Tuesday, August 30, 2011

back to school giveaway

I am having a back to school giveaway! You can win the above items-two birthday cards, two blank books, and the book Frederick by Leo Lionni. The blank books and cards were made by me. You are eligible to win if you live in the United States and I know you. For each comment you make on one of my July or August posts you will be entered once in the drawing. I will pick a winner sometime after work on Thursday, September 1. How is the back to school season treating you?

Friday, August 26, 2011


Here are a few cards I made recently. My friend sent me the stickers for my birthday, and with a little bit of ribbon, cardstock, and adhesive I put these together. My favorite is the red one in the lower right corner. Do you have a favorite?

Saturday, August 13, 2011

The Amish Nanny

The Amish Nanny by Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould is the second book in the Women of Lancaster County series the two women have written. This book tells the story of Ada Rupp, a young Amish women. In the story, she travels to Europe with another woman and child to help save a historical site in Switzerland. This is an intriguing story which is characteristic of Clark's other novels.

Monday, August 8, 2011

easy as pie quilt

This is a quilt I finished this summer. I got the pattern from my sister's blog (click here for directions). It isn't a quilt I planned on making, but after seeing the pattern and directions for it on her blog, I kept thinking about it and the scraps of fabric that I had in my closet. It went together quickly-I cut out the pieces and sewed it together in one weekend. The quilting took an afternoon, and the binding a couple of hours. It would be a great quilt for a beginner because of the big pieces and not needing to match corners exactly.