Navigating Fear

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I’ve been repeating Carrie Bloomston’s words in my head. Her book The Little Spark has been on my nightstand for the past several weeks and has been speaking to my soul. Creativity and Navigating Fear Specifically her permission to use the good stuff knowing that you’re going to waste materials and make some mistakes but […]

100 Quilts for Kids- Prizes too!

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Have y’all heard of the 100 Quilts for Kids charity quilt contest? It’s a quilt drive with a good cause, and it’s easy to get involved. My friend Heather from Quilts in the Queue is heading up this contest which runs from August 1 – September 30. That’s two months to dive in! The link up […]

Summer Giveaway!

Summer Giveaway!

We’re in the middle of the dog days of summer, and I’ve got a super fun summer giveaway to share with y’all today. A few weeks ago the folks at Canvas Pop offered to share a prize with my readers and send me a great canvas print of one of my photos. I knew I had […]

Christmas Quilt Sew-Along Coming Soon!

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So I finally found Christmas fabric that called my name. Called out to me like a Salvation Army ringer on a street corner with a red bucket. I know you’re thinking it’s Tinsel by Cotton and Steel, (which is really great- I mean those snow globes- fab-u-lous!) but it’s not. It’s Christmas Dreams by Wendy […]

Summer Jams

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I love music. I’ve always said I wished I had a soundtrack to my life. Thing is that soundtrack is fluid and seems to change with the seasons and what songs I’m loving at the moment. Summer Jams Well, I’m a big country music fan, and I’ve been listening to my Summer Jam playlist on Spotify […]

Quilting For Keeps

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Have you taken the For Keeps pledge? My dear friend Amy Gibson of Stitchery Dickory Dock has written a beautiful book and her message is straight from the heart: Quilt For Keeps.   Amy’s Quilting Pledge Amy has inspired me for years and her new book is full of beautiful quilts and projects that have […]

The One With the White Slipcovered Couch

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We moved into a new house last summer- has it already been a year?! Wow. With the new house came a long-awaited new style of decorating. I was finally able to trade my very traditional and dark furniture for some farmhouse/cottage style. We perused vintage shops, consignment shops, flea markets and local shops picking up pieces as we […]

Sewing Swaps!

Now that @jaceynotjc has gotten her package,  I can share what I made for her as part of the #pssummerlovinswap . :) it's a knitting bag and tucked inside was yarn, some @sewcaroline patterns and @molliejohanson 's book. :) I'm happy to report she loves it. :)

Have you had a chance to participate in a sewing swap? A couple of weeks ago a friend asked me to join in the #pssummerlovinswap she was hosting. I’ve found that the best swaps happen when partners have similar tastes and styles and when you’re given lots of info about the person you are paired […]