Tag: Longsmith Cottage

March Quilt of the Month

One of my most cherished memories is going to see Mary Poppins in the movie theater when I was 7 years old.  Mom loved musicals, and I think that’s what cinched the deal for us to go.  That year, Santa brought me a Mary…

Vroom!

This week I was surrounded by the cars family (Sheriff, Red, Lightning, Mater, Luigie, and Guido) as I created a small My Comforter quilted weighted blanket for a little boy in east Tennessee.

Minnie to the rescue!

I just shipped out a My Comforter quilted weighted blanket for a little girl who loves Minnie Mouse and anything lavender.  Although it’s the weight of these blankets that produces the calming effect for the individual, I truly believe that the fabric choices play…

February Quilt of the Month

Happy Valentine’s Day!  (I know, I know — a day late on yet another holiday) Here is our quilt of the month for February, called Conversation Hearts.

Animal Crackers

My daughter mentioned the other day that one of her friends was pregnant and due in about 3 months.  She and her husband decided against finding out whether the baby was a boy or girl – they will know on his/her birthday!  So the…

Quilt of the Month – January 2017

Here in Nashville, we’ve had unseasonably warm temps and a lot of gray skies and rain this month.  It hardly put me in the mood to work on a snowflake quilt that I had planned for January.  To all of my friends and family…

Nesting

This is the time to nest, isn’t it?  When the weather is cold with snow and rain, with dreary skies and early evenings, I find myself moving about the house, doing what I can to make it cozy and comfortable and home.  Cleaning and…

Christmas 2016 – whew!

Merry Christmas to everyone, the day after!  We kept our Christmas festivities very small this year, and yet I still found myself worn out by last night.  I’m always glad for the day after, to rest and reflect — and look forward, too, to…

many thanks

Mark has often commented on how many times I say thank you – for helping with chores and shopping, or making my coffee, or putting air in the tires of my car.  My sister Ann says that people have remarked on how often she…

Halloween Leftovers

I’m about a month behind on my holidays this year.  I had grand ideas of finishing this cute spider web quilt for Halloween, but I didn’t start it until the middle of October, and didn’t realize I had chosen a pattern with a LOT…