When we were little, my mother promised my sister and me that we'd be best friends one day. I thought Mom walked on water and normally believed every word she said, but on that particular topic I found her to be severely misinformed. For one thing, Kristin was six years younger than I was. For… Continue reading Norway by Thimble Blossoms
Happy belated Thanksgiving! I hope you had a wonderful day with family, friends, yummy food, and lots of gratitude. I know I did! I also hope you've had a successful start to the holiday gifting season! I'm not a big stand-in-line-to-shop-at-midnight kind of girl, but I do appreciate a good sale—so took advantage of a… Continue reading Gift Card Mini Stockings
When experimenting with website templates and designs for Thread & Pen a few months ago, I knew I wanted a certain look. Something clean and simple so photos and projects popped off the page, but not so clean and simple that the site felt sterile. I eventually chose the template I did because I liked… Continue reading Gather Round Place Mats by Sharon Holland
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!
I love making quilts. I enjoy the entire process, from selecting patterns and fabric, to piecing squares and triangles, to wrapping up those big creative gifts in pretty binding bows. But the process is long! And sometimes I just want to make something fun, fast—and different. That's why I'm SO happy to have found this:… Continue reading Happy Hoops from Simple Sewing
...is like sunshine and rain. So said Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock in their 1988 hit—and those young rappers were onto something! Because sometimes, the emotions just go together. Like peas and carrots. PB&J. Or fabric and my wallet. I most recently experienced this emotional pairing last Saturday. After a very busy two weeks… Continue reading “Joy” and Pain…
Not long after joining Instagram, when I was browsing #quilts and admiring the crafty community's many creations, one in particular kept grabbing my attention. I loved everything about this quilt! I was struck by the pumpkins first and foremost, because I'm a fall super fan and nothing says autumn quite like Mother Nature's big orange… Continue reading Pumpkins by Cluck Cluck Sew