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

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organization · sewing

When It Comes To Organization, I’m Going To Have 2019 All Sewn Up

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

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

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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

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November Quilt Block Is An Insane Tulip

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