Archive for March 2013

Top Ten Ways to spend Worldwide Quilting Day - March 16

Do you have your plans yet on how to spend Worldwide Quilting day? Here are my top ten ideas! 10.  Reorganize your sewing room.   (Yawn, let’s go onto the next idea.) 9.  Finish that project you’ve been working on.  (Oh, I will for sure, but I have to finish this post.) 8.  Read all the... Read more »

Baby quilt made entirely from precuts

I  spend my days with Zara and so I have babies on my mind and therefore, baby quilts!  I want to make some more baby quilts but I want them to be quick.  I have only made baby quilts for Zara and to keep at her house.  Maybe I want a little quilt that we... Read more »

Green quilts and March go together

I love green in general but even more in March.  Not all of my green quilts are Irish but they are all still my favorites.  Yesterday I wrote about how if you fold up a quilt and keep it away, it’s still perfect in twenty years but quilts are made to be loved and used. ... Read more »

March sewing with an Irish flavor

It’s always fun to change things around in your house and holidays/seasons are great themes.  If you are Irish like yours truly then the month of March is even more fun.  Whenever I see an Irish themed fabric or a great green, I pick it up.  Unfortunately a lot of the Irish themed fabric out... Read more »

State of Wonder book club - what to sew and serve

Today was the book club meeting for State of Wonder and we had a great discussion using these questions and a wonderful time.   I am pretty sure it is because of the Dragonfly sewing I did ahead of time, fine maybe it was just the right book, the right people and then the sewing?... Read more »

State of Wonder dragonfly apron, table runner and napkins completed

I love reading and I love sewing and having book clubs makes them come together for me.  I think many activities we enjoy are best when paired with another favorite, be it a pal to do it with, another language to hear about it in or a snack to crunch along with the fun. Combinations... Read more »

Jim Morrison, The Doors May 10, 1968 Chicago concert and my handsewn Easter dress - a first date tale

Jim Morrison and I have a bit of history.
In my dating life my adage has always been you either have a good time or a good story.  For my first date, I believe I had both and I sewed the dress I wore to see Jim Morrison myself! Want more? Check out my Facebook page. Like the page and join the conversation! If... Read more »

Quilt books are essential for a Quilter

Most of my quilting life I have been a solitary sewer.  I worked full time, had kids and so I couldn’t go to Guilds, conventions or workshops.  I would get to classes for inspiration and I would buy books, gobs and gobs of books.  Books and I have a lifelong relationship, they are marvelous companions. ... Read more »

3 month baby milestone - mark it with a bib! A DIY project

Babies change so fast and before you know it, that cute helpless infant will be rolling her eyes at you as she flounces out of the room.   (Not that my children ever did that, nope, they were way snottier!)   You need to mark, celebrate and archive the baby milestones when they are crawling... Read more »

Black and White Bow Tie quilt for the child who announces she doesn't want a quilt

When my oldest entered Jr. High she announced that she wanted to upgrade her room.  I agreed, she had had the same yellow and blue house quilt theme since kindergarten.  What were her ideas?  First she stated she wanted a black and white room.  I was less than thrilled as back then, it seemed like... Read more »
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