Karen Newman Brown's Blog (5)

Memorial Weekend Sleepover at Grandma's

It definitely wasn't a quilting weekend....but just as fun!  3 of my granddaughters descended on Grandpa and I for 2 nights!  Fairy houses, lots of cooking..chocolate chip cookies, bread, muffins, smoothies and lots of time for playing with each other!  They are 3-6 and their conversations are amazing!  While we were making the fairy houses I learned a lot about the world of fairies!  I got caught up on all the fairy names and occupations!  We had to watch the latest Tinker Bell movie before…


Added by Karen Newman Brown on May 29, 2013 at 12:23am — No Comments

Finish projects displayed!

I finished binding my first machine quilt and have posted the pictures for those who wanted to see the finished project!  I was very pleased with the way Mom's walker organizer turned out!  The inspiration fabric and cooridnated made all the difference in the world in it's finished look.  Mom at 90 is still quite the coffee drinker, so the print was perfect!  It was so fun making it for her!  It even has a pocket for a traveling coffee mug so she can have her coffee whenever she wants it!…


Added by Karen Newman Brown on March 28, 2013 at 1:09pm — 2 Comments

Successful machine quilting today!

I decided to learn machine quilting this year.  Have a book and bought an online course off Craftsy.com.  I began by reading the part of the book about preparing the sandwich.  I was already doing several things wrong even with my hand quilting.  I changed the batting I was using, made sure i ironed everything well including the batting, and spent a good portion of the afternoon making the sandwich.  The book said to pin every 4 inches. Had to get more safety pins but the result was worth…


Added by Karen Newman Brown on March 23, 2013 at 10:20pm — 3 Comments


My last posting was in June right after I put my parents in a nursing home.  Glad to report that they are doing well and love their new home.  The family home has been sorted and sold and my craft room is finally back to being my craft room.  Was still having trouble getting back to quilting so I set myself a couple of goals for the year.  I want to learn to paper piece and machine quilt.  I live in an area that doesn't have a lot of variety of classes being offered, and I didn't want to…


Added by Karen Newman Brown on March 19, 2013 at 11:33am — 1 Comment


I am new to blogging so I hope this ends up added right when I'm done. I am also new to this website and am loving all the tidbits and the communication from other quilters!  We are a mixed lot!  I recently have put my parents in a nursing home and have the dauting task of getting the house ready for sale.  My quilting room has been taken over with their book keeping and I am feeling overwhelmed!  It helps that the house is an hour and a half away, so I can find soooooo many reasons not to…


Added by Karen Newman Brown on June 21, 2012 at 3:15pm — 3 Comments

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