String block, take 1.

I cut up the rest of the phone book today, which means I have enough 8" squares to make a dozen king sized quilt tops worth of string blocks.But I've never made a string block! So I tested it out tonight, using random scraps…I really really like it. Some scraps were straight, even bits, some […]

more fabric…

I got a phonebook from my dad’s house a few weeks ago, and finally started tearing it apart… First I ripped out a big chunk, but it didn’t come out neatly, so instead I took out lots of little chunks, 5-15 pages at a time… then I cut them into squares… I’m going to use […]

summer clothes (to be) for the Bean

My daughter has begun to be very aware of her clothes, she is determined to choose her own outfits… (she’ll be 18 months at the end of the month.) She’s obsessed with PINK! such a girl! I’ve been so careful to ensure that all the colors of the rainbow recieved equal representation in her wardrobe, […]

And I said baby (baaaaaby) it’s 3 am I must be lonely…

You know you’re deliriously tired when you can’t get old Matchbox 20lyrics out of your head… I started out this evening thinking it was gonna be an easy/early night… I made myself a little zip pouch/wallet-y thing as a temporary card holder to keep stuff safe from the Bean while I wait for the metal […]

My first western shirt!

I finished the shirt for my dad! I need to work on snap placement/installation, but it’s totally wearable, and it IS just a muslin, after all! I’m pretty pleased with it. I think I might need my own, with pretty embroidery… I’m psyched, especially about the pretty snaps. I used the Dritz #16P Pliers with […]

D and I made cookies today… we used the recipe from “Best Recipes” by America’s Test Kitchen (my favorite cook book EVER!), but instead of mixing in the chips, D smooshed them on top… He loves cracking eggs, so he did all the egg cracking, though I did the seperating, and he also did all […]

A shirt for my dad…

Ok, so we have 2 big dogs… our XL dog door cost over a hundred dollars, and the flap ripped within 6 months… supposedly that’s just what happens. So I found a tute on the internet showing how to make your own dog door using various wooden things and then cutting down a car floor […]


Finished! I quilted it with wonky diagonal lines, both directions (making an x)… I did a loose baste on the blue border, my goal is to do some fancy hand quilting there… someday…. I finished hand stitching the binding last night, thanks to my trusty thimble. Now it’s time to finish the Bean’s quilt, and […]

Quick blocks …

For a woman in one of my bees. She’s making quilts for sick friends, and asked for help…

This is why….

I need a baby-proof wallet. She did it again. I’m ordering hardware tomorrow.