21 09, 2011


By |2017-02-06T09:18:31+00:00September 21st, 2011|finished project, Inspiration, The Sewing Summit|8 Comments

Owen was treated to a pile of Pirate fabrics, which clearly he loved, just not enough to smile for a stranger for - haha!  He spotted the pirate ships, and skulls in the bolts at Riley Blake, and claimed the floor space just in front of them while I chatted about Sewing Summit with Jina [...]

20 09, 2011

New Sewing Machine!

By |2018-02-04T16:00:54+00:00September 20th, 2011|sewing, The Sewing Summit|16 Comments

Hi there!  Yesterday I made a big loop around the mountains, collecting boxes of goodies from supporters of the Sewing Summit, and depositing most of those boxes with Erin, since she has a bit more space (or used to!) to store a *few* boxes.  This is one of the boxes, that stayed with me: From [...]

19 09, 2011

Mug Rug Madness

By |2017-02-06T09:18:31+00:00September 19th, 2011|Inspiration, The Sewing Summit|2 Comments

Have you been following along with Erin and her holiday edition of Mug Rug Madness?  If not you should go check it out!  There's tons of inspiration, and tutorials so you can make your very own mug rugs.  And maybe a few extra for gifts! Along with all the inspiration and instruction, there's also prizes [...]

7 09, 2011

Personal Market Research :: Irons

By |2017-02-06T09:18:31+00:00September 7th, 2011|sewing, The Sewing Summit|36 Comments

I know that irons can be a bit of a hot button topic among sewists.  Everyone seems to have their favorite - I don't. When Joe and I were first married, I had a Rowenta iron, which clunked out early on due to a power malfunction.  Joe fixed it, then it started leaving rust marks on [...]

25 08, 2011

Links for You & First Day of School!

By |2017-02-06T09:18:32+00:00August 25th, 2011|Inspiration, Interview, My kids, The Sewing Summit|4 Comments

We made it to the first day of school, and everyone was on time!  Yay!  It always feels like a big accomplishment the first few days of school.  To simplify the process, everyone was excited, so they popped out of bed and rushed downstairs to begin the day.  It's so hard (as mom) to realize [...]

19 08, 2011

Travel Handmade : iPad/Laptop Cover Tutorial

By |2017-02-06T09:18:32+00:00August 19th, 2011|The Sewing Summit, Tutorial|38 Comments

Last month when I posted my iPad case, I offered and you requested a tutorial, and I'm so happy to make good on that promise today!  I have instruction to make this pouch in iPad size and laptop size, along with a little math to help make a perfectly sized pouch for your favorite electronics!Supplies:Variety [...]

21 07, 2011

Doll Quilt Plans

By |2017-02-06T09:18:34+00:00July 21st, 2011|Doll Quilt Swap, The Sewing Summit|12 Comments

This has been such a full week!  I hope your week has gone well, I was so excited to share the new partnership with BurdaStyle for The Sewing Summit yesterday.  That's been a work in progress with a number of emails and phone calls to sort details out recently, and now with less than three [...]

20 07, 2011

Sending You…

By |2017-11-17T09:14:55+00:00July 20th, 2011|Interview, The Sewing Summit|0 Comments

To visit me in a couple different places online today! After working on a partnership for the Sewing Summit, I'm so excited to be able to share this exciting news with all of you!  And yes, the Sewing Summit is a big reason why I've had trouble getting to my sewing machine lately.  So many [...]

19 01, 2011

The Sewing Summit

By |2018-05-15T22:14:55+00:00January 19th, 2011|The Sewing Summit|3 Comments

I have to share what is going on with The Sewing Summit!  Erin and I have spent many late nights chatting, to get decisions made and progress happening.   I love progress! If you don't know what The Sewing Summit is...It's a modern sewing and blogging conference.  We want to reach out into the blog community, [...]

1 11, 2010

The Sewing Summit

By |2018-05-15T22:14:54+00:00November 1st, 2010|The Sewing Summit|25 Comments

Hi Friends!  How's the Festival treating you?  I hope you all are enjoying the hop!  I had hoped to share my quilt with you all today, but I ran out of thread while quilting.  Stink...I'll be working on getting more today. So, I thought I would share an exciting project I've been working on! My [...]

30 09, 2010


By |2017-02-06T09:18:48+00:00September 30th, 2010|Quilt Retreat, The Sewing Summit|11 Comments

Hi friends!  This place has been a flurry of activity with the Blog Hop going on!  I hope all of your really do try the Alfredo recipe - my family loves it! I had the opportunity to meet some fellow bloggers this week, we were invited to a luncheon for a new Quilt Retreat starting here in [...]