It's been months in the making...planning, trial, error, searching, wracking our brains, and with a lot of help from some very creative and talented ladies, I invite you to take a tour of my blog and its new look!
I wanted the look of my blog to really reflect me...after all...it's my personal "web-log", right? Meet Ada Blaney. She's the Prairie Woman in the photo above. She lived in Nebraska in the early to mid 1800's, and for me, is the epitome of a prairie woman. So proud of her treadle machine, she chose to be photographed near her sod house on the open prairie. The quilt pictured next to her is my Sweet Rosie quilt, one of my favorites, and apparently yours, too, as it continues to be a best seller. I had to include a sampler, because they were so much a part of life back then, and they are my second passion in life. The stork scissors and old button cards are images of life back then as well, and I love to collect vintage sewing needfuls. For those of us who love to create Civil War reproduction quilts, the "pieces the past" twill tape was very fitting, and then, of course...there's lots of RED....which you already know is my favorite color!
I stitched the red border twill tape, which was fun, and the bird sitting perched on top of the black darner is one of my favorite pieced of folk art. All in all, it was a collaborative effort, and I owe a big Thank You to Brittany, Collin, Heather and Karen for all their hard work!
New to the blog is the navigation bar right under Ada's picture. There, you'll find some new things, so I invite you to browse awhile...but....please do click on the Freebie Patterns tab where you'll find the pattern for this little cutie, called Sweetest Things.
I had to make sure to include my tag line from the Prairie Women's Sewing Circle club.....journey the threads of time TM in the blog banner because I live so much of my life researching and thinking about life in the 1800's, and so, I invite you to continue that journey with me through this blog and the PWSC club. Without you, Dear Reader, I'd just be rambling on into cyberspace!