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New Project Sneak-Peak

Here is a little peak of a detail in the new pattern I am working on. Look at all the beautiful Island Batik fabrics! The pattern will be available in November.

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FREE PROJECT: Migration Pillow

Lately I have been playing with some sweet new Michael Miller fabrics. I decided to make a nice big pillow to throw on the floor, or in the hammock, or wherever it may please somebody to lounge around. I used a the large 15-degree ruler from Creative Grids to make a rather large Dresden plate…

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Spring Rain in Generation Q Magazine

My design, Spring Rain is featured in the latest issue of Generation Q! The September/October issue should be out on the shelves right around now for you to pick up.

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Heavenly Hues from Island Batik

I have a sneak peek for you! It is some of the new colors from Island Batik that will be presented at fall market! Personally I think that Island Batik have outdone themselves this year. There are three collections that I particularly liked: Angel, Imagine, and Blackbird. Here is a little peek at all three….

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Jaelyn’s Christmas Stocking (or the benefit of a torn achilles tendon)

Two weeks ago I ambitiously took a squash lesson, thinking this could be my new sport. It was fun! Really fun, that is, until I heard a loud crack and then I was on the floor. Turns out my achilles tendon on my right leg (yes, my sewing foot as well as the driving foot)…

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The France Project

Before the summer I showed you all the fun projects I took with me for my month-long stay in Europe.  This morning I had a few minutes to make a little cushion out of one of the cross stitch projects that I dragged along. This was my France project. Ohhhh….did I not tell you I…

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Why have a big stash of Aurifil?

This week I am finally back from Europe. Five weeks is a long time to be gone. Despite all the fun adventures we have had I have missed my sewing room! And now I have a crappy cold that I probably picked up on the plane.  Nevertheless, I am playing with my gorgeous collection of brand…

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Quilting, Sewing, and Travel.

So you are going on vacation, but your sewing machine can’t come? Or maybe you travel for work, and spend evenings holed up in hotel rooms? For 20 years now I have been traveling and stitching at the same time. Airplane rides in my teens were used for reading. But once I started sewing, crocheting,…

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Christmas Stocking progress

I am slowly making my way through all four of Birds of a Feather’s gorgeous and funky stockings. Unfortunately they are out of print, but I have seen some in online cross-stitch stores in the last couple of years so it is worth a try. The goal is to make all four, one for each…

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Equilateral Triangles

I have always wanted to sew a quilt with equilateral triangles and I finally took the plunge. I have also gotten a bit inspired by Kathy Doughty’s lovely books, Making Quilts and Adding Layers, and her advise to sort your fabric into color families rather than having it sorted by designer or collection. I mostly…

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