Monday, February 16, 2015

Why Shortbread Cookies?
Well...recently we had our Civil War Club meeting
Everyone brought their favorite cookies for our annual
Boy, did we have cookies and lots of them...
The one that everyone seemed to really love...
was the delicate, simple and delicious
One of our ladies (Lee) that made the shortbread cookies shouted out the simple
3 ingredient recipe for us all.....but most of us didn't hear her.
So with Lee's permission and her suggestion to post it.
Here is the recipe...
2 Cups Flour
2 Sticks Butter
1/2  Cup Sugar (granulated)
Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add flour slowly to creamed mixture
with spoon ( work with hands until it forms a ball). Roll out to about 1/2 inch thick.
Cut out with favorite cookie cutter and prick holes in top of each cookie.
Bake at 350 about 10-15 minutes.
* I tried the recipe on Sunday and added 1 teas of vanilla ( optional).
My oven baked the cookies just right at 12 minutes check your oven temp.
Enjoy this recipe and Thank You to Lee !

Sunday, February 8, 2015


Just finished this quilt from Kim Diehl's " Whatnots Club".
I love the rich colors in this Vintage Farmhouse collection
the wonderful feel of the fabrics.
Can't wait to make the next project from the club.
Also just finished this quilt from Creekside Stitches.
This will be the 1st project of our Monthly Club....
Just in time for Valentines Day or anytime of the year.
Who doesn't love a heart quilt....and its just the right size
for a wallhanging or table topper.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Sunday Musings

Sunday's are always a day of catching up, baking, bookkeeping or sewing.
Today I baked a batch of chocolate chip cookies for my oldest sons birthday, did a little cleaning and worked on setting up my ETSY SHOP. 
Since I didn't get to put away most of my Christmas decorations yet, I thought that I would share some pictures with you.....

Caw the Crow...a gift from my grandson

A favorite Wreath on window
Top of entertainment center

Side table with greens and snowman

Gingerbread boy with some greens

Favorite Snowguy ( he also visits the shop each year)

Coffee Table

Wreath on Kitchen door
Dining room window
Have a wonderful week!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Warm Kitty

Brr....has it been cold outside.....
I am not the only one that thinks so!
I thought that I would share this cute picture of Mia snuggled under one of my quilts!
Mom's quilts always keep me warm.
Hope that you are having a warm and peaceful evening!

Thursday, January 1, 2015



I hope that everyone is having a great 1st day of the New Year. I have been sewing like a mad woman trying to get ready for a new Block of the Month . It will be a Sampler BOM quilt made with 12" blocks and in two colorways. The 1st will be from Moda's Kansas Troubles fabrics and the other from assorted Civil War prints. The blocks are traditional and go together fast. The cost is $10 per month for each months pattern and fabric. It will run for 12 months with an optional finish kit.
Here is a sneek peak at the blocks made with the KT fabrics.
Sampler Block of Month
Stop by the shop or call if you are interested in this Block of Month program....607 648 8956

Happy Stitching,

Friday, October 10, 2014

Layer Cake

Cutting Cake Book by " Creekside Stitches"
Layer Cake Lap Quilt

Good Friday Everyone,

Just thought you might like to see this latest quilt I made for the shop using:
1 Layer cake
Binding and Backing

Its that easy ....the cutting and sewing go fast
wouldn't this make a great gift!

I used Moda's layer cake " Ladies Album"
I do believe this quilt would look good in any fabric .
Watch for more to come.

Happy Stitching,



Monday, October 6, 2014

New Groups

Happy Monday Everyone,

For those of you that do not know me, let me tell you a little about myself.
I reside and own a Quilt Shop in a tiny town in Upstate New York. I love all things primitive including rug hooking, needle punch, wool applique, stitchery and quilts.
My shop keeps me busy with the day to day business, but I like to find time to do some of the other things that I love which include all of the above.
So I have decided to join a couple of online groups to keep me inspired and motivated . I have followed Lori of Notforgotten Farms for a while now and she is one busy lady. She recently started a rug hooking group called "The Out of Hand Rug Hookers" and has invited me to join. Yippee!
I also joined a stitchery group called " Prim Stitchers Society" that has captured my heart.
I will be posting some of my projects along the never know what they will be.
For my quilting friends, I have not forgotten about my love for traditional, primitive and civil war quilts. After all, I am still a quilt shop with a lot of fabric and a lot of wool!
And lets not forget about my two furry girls ( my M&M girls) Molly and Mia  they will appear from time to time.
So lets get started....
Although I am not much of a rug hooker yet, I am having fun with this pumpkin pattern from " The Old Tattered Flag" called ...Jack O with a Crow. He just called to me and I love him. I have been hooking him in my spare time and he probably wont be done anytime soon, so hang in there with me.
I would love your comments and feedback and any tips for this  newbie hooker, but for now I am flying by the seat of my pants.

                                                                Sweet Mia
                                                                     Sassy Molly

                                                                HAPPY HOOKING,