Forty-five minutes before I needed to leave for a work meeting a three hour drive away, my 14 year old daughter asks, “So, can we make the bird for the cage?” What?!? Frantically, I dictate directions to find the pattern and make an extra copy. The pattern had no directions. Just shapes, lines and dots.
Okay, so today, like all days, I traveled for my work, and I had way to much stuff. Usually I just stuff it into one bag, but thanks to some careless, I mean carefree, roller-coaster riding on vacation, I decided to divide and balance on both shoulders. My Tarlov Cyst symptoms did NOT like the
This weekend, my non-quilting job took me to the town over from my parent’s home. I spent the evening with them and of course conversation with my mother turned to quilting. She had stopped at one of my favorite quilt shops a couple days earlier and couldn’t wait to show me what she bought. First,
Vulnerable moment here. I have some amazing friends and family, who support me, encourage me, and constantly ask me how I get it ALL done. If I am honest, and human, I like hearing those things, but the last couple months those words have been pretty overwhelming for me. If you’ve been following me for any
I am spending this week in Chicago for training for my “day job” as a Regional Gift Planner for the ELCA. Honestly, long, all day meetings are difficult for me to sit through with my ADHD, so I always bring something to doodle on. As I continue to learn and explore the world of surface
One of the best things about sewing and quilting is having friends who sew and quilt…and of course, sewing WITH those friends. The Palmetto Modern Quilt Guild has a monthly sew-in and I always struggle with last minute pack up and getting out the door. I often leave something behind that I need. I hate
Whether you are designing your own raw edge pattern or using a purchased pattern, fabric choice is critical to loving the result. I have found in my own design journey there are times when fabric choice is a struggle, and quite frankly, will prevent me from starting that project. At best, it will delay it.
The value of ruler quilting…rulers are a very personal thing. There are times in my life, when the quilt in front of me really needs some straight lines, or clam shells, or curves that I feel I can’t “hit” without a guide. For those of us who are perfectionists, a ruler can really help us