Monthly Archives: January 2013

Bee Block Hop Finale

Don’t forget Daisy Janie’s Bee Block Blog Hop!


It finishes up today, and if you follow along, not only will have have tutorials for 14 quilt blocks, but you can collect a letter from each post, unscramble them into a word and enter to win a bundle of these delicious fabrics. More details, and permalinks to each of the posts can be found right here on Jan’s blog.



Filed Under: Fun

Everybody Loves Colorful Baby Clothes

Over the weekend I had a baby shower to go to. I had just enough time (and good weather on Thursday after work) to dye some baby clothes. I also spent the last hour before the shower making some drawstring bags to wrap the clothes in – I cut it so close that I didn’t… Continue Reading

One Moment | All Southern Jazz

Well, we now know the drive to the Anaheim Convention Center! Liam had a rehearsal there all day Friday, (one trip for Dad in the morning, one trip for me in the afternoon) then a concert on Saturday (for the SCSBOA convention folk) and another on Sunday. We went to the final concert and enjoyed… Continue Reading

Tutorial | Sketchy Stripes Pillow

A couple of years ago I wrote an article on how to make an improvisationally pieced pillow for a magazine by the folks at Quilting Arts called  101 Patchwork Projects & Quilts. Their online site Quilting Daily has lots of great info, and in their newsletter they often share patterns or tutorials from past Interweave magazines.… Continue Reading

One Moment | Concert Season has Begun!

These next few weeks are going to be a whirlwind of concerts for my 15 year-old trombone playing son! He’s a member of CYMO, an orchestra made up of students from a large portion of southern California. They rehearse every Sunday, and give 3-4 concerts each year. Wisely, the first one is in January, rather… Continue Reading

January Goals Check-in

I like to do these check-ins on the 15th, but since it took me until the 10th to get these up, no surprise that the checkin is late! January Goals Finish new bag for me January 31 100% Daisy Janie Block Hop January 15 100% 25 Custom index card holders for Kathi Feb 15 5%… Continue Reading