Angela Week 1

A little quilter is born

The wait is over. My husband and I welcomed Angela Elizabeth Soebbing into the world at 2:49 p.m. on May 8, 2014. She was was 5 pounds, 14 ounces and … Continue Reading →

fabric basket, Aspen's Line, Avlyn

Sewing room to nursery: Fabric baskets, cubes and toy storage

One of the top items on my registry was a cube shelf to double as a bookshelf and toy storage. My husband and I are both writers, so instilling a … Continue Reading →

60 More Quick Baby Knits, Cascade Yarns, Staggered Rib Blanket

Labor, sharp objects and my husband

Occasionally I go to a knitting night at my local yarn shop called the Knaughty Knitters. It’s a fun bunch. There’s usually wine and everyone is always willing to make … Continue Reading →

cloth diapers, soakers, microfiber terrycloth, diaper flannel

Ready or not

There is a pretty good chance I’m going to have the baby early, possibly today or tomorrow even. About a week ago my blood pressure spiked. It wasn’t so high … Continue Reading →

Free block of the month, quilting

May block of the month

Big progress is happening this month in the Block of the Month. We’re going to finish the blocks for the first pieced border.  We’re making double pinwheels all from squares, … Continue Reading →

Baby sweater, Little Coffee Bean, Elizabeth Smith, Knit and Knot, beginner knitter

If only I could sew with my feet up

I did manage to get some sewing done last weekend, but thanks to an epic case of pregnant swelling, I’ve had to spend a good amount of time sitting on … Continue Reading →

Tab top valance tutorial

Sewing room to nursery: To-do list

The big day is just five weeks away – that is if my little guy or girl decides to arrive on time – and I still have a lot of … Continue Reading →

dog, puppy, baby quilt

A crib quilt for each day of the week

My baby hasn’t even been born yet and already he or she could use their own quilt rack. Thanks to wonderfully talented family and friends, my baby is definitely going … Continue Reading →

Free Motion Quilting with Features, Angela Walters, Craftsy

Feather fail

I gave feathers a try for the first time on the longarm, and as you can tell by the feathers going in two different directions above, it is safe to … Continue Reading →

Sit down work station1

Swollen feet and improvising

I’ve had one heck of a case of swollen feet and ankles for the past two weeks. My normal habit of coming home from work and sewing has been replaced … Continue Reading →