I'd rather go blind-less

I’d rather go blind-less

Who hasn’t watched a DIY youtube video and got sucked into a project that was easy and looked fantastic but when you tried it for yourself it turned out to be exactly the opposite? Well, I seem to be the last…

Home projects

Home projects

My sister came to visit us in October and she asked for a few things to be done for her house. Last year when I made my Christmas tree skirt she pointed out she didn’t have one, but after seeing mine she…

Pincushions

Pincushions

It’s been over a month since I last blogged. I have no big finishes to write about but quite a few bits and bobs. As part of a swap at the Boston Modern Quilt I made my first ever pincushion….

Small Distractions

Small Distractions

Today I’ll show you a little experiment with dye I had long waited to make. All my American friends had at some point in their lives played with dyes, most of them report having made tie-dye shirts when younger. Alas, even my…

Real Women Sew Curves

Real Women Sew Curves

Well, maybe not, but I always admired those who could. A couple of years ago my friend Erica blogged about this quilt sensation, the retro flower quilt. I immediately made a mental note that I would HAVE to make that…

Sweet Ninja Dreams

Sweet Ninja Dreams

Last weekend Tomás and I had some unfinished business to take care of. Do you remember the Ninja quilt he made? We had planned to sew a matching pillowcase with ninja fabric we hadn’t used and now the time had come….

Uninterrupted sewing

Uninterrupted sewing

Uninterrupted sewing – that was the premise of last weekend. In January I joined the Boston Modern Quilt Guild and when I found out they were having a sewing retreat in March I started working on convincing Pete of what…