Popularized by Rhonda Dort, who uses the layout in her classes, the Communique Quilt Layout works for both featuring large fabric and panel pieces, as well as a basis for multiple block designs.
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Welcome to Mouse in My Pocket! I'm Andrea, a web developer living in rural America with her husband and daughter. I'm excited to share my life with you as I explore some of the great things about living in the middle of nowhere. Be sure to check out the blog below to see a few of the things that are speaking to me right now.
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My goal this year is just to manage to read 1 book a month. So far, I’m keeping up with that, and even exceeding a bit, as I’ve somehow managed to complete 2 books so far in February. I started the year with one of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels, Wyrd Sisters. My copy is one…Read More
With Valentine’s Day approaching there are hearts everywhere at our house – from the (no longer a Christmas) tree to the crafts. We’re decorating everything in pinks and reds, and covering all the surfaces in hearts of all sizes. Hearts have even taken over our craft space with stickers, doilies, and a variety of other…Read More
After about a year long hiatus, I finally got back in my sewing space a couple weeks ago. Granted, that was mostly to convert the space to do crafting with Milli, but that meant cleaning up in the sewing area. And somehow, the easiest way to clean up my sewing projects is to finish them,…Read More
I haven’t written up a Friday Favorites post in ages, but with Valentine’s Day coming up, it seemed like a great time to share something that made a great stocking-stuffer for my tiny human, and is also perfect for Valentine’s. Just before Christmas, while looking for stocking-stuffers for Mil that weren’t cheap throwaway items, I…Read More
I discovered a great artist a while back named Andrea Nelson. She does lots of bright colorful animal illustrations. But more recently, she’s started sharing some great process art projects to do with kids. Mil and I are loving making these projects together. And, I’m enjoying seeing how different our projects look side by side.…Read More
Jewelry I’m loving these geometric stud earrings from Foxy Originals right now. I got them in a previous Causebox order and find myself wearing them all the time. They have a great simple design, and because each pair is in a different metal, they really do go with everything. Makeup Wearing a mask all the…Read More
I’m back in the office now, but I spent most of my time at home during the quarantine hanging out with Mil and journaling. I started myself a book journal, and made spreads for each of the books I’ve read so far this year. It was nice to get my thoughts about the books I’ve…Read More
I’ve been taking a bit of a break from the blog recently, but with everything going on in the world right now, I did want to assure you all that I’m still alive. Things are a little crazy right now, but I’m coping, with the help of my traditional journal and my new art journal.…Read More