Selfish Sewing Week ~ Fall 2014 ~ A Little Hint


Did you know that this is Selfish Sewing Week over at Imagine Gnats?  I am actually ahead of the game this time around too! I have a lot on my plate, both in the studio and with the family but I am determined to finish two projects this week that are just for me to use and enjoy.  Here is a little sneak peak of the first project I’m working on:


Yardage of my favorite 100% natural linen, a very soft and beautiful cloth ribbon remnant and some basket weave faux-leather. Heaven!!  I will share every bit of the pretty when I’m done, but for now head over to Imagine Gnats for all the information you need to share and link up your projects. There are also a ton of guest stitchers and a nice giveaway. Are you in?

WIP Wednesday – My First EQ7 Project


A few months ago I purchased EQ7 for my MAC. I have spent time here and there watching videos and tutorials for beginners (boy do I have a long way to go!!) but this weekend I decided to try and make a block of my own.  I do not know how this program works on non-Apple computers, but I set a 12″x12″ grid on a PatchDraw block set on EasyDraw.  From there I just started playing around and came up with this: {Read More}

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TBT — Growing up in the 80’s

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Yesterday I received a large envelope in the mail filled with photos.  My dad and 96 yo grandmother spent the weekend going through her old photos trying to organize them and send them to various relatives.  I am usually the picture taker and not in a ton of photos, so it was wonderful to see all these photos of me in various times in my life.  Some of the pictures are yellowed. Some are  faded, bright and clear.  But they are {Read More}

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Eco Canvas by Spoonflower ~ My Sashiko Sample

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  A few weeks ago Spoonflower had a free swatch day, inviting people to pick any design pattern on their site and order a free 8 in. x 8 in. test swatch of Eco Canvas.  I am very familiar with Spoonflower but have not ordered from them before.  I was interested to see what a polyester canvas with 45% recycled materials felt like so I placed my order. The pattern I chose is called Sashiko: toni asa-no-ha- scattered hemp leaf,  designed by Bonnie Phantasm. {Read More}

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A Little Slice of Heaven

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I’m having Cape Cod withdrawal people!  The sunny, cool weather. The sea air. Our family gatherings.  A week of fun and adventures that the boys loved and the hubby got to unwind.  So as promised, here is a visual tour of our week on the Cape!  Several times during out visit Uncle C took all the cousins out on his boat for fishing, sightseeing and most of all TUBING!!  Our boys have never been tubing but they caught on fast. {Read More}

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