I finished the Summer Star Sampler quilt top. I’m not kidding you. It’s not perfect, and I did it in the most difficult way possible, but it’s done. Now that I look at it, it’s a little wonky. But you know, lap-size quilts are never flat, so nobody will ever see it. Ha! Though I… Continue reading This isn’t a joke!
You guys, I finished a quilt. I was outside taking pictures and a couple ladies were walking by and offered to hold it up for me. The people in our neighborhood are so friendly! Anyway, this is Nora’s baby quilt. I know, I know, she’s 15 months old. And it’s July, so she won’t be… Continue reading Nora’s star quilt
…called PANTS!!! That’s right, I finished the pair of pants I started December 28th. The pattern is the SOS pants from Patterns for Pirates. I got them cut out, front pockets done, spent a whole evening on the back pocket designs, and sewed together the back. Then I quit. The front pieces have a faux… Continue reading I made a thing…
Back in February, I wrote a post about sewing fear. Fear of trying new things, fear of wasting fabric, fear of messing up, fear of imperfections. And I admitted that I had started a pair of pants but never finished them because I was afraid of messing them up. This past week, I conquered that… Continue reading A fear conquered
Have you ever made something and thought to yourself, “This is it. You’ve done it. THIS. IS. AMAZING.” I had that moment with a dress last week. The process of making it wasn’t always pretty, but the result was stunning. And it has pockets. I mean, come on, what’s better than a dress with pockets?… Continue reading That moment when…
And I don’t mean just with the food I put on my plate. Though I live in Italy and that may often be the case. But I mean with the projects I start and the stuff on my to-do list and the things I save on Pinterest because I REALLY want to do them. And I’ve only… Continue reading Sometimes my eyes are bigger than my stomach
What a year 2018 has been! From a new family member to uncertainty about the future, it’s been a wild ride. Be nice, 2019? January In January, we went to the circus, I put together the top of a t-shirt quilt, started doing some pink laundry, and played with tractors. I also started cleaning out… Continue reading 2018: A photo year in review