The Giving Tree

fall tree

I’ve lived in my house for about 14 years.  One of the things I like best about it is the Elm tree that sits in my front yard.  The tree is much larger than my house – in fact it is about twice the size and I love it! Years ago when the boys were […]

Sugar Scout


If you missed it I will be teaching classes at this cute little place called Sugar Scout!  If you haven’t yet visited Sugar Scout I encourage you to take a Saturday afternoon and go visit! Sugar Scout is one of those places I could easily spend a whole afternoon in and still not see everything. […]

Time to Clean House

cambridge cargo bag

Yes, it’s time to clean house!  Starting with the patterns in my Etsy store.  I have a ton of them left and frankly they all need to go! So buy two patterns and get the third one free!  + get free shipping in the U.S.  Sewaholic, Colette, SewSweetness, Violet Fields and more! When you buy […]

Things I’ve made: Socks!

start of socks

I’m super excited to share with you the pair of socks I made! I’m so excited – it’s been a long time coming!  I made one pair of socks about 10 years ago and it must have been beginners luck, because try and I might, I could not make a second pair!  To my defense […]

More Goals for 2015

11 laws

In case you missed it, I shared just a few of the goals I hope to achieve this year.  I typically don’t set New Year Resolutions – but this year is different.  I’m really excited for this year so I decided to set goals for things that I’ve been wanting to do, but for one […]

A Years Worth of Goals


Happy New Year!!  I know I haven’t blogged in a while – I’m sure I’ve used every excuse, so I won’t bore you with another one – but this year I’ve set a goal to blog more, like at a minimum once a week.  I’ve also set a few other goals for myself this year. […]

Bunting for Athena: A Tutorial and Announcement

This is our set up under the tent at Lake Carlos.

It’s the week of Thanksgiving and summer seems so far away.   I miss Athena, but I know she’s got a new water pump, new kitchen faucet and her A/C unit has been cleaned out.  All she’s waiting on now is a new awning, since the old one was stolen.  I can’t wait to get […]

My Latest Obsession: Knitting


So, in my last post I mentioned that I haven’t been quilting very much lately because I’ve been obsessed with knitting!!  I learned how to knit years ago, but I do it so infrequently that each time I picked it up,  I would have to re-learn it over again. I’ve made tons of scarves and […]

Things I’ve Made: 36-Patch Scrap Quilt


I’ve been so slow at blogging that I actually completed this quilt a few weeks/months ago, but am now just getting around to blogging about it… how sad is that? I started this quilt back in March at Quilt Retreat. My main focus during that retreat was to get my stash organized. After closing the […]

East Hennepin Avenue Buildings

First Universalist Church

As I mentioned here, during the summer I took a few “Yoga in the Park” classes.   More than one of the classes were held at Father Hennepin Park over by the Stone Arch Bridge.  A short walk from there (a couple of blocks in fact) is a series of sculptures of East Hennepin Avenue […]