Meadow Walk, stumble, learn, walk some more

Meadow Walk, stumble, learn, walk some more

This jacket has been almost 18 months in the making. I started out great…with a wonderful plan of a Queen Ann’s Lace border treatment adorning this AMAZING fit and flair pink tweed spring jacket with eastern bluebirds winging in. I started by using the same approach that had worked for me with my octopus jacket…loading […]

Being Detail Oriented…is a bad thing?

Being Detail Oriented…is a bad thing?

Well. No. Of course not. But it does contribute nastily to my squirrel syndrome. When I first put tiny swag trim on my show quilt Gilding the Arbor back in 2012 I had no idea I was standing on the edge of a rabbit hole. My next show quilt, Shell Collector had the first version […]

One Ruler to Rule them All?

One Ruler to Rule them All?

Well, no, not hardly…but I’m a terrible Lord of the Rings nut…so there you go.  If you don’t know already….I MADE A THING.  I am pretty surprised at myself actually, deciding to make my own line of rulers. But, several things have pushed me into it.  I am actually a pretty low maintenance quilter.  That […]

It is that Creeptacular time of year

It is that Creeptacular time of year

I love Halloween.  For lots of reasons.  My first born child…a bright and fantastic son, about to turn 18 and go off to college in a few months came into the world on trick-or-treat.  Must have been all the chocolate I ate!  This time of year is always a lot of fun for me.  I […]

The Peacock Bench: Because I Can

The Peacock Bench: Because I Can

Honestly…I have no place in my home for a 55″ wide bench.  And my cats are murder on vinyl or leather.  I have no business making something like this…but it is in my head, I have the skills to do it, therefore I make. (Shrug). I literally have no plan for this beyond the fun […]

My Metal Allergy Has Been Cured

My Metal Allergy Has Been Cured

I’ll be honest…I have never liked metallic thread. For several reasons. Mostly because there wasn’t very subtle colors, and dear god, the breaking and shredding.  I will say now that I am 100% on board with Wonderfil’s Spotlight Metallic.  I ordered a few colors to test to add a sparkle of morning frost to a […]

It LIVES! Bringing the Blue Heron to life.

It LIVES!  Bringing the Blue Heron to life.

I am truly loving yarn couching as an expressive medium.  I have a dozen projects going actually ranging from simple to very complex and am developing a manuscript about using yarn couching in a contemporary way.  The benefit of this is…anyone can do it, it can be done on a domestic machine with a $30 […]