Pinwheels, Long Arm Quilting, Donation Blankets, Weaving, Embroidery and Brownie Badges – Week in Review

Worked on my guild birthday charms. Can I just say I want to be done. Grace and Noah are working on making blankets for a friend. Did some long arm…

Southwood Stitchers March 2017

There were only 4 of us, but lots of progress was made. Bonnie finished her nursing home quilt at home. And started another one, this time taking a stack of…

Rita’s Donation Quilts

Rita does a lot of sewing between classes, practicing her skills making  donation quilts, using fabrics left to her by her mother. Here are a few of her quilts. She…

Winter Wonderland in Embroidery and on the Ground, Pinwheel Trimming, and Binding – Week in Review

Working on this Winter Wonderland… While enjoying the beauty of the winter wonderland we’ve had this year, and it was gone in less than 24 hours… Still sporting my new…

Alternate Creative Work Spaces

I have a wonderful sewing studio where I am able to teach and have a great place to spread out. The studio however is in the basement and I don’t…

Traci’s Bird in the Window Quilt

This is a lovely quilt by Traci. I quilted in the ditch around the windows with small leaves in the framing in each window: And larger leaves around the border…

Hand Embroidery, Crochet, and Weaving, Just a Little Bit – Week in Review

I’m still off my feet except for 1/2 days at work. So very little sewing. I’ve kept this at work to give me incentive to take a lunch break away…

February Student Projects

Mary and Marcia playing with their quilts on the design wall. Nita working on microwave bowls. Marcia already playing with ideas for her next quilt. Terri working on an autograph…

Ikea Hack Ironing Board – Studio Makeover Part One

I saw this Ikea hack on Pinterest. And I wanted to upgrade the look and use of my ironing board station to include storage underneath. I moved from a typical…

Row by Row Off the Long Arm, Finished Purse, Crocheted Dish Cloths and Binding, Week in Review

I managed to get this off the long arm… And this finally finished… Before I went under the knife to spend a week like this… I was well prepared with…

Traci’s Stack and Whack Quilt

Traci used two matching fabrics in different colorways to make this quilt. I love how the different colors add to the character of the quilt. I used a simple swirl…

Rigid Heddle Weaving – A New Obsession

I did not have a lot of toys growing up. I’d make paper dolls and board games using cereal boxes. Paper and crayons created paper doll clothes and lots of designs…

Row by Row, A Purse in Crisis, Weaving a Shawl, and a Prone Creative Space

Put my row by row donation quilt on the long arm: Made little progress on my purse, unless you count the several times I ripped out and redid. Reading the…

Mary’s First Projects

Mary started classes at the end of November with large quilt projects in mind. Since she wanted to make something for one of her daughters by Christmas I suggested a…

Southwood Stitchers – February Sew-in

We had a great group last Friday. Marcia made quick work of her string quilt to finish up the piecing. I love how bright and cheery it is.  Lana was…

Weaving Placemats, Birds in the Air Binding, Pinwheel Blocks, and Quilting Large Leaves

Last week I produced like a crazy woman. This week my back had me flat much of the time so little was done. I finished my woven test placemat, made…