Category Archives: home

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars

There are a few desserts that I am nearly always in the mood for. Chocolate Chip Cookies, Cheesecake, Apple pie and seasonal fruit galettes.  But what if I decided to combine two of my favorite desserts, what then? I’ll tell … Continue reading

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Little Leaves

If you follow me on flickr, you’ve already seen this, but I wanted to make sure I recorded it here, before it goes to its new home. I started this, erm, almost 2 years ago to the week. It’s a … Continue reading

Posted in Bernina 440 QE, Bernina Stitch Regulator, home, modern quilting, patchwork, Quilting, sewing | Tagged , , , , , | 10 Comments

Life this week

Hello from the center of the ocean… I mean Portland. Its quite the blustery day here. Willow and I have set up camp on the couch today, armed with markers, hot cocoa, hand sewing and our favorites on netflix ( … Continue reading

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Pinwheels & Postage Stamps

I’ve been meaning to make my mom something ever since I picked up quilting. She has always been a wonderful supporter of my art and I’ve been searching for just the right fabrics and patterns to make her something special. … Continue reading

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I’m in standing starkly in the middle of my current project. The exact point where you’ve already sunk a good 30 hours of work in, although the proof seems to be missing. It’s that perfect spot where, no matter how … Continue reading

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Urban Home Goods Swap

I’m pleased to have (finally) finished my wares for my partner in the Urban Home Goods 3 Swap. This might be the most fun I’ve ever had in a swap, certainly one of the most inspiring groups on flickr right … Continue reading

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Springing Forward

It gets really hard for me to focus around this time of the year. I’ve already spotted some daffodils, crocus’ , and a few hardy pansies peeking their little faces out. Camilla’s start to explode this time of year and … Continue reading

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A doll quilt for Clare

I’ve been sewing up a storm these past two weeks. I’ve managed to finish up some little WIP’s and I finally did some mending I’ve been meaning to do for ages. I whipped up this little doll quilt for the … Continue reading

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Ten Months and counting

  Well, almost. Only four days to go until this big girl turns ten months old! It seems so hard to believe that we actually made it to this point. Somedays I feel like it was just yesterday that I … Continue reading

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A rolling stone gathers no moss

Two and a half years ago, Ben and I packed up all our possessions and loaded them into a van. We yanked up the roots that bound us to Maryland and turned our sights west, to Oregon. It was exciting, … Continue reading

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