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

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

Tips and Tools Tuesday – Make your Own Portable Pressing Board

Many people have asked me where I got the pressing board I use for quilting. Well, I made it. And you can make one, too! In just a couple of hours you can have one of the best quilting tools around. It has a handle so you can easily take it to quilting class. And, it’s TWO-SIDED! Read More

Tips and Tools Tuesday – My Sewing Room is Getting Remodeled! Woohoo!

Of all of the sewing tools I have available to me, my sewing room is by far the most important one and the most in need of an upgrade! I used to sew at the dining room table. Since my husband and I are now “empty nesters”, I have a room of my own for Read More