Come on in!

Welcome to my site.  I don't blog, so I occasionally use this page to make announcements - like this one.  I'm moving!  Yes, finally doing the downsizing thing, and my goodness is it ever painful!  We are leaving our large home and guesthouse and six acres in the airpark and we have bought a 1939 charmer in the downtown historical district.  We are trading in the daily visits of deer for ducks on Lake de Soto.  As of this writing, we are still in the awkward changeover stage, not moved in, unsure of what to sell and what to take, but very certain that most things have to go.  It's exciting, but it isn't fun.  I make this announcement here so that you will be aware of the address change.  My contact address is now:

                                           161 NE Laguna Drive, Lake City, FL  32055

 

I'm a true Gemini, so you get "twin" websites in one here.  The first is for Teddy the Certified Appraiser and very serious business person.  The second is for Teddy the quiltmaker who marches to the beat of a different sewing machine.  I like to work with old worn out things I buy in thrift shops.  One of my friends says I shop in places she would only go into with rubber gloves and tongs, and I admit to keeping antibacterial hand cleaner in my car.  But I have such a heart for the women who came before me, the women who worked so hard to find a few moments to make beautiful things for their families.  Perhaps it was a crocheted doily, a hanky with tatted edges, an embroidered dresser scarf, or a stack of quilt blocks they never got around to setting together.  These are the fragments I gather and I find great joy in giving them new life.  As you look at the quilts in the galleries, you will spot the vintage pieces.  

 

When you have a few moments, check out the wonderful www.porterbriggs.com.  It's a good-news, all-about-the-south online magazine.  Short articles, beautiful photography, great subject matter, and skilled writers - what more could you ask?  Oh - by the way, I'm one of those writers!! 

 

I hope you will enjoy your moments here.