beautiful shopping bag

Every now and then I’ll mention my sister’s Etsy shop, especially when she’s made something especially beautiful. Isn’t this shopping bag gorgeous? It’s simple things like this that elevate one’s life. Handmade, with attention to detail. If there’s any slight flaw in her work, she’ll tell you in the description and adjust the price accordingly.Continue reading “beautiful shopping bag”

sewing: summertime bunting

I started this one months ago. I knew I wanted the color of apples–red and green. I have plenty of red fabric, so that’s easy. Green, on the other hand…I don’t have very much. And then fabric with a fresh, carefree, bright and cheery theme–definitely not so easy. So I put together nine flags, andContinue reading “sewing: summertime bunting”

sewing: quilted flag

My sewing has slowed way down this year, I’m not sure why. I guess it’s because my interests cycle through different things. I work on something for a while, then move on to something else that seems more challenging. Then I moved back to the first thing, when enough time has passed that it seemsContinue reading “sewing: quilted flag”

Christmastime Sewing

My wall hanging was begun at the beginning of the Covid time. I ran out of perl cotton. I absolutely could not order any online. So the quilting around the tree edges was completed with 3 different kinds of threads. I guess it marks what year I made this wall hanging with an easy wayContinue reading “Christmastime Sewing”

red, white, and blue lap quilt

I keep gravitating to red, white and blue fabrics. Americana is probably my favorite kind of quilt. Consequently I have a lot of red and white fabric (red always says BUY ME) but finding suitable blues is a little more challenging. I have to actively seek out blues. All my prettiest florals, and a fewContinue reading “red, white, and blue lap quilt”

rainbow log cabin quilt

I look at a *lot* of quilting blogs, looking for color and pattern inspiration. I fell in love with this quilt, so pulled out my fabric strips and set to work making something like it. I had to say, “Hmm, I don’t have enough orange. Or enough yellow.” One thing about quilting, is you neverContinue reading “rainbow log cabin quilt”