Counting down to the Quilt Show – less than a week away! In addition to my brochures about long arm quilting and custom quilts, I’ll have ornaments, pocket prayer quilts, bird houses, and redwork penny squares for sale at my table. And I’ll also… Continue Reading “The Cottage Journal 10.23.2022”
I’ve been very busy in the studio these days – working on several client projects that I will share at some point – but today, my mind is on my oldest grandson Damien, and my mom. Sometime during my childhood, mom wrote music to… Continue Reading “The Cottage Journal 10.06.2022”
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”
Oh my goodness it’s September! I’m working on a couple of customer T-shirt quilts this month, but have managed to make up a few Christmas ornaments and two little trees to display them on for the Quilt Show happening at the end of October.… Continue Reading “The Cottage Journal 09.03.2022”
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”
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”
When I was in elementary school many moons ago, our first day was always after Labor Day. I think it is still this way in some areas of the country, but not here! First day of school is fast approaching – next Monday, August… Continue Reading “The Cottage Journal 08.01.2022”
My flannel project is done. for now. I still have some yardage of different flannels in my stash, but the flannel scraps are gone. And I am tired of working with flannel – granted it is warm and fuzzy, but after six flannel quilts,… Continue Reading “The Cottage Journal 07.28.2022”
The fifth flannel scrap quilt! One more to go, and then I’ll have some drawer space for more fabric – LOL!
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!