After getting bombarded by the snow bomb cyclone last week, a blizzard that left fourteen inches, bitter wind, and frigid air in its wake, temperatures hovered near zero—and felt much frostier, thanks to that bitter wind's chill. The snow itself was manageable, as we've gotten far more than that many times before, but the cold… Continue reading Winter Blues Patchwork Pillow
Hi there! As I write this, wearing my thickest, coziest socks and huddled under a fat down blanket, the East Coast snow bomb cyclone swirls outside. The forecast predicts up to 14" in our area by the time all's said and done (which should be in about another eight hours), and if the view from… Continue reading Snow Day in the Garden District
Hi there! I hope you and yours had a wonderful holiday filled with love, laughter, and all the happiness hearts can hold. Our Christmas was extra special this year, in part because the preceding weeks were unexpectedly tough. Sadly, earlier this month we had to say goodbye to Murphy, my sweet little sewing sidekick, who'd… Continue reading By Annie, For Mom
Hi there! My apologies for the recent radio silence. This has been an unexpectedly eventful week filled with family medical issues and related activities, and I haven't had much time to sit let alone sew and write. I hope to dive back into those creative pools soon, but for now, I thought I'd share a… Continue reading Friday Five
Those who know me well know how much I love fabric and all things sewing. Those who know me really well know how often I check out fabric and other sewing-related goodies online. (Like, multiple times a day, every day.) And while all those people appreciate my appreciation, they don't necessarily share it. They'll listen… Continue reading Friday Five
Have you ever had cutter's remorse? Perhaps after holding onto a pretty fabric bundle for years, just waiting for the right project to come along, and finally making that first irreversible slice? I was a bit worried I'd experience such a feeling this week, when I finally—finally!—cut into a layer cake I'd bought forever ago.… Continue reading Pillow Pop & La Fete de Noel—Finally!
As mentioned in my post about Anna Graham's Double-Zip Wallet a few weeks ago, when I love something—like, really love it—I usually want more of it. This applies to shoes, sweaters, jeans, books, food, post-workout adrenaline highs, and, of course, sewing projects! The Scrappy Happy Patchwork Tote was my very first Thread and Pen… Continue reading Fall Scrappy Happy Patchwork Tote