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
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
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
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
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 … Continue reading Be My Neighbor Block 6
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; but I'm going to have to make it quick, because not only is it Block 3 Day for the Be My Neighbor project, there are also … Continue reading A Beautiful (yet insanely busy) Day in My Neighborhood, and Other Sew Along News
In general, I'm not a 'fallish' kind of gal - but today's kind of fall, I'll take! I'm sharing the view outside my studio window this morning (from outside my studio window). The sun is shining, upon my favorite little dappled willow tree, it's cool enough for a sweatshirt but a jacket is not yet … Continue reading Be My Neighbor Sew Along, Block 2
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?
"Use a scant 1/4." I've read this in multiple patterns and though it's not necessarily a difficult concept to get my arms around, knowing why - or more importantly when - to use it has always escaped me for some reason, until yesterday. First, let me show you the current view from my desk at … Continue reading The Sometimes Perplexing Scant 1/4″ & What’s Thread Got to Do with it?
I feel like it was forever ago that we announced our first ever Block of the Month featuring blocks from Amy Ellis' newly released Modern Heritage Quilts. I'm happy to announce, first kits shipped on Thursday and I say - let the BOMING begin! Our first block is a simple Cross block, and we'll be … Continue reading Our Modern Heritage BOM Kickoff!