Painted Gardens and a Springy Serendipity Sandbox-Style Sewing Project

The long and short of it is that Spring gets me every time. By 'gets' - I mean that more than any other time of the year, Spring inspires me to whip up something great; something adventurous and cheery; bright and sunny; joyful and quite obviously - Springy. So when miraculously at Fall Quilt Market 2017, I … Continue reading Painted Gardens and a Springy Serendipity Sandbox-Style Sewing Project

All I Need is Love…and a Little Sewing Time

Even though you probably didn't notice - I took a little break over the holidays. In part, because it recent years I've put off my Christmas shopping until closer (read: dangerously close) to Christmas, so I had lots of shopping to do! But also because I think the holidays are a time to regroup, reset … Continue reading All I Need is Love…and a Little Sewing Time

Have Scraps? Need Scraps!

Let's face it: Everybody loves a good full collection fabric bundle.     We love the ease of not even having to think about assembling which fabrics we want to use for our quilt projects, leaning instead upon our favorite AMAZING designers to coordinate collections that look all matchy-matchy from the start, full of individual … Continue reading Have Scraps? Need Scraps!

Pennies, Memory-Sparked Singing and a Brave Girl Project

What do you think of when you hear the word 'Tuppence?' While I'm not entirely sure if it's a word that's still used in present day England, tuppence is an old word that means two pence or, in American terms, two pennies. That said, Tuppence, for me, has a magical meaning too. Pennies aside, one of … Continue reading Pennies, Memory-Sparked Singing and a Brave Girl Project

Bad Hair Days, Empty Nesting and New Fulfilling Endeavors

Back in what sometimes feels like the olden days, when my family was young and growing, I remember feeling like there was always tons of planning and organizing going on. In those days, we went the grocery store once a week with a detailed list. We organized that list by section from back of the … Continue reading Bad Hair Days, Empty Nesting and New Fulfilling Endeavors

Who’s Ready for a New Serendipity Woods BOM Launch?

Say it with me: WE ARE! You may remember my recap post following Quilt Market in Houston this last Fall.  The long and short of it is that one of my main goals every time I go to Quilt Market is to keep my eyes peeled for fabulous Block of the Month projects that would … Continue reading Who’s Ready for a New Serendipity Woods BOM Launch?

You Don’t Have to Take My Word for it: Seam Allowance Nesting, Quilt Piecing Self Reliance, and Memories that Stick

One of the things I treasure most about being a mom of six children (aside from the children themselves), is how the memories of goings on when my kids were small, forever altered the way my brain buzzes through any given day.  Take children's programming, for instance. Because I spent more than a decade straight embracing (with … Continue reading You Don’t Have to Take My Word for it: Seam Allowance Nesting, Quilt Piecing Self Reliance, and Memories that Stick

“The Universe Does this Thing…

...where it aligns you with people, things and situations that match the energy you put out. The more you improve yourself and raise your vibration, the more you will see things that are beneficial to your well being." No one seems to know who actually said the above, most magically thoughtful, words (please speak up … Continue reading “The Universe Does this Thing…

Things I like, A New Bundle, and Staying on Track

It's Tuesday. I like Tuesdays. For starters, I like them most because it means Monday is behind me (which often means I'm at least somewhat caught up after the weekend) and I still have the whole week to accomplish things. It's also January and I like Januarys for the exact same reasons I like Tuesdays, except … Continue reading Things I like, A New Bundle, and Staying on Track

Quilt Market, Round 2: Upcoming BOMs, Growing, and Oh Yes – Bees

Yesterday marks a whole week that I've been back from Quilt Market. My, how time flies when you're playing catch up - but now that the dust has settled... Some of you may recall that my previous trip to Market last spring resulted in a delayed, rather underwhelming post about Market itself, and more about … Continue reading Quilt Market, Round 2: Upcoming BOMs, Growing, and Oh Yes – Bees