Upcycle Saturday

I love organizing supplies!  I enjoy the feel of my sewing room (or any room for that matter) when everything is put away, stored in pretty, decorative containers. I don’t like spending the money on storage supplies, however, as much as…

Upcycle Saturday

This week, I was over at a friend’s house and I always marvel at her clean, uncluttered kitchen countertops. After the visit, I came home and decided I was really tired of storing all my “sink stuff” on the kitchen…

Making beer bread

Bertha (my longarm quilting machine I introduced you to in my last post) and I are taking a break from each other today. Did I happen to mention my studio in the back yard, while handy, is not air-conditioned? It’s…

Exploring new ground – machine quilting

  I’m pushing new boundaries today. Last summer I began exploring machine quilting on my little Bernina. I’ve done standard stitch in the ditch and simple meandering, but I took some online quilting classes through Craftsy and suddenly I had…

Spring clean your sewing machine

I always feel like April 1 is the beginning of spring. I’ve filed my taxes, started cleaning flower beds, and I’m beginning to put out Easter decorations. It also makes it time to give the sewing room a thorough cleaning…

#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…

Smart Creative Style with Monica Lee

My husband Cary came home this morning with mail. “You’ve got a package,” he said, handing it to me. I was surprised, eyebrows lifting…I wasn’t expecting anything. Then I saw the return label. “Oh my gosh! It’s from Monica Lee!”…

Bias binding tutorial for Pinterest

I’ve been playing with Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop….it interferes with my sewing, but it does help me with my pattern designs. Last night I was working on instructions for a bias binding, which I will post more about later and…