Do you know my Granny?

  Well, you should know my Granny. Her name was Geneva Nezelene Day, but she went by Nez. Granny was a generous, fiesty woman who loved to feed people, listen to Bluegrass Gospel, and to quilt. She was not afraid to create and she used what she had. She was humble, loving, and I miss her. … Continue reading Do you know my Granny?

‘Round here

Believe it or not, there is no snow on my front lawn. For now. It's a beautiful 60 degrees today, cloudy, but nice. Tomorrow, on the other hand, 36 with snow/sleet/rain. Bluh. Just thought I'd let you know what's up 'round here. My oldest daughter, Celia, turned 16. Her sisters made a fabulous cake for … Continue reading ‘Round here

From the archives

I'm not sure if I can actually say it's from the archives since Schoolhouse Patterns is only one year old. Nevertheless, I wanted to give you a little reminder that I have a free pattern for you to make a little something for your valentines, big and small. I wrote The Mini Tote pattern back … Continue reading From the archives

The Dotty Stocking

The holidays are here. I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving. We had a wonderful time with family, ate a lot, shopped a little and generally enjoyed the restful weekend.  We even had time to get out the Christmas decorations. When we moved this fall, we decided to leave our nine foot Christmas tree with … Continue reading The Dotty Stocking

Spooky Sale!

I know, it's frightening.  Christmas is only 8 weeks away. You should probably get going on that holiday sewing. Fortunately for you, all of the instant download sewing patterns in my Etsy shop are only $5 for the next little while. Hurry and stock up. Sale expires at 11:59 pm on Halloween. Of course, there's … Continue reading Spooky Sale!

New Pattern! The Super Cameron Tote.

Hi all, I have something very important to share with you. I wanted you to know that I have a new pattern listed in my Etsy shop. It's The Super Cameron Tote. That may not seem like important news, so let me explain.      This is Cameron. Super Cameron. Cameron is my cousin's son. … Continue reading New Pattern! The Super Cameron Tote.

….and the winners are…

Well kids, we have 3 winners for the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day PDF pattern 6-pack. Winner #1 is Stacy Alfano who commented on May 7, 2013 at 11:07 am Winner #2 is Britty who commented on  May 6, 2013 at 11:27 pm Winner #3 is Claire who commented on May 10, 2013 at 3:53 pm Ladies, I … Continue reading ….and the winners are…