#Project52 – Macro

I’ve really been enjoying our new house this spring. It seems like new flowers are popping up each week.  I recently discovered that I have some tulips in my yard. I’ve never had tulips before, but they’re absolutely lovely. And we also have violets all throughout the yard. Hopefully these won’t be the last of the Read More …

#Project52 – Easter

The First day of Spring was last Sunday, Easter is coming up this Sunday, and you can certainly tell around here. Flowers and bright colors are everywhere. I’ve discovered that there is Vinca minor ‘La Grave’ (a.k.a. Bowles Blue) planted along most of the house. It’s blooming beautifully right now. We also have flowering bush, Read More …

#Project52 – Rule of Thirds

Let’s talk a little photography this week, with the “Rule of Thirds.”  For those of you who aren’t familiar with the term, the Rule of Thirds is a fundamental composition principle which states that an image should be imagined as divided into nine equal parts by two equally spaced horizontal lines and two equally spaced Read More …

#OurProject52 – Centered

I love asymmetry, so centering things has always been hard for me. Even if my design sense tends toward grouping display items in odd numbers.  I did manage to find a few things around the office that were centered though, at least if you looked at them from the right angle. I still think that Read More …

#ProjectQuilting – Charm Squares

This week’s Project Quilting challenge, “It’s a Charm” was all about using charm squares. I love using charm squares in my projects, but this challenge was a little difficult for me because I could *only* use charm squares for the front of the quilt. I’ve been thinking about making myself a Dresden plate quilt, and Read More …

New Look

You may have noticed that I’ve been playing around with some updates around the site over the last few days.  I’ve changed up some of the artwork in an attempt to create a look that I feel reflects me a little better than the previous design did. Not that I didn’t love the old design. Read More …

Easter Themed Projects from Around the Web

Last year, I wrote a post featuring April themed projects.  To me, April often means rain, but Easter falls in April this year, so let’s talk about a few great sewing projects that are great for Easter. I am in love with this Christian Cross Watercolor Art Quilt from SusieBDesigns on Etsy. It was actually Read More …

I Spy with My Little Eye – Closeups of the Steampunk Crazy Quilt

With everything that’s going on in the Steampunk Crazy Quilt, I’ve had several requests for some closeups. But before I share those closeups, here’s a reminder of what the entire quilt look like.   And from the back, because I love the way a quilt top looks from the back with the sun shining through Read More …