After a few days' break from trying to cut my quilt pieces, I was finally able to focus on pulling all the fabric out and working on the project again. I started the Heartland Heritage Block of the Month Quilt Project last month. I love that I can use my scraps to make each block.This… Continue reading February Quilt Block
This has been a very difficult week for me personally. When I'm not sewing, I'll often teach a hip-hop class at a local gym, or substitute teach at my local elementary school. This past Wednesday, Feb. 14, I was working in school and came home to find there had been yet another mass school shooting.… Continue reading Sew, What’s New?
I was on a mission this week: To finish the first go-round of pajamas for my grandchildren. I worked hard to finish, and I'm happy to say it's done! Using the same cotton flannel I had used last week for my older granddaughter's nightgown, I chose a different style this time to accommodate a different… Continue reading Same Fabric, Different Style
When I'm not busy sewing, I often like to see what sewing projects others are planning, making and even wishing for. Well, today something fell right into my lap that I just had to share with anyone who loves to sew! My discovery? A wonderful giveaway sponsored by Girl Charlee Fabrics, a company known for… Continue reading Go. Run. Enter.
"Ahhh, where to start?" That's often the first question you ask yourself when attempting to organize anything that has become overrun and overwhelming. The good news is that there's no shortage of help to be found in the form of books, blogs, YouTube videos, and Pinterest. You can spend all your time researching how to… Continue reading From Chaos to Bliss
I'm trying something new this year: A sew-along called Heartland Heritage Block of the Month Quilt Project by Inspiring Stitches. You can find the 2018 calendar that gives both the timetable and the directions for each block here. I wasn't sure at first whether I could handle sewing a quilt. For one thing, I had… Continue reading Quilt Countdown, Explained
It took extraordinary concentration and energy to complete my pajamas project for two of my grandchildren, but I finally did it! I made a matching top and bottoms for my grandson and a long nightgown for his big sister. They'll be off in the mail tomorrow. This was the first time I worked with cotton… Continue reading Pajamas Finished On Schedule