There is a bit of a learning curve, but I found a facebook group that has been a font of knowledge. One of the ladies makes tutorials to teach us. This was my "homework" on one of the weeks.
No sooner did I set up the machine when Sam and Kelli stooped in to tell us they were expecting twins. Kyle Lenard and Jace Joseph - identical twins - joined the family on July 3. Their big sisters are totally thrilled.
Of course they needed John Deere quilts since their daddy is a farmer. I can't believe I didn't take a picture of the quilts before I let them leave the house. But here are the boys at one month on their quilts.
I have recently spent more time making rugs since I have finally perfected my pattern.
and pillows . . .
Then I thought I would make a photo pillow. I am not a super great photographer, but every now and then I snap a really good picture. This was take the day after Thanksgiving a couple of years ago. Claire, Maddie, and Meghan had spent the night. At that time we had some young Amish men building a lean-to on our barn. Harold called out that the buggy was coming up the road. The girls ran to the couch to look out the window and I got this shot just as the buggy was coming up our driveway. I couldn't have gotten a better picture if I had posed this. By the way, the buggy had no shield and it was below zero that day.