Only Two Weeks Behind

Starting the new year two weeks behind is better than not starting at all.  Two weeks ago, the Kansas State Wildcats played against the Arkansas Razorbacks in Memphis. This was called the Liberty Bowl. I don’t follow sports but some things you can’t help but notice so I’ll just segue from football into quilting quicker than you can say Woo-Pig-Sooie.

My hairdresser is from Kansas and showed who he was rooting for with a quilt that one of his clients had made for him.  It’s a cool little quilt but what caught my eye was how he hung it up: hairclips, what else.  So here’s a picture of it.  Sorry, Wildcats fans–Razorbacks won this one, 23-45.  I have no Razorback stuff but I do have this hand-carved wood pin I found at the Folk Art Center in the Boston Mountains.

Hand Carved Wood Pin

Hand Carved Wood Pin

Hanging a quilt

Hanging a quilt

Hair clip hanger

And before winter is gone, here’s their snowman Christmas tree:

Snowman tree

Snowman tree

Snowman tree

Snowman tree

I’m making great progress with organization and cleaning but not so much with putting up a new/improved blog.  It will come and in the meantime I will make a greater effort to bring you some updates on quilting and knitting projects.  I hope your year has started off much smoother than mine and with more pleasant weather.  We didn’t leave Minnesota for 24-degree days and colder but they are enjoying below zero temps today so it’s all relative.  Stay warm and call someone today to give some warm greetings over the phone.  I’ll be Bach.  You be Beethoven.


Hi—I’m Candy P. I live in beautiful Northwest Arkansas and write this blog about quilting. I love the entire process of quilting from design to piecing and appliqué, to free-motion quilting on my Janome. I have been sewing since I was five and started quilting in 1991 with a group in NE Minnesota. We used cardboard templates and scissors and did everything by hand. I have since made traditional quilts, donation quilts and Quilts of Valor; I’ve done paper piecing and foundation quilting but now really enjoy improvisational piecing using scraps from my stash or my hand dyed fabrics as well as making art quilts. I am also currently trying to finish any and all unfinished projects. I am so far behind I can never die. I have always been a maker, a sewist and needleworker, running the gamut from hand embroidery to macramé, knitting, crocheting, crafts, book binding and mixed media projects. I have taught a lot of classes including fabric painting, origami, and calligraphy, Dancercise (who remembers that) and my own exercise classes. When I’m not in the garage dyeing fabric or in my studio, I’m at Zumba or walking on local trails and photographing art or whatever catches my eye. I currently belong to Crystal Bridges, AQS, The Quilt Show, NWA Modern Quilt Guild and the Van Go-Go Girls (a local art quilt group). I occasionally make it to the piano and the golf course and enjoy cooking with my husband and generally wreaking some kind of havoc with my daughter. You can read my previous blog at and here (previously but you cannot read my blog as northwind at The Quilt Show, apparently lost forever. I write about my current projects, mistakes and all, and often tell you what products I use (with no compensation). I am open to suggestions about blog posts and will be happy to answer any questions you may have about my projects or posts. Comment or email me.

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