Who, me?

crazy craft room!I like to blog. I like to read. I love to craft. I’m a work-from-home mom, trying to find balance and structure. I’m also trying to live a little greener and a little less selfish. Most of the time I’m pretty light-hearted, but every once in a while, I will get on a soap box. Bear with me.

I’m glad you stopped by – feel free to read, it’s scintillating stuff. And make sure to check the right side-bar for some free downloads.

22 thoughts on “Who, me?

  1. i saw you left a comment on the blogs4mccain blog – i wanted to give you my personal email address so you can contact me and we can discuss details: aliunt (at) yahoo.com

  2. i recently joined lori holt’s apron club online. i love your applique. unfortunately i’m not ver y good at hand applique. how did you do it? please email me when you get free time. thanks! kristie

  3. Kristie,
    Thanks for visiting my blog. I recommend taking a class in applique at your local quilt shop. There are a bunch of different methods. I use freezer paper and starch, and it’s quite a bit of prep work for each piece. Some people just trace the image on their fabric, cut the pieces out with a seam allowance, and turn the edges under as they hand-sew (needle-turn applique). Some people don’t worry about the seam allowance, and just cut the image out and sew it down, or use heat transfer to stick it on.

    I only took one class, and the teacher (Susan Priloeu) taught me an applique technique that I can use for any project.

    Good luck! There’s definitely a learning curve and patience requirement involved – but I think applique is so awesome when it’s done, it’s worth the effort.

    I hope you’ll share pictures of your Apron Club projects!

  4. hi! i just came across your post (abi? links to your site) from fembellish, where you asked about the bernina 440qe if it was worth it to a novice sewer. (er, me too!) and i saw you had to email fembellish direct. any chance you’ll share what she said?
    er, back in 2007? (time flies)

    i love your work, esp. the little doll dress quilt. but with hand to heart, i loved the free hand quilting pics too. very sweet. and now, (me a novice) putting the dots together w/the whole bernina bsr thing. OH, & i loved your quilt w/the plushy backing. beautiful idea!
    ok whatever you remember, would be greatly appreciated.
    (i know, nows prob. not the best time to get a new machine, but still a girl pines) thanks! be

  5. You know – I don’t remember. I went through my email and don’t have the response anymore. But I did end up just buying another Singer for $300…and it worked great for a year and a half, then it froze. BUT, I bought it at JoAnn’s and it’s still under warranty, so I’m shipping it off to the service station next week :)

  6. thanks blabby!, well maybe the bernina aurora 440qe-fairies will whisper into your hub’s ear. ok. and sprinkle loads of moola too.
    (hey it looks like your DH reads your blog, putting in a good word for you.) i will prob. go w/janome. good luck w/singer!

  7. Hi,

    I’m glad that I came across your blog. You have some very useful and interesting posts there. I will put a link to your blog from my site, if this is okay with you.

    I help run a store called HiSunglasses.com; it’s not really a big one, but it’s getting there. Please have a look. If you could possibly place a small link of my site, that would be really great.

    Have a great day and hope to hear from you.

    Happy blogging.

  8. Hi Just downloaded the hexagons, thanks, 1″ and 3/4″
    hoping to use both with lots of off cuts.

    all the best
    Tasmania, Australia
    Debbie

  9. Are you form the san diego area?
    If so do you ever do craft faires?
    you are a creative genius,
    Lindsy

  10. Hi, after reading your book list, I wanted to send you a few suggestions: The Glass Castle and Half Broke Horse: a true-life novel both by Jeannette Walls and CC Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman.
    They are great stories! Enjoy! Jennifer

  11. Hi
    Thanks for the hexagons I used them at Brownies in the UK and for helping people learn to quilt. still learning blogs so will follow for a while. Thanks Kim

  12. Several years ago my mother gave me a book called The Persian Pickle Club, written by Sandra Dallas.
    I was so moved by the Depression era story of these charming women in a quilting circle and their friendship and loyalty to one another that I decided to make it into a movie. Making a movie is not something I can do alone. Would you please help
    spread the word to your friends and “Like” us on Facebook.
    Sincerely,
    Christine Fiore
    The Persian Pickle Club website: http://www.thepersianpickleclub.com/
    and follow us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/PersianPMovie

  13. So, after receiving the precious bag today, I decided to find out more about “Moxywares”. I didn’t know you were so crafty! We missed you today at the party! Enjoy the vacation!

  14. Hi, I like how your hexagon templates are set up. Do you happen to have one with a half inch side. I know that will be tiny but maybe one day I’ll get ambitious and use it :) I printed your .75 inch template. I like that you don’t stick the sides together on the template, making them easier to cut out. Thank you.
    Kathy

  15. Your profile description made me smile…short and sweet and honest.

    I appreciate the link you made to my blog in your post today.

    Wishing you so well,

    Lesley

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