The Communique Layout

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.

About Me

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.


On the Blog

What I’m Reading

By Andrea | March 27, 2019

I’ve finished several books since my last bookish post here on the blog and I’m excited to share them with you. Recently Finished I’ve been able to finish half a dozen books since the beginning of the year, which puts me quite a bit ahead of schedule for my reading goal this year We Are…

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#EyeCandyProject52 – Weeks 9-12

By Andrea | March 25, 2019

Week 9 Low Light For the low light challenge, I chose to go with a shot of the sunset. Week 10 From Above I’ve recently been taking a class on Skillshare where I have been learning about flat lay photography, so this was a great chance to practice those skills. Week 11 Photographer’s ChoiceI spent…

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Homemade Berry Pie Filling

By Andrea | March 18, 2019

I recently made a cake for Milli’s birthday, which was sort of a big deal, because while I love to bake, I rarely have time, now that the tiny human is mobile, and even if I did, I rarely make cakes. For her cake this year, I made a simple white bunt cake, but I…

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Mildred Jane is 2!

By Andrea | March 11, 2019

Our tiny human had her 2nd birthday yesterday. Maybe it’s the lack of hair, or that she’s not consistently sleeping through the night yet, but it’s a bit hard to believe that she’s already 2. Milli is a fabulously smart and loving little girl. She loves to give everyone hugs and cuddles (especially mommy and…

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#EyeCandyProject52 – Weeks 5-8

By Andrea | March 5, 2019

I’m pretty proud of myself for making it 8 weeks into LaShawn’s #EyeCandyProject52 photography challenge without missing a photo yet. Week 5 Rule of Thirds The Rule of Thirds is a basic tenant of photography where you break an image down into thirds (both horizontally and vertically) so that you have 9 parts, (think tic-tac-toe)…

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Shopping is My Thing

By Andrea | March 4, 2019

I love finding great deals on quality products, so I’m pretty excited about this month’s TBB Asks. Let’s jump right into this Q&A about shopping. Top 3 Shops This is super hard for me, because where I shop depends entirely on what I’m needing to buy. Although recently, I’ve found the site Shoppok which provides…

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Mildred Jane @ 23 Months

By Andrea | February 10, 2019

It’s a bit hard to believe, but Milli will be 2-years-old in just a month. At 30-inches tall, she’s still a tiny thing, but she’s becoming quite the big girl anyway. Mil’s latest obsession is Woody from the Toy Story movies. Her sitter got Buzz and Woody dolls for Christmas and she’s been obsessing over…

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A Guild Communique Quilt

By Andrea | February 7, 2019

A big thanks to Dottie and her quilt guild for sharing their version of the communique quilt, which their guild made as a challenge quilt last year. They did a beautiful job with the throw sized quilt. I absolutely love their use of border fabric. Have you made a communique quilt? buy female viagra online…

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Cozy Business Casual

By Andrea | February 6, 2019

I feel like sometimes dressing in business casual can be hard. Particularly when the only real rules in your employee handbook are “no jeans” and “no shorts.” Fortunately, I’ve found myself a bit of a recipe for looking good at work and still being comfortable. A well tailored pair of pants (or skirt… I love…

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On Relationships

By Andrea | February 4, 2019

It’s a new month and time for another TBB Asks. This month’s theme is relationships. So let’s get right to it and talk about them. Oldest Friend My oldest friend — well, let’s call her the friend I’ve had the longest, because she is my age and certainly not the oldest, is my friend Kayci.…

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#EyeCandyProject52 – 1st 4 Weeks

By Andrea | January 28, 2019

I’m trying my hand at doing LaShawn Wiltz’s #EyeCandyProject52 photography challenge this year. I’ve finished up the 1st 4 weeks of the challenge and wanted to share my images with you. Week 1 You in the Beginning For this challenge, I went with the obvious… a selfie. Week 2 Morning For the morning challenge, I…

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What I’m Reading

By Andrea | January 16, 2019

I haven’t done a post about the books that I’m reading in ages, because getting a chance to read is rare now that the tiny human is mobile. Instead of reading my books, I’m reading some of hers to her, playing kitchen, or watching Fancy Nancy. But, I do get a little time to read…

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