May God Bless You this day beyond measure! May He pour out His richest blessings in lavish ever-increasing abundant overflowing blessings of LOVE, JOY, PEACE, HOPE and PERFECT HEALTH upon YOU!!! May your every need be met and may everything you put your hand to prosper. Know that you are His chosen child and you are Loved and Treasured by the King of Kings. God Bless You!

Thursday, February 28, 2013


I've been MIA this week and now just popping by for a quick chat to let you know that all is well before returning to a very hush-hush
         Top Secret Mission!
I will say that there are many tiny pieces involved, lots of color and a few hundred words. Oooops, gotta run, I've been spotted!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Celebrating NASCAR

Today marks the 'official' beginning of the 2013 NASCAR Racing Season.
New flashy cars, drivers, owners, teams, support staff, fine tuned engines, grand plans, adventures, dreams, complete with the goal of winning the championship!

The road to victory is not easy, there are bumps, crashes, and occasionally flat tires and no gas. 
Yet, with practice, hours of training, improving skills, diligence, encouragement....mission possible....goals accomplished....a trip to winners circle for the driver and the car....VICTORY!

Today's QUILTING challenge:
1. Unload your 18 wheeler: uncover your sewing  machine, locate your sketches & patterns.

2. Ready your gear:locate All of your sewing notions and supplies that have migrated throughout the house.

3. Tune your engines: clean your machine, dust and oil, sharpen your scissors, load your bobbins, gather your pins.

4. Pit stop: are you ready? Do you have everything you need for your First project? Remember snacks, meals, stretching, music...fabric, thread, pattern, iron.

5. Brain storm: what do you want to create this year? What are your goals, how many projects?

6. Start your engine: take the first step and make time to sew, be diligent.  

Painting I created in 2011
NASCAR at Bristol, TN

Unload your 18 wheeler!

art Your Engines!

The Green Flag is Waving...

Sew Baby, Sew!!!!

with LOVE as always,


Friday, February 22, 2013


I've a terrible case of Spring Fever, so to help cure myself,I've raided my stash and pulled these fabrics.
Now to decide what to create!
Happy Friday and may your day be filled with delight!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

My QuiltCon Entry

QuiltCon starts tomorrow!

Are you like me, waiting to see and hear reports coming out of Texas?
I submitted a quilt to QuiltCon in the Modern Traditional Category in November even though my quilt was not selected I can hardly wait for the updates and news as it will be posted around the internet.
I love quilt shows!:)

I learned of QuiltCon thanks to Clothworks Fabrics Blog! Don't you love their fabrics? 
I got busy, collected, fabrics and went to work!

Sewing table cleared and ready to start!
I LOVE my Arrow Sewing Cabinets Little Pixie Cutting table!

The fabrics!
The Cutting....

Afternoon break....Tea and Chocolate.....
Stitch, Press, Trim...Repeat!
Binding made using fabric from Clothworks.
The title of my quilt is Morning Star. Hand quilted using yellow and white cotton thread with decorative french knots. The quilt is roughly 6x6 feet.

The back...
Detail of hand quilting as seen on the back of my quilt.
If you are headed to QuiltCon...
Please post pictures! :)  Those of us who remain at home are waiting on pins and needles to see all of the wonderful quilts!

Hope you have a delightful day,
with LOVE as always,

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

All About Me Blog Hop

A wall hanging for the studio!
Yes, there really are 156 blocks made from 312,  1/2 square triangles on the mini-quilt
in the background ..... each mini-quilt block measuring just under 1/2 inch.


This project....such reflection....who was the easy part...Me.

You can call me Beulah, the nickname my husband gave me...He got the name from books we used to read our children when they were small. (His nickname is Hank, from the same book series...."Hank the Cowdog" written by John R. Erickson.)

Hank and Beulah

What:I wear a lot of 'hats's! Artist, Designer, Photographer, Quilter, Seamstress, Painter, Potter, Writer, Blogger, Teacher, Illustrator, Sister, Aunt, Wife, Mommy, Friend, Dreamer,Listener, Radical Worshiper & Prayer Warrior,Cook, Explorer,Gardener, Window Washer.... I LOVE: Jesus, People old & young alike, Patterns, Colors, #2 pencils, Tea[hot or iced], Lemon & Lime, Cookies, Seafood, Salads, Spinach, Denim, Dark Chocolate, To let my hair down, Birds, Cats, Horses, the Night Skies, Nature, Warm Sunny Days, Cold Snowy Days,Bugs and Crawly things, Quilts, Rain & Rainbows, Working with my hands, Flowers, Vegetables, Reading,Barefeet, Old Books, Fishing,Instrumental Music,Sewing Notions, Gardening...Please NO snakes or pickled beets!

A self-portrait painting challenge from several years ago.
How:The Lord has blessed me with what some would call an over-active is constantly in over-drive, there is never a dull or boring moment. I do not remember a time in my life when I wasn't creating something and I can get quite grouchy on the days when life's events keep me from creating. [Thankfully that isn't too often!]I can easily spend 8 - 10 hours non-stop when creating and many days must be reminded to eat!

When:There are nights I will suddenly awake from sound sleep and head to the studio to tackle the next creative adventure! Yet, I prefer to do most of my work during 'normal' daylight hours and like to get started as soon as possible...right after a giant mug of hot tea....actually, that mug is a quart sized antique mason jar. I LOVE hot tea!

Where:Our house is a full time studio, no where is safe! Any surface is 'fair game' when it comes to creating! I do try to keep the messy adventures confined to the garage and the sewing upstairs...keyword...try.
Why:I just can't help I said above, my brain is constantly 'in gear'! Many of my ideas come at the oddest times, triggered by random events, conversations, sermons, dreams...all of which are scribbled down, tucked away in journals as I plot and plan.

After all, "I'm a Little .... Creative"

Today's schedule for your enjoyment!

Tuesday, February 19

Sowing Stitches  *You Are Here*

Once again a thought provoking, creative launch has been brought to us by Madame Samm  and Marlene to which I say THANK YOU for encouraging and fueling the fires of creativity!

with LOVE as always, Beulah  

Monday, February 18, 2013

Here's the Schedule for the ALL ABOUT ME BLOG HOP

In one easy to locate place...
The complete schedule for...

the All About Me Blog Hop!

Tuesday, February 19

Wednesday, February 20

Thursday, February 21

Friday, February 22

Monday, February 25

Tuesday, February 26

Wednesday, February 27

Thursday, February 28

This hop is filled with 8 Days of creativity and loads of fun!I'm so looking forward to seeing everyone's creations!!!

Thank you Madame Samm and Marlene!!!!!!

Off to grab a bite to eat and grab a quick nap...I will be hopping bright and early in the morning! :)

Have a great night,
with LOVE as always,