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Good News

I know that nobody out there could possibly be as worried about this as I was, but the yarn is here. Let the great blanket sprint begin – and yes, I know that swatch is tiny but I say it … Continue reading ?


Roof. A roof is about protection. I used 3 strands of floss for the running walking stitch roof. One stitch at a time. I wanted the stitch to be heavy enough to have as much importance as the other components....

Use Your Powers For Good (or No one tells you how to be Famous)

So. You may have heard that there’s a little kerfluffle in the quilting world right now.  If you haven’t, I think one of the best ways I can describe it is HERE on the Generation Q Magazine website. One of the few things I teach in my Building up Your Branding webinar is that if...

How Place Happened

I made this block to show you how I started the center of Endless Wishing. The method for building the center "woven patchwork" motif. There is no reason for me to do the same thing again. The concept is the...

Happy Birthday Micah!

Happy 2nd birthday to my sweet baby boy! I can't believe it. I just can't. Two is big. I still call him my baby, but the truth is he is very much a little boy now. He blew out the 2 candles on his birthday cake like it was no big deal. Show More Summary

It’s still a thing

A few weeks ago, it was PWA‘s 30th anniversary. This is charity I hold near and dear to my heart, as you’ve probably gathered.  I sit on the steering committee, and I’ve ridden my bike from Toronto to Montreal several … Continue reading ?

The Nature of a Cloth Weave

Weave. So close to my heart. Like patchwork. How they came together in my mind. What pleasure I feel as I embrace that. I am happy to share it with you. With a simple method of tuck and stitch, I...

The Last Stop on the Blog Hop! – Spring Clean Your Studio!

2 days agoHobbies / Needlework : Muppin

I’m super pleased to have hosted this year’s Spring Clean Your Studio. So many people have told me how much they are enjoying it! This year, as in years past, my studio was a complete wreck due to some secret sewing for Quilt Market. (Those will be revealed in another post.) So…. Let’s get on...

this was today

11:35am 11:58amThis was exactly the day I had been craving. I'll be back to tell you about the city I fell in L O V E with. xx


The good kind. Away this weekend. Shoveling it. Before the rain moves in. Spreading a little love.

Mummy’s Little Sweatshop

The paper and silk jacket continues to trudge along, though I’m feeling better and as my energy and will to go on returns, I’m trying to get a bunch of stuff done. I cleaned up around here,  zipped out to … Continue reading ?

The Altered Grid

The center is Cloth Woven. I will focus on that, as I look back from where I came....and go round and round and round in the circle game.(Joni Mitchell) ? I spelled altered wrong on the audio description. Oh...


I do feel like I am getting better! I’m also really enjoying these little projects. They are just enough. I renewed my membership in the CozyBlue Stitch Club.

Handspun Crazyheart

Pattern: Crazyheart by Tanis Lavallee (me!) Yarn: TFA handspun for the yoke and TFA PureWash DK in Rose Grey and Chris Grey for the body. Ravelry Project page here. I started this little sweater as part of the CrazyCamaroKAL we hosted earlier this year. Show More Summary

Like This

It's like this here. And it's just fine. Suddenly. Suddenly it was near 90 yesterday. And everything slowed down as it does. Especially me. I find, to make good work, it is important to align oneself with season. I'll spend...

Turns out those two words are a thing

The quickest trip to my computer today (actually, if I tell the truth I wrote most of this on my phone and then texted it to myself) as I’ve been felled by that most ignoble of all ailments, the dastardly … Continue reading ?

A Space

A blank wall. I did it. It wasn't easy. I removed this many tacks. I'm not going to count them. But there are now this many more holes in the wall. They are like stars. I stare at them sometimes....

Hello friends,

Tap, tap, tap.  Anyone out there? Does anyone read blogs anymore?  I’m just wondering… I haven’t been able to keep up.  School sucked all the energy out of me this last year. Here it is summer again.  My list of things I want to accomplish is a mile long!  I have missed my sewing machine. […]


OK. Life goes on. Time Flies. Back to it. The Endless Wishing Cloth (for now). It's on the table. But I'll put it back on the wall for a moment. First let me take everything off the wall. Clearing a...

Joji's Mystery Wrap - My Palette(s)

Before I dive too deeply into all my planned chat about the drama involved in choosing my palette for Joji's Mystery Wrap KAL, I wanted to take a moment to send out 1 million virtual hugs to all of our amazing customers, old and new, who stopped by on Sunday and participated in our Mother's-Day-Dyed-To-Order-Speckled-Extravaganza-Update. Show More Summary

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