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 store to the front, because that’s the order in which my ducklings and I proceeded throughout the store.

Momma and ducklings
It’s true. They were perfectly perfect, JUST like this, walking in a straight line behind me. Honest! (memories have a magical way of smoothing themselves into hindsight perfection, don’t they?)

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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 fit into our groove here in the Woods. When I saw Jen Kinwell’s Long Time Gone quilt, I knew I was onto something! So, without further adieu, 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. 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 if you do!) – but they speak absolute volumes to me every time I read them!

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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 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… Continue reading “Quilt Market, Round 2: Upcoming BOMs, Growing, and Oh Yes – Bees”

Be My Neighbor Block 6

Whew – What a weekend! I’m thrilled to report that among other things, I got to watch my #4 play college lacrosse and I also sewed LOTS. Most importantly, I got a few more blocks ahead of my Be My Neighbor sew along piecing so I don’t fall behind as I did for my LAME-O Block 4 post, when I literally didn’t get my block done in time for the Monday blueprints release. Ack. Nobody likes to be behind the 8 ball like that.

My block turned out like this:bmn-block-6

Before you ask – I’m not a fan of it. I sort of got stuck for a while on the fact that roofs are historically certain colors or shades of earthy tones and I’m annoyed that I chose the color Wren which frankly I love – just not up against New Russet Orange, also a perfectly happy Grunge shade.  My slightly imperfect diamond shapes are created from Juniper Berry Aqua Blue, which is one of my MOST favorites!

As mentioned, I’m several blocks ahead of this one and can confidently say I’ve gotten over the idea that my roof colors need  to be earthy. I learn, by golly…every day I learn 🙂

This week’s BMN block blueprints are below. If you’re following along – I hope you’ll tag me at Instagram! @serendipitywoods, so I can see how your blocks are coming along!

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Cheers and Happy Monday 🙂

 

 

And Sometimes You’re in the Game with Both Feet…

…running with the wind at your back and the road ahead is straight and long, at least for the moment!

You may remember last week’s post when I shamefully shared that I had just not managed to get my Be My Neighbor sew along block finished in time to for my Monday post, in time to share it along with the Block 4 Blueprints. WELL. Guess who had an extraordinarily productive week last week? Continue reading “And Sometimes You’re in the Game with Both Feet…”

And Sometimes you just Miss it, aka Be My Neighbor Block 4 Post and Other Serendipitous Craziness

be-my-neighbor-quiltShall I just cut to the chase here, Dear Blog Followers? It’s Monday at 5:10 PM here in Serendipity Woods and guess who just DID NOT get her Be My Neighbor Block done in time for today’s post? That would be ME…

What I can say is that even though my Block 4 block isn’t finished (Moda’s version is in the upper right corner – the yellow with the red roof), it’s been a productive several days for the shop, about which I’m eager to share – yet I’d rather be quick about getting the Block 4 blueprints into your hands so you can work on yours, while giving myself a little extra time to get my block done so I can then share IT, along with the rest of my Shop news in my next post. The Block 4 Blueprints:

be-my-neighbor-block-4-pdf

Aside from that – I must beg your forgiveness for this lame-o post, and ask for a reprieve until next time to catch you up.  All that said – do feel welcome to tag me in your Block 4 post please! I’d love to see it and perhaps it will inspire me in my block creation!

Cheers,

Pam

A Beautiful (yet insanely busy) Day in My Neighborhood, and Other Sew Along News

I know – it’s Monday.  That means it’s release day for Block 3 for the Moda Be My Neighbor Sew Along, and you know what? I’m ready, kind of; Continue reading “A Beautiful (yet insanely busy) Day in My Neighborhood, and Other Sew Along News”