Archives for March 2013

Tools for Hems & Boxed Bottoms

Today I wanted to share two sewing tools that have recently made their way into my studio. One tool is older and one is a new purchase from the quilt show last weekend. I love playing with new sewing tools, but in the end I won’t buy them if it’s not something I’d use on a regular basis.  My studio is a spare bedroom and space is limited, so I have to be sure I have a place to store {Read More}

Menu Monday…..on Tuesday!

It’s been a rough weekend here at the house.  If you read this post, I introduced you to Pippin, my oldest’s new FFA show rabbit.  Friday morning Pippin started showing signs of illness. If you have rabbits you probably know there is little you can do but wait and see if it passes. Well, Pippin got progressively worse and early in the evening passed away.  My younger two were at home when it happened and they were heartbroken.  Oldest was {Read More}

Are you a Tactile fabric buyer?

tac·tile adjective /ˈtaktl/  /ˈtakˌtīl/ Of or connected with the sense of touch Perceptible by touch or apparently so; tangible Designed to be perceived by touch (of a person) Given to touching others, esp. as an unselfconscious expression of sympathy or affection – Source: Google  I am a tactile person. In school, my best work were hands-on projects that I could make and present to the class or activities where I could actually DO something. Written tests? Meh. So it wouldn’t be a {Read More}

Menu Monday! What’s on Your Menu?

Happy Monday!  Boy am I still recovering from my weekend of fun and surprises. On Saturday, I met up with my college friend and sorority sister Danielle  in Lakeland for the 2013 Sewing & Quilt Expo.  We both live about an hour away, so we met up at the convention center and spent the day in complete bliss and overstimulation. When I got home, my hubby and boys surprised me with a extreme makeover back patio edition! New grill and {Read More}

Riley Blake Mystery Block – March – Entry!

Last months block just plain muddled my brain, but once I took it apart and re-did it I was good to go. When March’s pattern came online and I watched the tutorial I sat back and relaxed.  It’s called Simplicity, and boy is it ever! Here is my March entry: I’m keeping with my linen focal point and trying to stick to my remnant bins for the pattern pieces.  All this block required were a few rectangles, squares and some {Read More}

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