My friend Heather and I did a craft swap this year. She made me these amazing fingerless gloves, because my hands get cold when I hand stitch or use the computer. This isn't a great photo - they are a fabulous purple color. I made her this tea cozy. … Continue reading Tea Cozy for Heather
I haven't been posting much, but I have been busy in my studio this week. I tested some patterns for Joanne at Unicorn Harts. You can find her patterns on Craftsy. Her patterns are beautiful, and come together very nicely. These ones are Leader of the Pack and Barmy Bear. They should be available … Continue reading Busy, busy
Another long term WIP is off of my list. Several years ago, while we lived in Austin, Texas, my son took gymnastics classes from a wonderful woman. I offered to make a t-shirt quilt for her as a token of my appreciation. I had not made a t-shirt quilt before. She gave me two boxes, … Continue reading Patti’s T-Shirt Quilts
I'm keeping up with Gnome Angel's sewalong. I am hooked on these tiny pieces, and I love the way the blue blocks look together. Week 3 - Crosses of the UK Week 4 - Jacob's Ladder There were some tiny triangles left with this one, but they were too small for me and I tossed … Continue reading Long Time Gone – Week 3, 4 & 5
As I had hoped, owning a longarm means my WIP (Work In Progress) pile is shrinking. I've been sorting through the bins in my closet, pulling out baby quilt panels to practice on. After 3, I decided it was time to do a larger piece. This is a pattern from Rob Appel at Man Sewing. … Continue reading Blue Burst – Finally Finished!
After my recent class using a longarm machine, I went home and told my husband how positive the experience had been. I also shared how I felt I could actually run a successful business out of the home if I had my very own longarm. His response? "Get one." Huh. I spent the next week … Continue reading Introducing Darla
Here is my tip for the week: Don't forget to take joy in the making. Don't focus only on finishes in your craft. Find a huge, overwhelming project that gives you chills, and start it. Work on it slowly - a few minutes a day, or even an hour per week. Don't stress out … Continue reading What’s the Rush?