Category Archives: projects

December 6, 2014

Author Offers Out-of-This-World Holiday Idea

Looking for something different to put under the tree this year? This colorful tree skirt would be perfect for a small tree in the bedroom of  little boy – or girl – who loves robots. Linda Frost, author of Robots in Space!: Blast off With 10 Appliqué Quilt Designs, made this colorful tree skirt, which Continue Reading

November 26, 2014

It’s the Holiday Season

By Donna di Natale Thanksgiving week is traditionally the beginning of the holiday season at our house. That means there are three weeks left to make gifts – two weeks if I’m going to mail them. It also means deciding how to decorate the house, inside and out, for the season. We like to keep Continue Reading

November 19, 2014

It’s a Family Affair

By Donna di Natale For many people, the holidays are a time for family gatherings. Living in the Midwest, this isn’t always easy. You can pretty much guarantee that the weather will not be favorable for travel. So instead of getting together for the holidays, we always planned the family reunion around my grandmother’s birthday Continue Reading

November 12, 2014

A mighty idea for little acorns

By Donna di Natale We have a huge oak tree in our front yard. We love the shade it provides in summer, but then fall arrives. The leaves aren’t so bad. We pick them up with the mower and put them in the compost bins to make mulch for next year. But those darned acorns Continue Reading