I'm tickled to share a recent finish in the form of a new wall quilt for my studio. The pattern is designed by my sweet friend Robin Pickens and hers looks like this: The above represents the cover photo for English Breakfast, featuring Robin's next collection for Moda fabrics called Cottage Bleu, shipping to shops … Continue reading Tilda, Teacups & a Lefty-Girl-Imagination Running Amok
Whenever it’s been a hot minute since I’ve written a post, I always feel like I need to somehow reflect over the time since the previous post, in an effort to bring some sort of continuity into the middle part. Because no one really wants to read one more word about the news of the … Continue reading My Favorite Color Is Moda, with a Twist (complete with idiom segue)
...be an early bird And catch the worm for your breakfast plate. If you’re a bird, be an early early bird— But if you’re a worm, sleep late.” Shel Silverstein Where the Sidewalk Ends As I sit sipping my second morning cup of coffee at 6:30 on this dreary Sunday morning, I’m thinking about the … Continue reading Oh, if you’re a bird…
I think about this a lot - and I don't really distinguish between God and the Universe (so you get to pick which fits into your realm): If we listen to the input coming at us about what it is - WHO it is - we are intended to be, I think we'd be surprised … Continue reading There’s this Thing called the Universe…
Okay, so maybe it sounds like a made up name for someone who has a thing for pulling together a whole bunch of fabrics that all somehow work together in a quilt, but I feel like if I'm anything lately, it's that - a Fabric Curator. Early this summer, as explained in my previous post, … Continue reading Fabric Curator as a job description. That’s a thing, right?
Who's a crazy hermit/shop girl who's just finished cutting 6,336 - 5" squares? Two hands way, way up! Well, okay, so really Sophie Just helped with the showing off part, which is a fine job for her! The reality is that I have always loved to create kits and bundles, almost as much as I … Continue reading Summertime 2019 Projects Here I Come!
While I'm never entirely thrilled for the end of the 'lazy' time of year, I must admit - my brain has come to welcome the swish of a broom that fall brings for clearing out summer's cobwebs. The time has arrived for organizing, tidying and finishing up - and I'm ready! Before Fall officially swoops … Continue reading Summertime’s Big Finish
Well, it's officially July - and the Summertime livin' is still easy...except now I'm filling it up with more sewing projects! On the heals of my recent introduction of our newest Happy Scrappy Stack additions in the shop - I wonder if it's obvious enough that I kind of have a thing for assembling fabrics … Continue reading Oh, the Bundles We Grow!
Summertiiiime...and the livin' is eeeeasy. When I think of summertime, not 'summer' but 'Summertime' (because I think there's a difference), I always think of that song; and I think of hot days, lemonade stands, and sprinklers. Nowadays, I still fee like summertime should be as easy and carefree, bust when we're grown ups, there's no … Continue reading New Happy Scrappy Bundles, a Simple Sew Along & Summertime vs Summer
As decorating goes - I can't say I've ever been stellar at it. I tend to stumble upon things I like; bits and pieces really. I always feel a bit like I love odd things that are mostly random, don't often go together, yet possess an intangible meaning I can't always explain. Like umbrellas, for … Continue reading Imaginary Home Decor of a Lousy Decorator, and a new Serendipitously Harmonizing Quilt (and yes, a kit!)