quilts Lonnie has made while in semi-quarantine.

She wrote her last receipt and then she was gone!

Thank you, Lonnie, for 11 years of working by my side.

Friday, October 23, 2020

Lonnie's Village


Lonnie finished up her Village quilt, one house for every day she was off work due to Covid from mid March until - - - well, looks like 81 days!

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Friday Feature



Today through October 29, pick any 10 fat quarters from our table for just 20.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

 I am working ahead as fast as I can on this block each day breast cancer awareness quilt. One more row and a small border and this quilt top is pieced.

My goal, with a little help from a machine quilter, is to have it bound and hanging in the shop for the kick off of the Tasters Mystery Tour, October 30 thru November 7.

Sunday, October 18, 2020

A gift from Mother Nature


Mother Nature installed a satellite dish in my backyard! I didn't even know I needed one.  

Friday, October 16, 2020



This weeks feature is 5, 1 yard cut bundles of patriotic prints for $39. Available in the shop or online at

We need S'more love!