Archive for October 2015

Make blocks for 4 table runners and 2 small quilts with one layer cake tutorial

In the summer I saw a trunk show with Jenny Doan and she took pre cuts and sewed them together and cut them apart to make all kinds of cool stuff. I was quite enthused and thought I can do this! At her store I picked up a Halloween layer cake. I realize I only... Read more »

I want to be best friends with Jenny Doan

Tonight is our monthly blogapalooza when we have 60 minutes to write a post about a topic we are given. Tonight’s topic is the following: “Write a letter to a celebrity (rock star, politician, athlete, movie star, etc.) convincing them you should become best friends” This is easy for me. I am not a big... Read more »

Quilters' Bill of Rights

Here in the States we have various wonderful documents spelling out the freedoms and rights we can expect to enjoy. Sometimes there is disagreement on exactly how one should exercise these rights but we all agree that it’s a great thing to have them written down and preserved. I don’t have enough space to create... Read more »

A visit to New York City with friends is an experience you should have

I flew into NYC to meet my friends for a weekend of talk, food and plays. It's a great destination as there are so many things to do.
A long long time ago in a galaxy far far away I attended college. Yes, I was young once. Don’t look so skeptical. I was and I had a core group of friends from my sorority. Over the years we have had some reunions but the best ones are those to NYC. In fact, a... Read more »

What to say to Quilters about their quilts

I did a post on what not to say to quilters, I thought it would be great to follow it up with a more positive one. How about what to say to quilters about their quilts. When a Quilter shows a quilt at guild, online or at their house, they are vulnerable. At a show,... Read more »

On my way to New York City

It is Christmas time early at my house. What? Yes, I am getting my present this weekend. I am on my way to New York City with two college friends. We have tickets to four plays, reservations at five restaurants and 3 rooms booked at a swanky hotel. Yes, quite a present! I don’t really... Read more »

DIY Comfortable Toddler Pumpkin costume tutorial

Around Halloween, I am happy I sew. I liked making costumes for my own children and now I have grandchildren I can dress up. I am not a fan of a huge elaborate costume, I want something that is comfortable for the child to wear. I want them to be able to move, see and... Read more »

12 things never to say to a Quilter

Nobody wants to say the wrong thing, right? But to the unaware, there are ways of asking questions or making remarks that just get on a quilter’s nerves. I am sorry, they just do. I have made many a meme about that very subject.  How about if I create a list of 12 things never... Read more »

DIY How to make a metal pan Handle Cover tutorial

My husband has slowly started cooking more now that he is mainly retired. As you can imagine, I am thrilled beyond belief with this new development and encourage it whenever possible. When he wanted a Wok, I made sure he got one for his Father’s Day present. He has been experimenting mainly with grilling recipes... Read more »

4 Best Quilting Sewing Articles I've read lately

I love making quilts and I love reading about them. I think quilters are the best people on earth and adore learning new things that they do. This past week I have read some fabulous pieces that I just had to share them with you.  I hope you enjoy the best quilting sewing articles I’ve... Read more »
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