Archive: “Family”

  • A “Studio Cat” Update

    So… ever since Pippin joined us over a year ago, we’ve been fielding a LOT of questions, particularly at shows, from folks who are interested in exactly what a “studio cat’s” work entails, and if he’s progressing on schedule? Seems like everyone loves seeing what Pippin is up to, and I thought it might be […]

  • Rollin’ Down the River

    So…. just a few weeks ago we returned from an INCREDIBLE 2-week adventure overseas! Now if you’re a regular follower of our Blog, then you know that we do quite a lot of traveling over the course of the year, but almost ALL of it is in conjunction with the business, so while we do […]

  • An “Encounter” at Festival

    So… something VERY unusual happened at Quilt Festival and it has nothing to do with the constant rain, or flooding or close encounters with runaway scooters even though all of those things DID happen and WERE unusual!  This involves a very dramatic and amazing encounter with a person I met during the Quilt Festival. (And […]

  • A Beaded Bag Charm

    So… I was languishing in a LONG and very boring checkout line the other day. I had already checked my email, my FaceBook page AND my Instagram feed so I had exhausted all my usual ways of redeeming the time and that’s when I noticed it! The gal in front of me had this cute […]

  • 9 Reasons to Learn How to Sew

    So…. when did YOU learn how to sew? I find that my typical customer learned to sew at a very young age, either in school, or in a home situation either by their Mom or another family member. But you know as well as I do that sometime in the 80’s the school policy makers […]

  • The FitBit Challenge

    So… for the last year or so I’ve been dealing with an issue I’ve never ever had to struggle with before… my weight. Oh I know I’m not fat, so please don’t start scolding me but here’s the deal. I’ve always had a pretty easy time controlling my weight. All my life I’ve been able […]

  • On Finding Your Tribe

    So… we just recently returned from a family trip to Disney World in Orlando, FL. The purpose of our trip was to celebrate our grandson’s 5th birthday, so of course we included his mom, dad and baby sister in our plans (what can I say… they were a package deal)! We had a wonderful time […]

  • And One for Baby Z!

    Well… so far I’ve made crib sheets and bumpers for Baby Z’s room along with rocking chair cushions, window valences and a changing table organizer, but you might notice that there’s something glaringly absent from this list! And that’s because as of yet anyway, there are no clothes on that list. But that’s all getting […]

  • Baby Z’s Nursery; Crib Skirting

    So… In a few previous posts, (listed in the related posts section under this post), we revealed the nursery set we recently created to welcome Baby Z (our new granddaughter) who made her entrance on March 2nd. And in response to popular demand, we created this little mini-series where so far we’ve shared the construction details, and […]

  • Baby Z’s Nursery; Window Valances

    So… In a few previous posts, (listed in the related posts section under this post), we revealed the nursery set we recently created to welcome Baby Z (our new granddaughter) who made her grand debut on March 2nd. And in response to popular demand, we created this little mini-series where so far we’ve shared the construction details, […]