I went off the deep end about a year ago after I accidentally came across instructions for Paula Nadelstern's Opulent Ornaments and decided I needed to make one. Or a dozen. Get her directions here. (Embrace the bling; resistance is futile.) I spent a long time collecting sequins, pins, beads, and other shiny objects and … Continue reading Opulent Ornaments: A Delightful Rabbit Hole
I love this picture of Debra Voight with her granddaughter Lucy Ann. They're playing on a quilt called "Funny Bunny, Bears and Honey" (great name)! And it's one of the patterns in my Picture Play Quilts book. Is that not the coolest thing? Just look at the two of them! I included 24 games to play … Continue reading On Hands and Knees
There's nothing wrong with a wild border. I love 'em. This junk food fabric was the perfect ending to Buttons and Bows, a quilt featured in, "Picture Play Quilts." I just wish I still had more fabric. Apparently adults like funky fabric too. Several years ago, this quilt was selected by the US Ambassador to … Continue reading Funky Fabric
Spring has sprung, at least on the calendar. It's time to get your panties in a twist, or at least shove them into an envelope so that you can partake of the infamous (and colorful) Yo-Yo-Sisterhood of the Traveling Panties. As soon as the weather warms up, I'll be up to my elbows in dye. … Continue reading Yo-Yo Sisterhood of the Traveling Panties
There are three great new earring designs out just in time for Valentine's Day. "Peg," "Val," and "Eleanor" join more than 50 "girls" from Slices of Light collection of ultra-light earrings designed by Peg Howard. Amish inspired earrings ("Ida" and "Esther") are new this month too. They're manipulations of my Amish Baskets quilt from many years … Continue reading Quilty Earrings For Valentine’s Day
It's been a long time coming, but Zipper Necklaces are back! OK, they were back! We just sold out of our entire stock in 17 hours! I've placed another order. The Zipper Necklaces will be in my hands by the end of December and in your hands (if you order now) by the end of … Continue reading Zipper Necklaces Are BACK!
This is the before picture. I don't think you're going to see an "after" picture for quite a while. Notice the place on the carpet where I stand (no scraps)? I confess, I am a true slob. (You can click the picture to see exactly how big a slob I am.) Still, I'm pretty happy … Continue reading Funky Colored Denim And A Big MESS!
Cathy Miller is a treasure. She writes songs about quilters and, together with her husband John Bunge, performs all over North America. If they come anywhere near your town, go out and see them. I've learned about special quilts in history from Cathy's songs, and I've laughed out loud as I see myself and my fellow … Continue reading Little Crazy Quilt
Peg Howard, master manipulator of images for your ears, has added several more "girls" to her collection of art for your ear lobes. This brings her collection to 31 different designs! Order three or more and save 20%. These make wonderful gifts for friends and for yourself. We now offer a "cheap ship" option starting … Continue reading More Art For Your Lobes
I'm a busy woman. Lot's to do. Last week our garage door broke, the lawn tractor died, and the cable went out. Everybody but Sears was willing to believe me when I said I'd be home at the appointed time. Sears had to call and speak to a real person before they would drive over. The … Continue reading Waiting for the Repair Guy with an iPhone