I love the word eclectic. It means that the random arrangements and collections of things I love actually have a theme, even if that is to have no theme at all. And this post is a random arrangement of photos from my weekend. A glorious weekend, in fact, complete with sunburned noses. A busy robin […]

quilting detail

Now that my partner has received her mini quilt, I will share with you my design process for this mini quilt. I’m not sure if the instagram quilting community is just exploding with swap activity, or that I am just more aware of it, but this was my second instagram swap and I have two […]

Since my Q1 projects are still around, the beginning of my list is easy–the same items as last quarter. This time I’m going to add some additional projects in the hopes I get even more done *crosses fingers* with Adrianne at On the Windy Side. Broken Herringbone quilt Started in 2013. I did get the […]

If you go back to my January ALYOF goal setting post, you’ll see that I pledged to link up at least 10 times this year. Fortunately I didn’t say I would actually finish 10 items…well, I will finish 10 items but not necessarily the ones on my list for A Lovely Year of Finishes. March […]

Sunday Stash April 5

Well, it wasn’t the whole day, just an afternoon, but yesterday I left my daughter with her grandparents and did some shopping. We came down for the long weekend to Sarnia, a four hour drive (so hardly worth it on a normal weekend). After stocking up my summer wardrobe at the mall, I headed over […]

Great Pillow Fight in progress

There are 2 kinds of motivation, intrinsic and extrinsic. There are also 2 perspectives–self motivation, and motivation of others. I went to an interesting workshop at work this week, on how extrinsic motivation doesn’t really work in the long run, and on how to motivate others through positive reinforcement of the desired behaviours. Our pre-reading […]

aperture f20 for rainbow threads

When I was in school, I was the kid who finished my assignment 3 days early, who completed every step of my science experiment, and was devastated at every mark below 90%. The camera challenge, well, not so much. My first issue was getting the time, during the daytime, to set up and photograph my […]

Drawn Together star from "Little Quilts" by Sarah Fielke and Amy Lobsiger

What have I been working on? Hmm, where does the time go? I mentioned in my last post that I had started a temporary supervisor position — and it certainly would be less challenging if I still wasn’t trying to finish up work from my regular position. So having just spent the last hour – […]


I am trying to be more focused this year, although I keep getting sucked into instagram and flickr swaps. I don’t know what it is, the extra challenge of making something for another person–with a deadline–just makes my heart race. It is March, and I have finished exactly zero of my Q1 Finish A-Long goals […]

Welcome friends, it is hard to believe that I have been blogging for two years already! (And this is my 149th post!) When I look at my sewing files on my hard drive, I cannot believe how prolific I have been. I still have a few too many works-in-progress (WIP), although I am trying to […]


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