My gift cabinet stock is low. Inspired by past successful gift giving times and several great blogs, I'm encouraged to restock the gifts I keep on hand. This isn't a new concept. I often bought off season for my younger children, when I could find simple toys that were well made during sales and clearance … Continue reading Gift Cabinet Restock
Materials: 3 yards of jute cord 3 1/2 yards wide lace 1 fat eighth green fabric or assorted narrow scraps 7 pretty buttons Needle and thread This is a fairly simple project! Start with your green fabric. You want narrow strips between 1 1/2 inches wide to 2 1/2 inches wide with a length of … Continue reading Flower Garland Tutorial
I'm happy to announce that THIS quilt, this Valentine's Day quilt top from two years ago, is my very last project that has been on the backburner! In the quilt world, when a project has been sitting a sufficient amount of time, it's called a UFO, an unfinished object. Many quilters have a few … Continue reading Closing Out Projects
I follow several other bloggers, and one of them wrote about"renewal" recently. It got me thinking about the topic. We use that word every so often here in the US when we say, "R and R". R and R stands for Rest and Renewal, or Rest and Recuperate. It's a military term, and it often … Continue reading Snow Renewal Day
I did finally decide on a block of the month a few weeks back! Actually...... I'll be making several blocks of the month (bom)! I'm not expecting to finish every single block, or every single month. But I'm excited to learn some new skills, like hand piecing and hand embroidery! Which ones did I choose? … Continue reading BOM Plans
Happy New Year to you all! Big hugs and well wishes! Thank you all for your kindness and encouragement! I hope your new year is wonderful!
Cleaning isn't my favorite task. There. I've written it in public for everyone to see. It's a confession that hurts my pride, but I don't actually like cleaning. What I do like is an extremely clean and minimal space. In fact, I like a de-cluttered and spotless home more than I care to admit. My … Continue reading Cleaning Attitude
Have you ever made a planning page for your own designs or for a large quilt project? I had not, until recently. There is a large block exchange in the spring with my quilt guild, and I needed to keep track of which blocks were which. I planned an entire page with snippets of the … Continue reading A Time to Plan
Merry Christmas to you all!
A New Year is fast approaching, and I'm struggling to find just the right Block of the Month program to follow (or do on my own). I love some of the things the Australian quilt community is doing, and I'm drawn to intricate designs and applique. Sarah Fielke's BOM, in which you get the choice … Continue reading Which Pattern?