I Love Celtic Knots!

I have been so interested in knots as long as I can remember.  It started with my father’s boat, then Girl Scouts, then macramé… and has never ended.  When I first really noticed Celtic knots and their symbolism, I was hooked.  Celtic knots are not so much knots as braids, and once you notice them, you…

Can I Quilt Over a Steam a Seam Applique?

Two questions I get asked quite often are, “Can I quilt over the iron on applique?” and “Do I need to stitch the applique down, and if so, how?” The tote bag in the featured photo is my go to example to answer these questions.  I made this tote bag almost three years ago, and…

A New Cardinal Assembly Video!

I will be the first to admit that the “Scarlet Cardinal” tutorial video was awful, even though it was quite useful.  I have had comments about how useful those basic instructions were for doing the other kits.  But, wow!  It was over 40 minutes long and much of that was bumbling.  And that is NOT…

Meet Beeper the Maine Coon Cat

I would like you to meet Beeper, my sister’s Maine Coon cat.  I took this picture of Beeper just before  my computer went down as she enjoyed the sun coming through the sliding glass door.  She is so regal.  Those eyes!  She looks clear down inside of you. She is also the model for my…

Patriotic Stars Release!

I am so happy to inform you that a new kit, “Patriotic Stars” Scatterings, is being released today.  This is a simple kit, but I have had so much fun playing with it and thinking of all the possibilities!  I LOVE this table runner!  It was so much fun to make, and I have quite…

Hello Again!!!

I haven’t been adding to the website for a couple of months, but that doesn’t mean I have been idle.   It just means that there have been some exciting “behind the scenes” happenings! 

Welcome Spring!

This year, I am so happy to put winter behind us, and move forward to spring!  It seems like most of my family and many of my friends have had bugs of one kind or another off and on all winter, including myself.   But spring is here, and I welcome it with open arms! To…

The Design Progresses… Slowly

My new design is still that… a design.  But progress IS being made!  I did make the prototype cut… a fancy way of saying that I have cut it out of poster board!  My designs fit together like a puzzle, and I am very picky about them fitting together perfectly.  When I first started making…