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
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!)
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
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
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
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
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