Crooked Christmas Tree Sew Along – Join Me

I have been wanting to make another Crooked Christmas Tree for my home, and can’t seem to “make myself” find the time for it. It is super easy to paper piece, and wanted something to expand the size of the pattern a bit. I decided simple is best! I have designed a crazy easy border

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Starting a New Christmas Cactus

My mother has a Christmas Cactus that belonged to my “Big Granny,” who was my great, great grandmother. As a child, I got off the bus every afternoon at my great grandmother’s home. Her name was Lois Love, so everyone in our small town called her Granny Love. I remember this plant sitting in the

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Getting back to my wardrobe…

So, a cleansing afternoon here. I started binge listening to the Love to Sew podcast on my 5 hour drive for work and got super excited about fashion sewing again. Four years ago, while awaiting what would be a Tarlov Cyst diagnosis, and grieving that teaching and throwing pottery would no longer be a part

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Free Bonus “Llama Crossing” Template for Here’s Your Sign in Make Modern Magazine Issue 24

UPDATE: Pattern is now also available for wholesale and PDF Download from my website. I am excited to share that I have a second pattern in a Make Modern Magazine issue this year. And Eeeekkkk….my Here’s Your Sign Quilt is on the cover! The issue also includes an article I wrote called “Quilt Yoga.” I

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It isn’t About Believing In Yourself After All…

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.

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Best Handmade Bag Strap Material

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

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