There’s a Shark in my Sewing Room!

Posted on April 5, 2019 by prairiemoonquilts in Miscellaneous, Studio News

Last Wednesday, my iron died. Yesterday, I bought a new one exactly like it. It’s a Shark . . . the most inexpensive model they make . . . and I love it. Yes, the old one died on me, but guess what? So has every other iron I’ve ever purchased, no matter how much […]

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St. Patty’s Day!

Posted on March 17, 2017 by prairiemoonquilts in Miscellaneous

I’m at a retreat at Sew Sweet Quilt Shop with all my guild peeps! We’re having fun, and getting a lot of eating sewing done. (I’ll try to remember to post some pictures of what I’m working on on my Instagram page @prairiemoonquilts, if you want to follow me there.) The weather is fantastic, and I […]

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The Eyes Have It

Posted on February 16, 2017 by prairiemoonquilts in Miscellaneous

My Cowboy and I got new glasses today. I was skeptical about new spectacles going in (say that fast three times!). This is my third pair of trifocals, and after 3 years, I was still struggling with them. I finally quit falling down stairs, tripping over air, and running into door jambs, and the headaches […]

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A Girl and Her Handbag

Posted on September 9, 2016 by prairiemoonquilts in Miscellaneous
A Girl and Her Handbag

After twice dumping my purse out in the floorboard of my truck, I whined that I needed to get a bit different (read: bigger) purse, and one that has a firm, flat bottom (not always a desirable trait, but in a purse — ok). But as usual, I didn’t do anything about it. My Cowboy, […]

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Thank You All So Much

Posted on August 9, 2015 by prairiemoonquilts in Miscellaneous
Thank You All So Much

Thank you all so much for all the kind birthday wishes yesterday! I try not to advertise when it’s my birthday, but certain friends of mine . . . ahem! Turns out, I share my birthday with one of my favorite places on earth — Sew Sweet Quilt Shop, in Brunswick, Missouri! It was 6 […]

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Perpetual Calendar Journals

Posted on July 17, 2015 by prairiemoonquilts in Miscellaneous
Perpetual Calendar Journals

In my previous post, I mentioned “Happies”, little gifts that we girls make to give each other every year at our annual retreat. I have to put a lot of thought into what I’ll be making, if for no other reason than to come up with something different every year. And once I hit upon […]

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Merry Christmas!

Posted on December 24, 2014 by prairiemoonquilts in Miscellaneous, Prairie Moon Ranch

Wishing you all the very merriest of Christmases from all of us here at the ol’ ranch! I hope Santa brings you everything you need, and that you’re spending the holidays exactly how you want to. On this day back in 1965, our mother was in the hospital giving birth to our brother, Darin. I’m […]

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The Great Quilt Batting Relay

Posted on March 30, 2014 by prairiemoonquilts in Miscellaneous, People

In my extreme unorganization, I finally managed to break down into a full-blown panic attack yesterday afternoon. I had just pulled a quilt off the longarm, and was preparing to load the next one, when I realized I needed a particular type of batting. A type I didn’t think I had on hand. My friend, […]

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Pumpin’ Iron

Posted on October 8, 2013 by prairiemoonquilts in Miscellaneous, Studio News

Irons are a hot topic among quilters (ha — I made a pun!). Which one to use, and why? What features you love, things you can hardly tolerate, how much you want to spend on one . . . and there are so many choices! GenQ Magazine, in their very first print issue, did a […]

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The LaSalle Boarding House

Posted on June 6, 2013 by prairiemoonquilts in Miscellaneous, People
The LaSalle Boarding House

In the town of Bevier, Missouri, where my grandparents lived, there stands a big historic “mansion” on Bloomington Street. As long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to see inside this house, but never had the opportunity. It’s been standing empty for years, owned by an auction company, decaying from neglect and the harsh effects […]

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