Author Archives: Laine

I Heart Basting a New Quilt Sandwich {Post 6}

I Heart Basting a New Quilt Sandwich {Post 6}

I love when its time to start basting a new quilt sandwich.  I’ve learned so much about how to do it right over the last year. I wish I could share all of it with you in just this one post!  LOL This one is extra special since it will be my first fully freeContinue Reading

PepChips {Post 5}

PepChips {Post 5}

I’ve been searching for a potato chip alternative for a while now for my husband.  He likes to snack when he comes home from work and chips are always convenient and, of course, pretty tasty! Today I saw pepperoni in the store and decided to try my hand at making PepChips to see if theyContinue Reading

Chewing gum and Talking {Post 4}

I’m trying to teach myself two things at once.  Low Immersion Fabric Dyeing and Free Motion Quilting.  It is, I tell you, kind of like trying to talk and chew gum at the same time. In one area of the house I have my dye studio set up (more to come on this in myContinue Reading

What are the Sewing/Quilting Tools you Love?  {Post 3} (and a giveaway)

What are the Sewing/Quilting Tools you Love? {Post 3} (and a giveaway)

I have a lot of tools in my quilting and sewing toolbox.  Some I use faithfully (Aurifil threads), some, not so much and will thus remain nameless. I love my Janome sewing machine.  It is a definite requirement for my studio.  I know others are just as good, and honestly, some are probably better.  ButContinue Reading

I Have a Secret {Post 2}

I Have a Secret {Post 2}

My secret isn’t like the TV show (for those of you old enough to remember).  It’s more like what quilters and sewers like to be secretive about. You are going to have to stick around throughout my 365 days of blogging to learn my secret.  I think you’ll be as excited as I am.Continue Reading

Inspired {otherwise known as Post No. 1}

I am always inspired when I read the blogs, tweets and FBs, and see all of the beautiful work, of my crafty friends.  Some I know in person, but most are online acquaintances that I have formed wonderful friendships with over the years I’ve been on social media. Most were there through the Terrible TwosContinue Reading

Blogging about blogging

Blogging about blogging

Today I’m gonna blog about blogging. Sounds ridiculous of course. But what’s on my mind today is the pressure I feel sometimes to blog. I was reading a blog post today from Leila at Where the Orchids Grow blog and she talked exactly about what was on my mind.  The curse of blogging. I loveContinue Reading

Coming Soon . . . Latest Art Created

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First Stab at Stitch Art…

I sat down at the sewing machine and tried to figure out where to start if  I was really serious about learning to draw with thread.  I researched several websites.  There is a lot of really good information, including video tutorials, on the net.  Like I said in my earlier post, this series is goingContinue Reading

A new beginning….

A new website design – updated with more of my interests other than sewing and quilting, is very exciting.  I’ve been sitting here all morning trying to figure out what to blog about first.  Hmmmm….maybe there is too much variety here.   Nevertheless, we march on and start “somewhere”. Since my first new post isContinue Reading