Thursday, December 1, 2016

A Joyful Christmas


Wishing you A Joyful Christmas and a Happy Holiday Season!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving from Vintage Vogue!


Happy Thanksgiving from Vintage Vogue!

Have a wonderful day with your family and friends!

Monday, October 31, 2016

The Old Black Cat...

Happy Halloween from Vintage Vogue!


Please enjoy the day with your family and friends!

Stay safe!

BOO!

Friday, October 21, 2016

Ye Halloween Crazy Quilt Pumpkin from Vintage Vogue

"The Old Black Cat by the Pumpkin sat
With candle agleam on Halloween"

Here's a crazy quilt block featuring one of my favorite postcards from my personal collection. It's P123 from my Vintage Postcard CD.

Print the pumpkin directly onto computer printer fabric with your inkjet printer, then use it as the foundation for your crazy quilt block with the center image already in place.

To use this foundation pattern, align the edge of your fabric with the dotted line and sew on the straight line. Flip the fabric over and press toward the dotted line.

Stitch two pieces of fabric together (1-1, 1-2 and 2-1, 2-2 and 3-1, 3-2). Treat as one piece of fabric for 1, 2 and 3. Stitch three pieces of fabric together (4-1, 4-2 then add 4-3). Treat as one piece of fabric for 4.

Piece the block, then embellish it with threads, trims, ribbons and beads.

When you have time to browse, please visit Vintage Vogue.

Happy Halloween!

Boo!

Friday, September 9, 2016

Sixty-six Years Ago...


Sixty-six years ago on September 9, 1950,

Eilene Mae White and William Jerome Luffy

were married in New Kensington, PA.

Happy Anniversary, Mom and Dad!


Thursday, September 8, 2016

Remembrance of Family and Friends


Remember your family...

and friends...

and pets...  

They're what memories are made of.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

To A Friend...Diane Haigh


Earlier this month I designed and dedicated my latest crazy quilt block to my friend,
Diane Haigh, just a few days before she died on August 17, 2016.

She was a dear friend. I will miss her kindness.


Diane Elizabeth (Carlson) Haigh
May 20, 1943 - August 17, 2016

Thursday, August 11, 2016

To a Friend Crazy Quilt Block for Diane from Janet

Here's a crazy quilt block featuring one of my favorite postcards from my personal collection. It's FF111 from my Vintage Postcard CD.

Print the block directly onto computer printer fabric with your inkjet printer, then use it as the foundation for your crazy quilt block with the center image already in place.

To use this foundation pattern, align the edge of your fabric with the dotted line and sew on the straight line. Flip the fabric over and press toward the dotted line.

Stitch two pieces of fabric together (1-1, 1-2 and 2-1, 2-2 and 3-1, 3-2). Treat as one piece of fabric for 1, 2 and 3. Stitch two pieces of fabric together (4-1, 4-2 and 4-3, 4-4) then sew those two pieces together. Treat as one piece of fabric for 4.

Piece the block, then embellish it with threads, trims, ribbons and beads.

This block is for my friend, Diane Haigh. Last year when I needed help during my husband's illness, Diane was always there with friendship, information and support. She is an invaluable friend to me.


Thank you, Diane. I will always remember your kindness and caring.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Christmas in July

In 2015, I was invited by Pam Kellogg of Kitty & Me Designs to create a project for her Crazy Quilt Quarterly magazine. This is that project.

The design is my go-to crazy quilt stocking pattern featuring one of my favorite postcards from my personal collection. It's C224 from my Vintage Postcard CD.

If you want to get a head start on your Christmas projects, here's a PDF file of the stocking pattern.

Enjoy!

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Let's Celebrate the 4th of July!

Let's celebrate our freedom and what makes America great, too!


Please enjoy the day with your family and friends!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Best Wishes


I have three friends and three family members dealing with different types of cancer right now.

Last year when my husband was fighting for his life, I found that many people just didn't know what to say to us so they said nothing and stayed away. What do you say to someone who could be dying?

There were days when "Best Wishes" would have been enough.

Feel free to copy and use this postcard image in your projects or to send to a friend. 

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Heartiest Birthday Greetings Crazy Quilt Block from Vintage Vogue

Here's a crazy quilt block featuring one of my favorite postcards from my personal collection. It's B113 from my Vintage Postcard CD.

Print the block directly onto computer printer fabric with your inkjet printer, then use it as the foundation for your crazy quilt block with the center image already in place.

To use this foundation pattern, align the edge of your fabric with the dotted line and sew on the straight line. Flip the fabric over and press toward the dotted line.

Stitch two pieces of fabric together (2-1, 2-2 and 3-1, 3-2). Treat as one piece of fabric for 2 and 3. Stitch three pieces of fabric together (1-1, 1-2 then add 1-3 and 4-1, 4-2 then add 4-3). Treat as one piece of fabric for 1 and 4.

Piece the block, then embellish it with threads, trims, ribbons and beads. Embroider "Happy Birthday" and add the Bird 1 finding, too.

When you have time to browse, please visit Vintage Vogue.

And have a Happy Birthday!

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Heartiest Birthday Greetings


As one of my favorite postcards from my personal collection, this has become my "go to" digital birthday greeting for my family and friends. It's B113 from my Vintage Postcard CD.

June is the month for three birthdays on my side of the family. 

Shelby's birthday is tomorrow, June 3rd. She's my niece and the first granddaughter in the family. This is one of my favorite pictures of her as a little girl. She's the only daughter of my older brother, Bill.


Shelby's no longer a little girl, but a lovely woman that has three girls of her own now.


Krosby, Campbell and Jensen are the only grandchildren on my side of our family at this time. I don't get to see them very often, but I love it when I do. Campbell was born on the same day last year that my husband had surgery for colon cancer. March 6, 2015 was both a terrible and a wonderful day for us.

Sean's birthday is next week on June 9th. He's my younger brother, Tim's, youngest son. I get to see him even less than I get to see my family in Arizona.


The last birthday in my family this month is my older brother's on June 24th. Fifteen months separate our birthdays. Bill is Shelby's father, so the darling grandchildren are his.

This is one of my favorite pictures of the two of us when we were young. 


My parent's bought this couch when they moved into their home in 1958. They still live in the same house. This couch was originally brown, then turquoise, then cream and then a light-colored stripe. After it had been recovered for the third time, it moved from the living room into the family room. A couple of years ago I had to finally tell my Mom was that it was time for the 50+ year old couch to go. It had seen enough birthdays.

Feel free to copy and use this postcard image in your projects or to send to a friend. Later this month, I'll be posting a new free crazy quilt block pattern using this vintage postcard.

If your birthday is this month, Happy Birthday to You! I hope you have many more.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

To Dear Dad Crazy Quilt Block from Vintage Vogue

I shared the vintage postcard featured in this crazy quilt block on April 4, 2016--my Dad and his twin brother's 89th birthdays.

Here's a crazy quilt block featuring one of my favorite postcards from my personal collection. It's FF103 from my Vintage Postcard CD.

Print the block directly onto computer printer fabric with your inkjet printer, then use it as the foundation for your crazy quilt block with the center image already in place.

To use this foundation pattern, align the edge of your fabric with the dotted line and sew on the straight line.

Stitch two pieces of fabric together (2-1, 2-2 and 3-1, 3-2). Treat as one piece of fabric for 2 and 3. Stitch three pieces of fabric together (1-1, 1-2 then add 1-3 and 4-1, 4-2 then add 4-3). Treat as one piece of fabric for 1 and 4. Applique an image of your father (2" x 3½") for 5. Embroider "Dad" and add the My Heart Belongs to Daddy finding, too.

Piece the block, then embellish it with threads, trims, ribbons and beads.

When you have time to browse, please visit Vintage Vogue.

And if you're lucky enough to still have him in your life, call your Dad!


The photo on the left is one of my favorite pictures of mine. William Jerome Luffy was 89 years old in April. I know that I'm very fortunate to have such a terrific father.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

To Dear Mother Crazy Quilt Block from Vintage Vogue

Here's a crazy quilt block featuring one of my favorite postcards from my personal collection. It's FF102 from my Vintage Postcard CD.

Print the block directly onto computer printer fabric with your inkjet printer, then use it as the foundation for your crazy quilt block with the center image already in place.

To use this foundation pattern, align the edge of your fabric with the dotted line and sew on the straight line. Flip the fabric over and press toward the dotted line.

Stitch two pieces of fabric together (2-1, 2-2 and 3-1, 3-2). Treat as one piece of fabric for 2 and 3. Stitch three pieces of fabric together (1-1, 1-2 then add 1-3 and 4-1, 4-2 then add 4-3). Treat as one piece of fabric for 1 and 4. Applique an image of your mother (2½" x 3") for 5. Embroider "Mother" and add the Mother finding, too.

Piece the block, then embellish it with threads, trims, ribbons and beads.

When you have time to browse, please visit Vintage Vogue.

And if you're still lucky enough to have her in your life, call your mother!


This is one of my favorite pictures of mine. Eilene Mae White Luffy will be 88 years old in September. I know that I'm very fortunate to have such a terrific mother.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

To Dear Mother


Here's one of my favorite postcards from my personal collection to use in your crazy quilting or needlework projects.


This is one of my very favorite pictures of my mother as a young girl. Eilene Mae White Luffy will be 88 years old in September. I know that I'm very fortunate to still have her in my life.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Good Luck To You


Good Luck To You!

Always.

Here's a free crazy quilt block featuring this vintage postcard from my personal collection.


Enjoy!

Monday, April 18, 2016

Good Luck To You Crazy Quilt Block from Vintage Vogue

Here's a crazy quilt block featuring one of my favorite postcards from my personal collection. It's F232 from my Vintage Postcard CD.

Print the block directly onto computer printer fabric with your inkjet printer, then use it as the foundation for your crazy quilt block with the center image already in place.

To use this foundation pattern, align the edge of your fabric with the dotted line and sew on the straight line. Flip the fabric over and press toward the dotted line. Stitch two pieces of fabric together (1-1, 1-2 and 2-1, 2-2). Treat as one piece of fabric for 1 and 2. Stitch three pieces of fabric together (3-1, 3-2 then add 3-3 and 4-1, 4-2 then add 4-3). Treat as one piece of fabric for 3 and 4.

Piece the block, then embellish it with threads, trims, ribbons and beads. Embroider "Rose" and the rose, too. Resize and move the text and image if you prefer. The embroidery image for the rose is from Free Printable Coloring pages.

When you have time to browse, please visit Vintage Vogue.

And Good Luck To You! Always.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Happy Birthday to My Dear Dad



Happy Birthday to my Uncle Jack (left) and to my darling Daddy (right)
on their 89th birthdays today.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Happy Anniversary to My Best Love


Happy 27th Anniversary, Stephen.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Easter Greetings from Vintage Vogue


If you celebrate the season, have a Happy Easter with your family and friends!

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Easter Greetings Crazy Quilt Egg from Vintage Vogue

Here's a crazy quilt egg featuring one of my favorite postcards from my personal collection. It's E226 from my Vintage Postcard CD.

Print the egg directly onto computer printer fabric with your inkjet printer, then use it as the foundation for your crazy quilt egg with the center image already in place.

To use this foundation pattern, align the edge of your fabric with the dotted line and sew on the straight line. Flip the fabric over and press towards the dotted line. Stitch two pieces of fabric together (1-1, 1-2 and 2-1, 2-2 and 3-1, 3-2 and 4-1, 4-2). Treat as one piece of fabric for 1, 2, 3 and 4.

Piece the egg, then embellish it with threads, trims, ribbons and beads.

When you have time to browse, please visit Vintage Vogue.

And have a Happy Easter!

Friday, February 19, 2016

Here's a Belated Valentine...Love's Token


Here's a belated Valentine. Hope that you had a wonderful day with your loved one.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Love's Token Crazy Quilt Heart from Vintage Vogue

Here's a crazy quilt heart featuring one of my favorite postcards from my personal collection. It's V121 from my Vintage Postcard CD.

Print the heart directly onto computer printer fabric with your inkjet printer, then use it as the foundation for your crazy quilt heart with the center image already in place.

To use this foundation pattern, align the edge of your fabric with the dotted line and sew on the straight line. Flip the fabric over and press toward the dotted line. Stitch two pieces of fabric together (2-1, 2-2 and 3-1, 3-2 and 4-1, 4-2). Treat as one piece of fabric for 2, 3 and 4. Stitch three pieces of fabric together (5-1, 5-2 then add 5-3). Treat as one piece of fabric for 4.

Piece the heart, then embellish it with threads, trims, ribbons and beads.

When you have time to browse, please visit Vintage Vogue.

And have a Happy Valentine's Day!

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

New Year Greeting Crazy Quilt Block from Vintage Vogue

Here's a crazy quilt block featuring one of my favorite postcards from my personal collection. It's NY215 from my Vintage Postcard CD.

Print the block directly onto computer printer fabric with your inkjet printer, then use it as the foundation for your crazy quilt block with the center image already in place.

To use this foundation pattern, align the edge of your fabric with the dotted line and sew on the straight line. Flip the fabric over and press toward the dotted line. Stitch two pieces of fabric together (1-1, 1-2 and 2-1, 2-2 and 3-1, 3-2). Treat as one piece of fabric for 1, 2 and 3. Stitch four pieces of fabric together (4-1, 4-2 then add 4-3 then add 4-4). Treat as one piece of fabric for 4.

Piece the block, then embellish it with threads, trims, ribbons and beads.

When you have time to browse, please visit Vintage Vogue.

Friday, January 1, 2016

New Year Greetings from Vintage Vogue


Stephen, Kevin and I hope that you have a safe, healthy and Happy New Year!