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
The long and short of it is that Spring gets me every time. By 'gets' - I mean that more than any other time of the year, Spring inspires me to whip up something great; something adventurous and cheery; bright and sunny; joyful and quite obviously - Springy. So when miraculously at Fall Quilt Market 2017, I … Continue reading Painted Gardens and a Springy Serendipity Sandbox-Style Sewing Project
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 I still have the whole week to accomplish things. It's also January and I like Januarys for the exact same reasons I like Tuesdays, except … Continue reading Things I like, A New Bundle, and Staying on Track
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
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?
Lest I drift dreamily into the 80s movie, Breaking Away, about 4 young men (including a very, very young Dennis Quaid with very, very washboard-like abs; go ahead and watch the movie trailer that I linked above just for fun - you'll see them!) who spend their days mostly trying to avoid going to college. … Continue reading Ciao Bella!
Hi Quilty Friends, Okay, remember a few weeks ago when I shared my rather soul-baring story about how Halloween is historically my least favorite holiday? In the event you need a refresher (or you just plain didn't read it because maybe creepy, scary, gory Halloween is your chosen bag of chips), you can catch up … Continue reading Part 2 – Hopelessly Unenthused October Baby Seeks Joyfully, Non-Creepy Halloween
For the second day in a row, I awakened to dreary, rainy weather. I like rain, I do - especially when I imagine how fat the little baby robins atop my porch post must be getting as their parents busily harvest the plentiful worms from our yard. Spring is my favorite for all the reasons … Continue reading Post 4: Rainy Days, Cheer-Up Bundles, and Precut Storage