My yearlong quest to finish a quilt is now down to just double-digit days. This journey started back in January and is part of the Heartland Heritage Block of the Month Quilt Project by Inspiring Stitches, with each block posted on a calendar page. Unfortunately, I didn't get around to sewing last month's quilt block,… Continue reading The Better-Late-Than-Never Quilt Block
One night this past June, after reading several informative blogs about the advantages of owning a coverstitch machine — and having enjoyed a particularly exceptional cocktail — I got up the nerve to ask my husband to buy me one. He was a bit surprised, mainly because he didn't know what it was, and therefore… Continue reading Good Things Come To Those Who, Well, You Know!
If you've been following my blog, you'll know that I sew lots of cute dresses for the little girls in my life. I find the best patterns at Violette Field Threads, an independent pattern company started by two moms. I've been turning to this company again and again for more than three years now to… Continue reading One Little Girl’s Pattern Sewn Two Ways
I must say, I've been on a real sewing bender lately. I've been putting all my skills to the test and challenging myself to expand in every way possible. How have I been doing this, you may ask? Well, I joined an online sewing group working on creating a children's wardrobe designed by my favorite… Continue reading A Sewing Journey Leads To Pure Joy
While sewing more back-to-school dresses for my granddaughters this month, I came across some new and exciting patterns at Violette Field Threads and just had to indulge as these were no ordinary patterns. They were vintage styles, and my heart sang as I saw all the pictures of the pattern testers' girls wearing lovely pinafores… Continue reading My New Dresses Exude Vintage Vibes
I've got a rare family get-together coming up this weekend, and because it's a special event, I want to wear something new and beautiful so I can look and feel my best. The event is being called Seafood Sunday, and it's going to feature lots and lots of — you guessed it — seafood. I'm… Continue reading New Monthly Stitch Staffer Inspires Me To Create Something Special For Myself
In my ongoing quest to complete a yearlong quilting journey — the Heartland Heritage Block of the Month Quilt Project — I have found a few of the designs to be personally inspiring. Take September's block, for instance. Why has this one, called Willow Tree, been so inspiring? Because I'm very fond of trees, most… Continue reading This Wonderful Willow Won’t Make Me Weep!