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Wednesday, April 29, 2020

AISH Magazines

These were delivered today! Get yours now and start planning your tour.

It is still on for the month of June and there is some strong buzz about extending it through July just to help keep the crowds down and give you a better sense of security.

Monday, April 27, 2020

Salted Nut Bars

Deanna Darrah recently brightened my day by sharing a sample and this recipe:

Salted Nut Bars
1 yellow cake mix
2 sticks butter
1 egg
1T water
4 C mini marshmallows
1 (12oz) pkg peanut butter or butterscotch chips
1/2 C light syrup
2 C Rice Krispies
2 C white salted peanuts or mixed nuts

Mix cake mix, 1 stick butter, egg and water. Spread on greased 
9" x 13" pan. Bake 350 for 10 min. Do not overbake.

Sprinkle mini marshmallows on top and return to oven for 3 minutes.

Melt together chips, syrup, 1 stick butter. Add Rice Krispies and mix well.

Spread over marshmallows and top with nuts. 

Press into bars and cool. 

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Toasting Fareway!

Part of my Covid 19 quilt will be a row of Main Street businesses. This block represents the grocers.

To make this block even more important to the quilt, here's a Covid 19 story - - -

Tuesday, Cory Johnson, manager of Adel's Fareway store, stopped by with a $50 gift card.  He is distributing them to small businesses throughout the community. The thought is as special as the gift.

Thank you, Fareway.   #FarewayShopsLocal

Monday, April 20, 2020

Sunday Sewday

It's been a while since I posted a Sunday Sewday project. Truth is, every day is now Sewday - - - or is every day Sunday??? - - - Maybe both.

This is what I did on Sunday, machine quilted this top:
I used Moda's soft Fireside fabric for the back. Now I have something to bind!

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Baby Cow Baby Cow Baby

Memaw was recently called into service to help repair a favorite stuffed animal after the new family puppy had his way with it.

This is BCBCB after the incident. One eye is completely missing and the other is detached but available for transplant. 

After a little plastic surgery, he's nearly his old self with one original eye and a button that very nearly matches the original.

Not knowing the eye could be replaced, Cal originally asked for an eye patch so I made an eye patch, too, and attached it to a scrap piece of leftover 1/4" elastic. - - - You know what that was leftover from, don't you?

Today, I heard Cal was worried about sending BCBCB without a blankie and hopes he's ok so I sent him this picture showing he is nicely tucked in until we can gather again.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Alissa's Quilt

Julia stopped by with her granddaughter to show me a quilt Alissa has been making while in quarantine at grandma's house. 

We were socially distanced and it was windy but here is a close up Julia sent later.

 I'm told Alissa was very meticulous in her sewing. Looks great!

The center of this quilt features our elephant panel. 

Monday, April 13, 2020

man masks

Here are our most popular fabrics selling to make masks for the guys. We have a special on this assortment, 5, half-yard cuts for $25 with free shipping. 

Call to order at 515-993-1170 or go to our new online shopping cart at Both places offer either PPU (Porch Pick Up) or free shipping.

Sunday, April 12, 2020


Every customer I talk to is making masks. Isn't it wonderful to be able to contribute in some way to this hot mess we have going on?

Since there will be no family gathering for Easter, 
I thought I would share a few family pics, each decked out in masks from Adel.

In Chicago, Brookly and next is her boyfriend, Craig, with his boys.

Gabe in Texas. There were several more masks that arrived at their house this week but the faces are all elsewhere.

And the Hill clan in Story City. Family pet, Sven, is even wearing a mask for the picture.

Happy Easter to all. I hope you can spend it with family and friends, even if apart together.

Saturday, April 11, 2020


In stock now, a variety of precuts. What can you make from these?

5" charm squares
2 1/2" square charms

jelly rolls - 2 1/2" strips

10 squares - Layer Cakes

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Bundle Specials

Check out our new Ecommerce page at  I will be adding the criteria to use Paypal or Credit Cards soon but for now, if you see something you like, call to order at 515-993-1170.  

I am just getting started and will continue to upload more products daily.

Here are a few of the bundle bargains you will see on the new site:
 - 5, 1 yard cuts from fabrics as shown for $50 - free shipping.

Or Bundles of Fat Quarters - 5 for $14.75.

Call to order - 515-993-1170 - Shipping is free during pandemic.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

My Village

My little village is really developing. Seems like there is a new house popping up every day!

A look down the road - - -

2020 AISH magazines will be arriving soon and - - - 

The commemorative fabric just arrived! Order now to ship or pick up June 1. I have 2 bolts of each and it will go quickly.

Sunday, April 5, 2020

What's under your needle?

I've been working on a Large Half Hexagon quilt. This is very Layer Cake (10" pre-cut square packs) friendly but you can also start with 10" strips. 

I've been doing a little of both, using a Canning Day Layer Cake Pack and adding pieces I cut from the bolt of that same line to get more color and to make it larger.

You can cut two pieces at a time by either folding a 10" square in half or layering 2 -  5" x 10" rectangles.
Then start laying out in vertical rows, end to end as shown. in each row you add, the half hexagons need to match their color mate in the previous row.

I am building my quilt in 6 hexagons wide by 7 long. I'll post again when I add borders.

Of course, this is available in kit by mail with free shipping or you can  pick up on our porch.  Stay well.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

No Fooling!

Free Shipping continues through April.  Stay home, stay well and sew!  We are also offering PPU (Porch Pick Up)

Call me at 515-993-1170  to order