~Menu Monday~ What’s on your plate?

Hey there!  Everyone ready to start a new week? We are in the final few weeks of summer vacation and are trying to pack in a few more adventures before the 6:30am wake-up calls start.  After the beach vacation a few weeks ago, we’re taking it easy with the simple everyday things.  The library, pool, free-bowling and mini-golf outings are in heavy rotation as is hockey, band and Tae-Kwon-Do. This is quite enough to keep us busy, but also allows {Read More}

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Week 8: Zakka 2.0 Sew-Along ~ DONE!!!~

Oh my gosh! I just finished my first ever quilt. Yes, I said first.  I have been making quilt blocks for a few months now with my Craftsy class and RB Block of the Month, but this is the first time I have went beyond just blocks. I am just sitting here looking at my studio closet door right now. So proud of myself not just for completing this quilt, but for all that I have learned while doing it. {Read More}

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My Drawstring Carry-On Tote

For our plane flight last week, I tried to find a bag in my stash that would make a great carry on bag.  I had a few contenders, but for the items I wanted to bring with me on the plane I needed something big and boxy. It needed to be easy to fit under an plane seat and easy to slide in and out to get things.  As most of you know, I *LOVE* Japanese sewing books so I dug {Read More}

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Our Beach Vacation ~ Part 1~

Happy Monday everyone!!  We are back safely from Virginia Beach and enjoyed a wonderful week with our family. We had 4 plane flights that went very smoothly (thank you dramamine!) and uneventful. We flew Southwest both times, so we enjoyed lots of funny comments and add-ons to pre-flight directions. Have you ever had funny attendants like that? It’s always hard to get back into our schedule after a lazy beach week, but after a day of cleaning and getting the {Read More}

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My First Quilt Blocks…So Far

Happy hump day! I have been busy in my studio cleaning, organizing and finishing many projects so I could put them up or away while we’re gone on vacation. The first project on my to-do list was to finish my next set of BOM 2012 blocks.  What do you think?!?!  The only fabric I am using on this quilt is Tula Pink’s Saltwater line, RK’s Essex Linen, and a few shades of KONA cotton that complements the Tula Pink. I think {Read More}

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