Blue Squares, Sugar Blocks & A Happy Dude

At the beginning of each month, a wonderful e-mail arrives in my inbox from Stichery Dickory Dock. In it, Amy shows us our challenge for the month along with a yummy recipe and a story reflecting that month’s topic.  This month’s theme was teach and her message was written by her husband.  Here is my finished June block. We have been using Kona Snow and Essex Linen each month with our blocks, then pick our patterns of choice.  The two {Read More}

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Coming to Life

When we moved to New York in December the grounds were covered in snow. According to our realtor, our property was landscaped professionally and would look beautiful come spring.  I took her word for it, and waited. And waited. Now, six months later our yard is coming to life.  The trees have leaves, the shrubs are full and I’m finally starting to see what the little plants are turning into.  In the past week, I found we have monster Hostas {Read More}

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WIP Wednesday & A Baby Spring Bag

Hi there!  I know I’m a bit late for WIP Wednesday, but I do have major WIP going on in the studio.  Here’s the first one that is actually done! I have no name for her, but after receiving some Dreamin’ Vintage in the mail a few weeks backs I knew this fabric had to be made into something cute and springy.  The closure uses velcro as does the front pocket.  I use velcro on occasion, but since this was {Read More}

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My Quilt Market 2014 Experience

Last year I had the opportunity to make an Aragon Bag for a very talented quilter for Quilt Market.  It was so fun to see her carrying it in pictures, and the opportunity to have something I actually MADE being toted around was awesome. Well, a few months back I was stunned when I was asked to make a few bags for Tula Pink’s booth for Spring Market. TULA. PINK! After re-reading the e-mail a few times to see if I {Read More}

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WIP Wednesday is really in progress!

I am having a great week in the studio, how about you? I have a lot of projects going on at once, but I seem to be getting more done that way recently.  So while there are not a lot of “finished” pictures to show you, here are some shots of my sewing table. The 163 Patchwork book blocks are still a big WIP.  I am starting to slow down a bit with this book as they get harder. By harder {Read More}

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