Twyla’s House, 2-7-24

Oh, you’re going to love this treat of a post! I loved the iron discussion – I feel very informed. Didn’t post last night – I’m experiencing bursitis in my hip again and have made an appointment for an injection. Hard to sit for too long.

So enjoy Twyla’s collections!

Post #2 follows.

51 thoughts on “Twyla’s House, 2-7-24

  1. Dorothy Sheldrake

    The most beautiful display in a home of special collected items I have ever seen. Wonderful example of what I should be doing. I had forgotten all about Whisbrooms, is that what they are called and how do you spell it?
    Thank you.
    Dorothy in California

  2. Diane in Maryland

    This is amazing! I loved it. I’ve come to realize that I really don’t have any “collections” just maybe fabric. The rest I have would be called junk by my family!

  3. Marilyn Miller

    Gosh, I want to visit that home!! So many interesting collections. I loved everything, the old thread cabinets, the whisk broom collection on the old rake, all the embroidery samplers! Wonderfully displayed!

  4. Jill Klop

    Oh! I ran out of time to chime in on the iron conversation! I have a Rowenta that’s over 10 years old. I love it! I never put water in it though. That’s what I use in my sewing room. I also have a min Rowenta that I keep in my traveling Quilt stuff! Again, that iron is more than 10 years old! I also have a newer Balck and Decker that I keep in my closet that I use for our clothes. It’s a pretty good iron too!

    I love everything in Twyla’s house. So beautiful! I can’t wait for the next installment!

    Mary – I’ve never had bursitis but it sounds painful! I hope you can get that shot and it takes effect right away!

  5. Lisa in northeastern Washington state

    What a wonderful series of collections. Thanks to Twyla and to you, Mary, for sharing.

  6. Carol

    Thank you , Mary! Thank you, Twyla for sharing. Can’t wait for post2. Loved the whisk broom collection.

  7. Robin Boggan

    Oh my gosh! What a wonderful collection! Loved every picture that you shared with us. Thank you Twyla! ❤

  8. Marie Fibelstad

    Love all the collections.
    Been cleaning out cupboards in kitchen as we are getting
    new cupboards to replace 1949 ones I think were here when house was
    built, sure find things that you don’t really need!
    Thanks for the pictures and stories.

    1. Cynthia from SW MN

      I second those emotions! Beautiful possessions, completed projects and stuff! So interesting! 🤩 My suggestion: if you have someone in mind for those quilts, cross-stitch pictures, put their name on the back. All those beautiful things should go someone the owner knows would love them like you! I am going to be looking at irons at thrift shops and garage sales as well.

  9. Rita in Iowa

    Twyla love the collections you have and they are displayed beautifully. Thank you for sharing. Mary than you for posting.
    Mary I had a problem with sitting too long and had my hip x-rayed. They diagnosed it as an unremarkable hip. They did have me do therapy for 4 weeks and I haven’t had any problems since.
    Hope you get some relief.

  10. Meredith in Cincinnati

    Wow. Just wow! Would love to tour this and hear all the stories. The little quilt above the mantel(?) in the arch is lovely. Any idea of a pattern? Thanks, Twyla, and Mary.

    1. Twyla

      The quilt that is framed is a Lori Smith pattern her company is From my Heart to Your Hands. It’s a Fit to Frame Set Three. Hope this helps!!

      1. Mary Etherington Post author

        Twyla – hmmm….I made and framed several of Lori’s Fit To Frame quilts – wonder where they are!

  11. Terri S.

    I love to see how different people display their quilts. There are so many ways that I never even thought of!

  12. Sandy

    Hi Mary, just when you think the discussion on irons can’t be beat ,along comes Twyla and her marvelous collections! Some things l don’t even know what they are, l think there is a collection of capital letters for printing machines on the coffee table, am l right? Is Twyla a friend of yours Mary, or a reader? And now to section 2, Take care everyone, best wishes from Sandy

  13. Martha W in WY

    Twyla has given me more ideas on how to display my treasures. I love, love the tour.

  14. Launa Peters

    Mary, What fabulous pictures of Twyla’s collections. Whiskbrooms caught my eyes!
    My favorite aunt was named Twila! She helped me with some hand sewing in my younger day!
    Been snowing up here since before daylight!
    Mary, I hope you received the quilt blocks’ picture?
    Plan to eat my last night leftovers from Panda Express for tasty lunch today!

  15. Joyce from NY

    Wow, Twyla’s home is just lovely. Everything is so beautifully displayed. So clever & inspirational!

  16. Bonnie Archibald

    Twyla’s house is beautiful! I love her antiques, quilts, collections and how she has them displayed. It was like looking at a Country magazine. Thank you Twyla and Mary for posting all of the home pictures. I have enjoyed all of them!

    1. Bonnie Archibald

      PS I have a large collection of whiskbrooms but have them displayed in an old crock. I also have an old rake and am going to steal your idea Twyla. Thanks for the inspiration!

  17. Charlotte in Northern California

    What beautiful displays of Twyla’s collections!! Thank you for sharing.

  18. Brenda Ks

    Wow Twyla your collections are just eye popping.
    Love it all wish I had your eye for displays

  19. Suzanne in Massachusetts

    I love this post, all the collections and the talent to display them. I’m saving the photo of the 9 patch quilt to use up the last of my repro fabrics. I was going to give them away, but not now. (I stopped buying fabric a year ago since I can’t take it with me, ha ha)

  20. Charlotte in Northern California

    I hope the shot works in your hip, Mary. I’ve had that in my shoulder and the shot worked wonders!

  21. Kim from Wi

    Love seeing your home, its beautifully decorated. I really the love the metal rake holding all those whisk brooms. Thank you for sharing with us all.

  22. Mary Johnston from So. Cal.

    Beautiful “eye candy”. Gives me the “ warm and fuzzy feelings”!!!!

  23. Suzanne

    What a wonderful display of quilts Twyla. In the last few years I have been giving away some of my quilts due to thinking ( I’m sure someone planted the seed), what am I going to do with them by all. Years ago I churned out quilts using the Miss Rosie Quilt company books( loved them then and still love them), during a learning phase. Needed to learn techniques and almost did every quilt in every book. Now doing hand appliqué so things a lot slower now. Told my sister she could take whatever she wanted out of a specific pile of quilts-and she did, 7 of them but I didn’t look to see what was being taken, silly me. All for kids and grand kids so now I have a lot of tops not quilted and not many to display. At least or hopefully they’ll be loved

  24. carlene rae buck

    Twyla….love the unusual quilt hanging tools, the displays of needlework, so many things that made my heart sing as i looked at every picture…..i could live with you but both you and my cat, Bobbin would not be happy.

  25. Connie in NV

    Oh wow!!! Twyla I could live in your home, but my husband couldn’t 😂, it is so tasteful and cozy. Love all of your quilts! The one in picture nine (quilt in archway) is a block I have not seen before. Curious as to the pattern name.

    1. Twyla

      That quilt is a pattern by Lori Smith of From my Heart to your Hands is a Fit to Frame Set Three. Hope this helps you, thank you for the lovely comments❤️❤️❤️

  26. Kathy L

    I just love Twyla’s house, everything, and yes I often wonder what my kids will do with all my stuff, I keep telling them not to just throw it a way, thanks to Twyla and you for showing all these collections

  27. Janet S

    It’s wonderful to see the accomplishments of a truly talented lady. I sure am wondering if Twyla ever gets a chance to sleep – I doubt it. Thank you.

  28. Carolyn of Ohio

    Oh, just love the samplers. Special memory for me of my sewing days. What a beautiful home. Such lovely collections. Love the quilts. Such eye candy!!! Thank you for sharng.

  29. Norma

    Wow! Wonderful displays, Twyla! Thank you for sharing.
    I don’t have the space or the wonderful foundation pieces to make up a space like that, only quilts!

  30. Heather k

    Twyla’s collections are amazing! Most people would hope for a single collection of items that beautiful and she has many- shows her talent and dedication!

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