Category Archives: Quilting/Sewing/Knitting/Crafting

Stitching things together. My quilting, sewing, knitting, and crafting adventures

Bye for now

Categories: Quilting/Sewing/Knitting/Crafting

Nancy Zieman died this past Tuesday after a battle with cancer. She will be dearly missed in the sewing world. I was touched that she ended this last show just as I remember her ending all of her previous shows by simply saying, “bye for now.” Keep reading

Wow! I’ve been productive!

Categories: Family, Quilting/Sewing/Knitting/Crafting

Between February and the end of June I was EXTREMELY productive. … I’m pretty sure I haven’t had a series of months that productive in a long time. I fully expect the streak to be over now that the tiny human has arrived though. We shall see. Keep reading

Building Anticipation and Making Memories Hot Air Balloon Style

Categories: Quilting/Sewing/Knitting/Crafting, With the Kiddos

Around mid-September we decided to go to take the kids to the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta this year. It was a great trip. To help build anticipation I hung two “hot-air balloons” up in our house where I kids could see them every day. They are each made out of a paper lantern with an origami box from construction paper hung underneath. When we got home we did an art project to share with grandparents about hot-air balloons. Iddo’s was a multi-step project showing a close-up of a balloon. Shimri’s and Shimei’s projects were a simple portrayal of what the mass ascension was like. Keep reading

Feathered Pens

Categories: Quilting/Sewing/Knitting/Crafting

When we got married we had feathered pens at our reception for people to use two write some advice on our guest cards that took the place of a guest book. Those pens were extremely important to Brett, particularly the feather part. Important because he knew I wanted him to have an opinion on things so he chose the pens as one of those things. I needed any pens we used to be acid free and since I couldn’t find any feathered pens in the store that said they were, I decided that just meant I’d have to make our own. So here’s how I did it. Keep reading

Pinterest Inspiring

Categories: Happy Things, Life, Quilting/Sewing/Knitting/Crafting

Pinterest isn’t a bad place to find ideas, to find a starting point to mix, mash, and modify to make it your own. But wouldn’t it be better to spend more time trying to live an inspiring life rather than an inspired one? Keep reading

Two More Turtle Quilts

Categories: Quilting/Sewing/Knitting/Crafting

The thing with twins is that you often have twice as many things to get ready for them but you don’t have twice the time. Which is why it isn’t surprising it took me just over 13 months to finish Shimri’s and Shimei’s turtle quilts. I love that each of our kids’ quilts are unique but that there are elements in each that tie them together too. Keep reading

Easter Chicks

Categories: Quilting/Sewing/Knitting/Crafting

The three things I want our kids to know about Easter are, in order, Jesus, candy, and new clothes. There was a basket of candy in the living room Sunday morning with new clothes all laid out next to it. There was also a small toy in it for each of our kids. I made little chicks the perfect size for our kids’ little hands that each have their own little egg to hide in. Keep reading