Hashtag Box Day

It’s January, and this January seems to be the time for starting Big Projects. Back in November, I ordered a large quantity of quilting fabric, with the epic goal of making twin-sized quilts for each of my girls. The box finally arrived on Monday. Here’s what I did: I worked out how much total fabric … More Hashtag Box Day

Make Nine 2021

Happy January!!! We made it! I know we have no promises that this year will be all sunshine and roses, but at the very least, it’s a new page. I’ve not been this happy to write a new year in my journal since first putting 2000 in my teenage diary. When it comes to planning … More Make Nine 2021

2020 In Review

I just read my “goals” post from January 2020. My goals were practically feasible, but emotionally lofty and idealistic. If I could talk to myself a year ago, I’d just say, “Oh, hon. You are enough. Just hold on.” I don’t really know how to write this post. Jared joked to me about a month … More 2020 In Review

A Quilt

Quilting has become somewhat of a fixation for me. It’s not difficult to understand why. The colours are beautiful, the process is fun, and there are so many new techniques to explore. But it’s more than that, I think. Quilting is so… controllable. First off, you’re not starting from scratch in the same way as … More A Quilt


More thrift store fun today. Last year, they were donated a whole box of these giant black sweaters. The sweaters were brand new, clearly meant to be embroidered with promotional information or something, but not of a style that anyone in town would have much use for. I took three, an idea germinating in my … More Alterations

Done a Runner

This is the continuation – and probably the conclusion, for the present – of the sewing spree I’ve been on lately. Last night I completed my second quilting project, a table runner for our living room console. um… ok what is this piece of furniture called? IKEA called it a “console”; I think of it … More Done a Runner

Bench Cushions Redux

Some things are so nice, you make them twice. Sort of. I made these lovely bench cushions early this year. I was super pleased with how they turned out, and they greatly increased the comfort level for the bench-sitting crowd. However, they had a couple of engineering flaws. First, they were not washable. A major … More Bench Cushions Redux