Category: Creativity

I sewed my sign for the Chicago Women's March 2018

When I was in high school and college, I never marched in any kind of protest or statement march. I guess I decided I would wait until I was in my 60’s because this was my second! This year, I sewed my sign for the Chicago Women’s March. The theme of the march was March... Read more »

Why follow a pattern when you can be creative

Tonight is blogapalooza, one hour to write a post on as assigned topic. The topic for today’s blogapalooza is “Write about something in your life you once obsessed about but now rarely, if ever, think about.” I read it out loud and before I had finished, I knew the answer. I used to read and stick... 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 »

Designing and Sewing a Cubs quilt top - part 2

Designing and sewing a Cubs quilt top makes me happy every single day. I spend more time on this quilt top than I have on any quilt project in a year. I can’t wait to get up the stairs and try to figure out where I want to put blocks. I am also juggling size... Read more »

Step 1 of designing a Cubs quilt

I don’t know if you heard but the Cubs won the World Series in November of 2016. My husband is a huge fan and had been waiting for this moment all his life. I started collecting fabric during the season but didn’t even wash it until after the last out. Now I am free to... Read more »

8 quick reviews of new movies of January 2017

This was my favorite of the 8, such an eye opening and inspirational movie. The acting was great, the story important and nothing offensive.
As you know, we watch our darling grandchildren 3 days a week. Once they leave, we smile, pick up the place and are pretty darn tired. Add to that other activities and events and somehow we didn’t get to see many movies this year. When our daughter went on her 2 week winter school break,... Read more »

How to start a Christmas Quilt

I’ve decided that two projects going on at the same time is the way to go. If it works out, I may even add in a third one. I can only make so many tooth fairy pillows at a time. I decided to make a Christmas quilt for Henry and make it up as I... Read more »

Advice on how to reignite quilting and sewing desire

I am coming down from the high of a vacation and I seem to want to make my photo book and not sew. Yes, I said that, I am wanting to do something more than sew. I am shocked also. I have to figure out how to reignite quilting and sewing desire. I once wrote... Read more »

Quilt guild orphan block challenge project is complete

I was overwhelmed with extra blocks about a week ago and wrote about it. I loved each and every response, they buoyed me up. All of your creativity made me feel more creative. Thanks to all of you, my quilt guild orphan block challenge project is complete. Let’s begin with my dilemma, shall we? I... Read more »

DIY Green all over table runner tutorial part one

In the month of March my favorite color is green. I put out my Irish table runners, place mats and dish towels. This year was no exception and again this year, I wanted something new. I decided I needed a green all over table runner without using any strictly Irish fabrics. Last month I turned... Read more »
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