Moving forward — it’s always a good place to be. Learning something. Improving a skill. Understanding the ‘why’ in a problem or a process or an idea. I’m working hard on the skill of ‘precision’ in my quilting these days. A friendly competition with myself. Very satisfying to see the results improve day by day.
It’s like the best form of re-gifting! I have a chance this summer to share the gift of sewing with 8-year-old Emalee. I am, by my best reckoning, about three years younger than my grandmother was when she first began … Continue reading
No matter what the project, really — taking the next step feels good. Here are the first few “CDS Units” for the beautiful wedding star quilt (Judy Niemeyer pattern) that I am making. These units, having only two pieces each, … Continue reading
We had a full house today, that’s for sure! What an awesome day! We had Cindy F. with her king-size labyrinth masterpiece on machine #2 (aka Ethel), Debora P. with a Christmas quilt on machine #1 (aka Lucy, Ruth P. … Continue reading
I had an awesome day at the Seldom Seen Quilting Studio, passing along my love for sewing to a 16-year-old girl. She was a never-say-die, just-try-and-tell-me-I-can’t-do-it trooper, too. We tackled a dress pattern that was labeled “It’s Sew Easy” but sported a full lining, a button-and-loop closure, a princess waistline, AND A ZIPPER! We stuck it out, though, and didn’t pack it in until we ran out of bobbin thread and couldn’t get another one wound. She went home tired — but happy… and I bet she’s at home sewing right now!
I can’t cook — definitely can’t bake. But I do have excellent baking appreciation skills! This cake was made by my neighboring small business owner, Anne Grant, at Rogers Street Bistro. It’s from a recipe my grandmother used when I … Continue reading
It’s a blessing to be a blessing to someone else. I have a wonderful project, making a memory quilt to recognize a departed loved one. Going to use disappearing four-patch pattern to make these jeans and plaid shirts stand out, plus embellish with pockets and pearl-snap plackets.
We had a great day today, playing apple cart turnover in our antiques booths. Brought in some wonderful new items, and moved literally everything to make room! But I didn’t get to quilt a stitch! So I’ll be getting after that in the morning!
It’s a big day for Seldom Seen Quilting – our second longarm machine is being installed!
I’m so excited! My second longarm machine is being installed today! Please come by and check it out!