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The Cottage Journal 09.07.2022

Longsmith Cottage has expanded – into the garage-turned-workshop, and has hired a new employee – aka husband Mark – to offer a new product – A Quilter’s Birdhouse! He has made up a few for the Quilt Show in October. Love the wood-burned quilt… Continue Reading “The Cottage Journal 09.07.2022”

The Cottage Journal 08.10.2022

It has always been my intent to do a “Christmas in July” but I’ve never been able to pull it off. Although I am a planner and list-maker by nature, somehow I can’t wrap my head around Christmas while in the throes of long… Continue Reading “The Cottage Journal 08.10.2022”

The Cottage Journal 08.02.2022

To get to our house, from the main road off the interstate, you make a turn onto Pleasant Grove Rd., then another turn onto Pinson, and another one onto Owens Lane. My favorite turn is the first one. There are two farms with pasture… Continue Reading “The Cottage Journal 08.02.2022”

The Cottage Journal 07.22.2022

I just finished the binding on this 4th “flannel scrap” quilt! This one took care of burgundy, gray, and pink flannel scraps in my stash. On to my browns/dark greens/golds… the drawer is almost empty!

The Cottage Journal 07.17.2022

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of visiting with a quilting client/friend who came to drop off two quilt tops for long-arm quilting. Our chat was filled with quilty talk as we discussed fabrics, threads, and quilting designs. We also caught up with each other’s… Continue Reading “The Cottage Journal 07.17.2022”

The Cottage Journal 07.13.2022

Nothing makes me feel so at home as watching our hummingbirds from the front porch. Believe it or not, I made this little video in Slo-Mo! I’ve finished another throw quilt, using flannel scraps and squares from my stash – I started this one… Continue Reading “The Cottage Journal 07.13.2022”

The Cottage Journal 07.11.2022

I thought my new studio was complete – and then I tried sewing in it at night. Oh dear – I didn’t realize how inadequate the lighting was, nor how “old” my eyes had gotten. Just so happens that my nephew by marriage is… Continue Reading “The Cottage Journal 07.11.2022”

The Cottage Journal 07.05.2022

Our first July 4th in White House was fun! Our neighbors up and down our street graciously provided us with some great firework displays! One thing that I am loving in our new digs is the wide expanse of sky we have – it… Continue Reading “The Cottage Journal 07.05.2022”

The Cottage Journal 06.30.2022

It’s official – Longsmith Cottage has moved and is now up and running in White House, TN! Honestly, the move (or the planning of the move) began last fall. Weeding out and packing up the house we called home for 23 years was about… Continue Reading “The Cottage Journal 06.30.2022”

Lady of the Lake

Last night, family and friends came together at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church to celebrate my niece’s 40th birthday. I made Ashley a throw-size quilt with matching pillows.  The quilt block is called Lady of the Lake.