Admit it, you're singing it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhZba-P7R18 This is a tale of gratitude. Ready? Last night my Rowenta was evicted from my house. Permanently. Allow a little latitude. Some years ago my iron stopped working for no apparent reason. A trip to one of my favorite shops to obtain a new iron. Plugged in new iron,… Continue reading Hot! Hot! Hot!
This quilt has a mind of it's own and is speaking clearly, showing the direction she wants to go in. I'm going along for the ride, navigating to the mysterious destination. There is a "filling up of the creative well" as the piecing happens. Creative dryness is exhausting physically and emotionally. While spurts of creativity… Continue reading Enjoying whatever this is
Well this week has been full. The job search is on and I've applied for a couple. I dropped off a couple of quilts at Christie's Quilt Boutique - including the one above that is a sample of the one we'll be doing in class - and brought home some charm squares. Sometimes fabric says… Continue reading oooh this week
Lately upon entering the sewing room there is a strong sense of being overwhelmed with ideas. Lots of ideas tumbling over, and over each seeking the deserved attention. While writing that sentence an idea to make a whole cloth using 60 weight thread in the top and bobbin popped into my head. I think I'm… Continue reading A needed detour
Please pardon the angle of the photo, the layout is on my ironing board as I'm using a product that is still in the design phase and I can't show it just yet. This is the beginning of a second quilt for the Sew Much Cosplay booth at International Quilt Market. I had an idea,… Continue reading On Making a Quilt for Market
There is nothing like multiple deadlines all rolling into one really busy six weeks that says let's get everything done all on the same day. Yesterday I mentioned I'd been sick, and sleeping was about all I could manage for the entire weekend. So, I slept. You may remember a while back I wrote "caution… Continue reading Cotton Cuts Charity Mystery Hop
I have fallen in love. The Sizzix Big Shot Pro arrived on my doorstep a few weeks ago. After taking it out of the box, and opening the box with the dies, changing locations twice, it sat there humming a little tune looking for my attention. Well, it's mechanical, it doesn't really hum. You're a… Continue reading Where have you been all my life?