Re-learning an old skill

| Accessories, Yarn Love

When I was maybe 7 or 8, my grandmother came to visit from Oregon. I hardly ever saw her since she lived so far away. On this particular visit, she decided to teach me how to crochet and knit. So on one sunny afternoon, she taught me to knit while sitting on the front stoop of my […] Read more…

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Liberty Linen Dress

| Apparel, For Kids

Do you ever sew something for someone and totally wish it was yours? Perhaps it has something to do with the liberty waistband, but  I really love this dress. The pattern used is the Library Dress by Oliver + S. I always love any pattern I make from Oliver + S – so many beautiful […] Read more…

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Imposter’s Shawl

| Accessories, Apparel, Yarn Love

One of my 2017 goals is to use up what I have – including yarn. This goal is a bit harder for me to stick with because I don’t knit much or crochet without a pattern. I learned when I was young to do them both, but I don’t do it often enough to work without […] Read more…

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May your year be filled with JOY

| Art, Holidays, Quilts, Tutorial

Does any one else leave decorations up until Epiphany? Well, that’s today – the 12th day of Christmas. Kids have been back to school for 4 days and tomorrow I’ll be taking down the massive amount of decorations we have and putting them away for another year. I love decorating for Christmas but I’m always excited […] Read more…

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Hand Applique Pillow

| For the home, Quilts

I think I’ve fallen in love with needle turn applique ….and maybe hand quilting too. Learning needle turned applique has been on my sewing bucket list for a little while. I did a little at Carolyn Friedlander’s Quilt Market booth a couple years ago and I wanted to do more. But life, as it always […] Read more…

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