Yesterday I started a new quilt and I truly have not been so excited about quilt project in a long, long, long time. While I make lots of quilts and enjoy the process each time, this is next level excitement. It’ll be all log cabin blocks, each one finishing at 18″. The dark blue plus print and the white/blue geometric print will be consistent in all the blocks. The Liberty of London fabrics will vary, but each block will have one dark and one light. I pulled all the fabrics, started cutting and sewed up the first block.
I needed this.
I walk outside almost every day. It might be five miles (most days) or three miles (some days) or just around the block (for Sully), but I do it. If it is cold, if it is hot, if it cloudy or sunny or windy or rainy, I do it. It can be difficult to motivate when the...read more
Here's the deal...I sewed over 200 masks in the last week. I don't love this kind of sewing, but I am doing it. I will make about 200 more and then that's it for me. No shame, no guilt. I didn't take any photos for a few days. This is the only one I took today. I had...read more
It's Friday morning. I've done the weekly grocery run and it felt better than it did the last couple of weeks. I did have an older gentleman roll his eyes at me and tell me that I was moving too fast. I apologized. I just wanted to get out of there as quickly as I...read more
Yesterday felt kind of normal. I am so grateful for that. I spend the day in the studio, batch sewing. Our family business is considered essential and I am making 200 masks for our employees. I'm using the Made Everyday pattern with knit ties. I tried a few different...read more
If you follow me on Instagram, you are well aware that we got a puppy in January. His name is Sully and he is the best thing about 2020 for sure. We lost our sweet Hazel in July and I thought that we would never have another dog. Fatty and I are looking forward to...read more
I spent a good chunk of time in the kitchen this weekend baking. Banana bread using the three over-ripe bananas no one would eat. Chocolate chip cookies for comfort, baking 16 cookies and freezing the remainder of the dough. And two loaves of sourdough bread from the...read more
It's 10:30 on Friday morning and with wipes and hand sanitizer in hand, I conquered my biggest fear: the grocery store. I also conquered my second biggest fear: the ATM. It is such a relief to be finished with that for a week. The anxiety and anticipation flat out...read more
Knitting has been one of the things getting me through this moment in time. For whatever reason, I am having trouble sewing. Knitting, however, keeps my hands busy and lets my mind rest. And my mind needs to rest. I finished this Birkin sweater last week. I had cast...read more
I have so many thoughts swirling in my head that I literally cannot think straight. They range from the ordinary and mundane (fold the laundry, clean the counters) to the wildly unproductive and anxiety-inducing (I'll spare you - you really don't want to know). We are...read more
Inspired by Jane and Kate (my college girl and my soon-to-be college girl), I designed a new hat pattern! The College Girl Hat! It's a fun one...super squishy yarn and chunky cables. I even added a cute faux fur pom! It takes one skein of bulky yarn and knits up super...read more