Quilt Market 2023 Recap!

We Made it Through Quilt Market! What a great trip! Sophie and I spent 5 whole days in the quilty world of International Quilt Market in Houston, Texas. Day 1 was learning in Schoolhouse sessions in the form of classes and new fabric collection sneak-peeks with some of the greatest. The rest of the time … Continue reading Quilt Market 2023 Recap!

Lippity Trip: A New Quilt Pattern

Let me just say that I love it when time presents itself for me to afford myself the gift of writing a blog post. I always mean to do more of it, but it does involve time that isn’t always plentiful these days, whilst (just like everyone else) I'm juggling between all the things! All … Continue reading Lippity Trip: A New Quilt Pattern

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…