14 11, 2009

Machine Tension

By | 2017-11-17T09:14:31+00:00 November 14th, 2009|sewing|13 Comments

Kandra had a question about her tension on her sewing machine --I do have a question about sewing... About a year ago, when I was a TOTAL newbie (now i'm just 2/3 newbie)to sewing and quilting, we bought a Janome sewing machine. However, the stitches are made on the BOTTOM of the fabric... so if [...]

13 11, 2009


By | 2017-11-17T09:14:31+00:00 November 13th, 2009|Me, sew-n-tell|23 Comments

I must say - your response to yesterday's post has been amazing! Thank you for all your answers and questions, and being so encouraging. I will take my turn after I show you this --I finished this one off in a mini quilt - it measures 8" square. I love it! I decided my larger [...]

12 11, 2009

I would LOVE to have your input!

By | 2017-11-17T09:14:31+00:00 November 12th, 2009|random|87 Comments

I'm in deep. And I can't share a thing - but I want to keep connecting with all of you! I'm wondering what you would like to hear from me. Do you have questions about me, our family, sewing, quilting, parenting - anything!?I've been toying with the idea of posting "a day in my life" [...]

10 11, 2009

Around the Web —

By | 2017-11-17T09:14:43+00:00 November 10th, 2009|Blog Info, give away, random|5 Comments

A few things that have come through my inbox recently!From Lark --We’re very excited to announce an online Quilt It! Contest running from October 15 to January 5. The contest will be open to the public and invites crafters to create and submit a photo of a quilt. And there’s a cool catch: the quilt [...]

9 11, 2009

Embroidery Color Wheel – Stitches

By | 2017-11-17T09:14:31+00:00 November 9th, 2009|embroidery|22 Comments

Are you making a color wheel!? I would love to know if you are :) leave me a comment or email me and I will make a list in my sidebar, so I can keep up with you!A quick project recap -- In this post I showed you my large color wheel done in embroidery.- [...]

8 11, 2009

Quilt Scene Inspiration

By | 2017-11-17T09:14:43+00:00 November 8th, 2009|Inspiration|11 Comments

After seeing the cover of this magazine online - I had to have it!! I waited and waited, a coupon came up to use via the Interweave store, and I went for it. If I were to buy it now I would go see Kathy. So glad to have this mag in my collection too [...]

6 11, 2009

I Did It!

By | 2017-11-17T09:14:31+00:00 November 6th, 2009|Uncategorized|15 Comments

Some of you probably remember this post where you strongly encouraged me to join the local Quilt Guild. I finally went last night!! Thanks Natalia for the invite :)I met a fun bunch of quilters and learned a little too. The show and tell was so much fun - but of course I forgot my [...]

5 11, 2009

6 Takes

By | 2017-11-17T09:14:31+00:00 November 5th, 2009|random|7 Comments

--This week seems to be flying by! Today is the end of the first quarter for my girls in school, and so tomorrow is a day off for us - love it. I've got lots to do and I'm hoping it's nice and warm so they can play outside all afternoon! I actually got my [...]

3 11, 2009

Christmas Stocking Tutorial

By | 2017-02-06T09:19:02+00:00 November 3rd, 2009|Tutorial|71 Comments

I'm so excited to share my Stocking Tutorial with you! Thanks for all your sweet compliments the other day - my family is excited to have special stockings made by mom! There are a lot of little steps, but they are so fun to put together! I hope that you have a go at it. [...]

3 11, 2009

Family Dinner Swap

By | 2017-11-17T09:14:45+00:00 November 3rd, 2009|In the Kitchen|17 Comments

Let's swap recipes! I need some serious help getting creative in the kitchen. I even checked out a pile of cookbooks recently and hardly looked through them - it's hard to know if they will turn out good, or if my family will eat it! That's why I love this community - you all are [...]

2 11, 2009

Christmas Stockings

By | 2017-11-17T09:14:30+00:00 November 2nd, 2009|finished project|50 Comments

While I wasn't mopping up the kitchen or soaking my hands in dishwater I was working on these over the weekend! Last year when I made our tree skirt, my family suggested stockings. I wanted to make them, but had purchased enough fabric for the tree skirt only. Well, earlier this summer I was blessed, [...]