Happy Scrappy!

  When Joy says, “let’s have drinks, and oh, I have a few fabric scraps from my sister for you,” what she really means is, “I have a huge bag of scraps and some fabric too and you damn well better buy me a cocktail for lugging this on the train from North Carolina for you!”…

Pitter Pattering Around

Today has turned into a quiet and relaxing Sunday. I started the day in the sewing room and confronted the first of six scrap baskets.    I hate letting fabric go to waste, but when the scraps overflow out of baskets, drawers and closets, it starts to stress me out. So, from time to time…

Getting Organized and a Few Tips

This post feels like it should’ve been written in the first week of January, but it’s already been a busy start to the year and here we are toward the end of the month. One of my goals over the holiday break was to get my sewing room more organized to make it easier to…

Tis the Season!

No, not that season. Cold and flu season. I think these tissue holders are so cute so I made a bunch of them this weekend. I figure they will be good to fill space at craft shows, but more importantly will be good stocking stuffers this Christmas. Plus, as an added bonus they are a…

The Joyful Quilter

I would like to think that I am a joyful quilter, but today I am talking about The Joyful Quilter, a lovely shop in Glenville, NY. Maddie and I are upstate visiting our good friends, the Grays, to celebrate Zack’s 14th birthday. As you would expect. Any time Jen and I get together there is…

Tips and tricks

What are you tips and tricks to help you get more done? I have a few things I do that help me be more productive and also help me maintain some semblance of order around my stash. First, after I cut a project out, I try to decide what to do with the scraps right…

Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall

A customer wrote a couple of weeks ago looking for a special birthday gift for his mom. He had the great idea of doing four seasonal pillows, one for each season, and requested they be done in my string pillow design. I love how they turned out! He gave me a little background about his…

Pulling Fabrics

Yay! No work today. So, why am I sitting on the couch in my bedroom still answering emails? Hmmmm. Am I that busy at work, or simply stalling? Ok. The minute I finish this post I’m going downstairs to get more coffee and then upstairs to start the sewing marathon! First up will be the…