Geoff's Mom Blog

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

What's New

Be True
This is my newest addition to the website. I couldn't decide whether to put this in a full size quilt or just make it into a wall hanging but I decided I liked it best as a wall hanging. What do you think?

I named this pattern "Josephine" after a woman I used to quilt with. She was such a great quilter and she had a quilt house. She always dressed nice wearing make-up and all the accessories. I know she was in her 80's and that was many years ago.  She built a house just for her to go and quilt in. She said her husband didn't like the mess of sewing and threads all over the house.. (I actually think it was a way for her to get out and enjoy her quilting time)I always looked up to her as a shining example.

Girl Fox in Flowery Frock

I am not the best knitter. I actually learned from my dad how to knit. His mother and grandmother were master knitters. I thought it was time I tried my hand at something different and knit this cute fox for Spring. If you are a knitter this is a wonderful pattern you can buy on

Pansies will be planted in my front yard today. Hopefully the weather will stay nice. Keep those comments coming my friends! They always put a smile on my face.


Cathy said...

I love both of the quilts. I really love the story of Josephine. Don't we all wish we could build a house just to quilt in. Hugs

Jodi Connors (Mountain Gurl Quilts) said...

As always, you quilts never disappoint, Joyce, I love "Be True", but that is also because I love anything with a willow tree and sheep LOL. Thanks for sharing your lovely story. I got my pansies too, and I am waiting for the weather to break here in the mountains, I have the perfect window box to put them in, can't wait!


Gayle said...

Seeing Josephine's quilt reminds me that I have several large string stars in my UFO pile - I should dig them out and do something with them! Thanks for jogging my memory!