Hundreds of tiny squares

Sixteen hundred to be exact. 1600 tiny squares to complete a strikingly simple yet adorable quilt top. I am not the first one to take on this challenge; in fact this idea was a popular quilt-along created by Elizabeth Hartman…

Taking the plunge

When I first heard about quilts I remember I wasn’t very impressed. I had this mental image of old fabrics randomly mixed together into patterns of stars or impossibly intricate geometrical designs. Of course, the colors were subdued, lots of…

Coffee mats

I recently told you about a Christmas coffee mat (or mug rug) that I made in December and since then I have completed many others with various degrees of success. I have been waiting to post photos of these mats…

New thread and new ideas

A brand new year and I start off with a whole new bunch of threads. I must have been really good last year because Santa Claus brought me a stand with 100 color threads for all my sewing projects. I…

Metamorphosis

Having read recently The Metamorphosis by Frank Kafka, I decided to do a little bit of transformation around the house too. The first step was to finally get my husband to hang the color wheel which has been sitting around…

Christ-mess

If you have been reading my blog you would be forgiven for thinking that I am, just like Mary Poppins, practically perfect in every way; well, not in every way, but in the sewing way. That would be because I…

Meet my Kindle

    A few weeks ago I received a Paperwhite Kindle on the mail. It came in one of those amazon boxes (the ones with the smile printed on) but it didn’t say who it was from. It turns out,…