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
I started singing this? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6UAYGxiRwU Singing isn't in my skillset, and while I tend to sing with reckless abandon here at home, when I'm in public, lip syncing is great, and it makes it look like I know the words. Over the last few weeks I've been working on two quilts that will hang in… Continue reading Did you hear about that time
and a Reality Check One of the reminders from my time at the Dutchess Heritage Quilt Show is that I'm quirky. Shocking! I love being quirky. Embrace quirk, let go of seriousness. Seriously. So, this weekend during the lecture "Surprise I'm a Free Motion Quilter" the end of the lecture came, as I made decisions… Continue reading Embracing Quirkiness & Connections Quilt Festival
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
this looks like a hot mess, and in a way it is. what you can't see is the ever growing pile o'holyscraps over there ----------> I've wanted to make a kaleidoscope quilt for a long time. Even designing one in a program but not quite getting what I needed out of it. So Sizzix comes… Continue reading Kaleidoscope – Dreams do come true
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?
A few weeks ago I offered to make a quilt for Maria from Pinwheels, you see she has some new Oakshott cottons of the striped variety. Before I get there Pinwheels is now open in Hurleyville, NY. Check out this facebook video. Congratulations Maria I will get there soon and oh I have an idea!… Continue reading This might be fun!