With a little bit of time before a sales appointment my Sweetie and I stopped by a St. Vincent de Paul shop to look around leaving with four classic books including J. D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye. It is a classic that I don't remember reading, or didn't read while in school, not… Continue reading Now Go Make it
When the door bell rings, and the guy in brown leaves a box, quickly turning, dashing down the sidewalk before reaching the door, let alone getting it open. Boxes bring stuff, often quilterly stuff. Unless of course, you are my Sweetie then those boxes bring other stuff, not quilt related stuff. While the excitement builds… Continue reading You Rule!
Over the last couple of years I've been switching over to Alex Anderson's Quilters Select Rulers and Mats. The Quilt Show posted a video of Alex demoing the ruler and mat: https://www.facebook.com/TQShow/videos/196028521005926/ and here's the whole bit in one vid: https://www.facebook.com/TQShow/videos/196017877673657/ I keep the 12'' x 18'' by my sewing machine to square up blocks,… Continue reading A bit of a round up
So the cool thing about being on social media is that asking just the right question will get an answer pretty dang quickly. Thank you John Kubiniec for reconnecting me with this amazing block: Letha's Electric Fan Here's one And another And one more - John designed this one for Windham Fabrics You may notice that… Continue reading Tidying, Rearranging, and Gratitude
Rayna Gillman has a new book: Create Your own Improv: Modern Quilts With No Rules and No Rulers published by C&T. Rayna has been part of my quilt world forever. As the Community Editor for Generation Q Magazine reviewing books is part of the work. Head on over to the blog, read the review, and… Continue reading Something Shifted, When “no” is good
Saturday turned out to be an amazing day. My sweetie and I took advantage of some time together at home to rearrange the furniture in the living room. There's something cathartic about making changes that begins to free the creativity in my soul. On Saturdays post I chatted about taking a detour while working on… Continue reading Quilted Block of the Month: Kaleidoscope whole cloth edition
Last night I had the privilege of having dinner with Jo Leichte. I got to know Jo years ago through BERNINA. She has recently joined the ranks of the Floriani Education team, so bonus!, we're now coworkers. Having dinner together felt like a celebration. Would you like to see what we tried? Why yes,… Continue reading Celebration!
This morning I am headed out to the Quilt Basket in Pawling NY. If you didn't know this is the home of the Cutie Collection of patterns, the amazing Debby Brown is one of the pattern designers. I have at least one Cutie pack and pattern in the studio that are anxiously awaiting their turn… Continue reading Saturday! Saturday! Saturday! Saturday!
But really I went to Knoxville. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfWlot6h_JM Every once in a while, when I take a trip there is added adventure. Mysteriously my room was not available when I arrived at my hotel very late on Eclipse day. Knoxville was in the path of totality so many people added to the local economy staying in… Continue reading well, then there was the trip to Oak Ridge
Technical difficulties sometimes present big problems. Other times they are opportunities for learning. Something went screwy a while back, causing something to happen to the version of Microsoft Office installed on my computer. I have an open source that I can use for documents, power point presentations, and graphics, it's simply not as intuitive as… Continue reading August Block of the Month An Original