Last Saturday, a friend of mine passed away. She was 42. We became friends when we were 13. I still haven’t been able to fully comprehend. We double-dated to Homecoming, Courtwarming, Prom. I went to Worlds of Fun her inaugural weekend of being a dancing panda. We rode together in her red escort. Windows down, musicContinue reading “ISO: 29-year friendship”
I no there is no try, only do. But you have to try and do to get better. I have ventured a couple toes back into the water of being a competent cook. DH and I have officially been indoctrinated into the world of America’s Test Kitchen. The recipes are tested – which speaks toContinue reading “Try, try, try”
I have an awesome, all-to-myself, craft and sewing room. A couple months ago my husband powered through and moved my cramped sewing space in our bedroom to a space of its own. It is almost too wonderful to be true. Which may explain why I suddenly have no desire to sew… but that is aContinue reading “Grown Up”
This is one of the Fat Quarter Shop snapshots patterns. I doubled the size to make a quilt big enough to donate to Project Linus. I love the pattern – time-consuming but straight-forward. And the Heather Bailey fabrics are just happiness. I did a stipple free-motion quilt pattern – still one I need to workContinue reading “Kitten on a Quilt Quilt”
I have finished the Pretty Little Paris cross stitch pattern by Satsuma Street. This took me a long time, but so worth it. This is such a sweet pattern. My favorite bit is… well, all of it. Just so adorable from top to bottom. Just look at the sweet hot air balloon !! Now IContinue reading “Oui Oui!”
I needed a baby quilt STAT! for a friend at work. I had three days between when I decided I wanted to make the quilt and when the baby was due. Oy. I went with the old standby of squares and straight line quilting. I restrained my color palette to grey, aqua, beige, yellow, andContinue reading “Squares!”
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A couple Saturdays ago my husband and I went to the Nelson Atkins museum here in Kansas City. I had read about this little exhibit: The exhibition, in Gallery P6, displays Italian, French and Spanish textiles influenced by this Middle Eastern trade and aesthetic tradition, spanning the 15th-17th centuries. Woven of sumptuous silk and exhibiting variedContinue reading “A trip to the museum… and then the fabric store.”