knit · sewing

My Fabric Is Made Of Dead Dinosaurs. Should I Be Concerned About That?

One of my planned sews this month was matching cardigan sweaters for my daughter-in-law and my youngest granddaughter. The project was supposed to be easy and fun. Even though I finished the sweaters in only two days, I'd hardly call them easy, and I certainly wouldn't call them fun. Why not? Because I was making… Continue reading My Fabric Is Made Of Dead Dinosaurs. Should I Be Concerned About That?

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organization · sewing

Sewing Plans, Projects And Photos — They’re All Here In My First 2019 Update

Since my last post nine days ago, I've learned that some of the yearlong projects I planned on joining for 2019 are not going to work for me. The Sew Your Own Style sew-along is definitely on this year, but it's only taking place on Instagram, a social network I don't use. A new schedule… Continue reading Sewing Plans, Projects And Photos — They’re All Here In My First 2019 Update

dresses · granddaughters

I’m A Sewing Surrogate, Creating Special Gifts For My Sister’s Granddaughters

I love this photo of my sister and me walking near the ocean in Watch Hill, Rhode Island, one night about eight years ago. My husband was just a few steps behind and caught us slowly coming together until we put our arms around each other. It was a very natural thing for us to… Continue reading I’m A Sewing Surrogate, Creating Special Gifts For My Sister’s Granddaughters

quilt

December Quilt Block Is An Easy-Peasy, Oh-So-Breezy Tree

When 2018 began, I decided to take part in a yearlong quilting project, my first ever. Every single time I looked at my blog's home page I was reminded of the pending Dec. 31 deadline, because a countdown widget showed how many months — and, eventually, days — remained until the deadline. As of this… Continue reading December Quilt Block Is An Easy-Peasy, Oh-So-Breezy Tree