Archive For 27 September 2011

Working, Sewing, Quilting

Working, Sewing, Quilting

It all keeps happening, despite the headaches and the sick daughter. I’ve been working on the little boy’s quilt, heading out to a nephew nowhere near me quite soon. I was originally going to make it for another nephew, but my daughter pointed at that he really loves super heroes and crime fighters, not cute…

WIP Wednesday

WIP Wednesday

Finishing the quilting on this new boy’s quilt made with Ann Kelle’s Urban Zoologie fabrics. This one already has a home it will be going to, but the design will be available on Etsy for custom orders.

Love @ Hello Etsy

Love @ Hello Etsy

I had the chance to go to the Hello Etsy conference in Portland last Saturday. It was a super inspirational day that left me with a notebook full of great ideas and quotes and fun tips. When I will actually have the time to implement them, I’m not sure, but I really, really want to!…

Any Fat Quarter Ideas?

Any Fat Quarter Ideas?

So I recently wrote an article about Riley Blake Designs and as a little thank-you, Cindy offered to send me some fat quarters. Super nice of her. Now I have to figure out what exactly to do with them. I’ve looked through a few books specifically for using fat quarters and havent’ fallen in love…

Me? You want to talk to me?

Just got off the phone with Nicole, calling from -get this- CBS. Yeah, the Early Show wants to talk to me after the article in Babble. Really? Little ol’ me?

Difficult days.

There are times when I have loved being a single mother. There hasn’t been anyone to argue with about what I think is best for the kids. No one to tell me what to do or where to go. I don’t have to okay anything with anyone; their father gave up that right years ago….

I still get teary, ten years later.

Leap by Brian Doyle A couple leaped from the south tower, hand in hand. They reached for each other and their hands met and they jumped. Jennifer Brickhouse saw them falling, hand in hand. Many people jumped. Perhaps hundreds. No one knows. They struck the pavement with such force that there was a pink mist…

(Sew Darn) Cute Crochet Cozy

(Sew Darn) Cute Crochet Cozy

You may be familiar with Jenny Ryan’s name if you read CRAFTzine.com. She wrote the book Sew Darn Cute back in 2009, but the date isn’t so important, the projects are still absolutely adorable.They are quick and easy (great for beginners!) and I really, really wanted to try out the crochet hook cozy.

Do Some Sewing for Someone Else

Do Some Sewing for Someone Else

This morning I got up a bit early, yet again, to work for a few minutes on my last Quilts for Quake Survivors quilt. I’ve worked on five different quilts–making patchwork squares, quilting the sandwiches and hand-stiching the binding on others. I haven’t been able to do as much as I would like, but it’s…

Oh, Apron!
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