Before diving into the Craft Napa experience I want to share a couple of things. Last week I purchased a coloring book with positive, affirming sayings for myself and a friend. We might have needed the affirmation, though I'm not entirely sure. This morning is the first opportunity I've had to dig into one of… Continue reading Craft Napa Postlude
You might remember, or not, that I spent most of my growing up years in Maine where we have a local caffeinated, carbonated beverage. You might be surprised to learn that I have never had this particular non-adult beverage that I in anyway recall. Then there's the totally awesome definition of Moxie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWoHiCvC26Y From chatting… Continue reading Some News!
Gemstone Quilts Creating Fire & Brilliance in Fabric, Step by StepMJ KinmanC&T Publishing $29.95 112 pagesA few years back I made my way into the City (Manhattan) to meet MJ Kinman for an event honoring her work by the Women's Jewelry Association. Desiree Habitch is/was her coach/mentor, who worked on getting me invited to the… Continue reading Gemstone Quilts Creating Fire & Brilliance in Fabric, Step by Step – MJ Kinman
First up C&T is having a warehouse sale! (Affiliate Link) This is a great time to get books or product you've wanted. Head on over and see what they've got. I do know that Gailen's Sew Emoji is there and it's such a great book. Second, I'm heading into the sewing room to shoot some… Continue reading A Quick Post on a Friday Afternoon
UPDATE: From a Random Drawing the winner is #42 Laurie. Congratulations! Welcome to the: I am a journal keeper from a long time back alternately documenting life, processing information and praying. Just before leaving NY most were shredded. I spent some time reading before shredding but most of them just gone. image courtesy C&T Publishing… Continue reading Quilters Project Planner Social Media Tour
Just before I married my Sweetie, who was working in a rectory at the time with a couple of Priests and a Seminarian, we were around the kitchen table in between things and were having a conversation about something, and the Pastor said to us while shaking his head at my exuberant & joy filled… Continue reading Color, Thread & Free-Motion Quilting – Round Up
Sharing her own insight and wisdom today is quilter and author Jenny K Lyon also known as the Quilt Skipper. We've been following each other on the blog rounds and friends on Facebook forever, and one afternoon walking down an aisle at Market we actually met each other, though I don't believe there to be… Continue reading Learn to Stitch with Reckless Abandon the day after tomorrow
https://www.instagram.com/p/BT9xco2B4RA/ Oh wow, do you know when a quilt feels like yesterday and it's not, it's three years ago! W O W. I remember making this quilt and going for some particular feel of quirkiness. I'm pretty sure I unlocked quirky there. What I loved about Susan's Hello! fabric line with Michael Miller Fabrics is… Continue reading Color, Thread & Free-Motion Quilting Blog Tour – the next day
Before I get started on the post of the day I wanted to share with you: https://www.instagram.com/p/CDIWhV3nuji/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Congratulations Tara! On Saturday I posted:Friends! Friends! It's my Publication Day. Woot! Woot! If we were having an in-person party what would you bring? The responses: champagne, chocolate, cake, cupcakes, thread, whoopie pies (Sweet Praxis!), flavored tootsies, chocolate… Continue reading Let the Tour Begin!
And now you have an ear worm too. When I started quilting in 1993 the space and equipment for quilting were very different. I'd set my sewing machine on the dining room table when I could, I used templates made of plastic marked with permanent markers, and whatever fabric I could find, including from the… Continue reading I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking for