Friday, November 18, 2016

Holiday Ornaments

We are now carrying handmade turned ornaments for the holidays. Please visit our Etsy shop for a variety of colors.  Happy Holidays!

Thursday, August 4, 2016

I just finished quilting this lovely Heart quilt pieced by the New Hampshire Modern Quilt Guild, it is now ready for binding. This special quilt will be given to a survivor, a victim’s family member, or a first responder following the tragedy at the Pulse nightclub. It is an honor to be able to quilt from love in response to this tragedy. 

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Quilted Table Runner

This quilted table runner is off to its new home in Georgia. Many more table runners and bowls available in our Etsy Shop.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Waves and Seaweed

Another lovely quilt off the frame today and ready to be mailed back to Quilts Beyond Borders. Pieced by Kelly, and sent to me with this really fun happy monster backing fabric. I quilted this top with a freehand edge to edge design of waves and organic flowing seaweed.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Quilts Beyond Borders

Today I’m working on this beautiful pink quilt top sent to me from “Quilts Beyond Borders”. 
When I received this top for Longarming, I immediately saw butterflies and flowers flowing over the top of the quilt. Quilting this top has been a joy and will share more photos of the finished quilt soon.
More information about the organization “Quilts Beyond Borders” can be found here: Quilts Beyond Borders. 

I’m off to quilt more butterflies! :-) ~ Tracy 

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Walnut Bowl Pin Cushion

Looking for a special gift for your favorite seamstress or quilter?

This is a beautiful hand turned 3" diameter by 1 3/4" deep walnut wood bowl with pin cushion. The flannel fabric cushion is filled with crushed *walnut shells and polyfil for added sharpening of your pins and needles.  It's available here: Snow Dog Woodworks and Quiltworks

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Behind the Scenes...

A few weeks ago, I traveled to Northern Vermont to save a log from the firewood lot.  I purchased a Cherry log that was ~ 6-7 feet long and ~14" diameter.

After a couple of weekends worth of work, I rough turned 18 bowls from that log.  All are sealed with Anchorseal green wood sealer and will be stored for 6-12 months for drying - the Anchorseal seals the green wood and slows the drying process to eliminate cracking.

These will be inventory for next year. ~Brian

Monday, June 6, 2016

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Out of the Woodshop...

Out of the Woodshop a lovely 6 3/4 " x 2" Walnut Wood Hand Turned Bowl.....

This is a beautiful hand turned 6 3/4” diameter by 2” deep bowl made from Walnut Wood. 

This small wooden bowl has been finished with a low gloss and maintainable mineral oil and bees wax finish that would be great for daily use. Food Safe. 

It is an ideal size to hold your tiny treasures or as a snack bowl.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

African Padauk Wood

Two new African Padauk wooden bowls now available in our store. Both having the same dimensions but each with it's own unique look.

  • African Padauk Wooden Bowl - Hand Turned - Dimensions: 5 1/2 x 2 inches

  • African Padauk Wooden Bowl Dimensions: 5 1/2 x 2 inches

The reddish brown color of the Padauk wood is beautiful. When Padauk wood is freshly cut it has a bright orange reddish appearance and then when dried becomes this beautiful reddish brown color. Padauk is of African or Asian Origin and can be found in India, the South Pacific, and West Africa.

Illustration by Steven Schindler (Wood Magazine) 

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Special Gift

We love to hear reviews from customers who are enjoying our bowls and quilts. Yesterday 
these two Cherry wood bowls were picked up by a customer, to be given as special going away present to a co-worker that was moving out west.  A little piece of New Hampshire moving along with them. 

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Happy Mother's Day!

Brian surprised me with this very special hand turned lidded box with a hand carved bunny on the lid this morning for Mother’s Day.  This special hand carved bunny is holding an adorable little sign saying “I Love Quilts”.  I watch Brian carving animals, Santa's and everything in between many evenings but this little bunny is definitely a special one.

This bowl is hand turned from Maple Wood and measures 3 ¼ inches x 5 inches in diameter (including lid). The hand carved bunny is 3 inches tall and is secured to the top of the lidded box.  

I have a feeling we will all be seeing more of Brian’s carvings along with hand turned boxes very soon.  

 Happy Mother’s Day!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Mother's Day....

I was given over the weekend two beautiful hand done wooden fairy ornaments, by our boys for an early Mother's Day present.  I truly love them and they are so special to me.

I had the perfect place in mind to hang them so I could enjoy them every day.  Their new home is truly the perfect place.....

Sunday, May 1, 2016

This mini quilt just came off the frame and now is ready for a binding. Measuring in at 12 1/2 inches. 
Quilting is a mid custom quilting with shells, squiggles and some small feathers. Lot's of fun to piece and to quilt. 


Friday, April 29, 2016

Spalted Maple Wood Bowl

Measuring 9 inches in diameter and approximately 2 inches deep. This unique wooden bowl would be a beautiful decorative piece in your home. It is light but has a solid feel when handled. This is a lovely hand turned wooden bowl made from *Spalted Maple Wood (harvested in Southern New Hampshire) featuring an assortment of natural worm holes throughout the grain and has a unique marbleized appearance. 

Banner Quilts

Exciting to see the banner quilts come off the frame and have the secondary design pop on the back. I freehand custom quilted both of these using Superior So Fine threads#50 in a light tan. Some ruler work was used on the house and the light house. 

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Circle Log Cabin Quilt

This lovely quilt is a Log Cabin Full Size Quilt, measuring approximately 71 inches by 85 inches and made with beautiful 100% high quality Quilt Shop Cotton and Batik fabrics. I quilted this quilt with a smooth filament polyester thread in a light brown and mid custom quilted in spiral swirls and a circular bubble design. One layer of Hobbs 80/20 cotton batting was used.  

This quilt looks wonderful on both a twin or full size bed, and has a beautiful soft feel. 

Maple Spalted Wood Bowl

A new Maple Spalted Wood Bowl now available in our Etsy Shop.  This is a lovely hand turned wooden bowl made from *Spalted Maple Wood (harvested in Southern New Hampshire) featuring an assortment of natural worm holes throughout the grain and has a unique marbleized appearance. 
*Spalting is the partial decay that gives the wood dark contrasting lines and streaks where fungus has begun to attack the wood.