Bittersweet Needle and Thread

Bittersweet Needle and Thread

Sunday, November 23, 2014

My First Post!!!

I am so excited.  I have officially entered the blog world of wonderful people, topics and can't wait to explore.  My grandmother taught me sewing when I was 8 years old and I haven't stopped!  I started with small embroidery projects from the Ben Franklin variety store and the Five and Dime (does this show my age?).  Now I work on quilts, braided rugs and baskets, just to name a few of the things I enjoy!

Sewing has brought me hours of immense pleasure.  When younger, I sometimes got out of washing dishes to finish my project.  (My sister had to do them, sorry Dawn!)  I  usually have 4-5 projects that I'm working on and actually do get them completed! 

My favorite polka dot dress and check out my pixie ears.


These lovely quilt blocks came to me from my friend Teresa,  who purchased them from a farm auction. 

Each block was hand sewn and slightly crooked.   This lovely brown print fabric looked like tree bark from a distance.  Quilting was done by outlining the tree and stippling the brown to give it texture. 
What fun to bring new life to these beautiful blocks.


 Then I gave this quilt as a gift to my other friend, Sherri.  She lives in a cabin in the Ozark Mountains, surrounded by oak and cedar trees.  A big thank you Sherri, for helping me set up this blog.

Sherri's cabin on the Swan Creek


Best wishes to all on Thanksgiving Day.


  1. What a fun weekend! I miss you already.

  2. I'm coming over from Sherri's blog. I'm also a quilter, age 73, a farmer, who has to squeeze in time to sew. I'm looking forward to seeing and reading about your work.

  3. I am hopping over from Sherri's blog to say hello and to welcome you to the wonderful world of blogging. You are off to a great start with a great blog title, Bittersweet Needle and Thread.

  4. Hi Cinder. I am a follower of Sherri's blog and have been for years! She has fun and interesting post. Congratulations on your first post--- love your title " Bittersweet Needle and Thread!" I look forward following you and your creation of projects.

    I have been quilting for many years and enjoy traditional, primitive and applique projects. Adore civil war and small print fabrics (downfall)!!!! Hee, hee.

    I look forward to visiting you again.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.
    Carolyn :)

  5. I am coming over from Sherri's blog and want to say hello and welcome!
    I look forward to seeing your work and getting to know you!
    Love the title of your blog!

  6. Hello! Sherri has mentioned you fondly on her blog for ages, and it'll be great to see your work!