Monthly Archives: December 2012

Christmas Craft: Better Late Than Never . . . a Holiday Table Runner Finished!

Whodda thunk? I’ve actually completed a holiday table runner with my paper-pieced Santa blocks.  Yes, it’s December 28, but 48 hours or so from Christmas counts, doesn’t it? It certainly helps to have a close friend with a long-arm sewing … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas from See How We Sew With a New Paper-Pieced Angel Block

Angels we have heard on high Sweetly singing o’re the plains And the mountains in reply Echoing their joyous strains . . . Recent events have made me think about sweet little souls becoming angels too soon. To remember them … Continue reading

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Need a Last-Minute Gift or Stocking Stuffer? “Check” it Out!

Need a last-minute Secret Santa or gift-exchange goodie for that party tonight? Stumped for a little “something” to present your holiday hostess? Searching for just one more “stuffer” for that special stocking? Here’s a quick and clever solution to all of the above: a smart … Continue reading

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A Holiday Quilt with “History”…and a Wonderful Seasonal Concert!

Back in 1993, I designed a Sunflower-themed wall hanging for my series “Tradition with a Twist” in Quilting Today magazine. (If you’re a longtime quilter, you may remember both the series and the now-defunct magazine.) The design was a blend of two classic … Continue reading

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It’s a Wrap!

Would you agree that we probably do 95% of the gift wrapping for the entire year during the next couple of weeks? Are you looking for a few ideas to increase the “glam-factor” under your tree? I’ve always been a fan … Continue reading

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2012 Block of the Month Roundup!

Take a peek at a few of the finished Sew How We Sew Block of the Month quilts using my 2012 BOM patterns. Here’s a photo of my first quilt, made primarily from the pink/orange fabrics in the “Happiness” line by Kathy Davis … Continue reading

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My Favorite Baby Blanket Pattern . . . and Knitted Booties

It is definitely baby season in our family. A new one arrived seven weeks ago, and two more are on the way. It’s so very exciting. Not my own babies, of course, and not even grandchildren, but these great nieces and nephews … Continue reading

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The Cat’s Out of the Bag! I’m the 2013 BOM Teacher for Craftsy–Enter for a FREE Class

I’m so happy to be home for the holidays and catching up with family and friends. This past month has been a whirlwind of traveling and teaching. It was so much fun but I have to agree with Dorothy on this … Continue reading

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