Monday, August 6, 2018

August Desire to Inspire Challenger get Chills 'n Thrills

Miriam's Chills 'N Thrills Fabric Arrives

The package was delivered while I was in town having lunch with Mom and talking over her new little quilt.  It was on the bench on the porch when I returned.

I would like to give a shout out to my husband and give him credit for the bench.  He cut down the cedar (tree) from the timber in back of the farm, milled it here, and constructed the bench.  The back of the bench is a ’49 or ’50 Chevrolet pick up tail gate from an old truck abandoned in the hedge row by the former owners of the farm.  I hope you think the bench is as cool as I do.

Friday, August 3, 2018

Welcome to August - Meet the Challenger Miriam Saye


Meet Miriam Saye from Kansas! 

My husband and I have approximately 200 acres of pasture, hay meadow and timber out here in rural Kansas.  The timber has trails for riding ATVs and we have ponds for fishing.  We have cows, calves and 3 rescue dogs. 

I'm a retired university secretary.  After years of sewing garments for myself and my daughter, including her bridal gown, I found the quilting bug and never looked back.

I raised this orphan bucket calf, who is now 12 years old. She is my big baby.

Miriam in her non-quilting hours feeding stalks to her favorite cow.

Miriam with her mom, who is inspiration for quilting and who is 99 and still quilts! 

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Desire to Inspire July Challenger - Meet Amanda Wallace, talented teen.

Amanda Wallace

This month's challenger is a sewing newbie! She had such an earnest desire that of course we wanted her to be inspired!  Please comment below on her projects for this month's challenge to encourage her sewing journey! 

Meet Amanda Wallace

Hi! My name is Amanda Wallace and I am so excited to take part in this challenge! I have been sewing for a year now and I love it. I started sewing because I wanted to learn something new and sewing is a very useful skill to have. For the short time I have been sewing I have made a few projects that I am very proud of. I made a Yankees themed quilt for my dad, a cat themed quilt for myself, embroidered T-shirts for my two young cousins, and pull-string bags, that I loaded with goodies, for each of my teachers as a 'thank you' gift. I highly encourage other teens to join me in learning the art of sewing and also experienced sewists to teach the younger generation. It is extremely useful and a great experience.