Archive for April 2017

I had sleep issues and this is what I did about them

Sleep is great, isn’t it? You need to sleep and most of us like to sleep. But it’s not always so easy. I had sleep issues and this is what I did about them. My first and longest issue is snoring. I tried denial for quite a while but when I woke myself up snoring... Read more »

I enjoyed the International Quilt Festival Chicago 2017 until I lost my camera

This weekend I enjoyed the International Quilt Festival Chicago 2017 until I lost my camera. A day of fun and then a bummer. Let’s focus first on the positive, the show itself is always well done and this year was no exception. I was very fortunate that my daughter and granddaughter accompanied me which made... Read more »

DIY How to make a unique tablet cover tutorial

My youngest daughter asked me to create something for her new HP Surface Pro. I ended up with quite a bit of time to make it so I documented every step. I am finally finished and want to show you how to make a unique tablet cover. You can be creative and make a fancy... Read more »

Is it better to start quilting fresh or after being a garment sewer?

Recently I attended a color workshop at a terrific quilt shop. We got to know each other at the start by telling the group how long we had been quilting. The answers ranged from not yet to my 33 years. I would say that the majority had been quilting for less than 5 years. The answers... Read more »

10 Exciting and easy Kids' T-shirt crafts - a fun guest post.

Today’s post was super easy for me – I didn’t write it! It’s a fun guest post by Joe Hughes about 10 exciting and easy kids’ tee shirt crafts. Enjoy! T-shirts fill our kid’s closets and sit there until they’re donated or thrown away. But, there are plenty of crafty ways you can reuse these... Read more »

Hand made items make for great Birthdays

My husband turned 64 on April Fools’ Day. It’s the perfect fun date for his birthday and he’s only one year away from Medicare now. You guessed it, we are excitedly counting down the days. We celebrated at home with our small family and I didn’t have to cook, just sew. It was just about... Read more »
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