Winter Wonderland Update

I am sure I am not alone when working on a project that you get to a point where you have to get everything out and up to see what…

Checkerboard Donation Quilt

A simple quilt using leftover 2 1/2 inch squares. I quilted it with simple wavy lines. I found some checked fabric in my gifted bag of scraps that was large…

More Straight Lines, Swirls, Cards, Machine and Hand Embroidery, Pinwheels and 9 Patches – Week in Review

Still working on this quilt for Traci. Made this card (you can see all my mishaps…. To go with 4 of these In The Hoop Mug Rugs for the women…

Sewing with Children – Keep it Simple and It’s Not Always About the Sewing

No needle was touched in this post only fabric, cutting and fun. Grace has a classmate that is in and out of the hospital and took notice that she and…

Mini Charm/Postage Stamp Around the World Quilt Exchange

Several years ago, (Charms in all sizes) I exchanged 100’s of 1 1/2 squares with other quilts.  I added many many more for a total of 2457 squares. I played…

Quilting Straight Lines, Baby Card and More Embroidery

This baby quilt went on and off the long arm this week. Next in line is this one. This will take a while. For a baby shower, this card, And…

Hot Mess Quilt – Row by Row Challenge Using Leftovers

I participated in a row by row challenge with my quilt guild and finished up this quilt. The bag still has a lot of off pieces left but not enough…

Barbados Bag by Pink Sand Beach Designs

I collected some Japanese Taupe fabrics years ago with the idea I would make a purse.  While on vacation last summer I found this pattern – Barbados Bag by Pink Sand…

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…