Tuesday, January 17, 2017


I started my blog in October 2011
I have written over 400 posts.
I love it...I love to write about my favorite things. 
To share my journey with you!

I enjoy reading your comments!
I always respond - IF I CAN!

You replies show up on the blog BUT
it also comes to my email mailbox.
That is where I can reply and you can get the message.

  I hit "reply" to your comment
and if you email addresss looks like this...


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My friend Erin, over at Sew At Home Mummy
wrote an excellent tutorial, including step by step screenshots 
FIX the NO REPLY BLOGGER settings!
(applies to blogger and google profiles only)


Erin has given me permission previously to use her tutorial...  
While you are there...look around her blog is incredible!

I ask everyone to check this email setting cause
 sometimes techy twerks can happen 
and it may have changed.  

Leave me a comment here and let me know you fixed it!
If fixed..I can respond to you!
IF you don't hear from me...its not fixed!

Monday, January 16, 2017


I must live under a rock.  
Just a few miles away from me in Pataskala, OH 
quilt shop had been opened...for a year
and I did NOT know about it!

Good Grief...how does that happen!?

The Quilt Store Next Door!
Meet Shelly Kirkland, owner

Small but mighty...and such a fun atmosphere!

Got books?  Got Precuts?
Why yes they do!

Classes are available and there are Friday Night Sew-cials!

Check out the store hours and lots of great info 
on their website, here
or follow QSND or Facebook 

They also offer yarn and classes for that too!
They are about ready to celebrate their 2nd anniversary!
Stop by and wish them the best!
You will be glad you did!

Monday, January 9, 2017


I enjoy sewing new patterns
in 2016 I was asked to test a few patterns
for some pattern designers over on Instagram.

Rena Blain, @thesouthernbobbin asked me to give 
her Bobbin Wallet a test drive.
You can purchase this pattern on Craftsy.

I had never made a wallet so I gave some good feedback.  
The thing I like most is the interior zippy pouch.
Its great for change! 

I made another one while testing and it turned out great.  
A very easy pattern.
Not many pictures...so that tells you how well it is written!

 I made these for Christmas Gifts...

Up next is a baby quilt designed by Andrea Arledge  @pommesdeterres) over on IG.  
"Woven Fence" is a quick and easy project.

If you want your own copy its available over on Craftsy.
Just click here!
Pattern is written for several sizes of quilts.
You should have this in your sewing room!


If you need a pattern tester...give me a shout out.
I have written patterns....many years ago and 
have also taught classes.
So my feedback comes in easy terms, for all to understand.