What I made at Quilt Retreat


Last weekend I went to Quilt Retreat with a few friends.  It dawned on me while I was up there that I’ve been going to this Retreat for 10 years!  It definitely doesn’t seem that long! I used to be really good about finishing projects while I’m there, but lately all I seem to be […]

What I Made: Pillows for Athena


So remember when I showed you how I sew a curved seam? Here are the finished products from that tutorial. Okay – so that’s only one pillow, but I did make three of them!  I’m only showing you one of them because for the most part they all look the same. The pattern I used […]

Highest Aim and Favorite Book

Tula Pink City Sampler

I have been doing yoga for a couple of years now, but not really consistently until just the past few months.  This winter has really been rough for me and I have found myself more than once dragging myself out of bed at 5:15am just so I can go to a warm yoga studio.  It’s […]

City Sampler: Blocks, 41-47


This weekend I got together with my friend Maris to sew and chat. You may remember Maris from the store. Actually all the girls from the store were invited, but Gail broke a bone in her leg and has been in the Hospital for the past two months. Meg went back to college in Iowa […]

Some of My Favorite Things: A Tutorial

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A couple of years ago I held a Pinterest Party at the store and one of the things we made were these fabric napkins. Which, as it turns out, I really like! I have made fabric napkins before – large ones, thick ones, thin ones, but these are the ones I really like! These napkins […]

Tutorial: How I Sew a Curved Seam


Here we are at the end of February and yet it seems like we just celebrated the Holidays. My how time does fly! I’ve been working on another quilt challenge, i’ll share more about the challenge later, but for now I want to show you one of the techniques that I am using on this […]

What I’m Working On: A Mystery Quilt part 2


Here’s a quick update on the Mystery Quilt I’m working on!  This month we had to make 40 Half Square Triangles (HST). I used fabric from Heather Bailey’s True Colors line which blend Oh So Well with her Lottie Da line of fabrics.  All of which can be found in my Etsy store.   I’m […]

Productive Weekend: A Mini-Athena


As I mentioned here – this past weekend was a “Me” weekend!  Once I got all the mandatory chores out of the way, I concentrated on relaxing and sewing! After I made my basket this is what I worked on! Can you believe how stinking cute it is?? Stefanie who used to work for me, […]

Productive Weekend: My Scrap Basket

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I don’t know about you, but I’ve had a very productive weekend!  I’m still trying to get used to having time to relax and being able to sew.   It seems like I was always GO-GO-GO since the day my kids were born.   Raising them on my own was a challenge and then I […]

Things I’ve made: XOXO


Happy Valentines Day everyone! I hope your day is filled with sew much love it makes your cup overflow! As a single person I feel this need to dispel any concerns about my being single on a day for couples. I have been single long enough to fall in love with myself and I no […]