this just in. . .


I love binding a quilt. Now, I really enjoy all aspects of the quilt making process. . .that first whiff of inspiration, the fabric selection, pressing, cutting, sewing, quilting. But to sit at the end of that journey with a quilt on your lap, hand stitching that beautiful binding. . .all cozy and snuggled.  Brings […]

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Secret Slipper Swap 2015

Woot woot!  It’s here, sign ups for the #SecretSlipperSwap and I am so excited – I am this much closer to having my very own pair of Ayumi’s awesome Log Cabin Slippers.  Squeeeee! What’s that?  Why don’t I make myself a pair? Seems each time I’ve made a pair someone has been waiting in the […]

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2014 – the year of the swaps. . .

2014 will truly be billed forever as the year of the swap!  Would you like a little sample of what I’ve done – I hope you say yes because here goes. . . #SchnitzelandBooMiniSwap Stash Bee Hive 10 Modern InstaBee Hive 10 Handmade Birthday swap – Late Bloomer’s Club My Favorite 241 tote for the Tote […]

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it always starts with the wantsies. . .

when i get the wantsies, I get ‘em bad.  Over in Insta-world I noticed some slippers popping up. . .a little stalking and googling later I found this was a pattern by Ayumi Takahashi and in an old issue of Stitch Magazine (Summer 2011).  A quick payment of $3.99 and a week later the magazine […]

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Design Board!

So after the fail of my first design wall – yup still licking those wounds, and getting tired of the washi tape – works if you’re not planning to move anything for a while, but not when you want to play around with placement – if you look close you can see the wounds that the […]

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Midnight at the Oasis, how smitten I am with you!

So we had a little bit of a photo-shoot this weekend to celebrate the second from last border on my Midnight at the Oasis quilt! this was my first shot waiting for the family to get organised (and to be honest it’s kinda my favorite) Courthouse steps are up next!  Never made a court house […]

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January Bee Block

I’m very excited about a new image on my side bar – I am a member of a Quilting Bee this year – Woot! Woot! This was what our January Queen requested: very fun block to make and I thought I’d make her a little crochet bee to celebrate my first bee, any excuse to […]

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2013 ROCKED!

It really did, I tried soooo many amazing techniques, I scored so much fabric and I started so many awesome projects. . .but I didn’t actually finish many things. I’ve yet to actually finish a quilt. Pity. I did finish a little car seat cover for a little girl who should be joining us any […]

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Customer Service Call. . .ta dah!

I buy just about everything online. . .I mean with 2 toddlers, you can’t pay me to walk into a store and I am sure that there are many that would pay us to stay out. . . . . .so when my cell rang and displayed “Customer Service” as the caller, I answered.  Especially […]

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How I churn out churn dash blocks. . .

Hmm, no matter how funny things sound in my head. . .anyway, let me take you back a couple weeks. I was dreading the next border of my Midnight at the Oasis quilt. . .the tiny churn dash blocks – 52 of them! Oh my goodness, that looks like sooooo much work – you can […]

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