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Bold Color Can Be a Neutral
Phew, it’s been a while! I’ve been blogging twice a week over at Modern Quilts Unlimited, so while I have been a busy blogger, it’s not been necessarily here. Today, though, I have been asked to be part of the Scrap Quilt Designer Showcase that is being hosted by Persimmon Dreams! Scrap quilts are, for […]
Quilting with Aurifil Lana Wool Thread, a Tutorial
When Bari J. sent me this quilt top to do up for Fall Market, she said I could do whatever I wanted, and since it was so simple, maybe do something fun. “OK, but, can I use wool thread,” I asked? “Whatever you want,” she replied. Delightful words! As I was looking at the top, It […]
Anyone else obsessed with tiny dresses?
Every time one of those videos comes out with the teeny tiny bespangled and beflowered couture dresses, I have to watch it about five times. In a world where we are losing the knowledge to do handwork of this sort, I think couturiers are often the repository for that skill base, because people expect it […]
And sometimes, the Universe slaps you
This post doesn’t have a single picture in it. Nothing beautifully staged to satisfy the need for eye candy, no pithy social commentary, no delightful vignette, nothing to offer immediate gratification so that you maybe will stay a while to read the story I am about to tell. That’s how it should be, really, for this, […]
Ever wanted to be part of a world record?
One of the unexpectedly awesome things about being an Ambassador for BERNINA is that I meet some seriously talented and cool people. Last year, I got to meet and become good friends with Jenelle Montilone of TrashN2Tees and getting to know her has been one of the greatest things about the last year. She’s cool, she’s funny, […]
Reflections on 2015 and my word of the year
It’s a good thing I write stuff down here in this space, because, as humans, sometimes we remember things incorrectly and we need reminders of what actually happened. It’s kind of embarrassing, but when I went back to look and see where my post was about my 2015 Word of the Year and Vision Board, […]
What do you listen to while you’re working?
When I have to seriously get things done (like right now) I have Pride and Prejudice on in the background (the Colin Firth version), and also, Death Comes to Pemberly (a mystery written by P.D. James following up with the characters) right after. This next is also on my list, though, and I’d love to share […]
Big news for 2016!
It was officially announced today by Vicki Anderson, the Publisher of Modern Quilts Unlimited and Machine Quilting Unlimited, so I am free to share it here: I will be the blogger for Modern Quilts Unlimited starting in 2016! I’ve been a longtime reader of MQU, since the first issue, and I think their Machine Quilting Unlimited […]
Who needs a washi tape dispenser? This gal.
Yeah, I know. You probably know all about the washi tape. How it’s cute and easy to pick up and move around without damaging paper and all that. I resisted it, for a long time. I don’t know why. Perhaps because everyone was talking about it, and who wants to be a follower? SO. I […]
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