My Pincushion Tutorial is Back – Revised & Refreshed!

Friends, when I think back to the many incarnations of my little world here in Serendipity Woods, I sometimes forget all the details of the earliest days way back in 2008, when it all began with my original (long-defunct) blog, along with a little Etsy shop where I sold things I made. There were tote … Continue reading My Pincushion Tutorial is Back – Revised & Refreshed!

Getting by, Persevering & a New Quilt Pattern

What kind of blogger lets weeks go by after releasing her first OFFICIAL quilt pattern, without OFFICIALLY sharing a blog post about it? I'll give you one guess. At the end of the day, I am thrilled to pieces to share that my beloved Jiggity Jig quilt pattern is finally out in the world! It … Continue reading Getting by, Persevering & a New Quilt Pattern

At Long Last: A Bit of ME, Out in the World

Happy Happy December, all you lovely holiday crafty warriors, you!  As the snow begins to fly here in my cozy little woodsy world in Southwest Michigan, I’m forever flabbergasted by how quickly each year passes, and also how this glorious quilty journey of mine continues to evolve in such magical directions. This time of year … Continue reading At Long Last: A Bit of ME, Out in the World

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

My Favorite Color Is Moda, with a Twist (complete with idiom segue)

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)

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…

There’s this Thing called the Universe…

2019 Inaugural Threads of Success

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…

Fabric Curator as a job description. That’s a thing, right?

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?

Summertime 2019 Projects Here I Come!

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!

Summertime’s Big Finish

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