Thanksgiving is next week! Have I got some helpful tips to make your holidays less stressful!

Thanksgiving Day here in the USA is one week from tomorrow! Did it sneak up on you as it did me? Well, just in case you needed a friendly reminder….. I have some tips and tricks for making any holiday meal less stressful. Make Your Holiday Meal Less Stressful – Prepare The Leftovers First! is a Read More

Tips And Tools Tuesday – Easy 1-2-3 “Frame” Ornament

It’s November, now, and I’m really getting in the Christmas spirit! Why so soon? Well, my day job is at a local home improvement warehouse, and we are in full swing of Christmas merchandise. I love it! I wouldn’t mind if they started playing Christmas carols, too! In an earlier post, I shared my method Read More

Tips and Tools Tuesday – A Movable Cutting Table You Can Make!

Quilting and sewing tools come in all shapes and sizes. Some are large. Like a sewing machine. Some are small. Some are teeny tiny, like the pin holding the plastic hexagon to the fabric. And, some are HUGE! Let’s face it, tools help us get the job done faster. I used to cut fabric and sew Read More

Tips And Tools Tuesday – Bye-Bye Bobbin Bird Nests!

If you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time, you know how I love to reuse and repurpose things. I have been blessed with several sewing machines.  Four Singers and a Brother. Each serves a different purpose. Each have tasks that they do well. Three, only do a straight stitch. Two can do a Read More

Tips And Tools Tuesday – The Perfect Place to Find Practice Fabric!

Have you ever wanted to try making a block using an unfamiliar technique, but, didn’t because you were afraid you’d mess up and waste fabric? Been there.     Done that.    I don’t like to waste fabric! When designing a new pattern, or trying out a new block or technique, I don’t use the fabric that I designated Read More

Tips And Tools Tuesday – Work Smarter, Not Harder

The older I get, the more I have to find ways to work smarter instead of harder. Our sewing room remodel has made progress. The wall between the sewing room and hallway now has a relocated door and sheet rock. Yay! Notice the red contraption in the left side of the photo? It is for Read More

My House is a Wreck! Yay! Sewing Room Remodel Update.

Ooh, I’m so excited! Everything is topsy turvy! In case you didn’t know, my Sweetheart is remodeling my sewing room. Yep, everything has been removed and the room has been gutted. Stripped down to the bare walls. This is a view from the doorway BEFORE. By the way, what looks like a huge dirt smudge Read More

Tips and Tools Tuesday – I Have a Pattern, Now What?

Of all the aspects of quilt making I struggled with as a beginner, I’d have to say, for me, choosing fabric was the hardest. I just didn’t know where to start, or how to build. A stash? I had none. Nothing. I’d made clothing for my family, household items, and recovered furniture. But, those things only required Read More

Tips and Tools Wednesday Edition – A Portable Design Board/Easel

Well, remodeling is officially underway! As our granddaughter, Little Miss B, would say, “Grandma, your room is naked!” Except for my computer and desk, it certainly is! The internet cable hanging from the ceiling has to be rerouted to a different room, so my wonderful husband is getting things ready so that I have as little down Read More

Apparently there’s been a HUGE snafu!

Yep. That’s me with no make-up, hair in a clip because I had to get up at 3:30am and work at my day job, and horrified to discover the blog subscription mess. (Hey, just keeping it real.) I looked up the synonyms for the word “snafu”, and what I found describes what has happened perfectly! Here Read More