Never too early to start on Christmas presents

African Goddess batik quilt

About two year ago I bought these beautiful batik African Goddess fabrics from Hancock Fabrics. I also got a matching purple and intended to turn it all into a quilt for a dear friend who is like a mom and sister and friend to me (is there a word for that?).  Continue reading Never too early to start on Christmas presents

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Triangle Quilt Finished (finally!)

triangle quilt7

If you’ve read my blog since January, you know I was going through a rough patch in life. The relationship with the man I had seen my future with and whose family I considered my own broke apart and with that, the work on quilts I had started with love turned into Continue reading Triangle Quilt Finished (finally!)

Quilting Therapy aka Happy Mother’s Day

jelly roll quilt

You know how they say that sewing is like therapy? Well, this quilt was quite a challenge for me, emotionally. I started it together with its twin in December 2014. Back then, I was in a long-term relationship and I used my partner’s old shirts with the plan to make one quilt for us and one for his mom.

I finished the quilt for us in January. Within weeks, my relationship fell apart Continue reading Quilting Therapy aka Happy Mother’s Day

Back in the saddle, sort of

new seat cushion covers

My life has taken a complete 180. In the last two months, I had to realize that the love of my life is not who I thought he is and that our relationship was not going to go anywhere. Sometimes two people just get along well but are not supposed to be together. And I took action to preserve my sanity Continue reading Back in the saddle, sort of

Reusable wine tote – perfect to wrap a gift bottle in

wine bottle rusable gift wrap

I am very much into practical sewing. I like sewing items that will be used. So when I came across this cotton fabric with printed wine bottles on them, I thought I can make nice wine bottle bags – perfect when you’re invited to a friend’s house and you’re bringing a bottle as Continue reading Reusable wine tote – perfect to wrap a gift bottle in

My spot on Christmas gifts

christmas stocking

Sorry I was MIA over the holidays. I was sleeping a lot and tried to keep the boat that is this family afloat. Something almost magical (call it a Christmas miracle) happened on the 24th. We were celebrating with friends and as gifts I had made them a tree skirt and stockings. As soon as we entered their house, my friend apologized that they did not have a tree skirt or stockings because she could not find the box she stored them in. Continue reading My spot on Christmas gifts

In which I attempted a Christmas tree skirt

Christmas Tree Skirt

Dear readers,

A tree skirt is just a round (sometimes squared) thing with a hole in the center and one side cut open. Right? That should be fairly easy to do. Well, I had Christmas fabric left over and thought, I could just “wing it” and make a skirt as a Christmas present. Oh, oh, oh, do not be fooled into thinking Continue reading In which I attempted a Christmas tree skirt