Milkweed - Flower Power

The second block that I made from the Flower Power quilt by Jane Zillmer was the milkweed. I found out that milkweed is called “aldodoncillo” in Spanish (a new word for me). I also found out that if you google “algodoncillo”…

Carnation block - Flower Power

I don’t know much about flowers, but I surely know about carnations. For some reason they remind me of Spain, red carnations that is. I remember seeing them on girls and women dressed up in Andalusian costumes, especially on their…

Flower Power

I have been secretly involved in another mammoth project. I realize that I have enough on my plate with the Jane Stickle quilt, my job, my family and all other little projects that “appear” on my sewing pile. But when about a year ago…

The new generation

As much as I love sewing these days, I love it even more when I see my children trying to sew too. Tomás watches every move I make when I am at the machine and knows what the different presser…

Doll's reversible skirt

I actually made this in May and forgot to post it until now. When you don’t have too much time to sew there are always little projects you can manage in under an hour, such as this reversible skirt for a doll….

Two more mug rugs

It has been a while since I last sewed mug rugs, but I recently got a request to make two for a couple. She is a hairdresser and he is a police officer. It took me a while to decide…

Visualizing progress

Seven weeks have passed since I started working on my Jane Stickle quilt and so far it has been an easy and enjoyable ride. 27 blocks have been completed and the more I made the clearer it was that I…