Tilda, Teacups & a Lefty-Girl-Imagination Running Amok

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

Oh, if you’re a bird…

...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…

Imaginary Home Decor of a Lousy Decorator, and a new Serendipitously Harmonizing Quilt (and yes, a kit!)

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!)

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

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

Please Won’t you Be Our Neighbor?

It's a beautiful day in this neighborhood, a beautiful day for a neighbor, would you be mine? Could you be mine? As some of you may remember, last May marked my very first trip to International Quilt Market. It's a neighborly day in this beauty Wood, a neighborly day for a beauty. Would you be … Continue reading Please Won’t you Be Our Neighbor?

Current Quilt Update and a Little Thing Called Bloglovin

Happy Monday Crafty Friends! Are you as shocked as I am that I'm actually posting a second CLH blog post in one week?  Throughout the course of the last *almost* year since we opened Serendipity Woods Fabric Shop, it's taken me some time to get my sea legs about me with respect to the preservation … Continue reading Current Quilt Update and a Little Thing Called Bloglovin

Forward Propulsion with Helpers

Good morning, Quilty Friends! Sans the two ponytails (which have never represented a good look for me, ever), the even-across-the-forehead bangs (which never exist for girls with cowlicks), and the fresh wrinkle-free face (but let's pretend mid-forties aren't accompanied by laugh lines and a deep crease between my eyes because I'm inclined to communicate with … Continue reading Forward Propulsion with Helpers

TBT: Pincushion Hygiene, aka – the Liberation of the Pin People

As you may have noticed, I'm in process of merging my previous (which will remain in place as soon as construction is complete) website, Serendipity Woods, with my new blog here at Charlotte Loves Henry. What I'm really saying is that my SW blog will be replaced with this one, and Serendipity Woods will stand … Continue reading TBT: Pincushion Hygiene, aka – the Liberation of the Pin People

Flashback Post: Happy (Gram) Mother’s Day and Facing Out

In honor of Mother’s Day, today seems like the perfect time to begin the process of sharing some now and again ‘flashback posts’ I’ve written over the years at my former site, Serendipity Woods. As we get to know one another here, I want to share with you that though my childhood was not what … Continue reading Flashback Post: Happy (Gram) Mother’s Day and Facing Out