85 – Where in the world is Katie Sandiego


Burnout – the real issue of overextending yourself. Website frustration October NYC Trip The apartment we rented at Bubba and Bean lodges Sunday outing with Kati and Attila – M&J Trimmings, The City Quilter, Purl Soho, Washington Square Park 9/11 Memorial Amy Ruth’s in Harlem Colbert Report and Daily Show Swings in Central Park and one solitary corgi Top of the Rock Chelsea Market food tour Modern Quilt Guild Meetings and upcoming events Quilting the MQG charity quilt on Anne {Read More}

A Visit to The Cotton Patch in Sarasota, Florida


Earlier this month my husband and I took a roadtrip down to Sarasota for some Amish food and shopping. I saw an article in Quilt Sampler magazine about a shop called The Cotton Patch that had in-house Basset Hounds and had to go!! (This also works as a great bribery tactic to get my husband to go with me – he wants to pet anything cute and furry.) It’s a great shop with friendly staff, a good selection of fabric {Read More}

Photo Catchup!


I’m getting back into the groove of things finally. After the holidays and all that craziness I’m starting to go through some of my quilting stuff while I’m designing new things in my head. My husband is going back on his old shift so I can go back to my usual quilting routine! Here are some photos of things I’ve been up to the last month or so. The corgis and I had a quiet Christmas together. It was warm {Read More}

Craftsy Black Friday Sale!


I’m already shopping in my jammies… Craftsy has extended their Black Friday sale through December 1st! Crazy awesome prices for these classes.  All classes are $19.99 or less.  Kits and supplies are also on sale. What classes did you snag during the sale?

Win a 30 Fat Quarter Bundle from The Quilt Bear

The Quilt Bear 30 Fat Quarter Bundle

The Quilt Bear is sponsoring a fantastic giveaway for this 30 fat quarter bundle of Quilting Treasures Quilting Essentials fabrics.  A rainbow of delicious blenders, perfect for any project. a Rafflecopter giveaway Upcoming promotions and new items in the shop Stuff My Stocking begins soon! It will begin December 1-12 and emails will go out each day as well as on Facebook and Twitter. This is a great way to snag a bunch of neat notions, gifts, fabric and more each day!  The way {Read More}

WIP Wednesday – Adventures in Airbrushing


My journey in airbrushing has been a frustrating one. When I first got the idea for this technique I had never airbrushed anything except makeup onto my face and I wasn’t sure how it would work out. I didn’t know much about airbrushing equipment, paint, airbrush guns or what the advantages/disadvantages are between gravity feed and siphon feed. The first air compressor I bought wasn’t suited for the job so I had to return it and get a new one. {Read More}

NYC Trip Photos


In early October my husband and I took a fun trip to NYC. It was our second time there and the weather was much better this time around. I wasn’t quilting the first time we went in 2003 so this trip was my first time hitting up fabric and quilting stores. I got lucky and one of my longtime readers and friends was able to join me! Kati and her fiance Attila joined us for a fun Sunday shopping around NYC. {Read More}

Photo Catchup Post – September addition


Sorry for going dark for so long! I haven’t been up to much sewing or quilting hence the absence. Get ready for a big photo post so I can catch up. I did a little fun sew day with some Modern Quilt Guild friends a few weeks ago. We visited The Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida for some inspiration. Our guild is having a design challenge based on the art we saw that day. I got some cool photos! {Read More}

84 – A mermaid and a princess, class samples, Corgi Fairytale news


A gift for my hairstylist/tutorial for Thermoweb turns into a new class Pentel Fabric Gel Pens vs. other pens GoPro camera – timelapse and regular video Gradient fabrics for use in tickertape projects Carolyn Friedlander Shirts paper pieced pattern Cooking up a storm – bread machine, Pots De Creme, fresh produce, herb garden, Captain Jacks Deadbug Brew Beauty corner – airbrush makeup review, automatic curling iron “Daisy Mode”, Jamberry nails Wedding, funeral, Robin Williams/depression Binding thread transport tip Oliso Iron {Read More}

Tutorial – Sea Glass Mermaid


Download the free pattern at Craftsy I’ve been itching to post this tutorial since I finished it over the weekend! This was a fun tutorial I did for Therm-o-web demonstrating my favorite glue stick to use for ticker tape applique. My hairstylist is a huge mermaid fan and after seeing her for years I decided it was time to make something special in a mermaid theme. I hope you enjoy it! And some behind-the-scenes progress photos: And a timelapse video {Read More}