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