granddaughters · sewing

My, My! February’s Sew-Along Flew By!

If you've seen my recent blog posts, you'll know I was under the weather for much of February. On the days I felt half human, I pushed myself to get some sewing projects done. One such project was the February sew-along organized by Violette Field Threads. As announced at the onset of 2019, I committed… Continue reading My, My! February’s Sew-Along Flew By!

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My Sewing Suffers When I’m Sick

February 2019 has not been kind to me or my health. I've been sick for just about the whole month, with my sweet husband serving me many meals of homemade chicken soup to help me get better. With so much time devoted to bed rest and/or sleep, I've been able to accomplish little in the… Continue reading My Sewing Suffers When I’m Sick

granddaughters

Well, It’s Groundhog Day — Again. And That Means Six More Weeks Of Sewing.

I recently completed my second sew-along of the year, and the results are in: It was a huge success. My goal was to make two zip-up pullovers, one for each of my granddaughters. Not only did I complete the pullovers, but I also added leggings to match. And now, here's the photographic evidence! This sew-along… Continue reading Well, It’s Groundhog Day — Again. And That Means Six More Weeks Of Sewing.

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?

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