9-Patch Charm Quilt is the first in a series called Simply Classic. I always have charm packs (package of 5″ fabric blocks) or portions of charm packs in my stash and this is such a simple pattern to use them. Our focus today is the classic block: the 9-Patch, simply[Read more]
Longarm Quilting in March – A Month of Celebration: National Quilter’s Day, St Patrick’s Day, Family Birthdays – Oh my. March is a busy month in our family. My dad turned 85 on March 1st (which is also Nebraska’s Birthday), My mom will be 81 on the 17th, yes a[Read more]
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My husband and I moved into our current apartment about a year and a half ago. It’s a cozy, two bedroom with enough space to cram 15 teenagers into our living room for summer Bible study. Maybe not comfortably, but we make it work! Out of the three places we[Read more]
I have to admit I really struggled as I wrote this week’s post about crocheting baby booties. You see, for the last year and a half I took a break from Grace Elizabeth’s because life took over. I checked and seriously the last time I contributed was August 2014. That[Read more]
What Does Bill Blass’ Quote:”When In Doubt Wear Red” Mean? Red attire has a presence, an energy, and a distinct effect on both the wearer and people who see them. It makes a statement & makes the wearer somehow more happy and confident. So if you aren’t sure what to[Read more]
This was the year I dreaded. Decking the halls without the girls. Oh I remember when they were little and I had to hold back my perfectionism and let them decorate the house for Christmas. I even cleverly gave them their own tree to decorate a few years. You know the one…beautifully adorned with[Read more]
Scarves, scarves, scarves can we ever have enough scarves? Here in Nebraska we love scarves. They are not only beautiful but functional. What I love about the Ladder Scarf pattern is that it is easy and you can knit it in a soft, cuddly merino wool to keep away the[Read more]