30 09, 2013

Weekend Sewing

By |September 30th, 2013|work in progress|8 Comments

As you might recall, I'm working on my next book. I've spent time over the weekend organizing my thoughts, and selecting fabrics that I would like to use for each of the projects. I always try to work out a balance of colors and styles in the fabric choices, so that it is widely appealing [...]

16 09, 2013

Giveaway Winner!

By |September 16th, 2013|Baby Lock, give away, Long Arm Quilting, work in progress|5 Comments

Thanks to everyone that participated in the giveaway last week!  I love reading about your favorite colors - it sends me to my color card to check out all the different shades! Linda is the winner - I have an email out to you Linda, please reply to claim your prize :) I've been working [...]

5 08, 2013


By |August 5th, 2013|Inspiration, work in progress|20 Comments

Hi there! With just a couple of weeks of summer left, in these parts - I've been doing my best to live it up, and have fun with my kiddos. Last week we spent most of a day at a water park, and came home entirely exhausted, but full of excitement to go again - [...]

29 07, 2013


By |July 29th, 2013|work in progress|10 Comments

Sometimes slowing down and doing handwork can be so rewarding! Not only does it go everywhere I go, but it helps me to slow down and take time to think about the stitches, but also LIFE in general. I feel like summer is getting away from me and hope that I can enjoy the last [...]

18 06, 2013

Dancing Stars Quilt Top!

By |June 18th, 2013|quilt-along, work in progress|10 Comments

Last week I finished all my Dancing Stars blocks and was so excited to put them together into a top. It took me a couple nights of intense sewing (the best kind, right?) and multiple episodes of Parenthood on Netflix - I have a quilt top! 98 blocks 6" each, set on point; the top [...]

8 05, 2013

Quilted Scrappy Solution

By |May 8th, 2013|Long Arm Quilting, My kids, work in progress|3 Comments

When I originally pieced this quilt top, I called it my Scrappy Solution...four years later it's quilted! This pattern actually made it's way into Modern Basics, as Twisted Bars,  if you are interested in making your own.  I had thought I would add a binding then show it off, but it won't be happening this [...]

4 05, 2013

Weekend Happenings!

By |May 4th, 2013|Baby Lock, Long Arm Quilting, work in progress|3 Comments

Hi friends - I've been having fun quilting, and wanted to share a few pictures with you, and a great sale happening online this weekend! My days are choppy with Owen in Kindergarten, so I worked on this for two afternoons, while he had fun playing with Lego.  I had to look back through my [...]

25 04, 2013


By |April 25th, 2013|Bloggers Quilt Festival, Long Arm Quilting, work in progress|4 Comments

Life is full, and I am blessed! It just makes it hard to keep up with everything ;) So I thought I would share a couple of highlights from the last few days. This is a peek at a Christmas quilt in progress - a first for me.  I'm excited to see it come together! [...]

1 04, 2013

My Dancing Stars Progress

By |April 1st, 2013|quilt-along, work in progress|6 Comments

Melody and I were busy all last week piecing 30 Dancing Stars blocks - I'm working toward the throw size, which includes 99 blocks total. Each block has a different print in the star, I love the variety! I thought I would share a few tips for chain piecing these blocks. First, I pieced the [...]

27 03, 2013

Work In Progress

By |March 27th, 2013|work in progress|3 Comments

Hi there! This time of year is so hard - the days are just warm enough to hint at spring, and I find myself drawn away from the computer screen! I hope you have some sunshine where you are at too!  Our kids and I are really looking forward to Spring Break next week - [...]

18 03, 2013

Sewing For Fun!

By |March 18th, 2013|work in progress|5 Comments

Hi there! I hope you had a great weekend - ours was relaxed with a sick boy, and a touch of spring in the air.  Sunday afternoon, I realized that I had a couple hours of free time, AND my deadline for this week is as far as I could get it.  Yay!  I pulled [...]

11 03, 2013

Catching Up & a Question –

By |March 11th, 2013|Me, ramblings, work in progress|13 Comments

Hi there! I was amazed to fly into Seattle last week, to clear skies!   My parents and sister met me at the airport and we made the most of the day in Seattle. We visited Quiltworks, then headed toward the water. (The question is later in the post - read on) The Seattle/Bainbridge Ferry, [...]