Is there anything quite as satisfying as completing a long-term project and being pleased with the results? Here it is, at long last — the Sunbonnet Sue quilt I have been working on for several months. Scalloped binding and all! … Continue reading →
It’s an age-old tradition, but it still works! There are few things more enjoyable that getting together with other quilters (or embroiderers, or garment makers, etc.) to practice our craft while discussing everything from our philosophy of life to mitered corners to skipping salad in favor of the dessert. Honestly — I have the BEST job in the whole world. If you haven’t been to the Seldom Seen Quilting Studio, you need to come. Located in the mezzanine at My Father’s House Antiques in downtown Waxahachie. I’ll see you there.
With the help of a friend, I was able to surprise a good friend with this embroidered representation of her sweet little dog, Daisy. I later stitched it out in reverse, and she plans to make throw pillows. In the … Continue reading →
Had the idea to make a miniature quilt with Sunbonnet Sue — so I reduced the pattern. Then, because my machine is in for cleaning (which is excruciating!!!), I asked my good friend Trudy to stitch it out to see … Continue reading →
I guess I’m just a chip off the old marble pounding block my dad used for his leather work. I remember as a child falling asleep to the steady cadence of his hammer — tap, tap, whap!…tap, tap, whap! He … Continue reading →
“Working” at Seldom Seen Quilting Studio is pure indulgence — which is something I’ve never been really good at doing for myself! I feel like I’m playing hooky from real life, while I sit stitching, designing, visiting with other quilters, and embroidering. And writing — writing is my other passion, and it’s what got me hooked on quilting in the first place! What a life!
It’s essential to sanity. Having beauty around you each day. At Seldom Seen Quilting Studio, this need is met in so many ways! Beautiful fabrics, beautiful projects that people are working on, beautiful designs, and an enchanting mezzanine location. Come by and see…
It’s a game we play in my family — learned it from our dear Grama Scruggs. As you can see, the object of the game is to draw a wild creature. This is about my third attempt to translate one … Continue reading →
It struck me as I drove to the studio this morning, planning out my day, what a vastly different process that is than it has been for the last more-years-than-I-would-ever-admit. Instead of thinking through the difficult conversations I would have, the boring meetings on the schedule, the looming deadlines… I was planning which colors of embroidery thread to use on a block for a wedding quilt!
I’m at that point in several of my quilting and embroidery projects — the point where the project doesn’t know where it wants to go or what it wants to be, exactly. Sometimes, I like this part, but sometimes it frustrates me. This time, I’m on the fence about it.