Welcome to my day on the Island Batik Seaside Summer blog hop! I’m happy to share the Sea Canyon collection with you today. The color palette is inspired by the vibrant colors of a desert sunset in the Grand Canyon. Just look at these great fabrics! I’m excited to get started. Lets Get Started with Editing the Pattern! The project I’m sharing with you … Continue reading Pattern Editing – Go for it!
For Gabi and Mia, this was their first time at a sewing machine.
All fabric was “shopped for” in grandmoms stash. Continue reading Dog Days of Summer!
Welcome to the the Planes, Trains, and Automobiles Blog hop! Today we are hopping in the car and heading down the shore! Just the thought of the Jersey Shore brings me to memories of the Boardwalk, Seagulls, Laughter, and Good Times. When I first saw that Island Batik had named a collection of fabrics after one of my all time favorite places, I knew I … Continue reading Jersey Shore – Catch All Caddy ByAnnie
Today, we remember the events of September 11, 2001 and honor those those who we lost. I remember the day like it was yesterday, I had two young children who were already at school for the day. My husband, whose office was not far from Ground Zero, was working at home that day. And as I prepared my lesson plans for my classes I watched, … Continue reading Healing Quilt
Every quilt tells a story. From the rolling diamonds and waves of triangles and squares – this denim quilt has a tale to tell. The patches of blue make up The Storm at Sea block, and it is one of my favorites. It is a traditional block that is rooted in the Bible passage Jesus Calms the Sea, Mark 4:37-39 Years ago I decided that … Continue reading The Thrill of the Hunt!
Whew!!! I’m contented to say, with a bit of relief in my breath, that 2014 is over. It was a year full of new and exciting changes, welcome changes – I admit. Most of the changes came about as a result of the resolution I made one year ago. Say YES! to new journeys to new adventures to new opportunities to new beginnings Just say … Continue reading There are no rules!
Picture this: An angel mentor on my right shoulder and a devil mentor on my left side. Both of them are coaching me toward their net, encouraging me to shoot the puck. The angels on my shoulders are my tiny inner quilt coaches. One of them (you decide which one) wants me to follow traditional quilting rules, the other is telling me to toss the … Continue reading Face-off: Critic-vs-Mentor