Tracking my progress

We are entering week 4 of the Jane Stickle quilt and I have so far completed 9 blocks. But more exciting than that is that my dad created an excel file for me to track my progress. It calculates when…

29 pieces and a mini iron

I am feeling rather proud of myself these days. First, I went into a fabric store and a woman complimented me on my (made-by-me) skirt and she said that she was so inspired by my choice of fabrics that she might…

Reverse applique

I made two more blocks of my Jane Stickle quilt yesterday. One of them has been called “Jane’s tears” and it seemed like a good start for learning to applique properly. The block has a background color and four tears….

A big enough challenge?

I have somehow joined the number of (mostly) women who decide to make a quilt in the style of the one a certain Jane A. Stickle created in 1863. Now there is nothing wrong with that, apart from the fact…

The quilting bug

I seem to have caught the quilting bug! It started once classes were done and I had the whole summer ahead of me. I had finished my grandmother’s quilt and wanted a quick and easy project. Of course, a baby…

We reached Santiago!

I hope my lack of entries these last few days didn’t give you the impression that I couldn’t finish the Camino. We completed two more days to finally get to Santiago. Funny how suddenly 19 kms (of flat terrain) seemed like such a…

Two more stages done

What a journey! We have walked many kilometers and have met people from all over the world. We have heard funny stories and incredible ones too. We have seen people with blisters, loose toenails and all sorts of ailments, even…