Merry Christmas and Happy Chanukah!

I hope all my quilty and design friends are enjoying a fun night celebrating with loved ones.  We had a beautiful evening at my mother-in-laws with an amazing meal.  We took a lot of family photos and had a great time opening presents. We are all very fortunate.  I was even surprised by a birthday…

Last Minute Holiday Prep

There never seems to be enough time in the run up to Christmas. Between work, which gets busier as the calendar winds down, craft shows and family events, my homemade Christmas gifts often fall short of what I had planned. Today I am powering through. This is actually one of the best sewing days of…

Productive Sunday

I had a crazy work week last week and some fun friends over for the weekend. Beyond spending the day in NYC (yes, that is THE tree)  and writing a deck on Saturday night after dinner, I was able to relax and get some sewing done on Sunday. It was a day of odds and…

Design Inspiration

I was in Chicago for work and had a meeting at The James Hotel. There is a lot of great art throughout the property, but this piece definitely caught my eye in terms of quilty inspiration. Called “Cascade Scales” it is made primarily of plywood that is dyed and sealed and then attached with cord.…