The Spymistress, Jennifer Chiaverini, Dutton, historical fiction

You won’t want to put ‘The Spymistress’ down

Filled with intrigued, danger and a woman who was far ahead of her time, Elm Creek Quilts author Jennifer Chiaverini does not disappoint with “The Spymistress.” Following the life of … Continue Reading →


cloth diapers, Babyville Boutique, DiaperSewingSupplies.com, alova suede cloth, mircofiber terry cloth

Cloth diaper sweat shop … I mean retreat

They’re done! All 36 cloth diapers are assembled, the PUL has been resealed and they are neatly arranged in the changing table dresser. I finished this monumental task over the … Continue Reading →


Productive insomnia

I’ve reached that point in my pregnancy where sleep is elusive. I’m up every couple hours dealing with heartburn, sore hips or pressure on my sciatic nerve, and let’s not … Continue Reading →


free motion quilting, all over quilting pattern, swirls and circles, longarm

Free motion quilting: Swirls and circles

I put a secret quilting project on the longarm last weekend. I can’t show you too much of it because it still needs to bound and gifted, but I can … Continue Reading →


cloth diapers, PUL

Diaper sewing marathon – Part one

Me: “I went through 10 yards of Velcro yesterday.” Husband: “That’s a first down.” I had a cloth diaper sewing marathon over the weekend. It was all in preparation for … Continue Reading →


Block of the Month

It’s going to be a sewing weekend!

This weekend I have zero plans. No in-laws to get the house spotless for. No closets I feel the need to organize. No events I need to attend. That means … Continue Reading →


cloth diapers, PUL

It’s all about good preparation

When I attended my first quilt retreat I brought a stack of fat quarters and a pattern from a magazine I wanted to make. My table-mate brought all her pieces … Continue Reading →


Nursery, dog, quilt

Sewing room to nursery: Coming together

I’m not ready for a full reveal, but the nursery now has no resemblance to the sewing room that once occupied its space. Last week was a big one for … Continue Reading →


Aspen's Line by Avlyn

March quilting goals

I feel so behind. Here we are almost a full week into March and I still haven’t set my quilting goals for the month, or sewn a stitch outside of … Continue Reading →


ombre crib quilt, Kona Skinny, Bright, 1600, free motion quilting,

February quilting goals: How’d I do?

I had such wonderful sewing goals for this month. But alas, the best laid plans are meant to be broken. I didn’t accomplish anywhere near what I wanted to thanks … Continue Reading →