Category Archives: fabric

Slow Sunday Stitching (Vogue 9057 and small handwork)

Dear Vi, Today it’s snowing again, one of those dreary low-light days where you just want to hibernate and read a good book. You know the kind. I don’t have anything new or earth-shattering to share, so I’ll just catch … Continue reading

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Pinwheels for a Baby

Dear Vi, We’ve all been very excited over the news that Mr. C’s cousin Frank is going to be a grandpa! Well, the baby was due on Valentine’s Day, but she decided to put in her appearance a few days … Continue reading

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A Disappearing 9-patch Quilt for my Aunt Margy (or Cuzco in the springtime)

I wanted to make a quilt for my aunt, who has always been a very special person in my life. But time passes and things don’t get done and you know how it goes. (sigh) So one day last spring … Continue reading

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A Vogue-Moneta hack

Do you remember the Vogue wrap dress I made last year? No? Hahaha, I don’t blame you. That dress never really worked for me. The waist sat too high, meaning I was forever tugging it down. And the bodice had … Continue reading

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Trifle Dish Quilt

You must have guessed that I did some quilting during my recent 2 months visit in the Yukon, right? Well, of course I did…and I took some pictures, too. Enjoy! I know what food will taste like when I get … Continue reading

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My first Colette Monetta

Here you thought I wasn’t sewing anything during April. Silly you! I’ve been seeing this dress all over the internet and finally decided it was time for me to make one. This is the Monetta dress from Colette Patterns, and … Continue reading

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Two Bookmarks

I love stitching these little gifts!  I traced the pattern from a little book called Embroidery pour le Jardinier by Sylvie Blondeau that my son gave me for Christmas a couple of years ago.  I used Kaffe Fassett … Continue reading

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The Friendship Garden Quilt

Warning: this post is photo intensive! Let me introduce you to The Friendship Garden Quilt! It comes by its name honestly, because it started out life as a bee block! I am part of a Flickr group quilting bee with … Continue reading

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Sam is in the Doghouse

My name is Samson J Collins and I did a Very Bad Thing. Do you remember the beautiful twisted tea time quilt that my friend Gully’s mom Dee made for my mom a couple of years ago? Well, I was … Continue reading

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Bookmarks the Spot

My goodness, this has been a busy week. Since I committed to attempting to write 50,000 words as part of nanowrimo, my time has been completely taken up. I am a slow, slow writer. Sometimes it takes me all day … Continue reading

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Update from the Sewing Room

I keep thinking of great bloggy things that I want to write about, and then I go off and do something else (like mow the lawn or hang out the laundry) and my ideas fly away like birds. Scattershot. So … Continue reading

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A Very Wrenly Quilt for Sweden

The other day I told you about a young family that had lost their house to fire, and how I’d started making quilts for the children. I showed you Beckham’s quilt. Today I finished his big sister Sweden’s quilt! I … Continue reading

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