Easter is the time to remember Christ and the resurrection and worship with others. If you sew and have a little girl, it is probably also the time to make a new dress. This dress is the UFO that has haunted me the most for the last year. Last year, I had the great opportunity… Continue reading Happy Easter
I recently did a deep clean of my sewing area and discovered a few UFO’s or, in this case, a USO (un-started object). This is a needlepoint kit that I got in a museum gift shop in London during a visit a few years ago. It is made by a design company based in… Continue reading Medieval Pincushion
I am now at that stage of life where not many of my friends are having children. A lot of us have kids finishing high school, so we talk about things like university admissions and tuition rates. My husband’s sisters are the stage beyond that and are new grandmothers. One of my nephews and his… Continue reading It’s a boy!
If you want to try stitching cards, start with a simple shape. Once you get started, there is no end to how complex your designs can be. It is a quick project – you could make a bunch in an evening. It is also a great project for kids. This is not an exact pattern,… Continue reading Stitched cards tutorial
I really enjoy crafts, and usually before Christmas, I spend a couple of afternoons with my kids doing Christmas crafts. Of course, I get a lot of my ideas from Pinterest. This year, I found an idea for something I’d never tried before – stitched cards. We made a bunch of cards and it was… Continue reading Stitched Cards
Here is my latest quilt – the Lauren Quilt. I helped my mother-in-law make it for my niece. I only had to buy the white background fabric, the rest was already in my stash. The shoo-fly blocks are done with 30’s reproduction prints. It is an original design based on a traditional block. The blocks… Continue reading The Lauren Quilt
Just before Christmas, I was asked if I could make a Star Wars hat. The timing was right, because I was in the mood for knitting and the stores had Boxing Day sales on yarn. I found this great free pattern on ravelry and went to work. I find patterns like this go quickly, because… Continue reading The force is with me