Gathering Threads




    Posted by on Nov 18 2014

    No, I haven’t take up another craft.  It’s just been a bit hectic here and I haven’t made huge strides on any one project, so today’s post has a bit of this, a bit of that. Making good progress on my winter themed quilt.   Here’s where I’ve got to with it.   Three more […]

    A Bishop Save

    Posted by on Sep 15 2012

    Did you miss me? I know, I know, I’ve been shamefully remiss the last six weeks or so, with only one post to my credit.  For a while, I kept expecting to see internet rumours about my demise to start circulating.  LOL.  I was sort of hoping for something heroic or interesting.  While bungee-jumping  in […]

    Free Smocking Plate: Holiday Nutcracker

    Posted by on Nov 16 2011

    Boy smocking is always a challenge, especially when it comes to the holidays. The rules are as follows: nothing too ‘old fashioned’ ; nothing too ‘cutesy’ ; nothing too ‘fey’. Hopefully, this nutcracker soldier offers you a way to incorporate smocking into your holiday sewing without sentencing your little one to years of intensive therapy […]

    Valentine’s Heart Quilt Square tutorial

    Posted by on Feb 12 2011

    I recently taught “Introduction to Machine Quilting” at Mohawk College.  It was a fun bunch of women and we had a great time.  The class was designed to give novice quilters a basic handle on terminology, supplies, tools and techniques and give them the confidence to tackle quilting projects on their own.  I think everyone […]

    Christmas Bishop Complete

    Posted by on Nov 22 2010

    A quick and cheerful bishop for the holiday season. The pattern is “Marguerite” from Country Bumpkin’s “Beautiful Bishops” book. I’m on the fence about this particular pattern. While I love the idea of a bishop/yoke hybrid (just think of the embroidery and heirloom possibilities that lovely rounded expanse of fabric offers around the face!), there’s […]