Sew Sampler box roundup: July, August and September

We’ve been in our new home for one month, and I’m just starting to feel like my head is above water.  My sewing room is slowly coming together. I’m very much a “ducks in a row” person.  I think I take after my Grandma Arlene in that regard . . . a place for everything… Continue reading Sew Sampler box roundup: July, August and September

Autumn pillow featuring Calico Crow by Lauren Nash for Riley Blake Designs

October in Minnesota is beautiful. For most of the month, the lawns are still green but the trees put on a brilliant show of golden oranges, fiery reds, deep rusts and regal plums. While it’s true that our temperatures begin to drop in October, the weather is typically mild. It’s the season of scarves and… Continue reading Autumn pillow featuring Calico Crow by Lauren Nash for Riley Blake Designs

"Easy Does It" lap quilt pattern featuring Grandale by Keera Job

Today I’m pleased to be a stop on the Grandale Blog Tour featuring a beautiful new collection by fabric designer Keera Jobfor Riley Blake Designs. Grandale includes a soothing range of colors, stunning florals, and terrific coordinates. Isn\'t it wonderful?I’ve made a lap quilt and coordinating pillow with this lovely fabric. The lap quilt is… Continue reading "Easy Does It" lap quilt pattern featuring Grandale by Keera Job

Quilting brings the cheer when the weather is something to fear!

The calendar might say April 7, but in central Minnesota we are still experiencing winter. Mother Nature hit us with nine new inches of snow last weekend, and the weather man is predicting more snow this weekend. Ugh!  Quilt making and decorating with quilts is my refuge as I wait for sunshine, green grass, flowers and… Continue reading Quilting brings the cheer when the weather is something to fear!

January Sew Sampler Box with Fat Quarter Shop

I’m a grown woman.  In fact, (shhhh) I turn 50 years old this summer. But I tell you what, I felt as fluttery as a school girl when I opened this month’s Sew Sampler box from Fat Quarter Shop. The January box, so aptly called “Butterfly Kisses,” is full of cheerful goodness.  I’m just going to let… Continue reading January Sew Sampler Box with Fat Quarter Shop