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
One year ago this month, I began this blog to document my sewing projects. I've had lots of fun with it, but I've also learned a lot from a full year of sewing and blogging. As I look back on 2018, it occurs to me that I didn't really plan for any of it, with… Continue reading When It Comes To Organization, I’m Going To Have 2019 All Sewn Up
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
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
Making a coat is a huge advancement in my lifelong sewing skills, and this was the first time I tried. What took me so long? Well, I must admit that I had always been afraid, simply because I thought it would be too complex. But much like my fear of making pants, which I conquered… Continue reading I Knew Winter Was Coming, So I Made A Coat!
Have you seen the latest Megan Nielsen pattern releases? They come in regular and extended sizes, hence the addition of the word "curve" to the extended-size pattern names (you know, for us curvy girls who need a little more room for "the girls"). This particular blog post is all about the Jarrah Curve, one of… Continue reading This Pattern Threw Me A Curve — A Jarrah Curve
To participate in the Heartland Heritage Block of the Month quilt project this year, I've had to create quilt blocks each and every month, with the designs getting ever more complicated. This month's block, the penultimate design for 2018, is called Tulip, but I have dubbed it Insane Tulip because it's tested my own mental… Continue reading November Quilt Block Is An Insane Tulip