July 08, 2021

QUILTING | my new shop listing, MYSTERY Cottage Charm Quilts

my MYSTERY Cottage Charm Quilts ♥

I'm offering a new type of Made to Order quilt in the shop.... it's an idea I had for Fall based on this new trend .... Mystery boxes.  What's better for Fall than a good Mystery, right...

and what's also great for Fall... a new quilt! 

SEWING | project bags and zipper pouches

 I've been busy making vinyl front project bags!

Find them in my shop

I found that these are super handy to keep your stitching projects organized while traveling or even at home.  I use them to keep projects in at home too so that I keep my threads and supplies all together.  It's so easy to grab a project to work on that way.

This turquoise, vinyl front, zipper project bag is X-large to hold an 11" Qsnap frame.  This works great for those large Sampler cross-stitch patterns or for EPP projects.  It's in the shop at a great price for this size bag... $58.00 plus tax and shipping.  I ship using USPS and always provide a tracking number and insurance and have had no problems with delays so far.

April 19, 2021

SPRING SEWING | a sugarbear quilt along


I've joined the SugarBear Quilt Along hosted by @southerncharmquilts and @havels_sewing

I thought I'd share my fabric selection, a little about the pattern and the first three blocks I've completed.

This block is Imani.  It's my favorite block so far!  I decided to use a tiny stripe for the points and I think it is so whimsical!  Also I'm bringing in some characters in the corners that are making me smile. Who doesn't love a ballerina and peter pan!

Fabric Pull.  I do wish I had more of the super soft blue... I only had two pieces at first but I found the soft grey blue with tiny cream stars and it seems to work. I added in some solid Kona pink and lavender to create pops of color.  Also adding in the black and cream stripes and ginghams. 

See Melanie's pattern and more of my blocks and about the fabrics... 

January 03, 2021

new years wishes


Hoping we all have a better, healthy and prosperous new year! 

happy 2021 ♥


                                                       xoxo, ande

December 18, 2020




from Andrea's Heirlooms

Hope everyone has a healthy, safe and happy holiday! 

Love this little Christmas wreath via @gigiandolive @wizzandwild

One thing I've always loved is hiking through the forests hunting for gorgeous greenery and foliage for handmade wreaths, garlands and decorations all around the house.  I took the ability to do that for granted when I lived in the country and had access to lots of area to roam.  Now that we live in the city its actually not easy to find a place where its allowed, which is why for a few years I found that the only way to get fresh greenery sprigs and branches was to pay high prices at the nursery for bundles.  Although I end up with the general decor feel of the fresh greenery I am very much missing the hikes in the wild.  It seems there is nothing better than a good jaunt through the woods to cure all that ails!  The peace and quiet is so necessary.  I think a drive to the countryside and trail hunting is in our future... I'll have my trusty snips in pocket just in case a beautiful branch of berries comes into view.


                                       peace, ande

October 31, 2020

QUILTING | my mermaid, bad girl quilt

Recapping some quilting success from throughout the year....

 I should definitely catch up on posting this wonderful pattern from Melanie @southerncharmquilts

I learned so much!  Melanie is great at writing patterns and she has really made this one not only original, but also has great techniques for making these unique star points.  She even created a ruler just for trimming the shapes perfectly!  

So I have to talk about my color/fabric selections...