Sunday, October 23, 2011

I read a book Heaven is for REAL by Todd Burpo. The book is a  family's story of a child who visits heaven and tells of what he see and feels during this experiene.. A must read!!!! The story affirms how important faith is in our lives and the lives of children. Too many times children are negatively impacted by the circumstances of their life, illness, poverty, and neglect. After reading this story it rejuvenated me to make and donate what I hope to be 50  lap quilts for children and adults that need extra TLC.

 I am working feverishly to donate to a local primary care offices.  If you can help me with a lap quilt, to give some TLC to someone we don't know but can use some TLC.  Everyone needs love, and kindness this holiday season let's all not forget those around us that need someone to simply say you are special .

Last year there were two women who needed some medical care and during the visit mentioned that they received one Christmas card between the two of them. The nurses got together and put a small gift bag of items together and delivered them. Unfortunely they did not have any adult quilts to give them. I would love to present this PCP office with extra quilts to use in situations like this. There are other stories and being a single quilter I can't meet the needs.

I have always seen the quilting community and know my personal friends to be gracious and giving to those in need. I ask that if you can give to someone you don't even know, please do so. Email me directly with the word BLOG in the message ( sometimes mail goes into spam) to help out, or simply send out a quilt.

Hugs, Grace
41 Terrace Ave
Stevens, Pa. 17578

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Inspiration for today:

Take chances, take a lot of them.
Because honestly, no matter where you end up and with whom.
It will always end up just the way it should be.
Your mistakes make you who you are.
You learn and grow with each choice you make.
Eveything is worth it.
Say how you feel, always.
Be you, and be okay with it.

I am going shopping today to look for a few patterns to make Christmas gifts. I have decided on table runners for my co workers. I am also looking for a take along project to work on at lunch at work, in doctor offices, etc. I have today and tomorrow with  no absolute agenda, so I am off to sew after I get back from shopping. Catch you all tomorrow, with a few pictures of what I find today.
Love and Care, Grace

Thursday, October 13, 2011


Today after much deliberation, I made the decison to get back to blogging. Truthfully I was hurt no one seemed to follow my blog. In retrospect I didn't give it much of a chance. So onto quilting news:

For those living in South Central Pa... have you gone on the shop hop?  If you haven't get your passport this week and start going to the shops. I started with Bitty Kinnas in Intercourse, Gina is the owner and she is absolutely a delight to talk to. She will help with any quilting related question and give you ideas and instruction. When entering the shop you are always greeted with a friendly "hello", and the conversation instantly moves forward, making you feel that you have just entered the home of a very good friend. I love Bitty Kinnas--I don't think Gina will mind the name Bitty Kinna means Little Mouse in case you were wondering. Ladies stop by Bitty Kinnas and tell Gina, Grace sent you.

In the next few days I will be showing you pictures of quilts that I do for charity. I really don't like the word charity quilts, it is more I make quilts for those who need some extra tender love and care. A favorite blogger of mine, Joanne from Splitting Stitches blogs has quilted some of my quilts for me.  In my quest to make a substantial amount of quilts I gave my quilts to someone local and didn't get them returned and now I can't find this person--In life we always learn the hard way.  This bump in the road has not stopped me, I now have a number of quilt tops made and I am going to have those quilted to give by Christmas.

I hope anyone who drops by, will continue to come back again, and again, I have so much to share with everyone!

Live life to the fullest!
Happy Sewing,
Hello fellow quilters, I gave up on this web two years ago. I have been simply lurking on others blogs getting inspiration. Today I decided after much deliberation that I would again go back to blogging.  Life has

Saturday, October 17, 2009

New York Here We Come!!!!

First here is the addy for Gail Pan Christmas embroidery blocks:

Heather Finnell has announced her new bom-check it out:

New news: A call came through yesterday from the Tyra Banks show Caitlin was given four tickets per her request. Her cousin and 2 friends are going along. Caitlin enjoys watching the Tyra Show so this will be quite an experience. I will keep you all posted after the show on how it went. My son is taking us up there, with any luck we will go to the show and then hob nob around New York city for the day. I love New York the hustle and bustle, the people, the foods, oh my I could just go on forever. I plan to look up New York City fabric shops I would like to visit one while I am in the city. If permitted I will take pictures to share with everyone.Today in all the rain Caitlin will be going to the homecoming dance. OH TO BE YOUNG!!!!

Don't forget to add your comments to my post. Love to hear from YOU!!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Wild Wednesday

Yesterday I started to search for Christmas projects. I came across a site for free embroidery patterns absolutely adorable snowman pattern and a jolly Santa. Great patterns to use for a wallhanging or yes my favorite table runners. i love Snowmen I decorate one room in my house every year with a snowman theme. This year I will have one new project to hang in the room. You must take a look honestly it is soooo cute.

Here at the homestead the news is our daughter will be having a baby in May. It has been 4 years since we had a little one so the timing is perfect. Most of the family wants a healthy baby girl but the sex is decided allready and he or she will be so loved in this family.

As always I have something to share to brighten your day. This was in my file and unfortunately I don't know who the author is. When I received it was simply signed unknown.

"This is my wish for you. Comfort on difficult days, smiles when sadness intrudes, rainbows to follow the clouds, laughter to kiss your lips, sunsets to warm your heart, hugs when spirits sag, beauty for your eyes to see, friendships to brighten your being, faith so that you can believe, confidence for when you doubt, courage to know yourself, patience to accept the truth, LOVE to complete your life."

Hugs from me to YOU!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Tremendous Tuesday:

Do you all like the quilt kit I am gifting on October 28? I bought dmc embroidery thread this weekend and I plan to start embroidery blocks for the Christmas table runner. I am looking for quick but useful Christmas gift ideas. If you have any please send them my way.

Let me tell you I have a wonderful sister. She visits a local free cycle site and she found someone who has a fabric giveway and she emailed this person to obtain it for me. Now who could possibly ask for a better sister...

I have numerous quilting magazines and I would like to downsize my stash so if you email me your address I will send a few out to you. I am asking nothing of you , only to use the magazines in good health.

With the holidays coming soon I thought I would share this poem with everyone, hopefully it is a gentle reminder of the gifts we can all give on a daily basis.

It's not the things that can be bought
That are life's richest treasure.
It's just the little "heart gifts"
That money cannot measure...

A cheerful smile, a friendly word:
A sympathetic nod
Are pricless little treasures
From the storehouse of our God.

They are the pricleess things in life
For which no one can pay,
And the giver finds rich recompense
In giving them away.
Helen Steiner Rice

I have a wonderful friend who has no wishes for anything. I went to Barnes and Noble and bought a leather binder with 8.5 x11 plastic protectors and typed up numerous sayings that I have stored and many that she gave to me and put them in the binder for her. The gift seemed so unworthy of such a wonderful person, but she truly enjoyed the gift. So...a gift idea for the person that would enjoy reading poems and sayings.