Unlike the month of June which seems to be attached to the "time" for the perfect wedding, every month is a month for babies!! So there is no 'season' for creating baby quilts. And there is no template for the 'perfect' quilt. Gone are the mandatory pastel pink or blue or the neutral green; or… Continue reading Oh My Modern Baby
Happy 4th of July weekend to my fellow Americans (of ALL backgrounds and nationalities)!!! We are celebrating with a little nostalgia in red, white, blue....and yellow!! What says the 4th and summer better than cookin' on the grill??? These potholders add a bit of spirit to your weekend and are so easy to make! Encase… Continue reading Red, white, blue….and yellow
Do you have a bucket list?? I'm guessing we all have one of sorts. A bucket item can be a dream for a once in a lifetime adventure, or just a plain old dream of a vacation! Maybe a learning experience or educational challenge that you simply have no time for. My list has such… Continue reading Bucket List Item
Have you ever thought you finished all or part of a project but then can't decide if it is really done...or if you should just add one more touch? After adding the collar to my floral and checked blouse the final step to my personalization was the sleeves. As my drawing reflected in the beginning… Continue reading Sleeve A or Sleeve B?
Let's continue my theme for May (now into June) - personalizing your spring sewing. This week I'm still working on the blouse made from one of the beautiful florals in my stash paired with a fresh spring-green gingham. I'm sorry to say we had a death in the family which took precedence over all else.… Continue reading Spring into Sewing: Adding a Collar
In my last blog two weeks ago (!) I mentioned a great blouse for weddings. Where is the blouse you say? Good question. I'm working on it! I've been busy weeding , planting, spring cleaning and getting too tired for sewing with a clear head. But here is a peek: Rather average but I like… Continue reading Where is the blouse?
We've had lots of rainy days this spring. Much like my floral fix last April, (re-read my post Rainy Day Blossoms ) I've been perusing my fabrics and decided to do something about my summer attire. I am no longer working full time so my closet has been slowly shifting away from business attire to… Continue reading Spring Into Sewing
Spring is all about new beginnings. There are signs everywhere from the buds on the trees, the shoots in the gardens, the early daffodils and crocus to the freshness in the warmer breezes washed out by the spring rains. Birds are back, chirping and singing. But there is also life being created everyday beyond our… Continue reading Celestial Spring
Easter is always a special time of year. The spirituality of the day is significant in itself but it is heightened for our house as the one holiday we host for our extended family of 22+ and gather around good food, friendship and love. Easter dinner is the one guaranteed time of year that we… Continue reading Bunny Beauties
It has been a lifetime since my last blog in September. Life got in the way...nothing really, yet everything....then the holidays...then we took a fabulous vacation in Costa Rica to celebrate our 35th anniversary. Through it all I've done a lot of thinking on what I want to continue with as a focus for my… Continue reading Back into the spring of things