Things are very *in flux* emotionally for me right now. Unfortunately the main thing I’ve been feeling is anxiety. Or maybe not anxiety – I’m not that worried about anything – but that feeling of falling all the time in the pit of my stomach. Some people describe it as butterflies in the tummy – […]

Portland Swirling Oceans


I feel as though I’ve spent my whole summer in ‘recovery mode’. I’ve been working hard on my digestive and pain issues with diet and exercise.  I’ve been working on my emotional issues with meditation and quilting. And I’ve been working on financial issues with extra time working, budgeting and flushing out new ideas. Needless […]

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Kaleidoscope Quilt Top Finish

It’s done! I’m excited to show it at guild tonight – and to publish the pattern to this in the next few days! More to come as I figure out how I’m going to quilt it, or have it quilted – just wanted to share the finished top!!

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Kaleidoscope Quilt Progress Report

I’ve been pushing through life lately. I’m sure you can relate. I’m working on my emotional issues and that has been draining. I just keep going back to sewing when I start to spin out mentally. – Do you know that feeling? When there is so much going on AND so much to do, you […]

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A Whirlwind

My life has been a bit of a whirlwind recently – many things happening including work is starting to really pick up for the summer. This keeps my days full of customer service and design work. I’m also working on writing a new quilt pattern for machine piecing! It’s going pretty well, even though I […]