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 […]

Glamping: William O’Brien State Park

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I mentioned in the last post that I spent last weekend Glamping at William O’Brien State Park which was about an hour away from the Twin Cities.  Besides the  trip to Darn Knit Anyway in Stillwater, my friends and I sat around the campfire and knitted, hiked and had a chili cook-off on Saturday night.  I couldn’t have […]

What I made: A Kinetic Cowl


Over the weekend I was Glamping at William O’Brien State Park – which is 20 minutes away from Stillwater, MN .  There is a yarn store there that I have been meaning to visit since it opened in October 2009.  You’ve probably heard of it – it’s got a cute little name that makes me […]

English Paper Piecing: A Tutorial Part 3

hexis flipped to the back of the quilt.

I finally finished my hexi-quilt!  It seemed like it took forever, which it did – but only because I rarely found the time to work on it.  Once I made the effort to finish it- it actually went pretty fast. I posted this tutorial and this tutorial to show my progress and, as promised here, […]

Hexi Quilt – UFO No More!

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Look at what I finally finished!!!  My Hexi Quilt is a UFO NO MORE!!!  Hallelujah!!   I actually finished it a little while ago – maybe before my trip to Yellowstone.  (I know it’s been a while since I’ve checked in)   Yes, this project took me a good 5+ years to complete, but I […]

Did Someone Say Vodka?


I love Pinterest, I haven’t spoken to anyone on Pinterest that didn’t love it.  The ONLY thing I don’t like about Pinterest is the way it can make time fly!  I’ve learned that the only way I can go on Pinterest is when I really have time to kill (which is hardly ever) or when […]

Getting Ready for the Big Trip


For those of you following along on my big family vacation at Yellowstone, I mentioned that the trip was in the planning stages for months. After we made our reservations I did my best to get Athena ready for the trip. She needed new curtains, seat cushions, and more! My dad came out in April […]

UFO No More: Hexagon Quilt


Well Hello there!  How have you been?  I have been doing my best at keeping my basement dry with all the rain we’ve had.  Someone told me that April was the second wettest on record!  Hard to believe that we could out-do last April, but I guess we did. Last April I had some water […]

Floors for Athena


What happened to April? Last time I looked up it was April 4th! Time to slow my a$$ down! I hope everyone made it through tax season without too many tears. I don’t know where the month went so I can’t tell you what I’ve been up to other than not sewing as much as […]

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 […]