A Busy July 4th

Hope you are having a great July 4th weekend. I hadn’t planned on much quilting as friends were coming from Miami, but weather intervened, their flight was delayed for hours, and we postponed the visit. It would have been too much for their young son.  I made good use of the time and got busy…

This Thing with Bees

I have never had anything for or against bees. Sure, i squeal when they buzz around me, but it’s nothing personal. I just don’t want to get stung. But yesterday there were bee references all day long. It started Tuesday evening. We just launched a reciprocal mentoring program at work, The Pollination Project. The idea…

Getting Organized for 2016

I love having the week off between Christmas and New Years. Beyond the visiting we do and the company we have, it is a great time to organize and plan for the coming year.     My quilting project plans are usually all over the place – in a big notebook, in my work notebook, and…

An Unusual Custom Order

I do quite a few custom orders and every once in a while people will send me the source fabric to sew or items to embroider. Sometimes it is a tote bag, jacket or apron to embroider, and sometimes it is t-shirts or a special fabric for a quilt. This Christmas I met a nice…

Dressing Things Up

  Well after two years and hundreds of orders from both craft shows and Etsy, I am dressing things up. I guess all those happy, shiny Vistaprint commercials finally got to me.   First up, labels for my tea towels. Unfortunately they are too big for the front unless I get bigger bags which isn’t going to…

Christening Quilt

 I got a request over the weekend for a custom order for a special quilt – a Christening Quilt. This is my customers second child, and for the first one she had a small quilt in light colors that christening guests could sign and write notes on. She wanted to recreate the same idea for…

Grilling Season!

Memorial Day weekend! Sun, sand, time to grill! I whipped up these fun aprons as part of my “Weekens Warrior” plan.      Grill King and Grill Queen! They are so cute. In our house it is more of a combo – I do the prep and Rob does the grilling. Here is a close…

Baby Girl Quilt 

All of a sudden it seems that pink is out of fashion. I still love pink from light to dark, but fortunately there are many beautiful palettes with which to work when making a quilt for a baby girl.    I made this one with a beautiful pinky-peach rose on a deep peach/coral fabric. The…