Tag: Longsmith Cottage

End of Summer Quilt Sale!

Yes, I know – summer ended almost 3 weeks ago.  But here in Tennessee, we’re just now beginning to enjoy fall weather, with temps in the 50’s at night.  The meteorologist (weather person) on the news this morning advised us that summer weather was…

Call of the Wild

I’ve been patiently  waiting for Chip’s birthday.  He is a dear, dear family friend, and late this summer his mom Carroll commissioned me to make a very special My Comforter weighted blanket for Chip, for his birthday on October 7th.  We collaborated secretly on…

The Avengers

I worry sometimes that my 4-year-old grandson Damien is exposed to too much violence in this world.  He already talks about the “good guys” and the “bad guys”, and he wants to dress up like Spiderman for Halloween (for the second year in a…

Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day!  The Cottage Quilt of the Month for May is in honor of all of our moms, complete with soft pinks and butterflies!  It measures 72″ x 68″, and is quilted with a bell flower design.

Roses and Rising

On Good Friday, my son-in-law surprised me with a bouquet of white roses.  Over Easter they fully opened, in all God’s glory.  

The Birches

I think this quilt would be categorized as modern — big 9″ blocks, and very graphic birch trees.  I originally planned to use a boxy, straight line type of quilting pattern on it, but when I asked Mark’s opinion, he chose this one, with…

We are an Easter people

When my mother died several years ago, my sister-in-law Therese sent me a sympathy card with her handwritten message inside: “remember – we are an Easter people”.  Her words not only comforted me, but gave strength as well, to my faith in God, and…

Peeps!

No, I’m not talking about those delectable (so bad they’re good) neon-yellow sugar covered marshmallow chicks that are stocked on Walmart’s shelves this time of year. Mark and I were in the Tractor Supply store today and came across a “tub-o-chicks”, complete with a…

Flower Power

Well, the irises made it through the snow and look at them now!  

Sea legs

When I first began making My Comforter quilted weighted blankets, Mark started hinting around that he might like to have one for himself.  He is quite restless at night – he says his legs twitch and move (maybe restless leg syndrome?) – and he…