About facing 

So face your quilt, don’t let it intimidate you , facing is easier than binding and very forgiving of a technique when done with a little care. I am facing my little April quilt that isn’t quite done in the center but ready to be faced , head on , if you can stand one more pun. I owe a gift of gratitude to Robbi Joy Eclov for this this  particular bent on facing . She is brilliant and apply named for sure. When I get home I will turn the facing to the back and tack it down. The folded triangles in the corners mean I don’t have to do an awkward stop and start on the edges. Sew on, y’all. 


Sewing on a Sunday

I am very happy this years daylight savings spring forward day coincides with a Sunday that my church has a 3 pm service. My mind is saying it’s 9 am but my body says NOT! The service is called , Rhythms of Grace, it’s a family worship service where all forms of physical and vocal responses are embraced, every second Sunday of the month.  Rhythms of Grace is an adaptive church service for those for whom conventional worship may be difficult, including those on the Autism Spectrum. For myself it is being hard of hearing that makes this service nice.

I am sewing today on 3 little quiltlets that I plan to give to a family with 2 new foster kids. They already had one little 3 year old boy and now have 2 that are 3 and one that is 2. I met them Wed. night and they are a handful.

I hope you too Sew Something today ! ittakes3march12

”Sew Something” every day!

Life is up and down ,  downright challenging ! Then someone comes along and invites me to a party , and it’s all good.  Thanks Toni , counting the day to St. Patty’s day!!

Everyone should be able to sew ,  clothes get holes in the seams, hems fall out and for most people nothing in retail fits, no matter the budget.  Quilting is sewing and an easy way to begin mastering a sewing machine. Quilts are (for the most part)  flat. Sewing clothes that fit your body is a bit tricky not to mention it’s imperative to know the shape of your body , learning to love your bits and lovingly create clothes that fit and make one feel fabulous. And not to mention , ( yeah I known I am mentioning) paying others to mend clothes is silly, allow me to teach you to sew, and unleash the creativity that is lurking in every human.

My March challenge is done. My muse is on the left. And it’s early March ,so kudos to moi, si vous plait.


Creative Challenge

Even Davinci had moments when he couldn’t think what in the world to paint next, or so I imagine. Enter my Creative Challenge! It’s mine to inspire myself to think longer about what I make. I am  a person who can makes stuff happen fast so to rein in my enthusiastic nature , I am making one small textile item each month and my theme is Calendar Cards. If anyone else gets inspired by my little challenge that is a bonus!

The little Joy piece is one my dd made years ago for gifts for Christmas. It was my inspiration for the 2017 Challenge. I almost called this challenge a resolution but as I didn’t have the inspiration until Jan 29th that might confuse.

I had made the 2 hearts above in early Jan. so I had a little head start on Jan and Feb. March is going to be the 1st big challenge for me creatively because I am trying to let the IDEA percolate in my head for half the month so not to rush.

This is March’s inspiration , we shall see how well I do come March.

Sew Something today and every day! Alisten

Cartes D’Amites

I am thinking of Valentines day in December , as to start off  my new booth at Junk in the Trunk in Athens in mid January, I am making some Valentine textiles. I will make new textiles each month. I wanted to stitch the French word for heart so I looked up French Valentine web pages,  This web page name is fun, Lost in France, been there done that ! I should tell you all about the trip to Mont Saint-Michel when I found out I had accidentally been given a master key that opened all the doors in the hotel. What an amazing place and story! But I digress , I am making some fresh new textiles for sale in my booth , I will have some furniture and other items for sale besides textiles. I am a fan of antiques and love finding great things at thrift stores so I can satisfy my urge to hunt for antiques now that my home is full. Each month there will be new textiles for what ever holiday is contained in the month.

I hope to see some more traffic with my new blog , this is where I will post about whats in the booth for the month.  Come check out Junk in the Truck a fun fun fun place!

The cool wooden heart above is a Pinterest pin from Jessica Friesen from Arizona , not sure where she found it.

Below are the 1st 2 of my Le Coeur textiles.

Lets all sew something everyday!



Mug Rugs 

It’s fun to make tiny textile gifts.  I made a variety of mug rugs this year and plan to place them for sale at my booth at Junk in the Trunk beginning in mid January.  Merry Christmas Eve Eve!

Chickpea Raffle

I am happy to make my move to WordPress and will start with my wall art raffle for Suzie Degrasse ,State and Federally licensed wildlife rehabilitator . Suzie and I have been friends for years and I am delighted to make her cause my cause. I have a new quilt art raffle for 2017 ! So stay tuned.

I have a fabulous  new classified ad in the Flagpole running  Wednesday , December 22 about the raffle. The current ad is here