Monday, February 24, 2014

I tried...

I really did try so hard to do the "low-volume" thing...

It's such a hot trend in the quilting world right now and every time I see a low-volume quilt on Pinterest I know I've just got to make one.

But my first attempt may have the dial cranked up just a click or two.

I wouldn't call this the lowest of low-volume fat quarter bundles, but it's what I was feeling the other day, and I do love how the fabrics work together.

I would do something simple and keep the blocks fairly small with this bundle: like a pinwheel block or even a half-square triangle, somewhere in the 3"-5" finished range.

And of course you know how I feel about a simple grid of patchwork squares.

Like a Chanel suit, it will never go out of style.

So, try as I might, this bundle is "low volume-ish," at best.

But I do love it so.



Tuesday, February 11, 2014


A snapshot of my knitting basket shows a sweater in progress for Bert (all our yarn is 40% off, by the way...)

A quick glimpse into my messy, messy bag will reveal bills, random pieces of fabric and a seed catalog... no money or anything fun like that.

A snapshot from our bedroom shows a tea towel Ollie put in my Christmas stocking that I promptly turned into a cover for a throw pillow (I am nothing if not an equal opportunity textile junkie).

In the sewing room, among other things are some miniature paper-pieced baskets (these are just 2" square) that I thoroughly intend to do something with one of these days...

And how could I not include a snapshot of this little guy who is oh-so close to walking and had the cutest little cowlick today?




Just in case you don't follow us on Facebook or receive our newsletter, we have a huge new clearance section on our website.  It's something I've been meaning to do for a long time and I think you're all gonna like it! 

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Snow Day!!!

Are you still reading my blog?

Oh, good.

We had a nice snow day here today.

Fish totes, quilts, new books, knitting, naps and snacks.

Hope you had a good day, too.