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Monthly archives for May, 2014

Flying Geese Block Tutorial

Flying Geese Block Tutorial

**Click on any photo to enjoy a larger view This tutorial is for a scrappy flying geese block which measures 16.5″ X 16.5″ unfinished. This block uses 8 flying geese units laid out in a 2 X 4 block placement. This is one possible layout option (all geese pointing in the same direction): For this […]

A Sunrise Quilt for my Sister

A Sunrise Quilt for my Sister

This quilt was made for my sister, Paula who is my best friend and partner in crime when it comes to quilting. In many ways, Paula is my hero…she is extremely courageous, gritty and fearless. I wanted to make her a really special quilt…and this is it. This quilt measures 72″ X 60″ and I […]

In My Stacks for May

In My Stacks for May

It has been a long time since I’ve posted a dedicated post about books! Have you missed these? The other day I sifted through my recent unread book stacks and pulled out several I’d like to read this month. Now, it is unlikely I will get through ALL of these…but I will give it the […]

A Scrappy Little Pin Cushion

A Scrappy Little Pin Cushion

Sometimes a girl just needs to do something quick with a bunch of scraps that might otherwise be destined for the trash can. So why not whip up a sweet, colorful pin cushion? I hardly ever use the purples in my stash – but recently I made a couple of Bee Blocks for another quilter… […]

A Pair of Scrumptious Pillows

A Pair of Scrumptious Pillows

*Photos in this post are clickable to enjoy a larger size Summertime is almost here – so what better than a pair of crisp pillows using the Scrumptious collection by Bonnie and Camille? I had two mini charm packs to play with and thought it would be fun to make two pillows which coordinated with […]

The Bear – Book Review

The Bear – Book Review

I turn over and hug Gwen and snuggle into Stick and hope the sounds will go away. Momma screams like a monster is tackling her. That’s why I know it’s a dream so I should keep my eyes shut tight. It is dark behind my eyes. Momma never yells. Mostly not ever. Except sometimes. – […]

Pillow Pop Round-Up: April

Pillow Pop Round-Up: April

Have you checked out the Pillow Pop group on Threadbias? We’re making pillows from the fabulous book Pillow Pop all year long. We would love to have you join us. If you’re not already a member at Threadbias, why not join – it is free, and it is a great community of sewists. We chose […]

The Secret Life of Violet Grant ̵...

The Secret Life of Violet Grant – Book Review

Sexual attraction. Violet knows what it is; she knows she’s feeling it now, that she’s felt it from the moment he prowled into the middle of her dark laboratory room ten days ago. – from The Secret Life of Violet Grant – Vivian Schuyler is a sharp, sexy, New Yorker trying to climb the journalistic […]

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