Friday, November 23, 2007


Does anyone know why today is called "BLACK FRIDAY"? Is it because retailers depend on this one day to keep them (or put them in the black)?

Makes no since to me.

Hopefully all of you here in the good old USA had a wonderful "turkey day". We spent ours with our oldest daughter, son-in-law, 3 grandchildren and all of her in-laws. It was a wonderful day. Ate way more than I should have and things I didn't need or was supposed to eat. BUT I had my fill. Now it's back to the good 'ol diabetic diet.

Hope you folks have a wonderful shopping day. We are not shopping today. I have the day off from It's A Stitch. My husband, youngest daughter and I are staying home in the warmth of our home. We will put a fire in the fireplace....make turkey old games and otherwise CHILL OUT!

If you're doing any shopping online today be sure and check out and my online store at

No matter where you shop; be safe and have fun.

Until later.
In and Because of HIM,
Grandma Susan Quilts

Wednesday, November 21, 2007


Today I get off work at It's A Stitch in Humble, Texas at 3 p.m. We are ready to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with lots of turkey, southern cornbread dressing, some dirty rice; mixed turnip, collard, and mustard greens (from my Cajun roots), pies....and all sorts of desert.

Oh course, being a diabetic, I'll have to watch the amount of foods I eat....and choose which ones I feel will be "worth" indulgence. I will be careful...hope all you diabetics out there will do the same. Taking care of ourselves is the most important thing.

Please don't forget to check out our specials at New items are listed weekly; as are discount (online) coupons.

While your on line also check out my Etsy site at


In and Because of HIM,
Grandma Susan Quilts

Tuesday, November 20, 2007


Today I will be listing Yo Yo's in my store.

What a cute item to add to your crafting supplies. Ready to use.

Sizes ranges are 3/4", 1 3/4" and 2 1/2".

There are also different shapes; circles, hearts, flowers. Each in differing sizes.

Until tomorrow.

In and Because of HIM,
Grandma Susan Quilts

Monday, November 19, 2007


As the holiday season quickly approaches I am reminded of how THANKFUL I am to live in the United States of America.

Happy Turkey Day everyone.

I have just listed 3 new patterns on my Etsy site. Check 'em out. They are very nice.

The first is Baby Trip Around the World designed by Gina Rhone from Topeka, Kansas.

Second is Interlocking Hearts designed by Viola Burks from Albuquerque, New Mexico.

And last but certainly not least is Bear Hug designed by Lisa Christensen from Three Kids Design Studio our of Jacksonville, Florida.

Happy looking!

In and Because of HIM,
Grandma Susan Quilts

Friday, November 16, 2007


Today is Friday. I am thankful for Friday's.

The weekend will bring many changes for The Quilting Attic, Grandma Susan Quilts, Quilting Savvy, Grandpagrandmasattic at Etsy and for me personally Susan.

My friend, Janace, and I will be working on new projects for all my sites. All projects will be unique and individualized to suit each site....SO be on the lookout for the NEW and EXCLUSIVE "STUFF". Hopefully you will not be disappointed.

My mother, Mary, is gaining quite a following with Mary's Sewing Basket. She does custom embroidery from her home in Baytown, TX. I am so proud of her. She and I will also be working on projects together over the Internet SO be watching for that as well.

Until I post again. God bless you all.

In and Because of HIM,
Grandma Susan Quilts

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Today IS a New Day

Yea! God has given us another day. To live, love, play, work and to do what ever we choose to do.
Hopefully, we include Him in our plans; or better yet.............ask Him what our plans should be!

Quilting is truly a passion for me. Finding time in which to enjoy that passion becomes very hard to find.

Any ideas out there as to where a full time employed mother of a 16 year old daughter, 3 grandchildren (by my oldest 33 year old daughter), wife of 37 years can find time to enjoy her passion for quilting.

NO TIME.....for the fun things.

Don't forget to check out my Etsy store at
Remember God gives us all the same 24 hour time frame. It is HOW we use that time that truly matters.

In and Because of HIM,
Grandma Susan Quilts

Tuesday, November 13, 2007


To the two people who actually took the time to read my survey (at least) THANK YOU! ;)

I am offering a special discount on ANY product in my ETSY store at Mention you saw this blog and receive a 15% discount. After check out you will be reimbursed the 15% on your TOTAL order.

At some point I will get back to beginning quilting definitions. Just need to know there is more interest.

Thank you for stopping by my blog and visiting my ETSY store.

Grandma Susan Quilts

Monday, November 5, 2007


THIS FREE PATTERN will be posted this evening after work.
Use it however you wish. Put it on a night shirt for your favorite little person or on a quilt. The choice is yours.

More Beginning Quilting terms will be added at that time as well.

Don't forget to check out our Etsy store....
Grandma Susan Quilts

Sunday, November 4, 2007


Good news!
Janace and I survived the SHOPPING at the festival yesterday. :)
The quilts (as usual) were simply gorgeous. What some people can do with fabric and thread. Amazing. A lot a talent in this world.
We shopped 'til we dropped...and still didn't see it all. What a shame. Was thinking about going back today (last day) but don't think I'll be able to do it.

Will start on Beginning Quilting Definitions tomorrow.

Grandma Susan Quilts

Thursday, November 1, 2007


All my friends have been. I go Saturday with my friend Janace.
It is a really cool place to be. I'll bet Janace comes away being one of the best quilters in the Houston Area.

Shopping, looking at quilts, shopping, and oh yes....MORE SHOPPING.

Today we will do the C's of quilting definitions for the beginning quilters:

....Chain Piecing: When you sew patches together in one long continuous line. No cutting the thread until you're done.

....Continuous-line Quilting: Quilting a design in a line that keeps on going. No stopping and starting at different places.

....Corner Square: A square that fills the spots in the corners of the quilt borders.

....Corner Triangles: The four triangles placed in the corners of on-point/diagonal set patches; half square triangles, and straight grain are on the shorter sides of the triangle.

....Cornerstones: Sashing Squares (squares of fabric) that are used to join the sashing strips at where they come together in an intersection.

OK.....more tomorrow.

In and Because of HIM,
Grandma Susan Quilts