#100happydays !

Yesterday I came across the #100happydays challenge which you can read about here. I love this idea! In a time when we’re all rushing to and fro, feeling too busy to enjoy the moment, this challenge is an opportunity to focus on…

Fear – Ode to Moda Lissa

I stole the first word of my headline. In fact, I’m practically stealing an entire post that I just read on another blogger’s site, but reading it gave me such a huge AHA moment it, it became the inspiration for…

Merry Christmas to all…

Ho! Ho! Ho! I wonder how many of you are still up at this moment, finishing the last stitches on bindings, ironing finished projects, wrapping them? I'm done with gifts for another season, many of them being test models for…

30 Days of Quilting Gratitude

I'm behind a bit on my writing this week, but there are good reasons! First and foremost, reorganizing my sewing room, which brings me to what I am grateful for: having a designated area in which to sew. I can…

FREEBIE ALERT: MY CHRISTMAS PLANNER

It's that time of year again. Halloween is over and our thoughts are now turning to Thanksgiving and Christmas. Trying to find a balance between work, our children's holiday activities, social engagements, shopping, baking, wrapping and sending Christmas cards, can…

30 Days of Quilting Gratitude

Day 4 – Blogs: I love them. Blogging has changed the way we quilt. Not sure how to perform a certain technique? Google it, because I can promise you someone has blogged about it. Want to know the latest news…

30 Days of Quilting Gratitude

Day 3 – rulers and templates: As I started gathering rulers and templates to photograph for this post, I came to the realization that an intervention might be in order. I seem to have a fetish for tools, similar to women…

Eat that frog…

"Eat a live frog every morning, and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.” -Mark Twain. In other words, get your most dreaded task out of the way each day before you doing anything else. Today,…

Albums and 30 Days of Lists

I swear I'm like a little kid when I get attention – love it, love it, love it! Am I the only person around that gets this excited when people "like" and "comment" on Facebook and blog posts? Hopefully not!…

30 Days of Lists 1-5

This month I started a new project…. ….and I love it! Each day, we receive a topic to write about and make a list. Some topics are simple, but others have been pretty thought provoking.  I love scrapbooking but rarely get a chance…

If I cooked…

This is what I do in an effort to avoid cleaning my sewing room. Overall, it was totally worth! I love that a simple batch of homemade bread dough can be turned into a dozen bierrocks, a small pan of cinnamon rolls…

Bittersweet finish…

My mother, Chelsea, has suffered from Alzheimer's the past two years. Every Saturday, my sisters and I faithfully make the trip to the home where she stays to visit with her. Recently, she was diagnosed with congestive heart failure, which…