#NaBloPoMo – Just a touch of love.

I’m a big fan of surrounding myself with things that make me happy. At the office my walls are covered with art prints and reproduction comic book covers. The bright colors are a necessary break from staring at code all day. While at home, I surround myself with things I find a bit more calming. Read More …

#NaBloPoMo – Never make that again.

Today’s prompt for #NaBloPoMo was to talk about a dish I’ve attempted to make that ended in disaster. As soon as I saw this, I knew it needed to be about the time I attempted a seafood casserole. It was the 1st year my husband and I were married, and I was attempting a new Read More …

Project Quilting – Orphan Blocks

Today was supposed to be another #NaBloPoMo post, but I figured that talking about a finished quilt is a perfectly good reason to postpone it until tomorrow.  Instead, I wanted to share with you my finished project for this week’s Project Quilting Challenge.  So without further ado, I present to you “Annie.” This week’s theme Read More …

#OurProject52 – Motion

Motion is something that I’ve always had difficulty capturing, so I was glad to see it as the theme for this week’s #OurProject52 photo prompt. This week was also a very convenient week for the motion theme, as I was at the Indiana Farm Bureau Young Farmers conference and there is a pedal pull for Read More …

#NaBloPoMo – Cheesy Chicken Croissant Pockets

One of my least favorite things to do is to make dinner. It’s not that I don’t enjoy cooking. It’s that my husband can’t ever give me a straight answer about what he wants for dinner. I get a lot of “I don’t know.” and “I’m not hungry yet.” It’s hard to make dinner when Read More …

#NoBloPoMo – WIP Wednesday

We interrupt your regularly scheduled #NoBloPoMo for a WIP Wednesday update. With the issues I’ve been having with my machine tension lately, I’ve not gotten much sewing done in the last couple weeks, but this is a Project Quilting week, so I needed to get some sewing time in.  This week’s theme was UFOs and Read More …

#NaBloPoMo – Where did my crafty go?

Over the last couple years I have found myself working on more fabric based projects, things like quilts and clothes.  There certainly isn’t anything wrong with that, but I sometimes wonder where the rest of my crafty went. The last non-fabric craft project I made was my Raku Monk Wreath. I love how it came Read More …

#NaBloPoMo – Let’s DIY unless you want to DIFM

I love to DIY (do it yourself). I often take a look a quilts on display in magazines and think “I can make that.”Then I sit down with a pencil and some graph paper to figure it out, or come up with my own variation on the design. You may have seen this before on Read More …