Lessons Learned In My Quilting Space

My Quilting Space / Sewing Room Before: Organized chaos And Now: How it’s going… As you can see, the sewing room makeover is still (just like a few of my quilting projects) a work in progress. As much as I’d like to start another sewing or quilt project, it’s just not feasible. I so wanted …

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When Time Refused to Stand Still

When Life Appears To Be In a Stand Still…  The winds of change could be on the horizon. You’ll look around and see nothing is any different today than it was yesterday or last week or last year however, that marks a signal to pay attention…close attention. What comes next could be a series of …

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A Little Inspiration Goes A Long Way

Inspiration – be it a little or a lot – it’s the magic ingredient that sparks our need to create. If the adage , “Inspiration is everywhere”, is true, then the task of becoming inspired is not so much “where” to find this inspiration but how to recognize the potential of an event/object/idea to generate …

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Easy Fixes For Common Quilting Mistakes

Like death and taxes, mistakes are inevitable. No one likes them but we live in a world of duality – ying and yang, good and bad, day and night, right and wrong, etc. The optimist would say mistakes exist to help us appreciate those times when we have not made a mistake! How we respond …

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Patchwork Quilts – The Hot New Fashion Trend

What an interesting statement. How exactly does a patchwork quilt become – of all things – a HOT fashion trend? My very first encounter – my first ever sighting of a quilt being used as a fashion statement happened while scrolling through images taken during the 2021 Met Gala. Who wore it better? Your grandmas’ …

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The Best Midwestern Christmas Inspirations

For the very first time, ever, I did not sew, quilt, paint, crosstitch or bake even one Christmas Inspired item this year. In the past, my Janome would be humming – stitching, quilting, binding one Christmas inspired project after another.  I would be running to catch the elusive spool of thread as it rolled off …

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