One of the projects that I've been reaching for lately has been an english paper piecing project that I've been working on since December 2014 - nearly four years! Here's its current state: Each of these hexies has been hand sewed into place over the last four years. I was terrified of hand sewing when I… Continue reading Scrumptious English Paper Piecing
Even with the long days of summer, I can't seem to get things done. A few tasks continue to be just out of my grasp even though I am desperately reaching to get them done. Blogging, for instance. I love it. I miss it when I don't do it. I'll go through my day and… Continue reading Mid-July Check In
PROLOGUE: I’ve been trying to publish this post since Tuesday, but have been having technical difficulties with my blog. Something about missing SSL certificates, whatever the heck that is. But thanks to lots of time chatting with tech support, it looks like I’m back up and running. It was the perfect pairing for this week… Continue reading Letting Myself Breathe
Good evening, dear friends! I hope this Monday hasn't been too tough on you. I'm here tonight to share last week's hobonichi spread and a few other highlights from my week. I've been trying to take more pictures over the last week to share with you all. One of my favorite blogs is Posie… Continue reading February 26 – March 4 Hobonichi Layout and Updates!
(yes, that's my child with a toilet plunger on top of his head.) I've abandoned my blog! These last few weeks have been really hard for me in a lot of ways. It's been a total jungle in my home since my two year old learned to open doors. He's a slippery little sucker who… Continue reading Sunday Check In
Happy Saturday! I'm linking up with Modern Mrs. Darcy's QuickLit post again this month. This monthly check in gives me an opportunity to share what I've been reading lately. Check out the post and some of the other linkups - there are some great recommendations hiding there! What I'm Reading I'm listening to As Chimney… Continue reading July 2017 QuickLit
I finished a knitting project a couple of weeks ago that I'm just in love with. This is my Invincible Summer, designed by Susanne Sommer and featured in the newest issue of Laine Magazine. The bulk of the yarn is Fiberstash Dyeworks, an indie yarn dyer in the neighboring state of Vermont. I discovered her… Continue reading Invincible Summer
This month I'm linking up with the Modern Mrs. Darcy and her QuickLit post! This gives me a chance to share a lot of what I've been staying busy with. It's been one of those spring/summers when I'm so busy all of the time, but have very little to show for it! What I'm Reading:… Continue reading Quick Lit Link Up
I just wanted to share one more little sewing trick today. If you're a quilter and make lots of half square triangles, you know how time consuming it can be to draw lines on the back of squares before sewing. There are some fancy sewing machines out there that have lasers built in and they… Continue reading Stop spending so much time drawing those lines!
I'm the worst at remembering to do basic maintenance on my machine. My primary machine is my Juki TL2000QI which I adore. It's not a computerized one, just a good old fashioned workhorse. It's actually an industrial machine so I know that Judy Juki can do almost anything that I want her to... as long… Continue reading Tip! Remember to Oil Your Machine