It’s nice to ease into some sort of regular programming these days.  What better way that to showcase a work in progress for WIP Wednesday. We’ve had a few scary trips to the ER with the little one being ill this September.  It’s always harder when your kids are sick. First day of Grade 4 stuck in the ER :: NOT cool, superbug😡😡😡 Thankfully, she’s feeling better! . . #firstdayofschool #backtoschool #bcchildrenshospital #flusucks #rockinthebluegown A photo posted by Preeti Verghese… Read more »

Revisiting a craft project over and over means that the aspects of design and creation of that project really appealed to the crafter. Of course, fellow creative types will know how strong the draw is to start something new. Fondly called Startitis 😉 With the power of social media, new patterns and craft materials are being showcased every day. The magnetic force towards “ooh shiny” is sometimes irresistible (who am I kidding, this happens far too often!) But what about those projects that you had so much… Read more »

When I saw the Goody Goody Binding Kit by Vanessa Goertzen making the rounds on Instagram, I knew I wanted to make one.  I also knew that this kit would have many uses other than solely for binding quilty projects. I finished all the sewing before we went away on summer vacation and then attached the binding by hand while enjoying the lull of beachside waves.  There is no other sound more calming than that!! I’m delighted with this finish!  It’s definitely a… Read more »

After what has been an epic summer, today is the first day back to school for my kids!  Yes, HUGE grin 😀 A few weeks ago, Amanda from The Cozy Pumpkin asked me to share a Tuesday Tip on her blog.  To say that I was thrilled to bits is an understatement!! So today, to celebrate Back To School, I have a tutorial for you 🙂  Head on over to Amanda’s blog to read more about it. English Paper Pieceing (EPP) is so much… Read more »

I was looking for dinner inspiration on the interwebs the other day and you know how AdSense shows you pictures on the sidebar of things that you may be interested in. They have to rework their algorithm because I get a lot of promotions for power tools!!  I don’t think I’ve ever actively “googled” power tools for this to happen, but nonetheless. This time however, there was this cool looking project tutorial by Jenny Doan of Missouri Star Quilt Co. I paused dinner… Read more »

Who doesn’t love a pretty bag to store notions and other crafty essentials.  Bonus if it’s got a zipper and a pocket to store treats! The Goody Goody Binding Kit definitely checks all those boxes.  Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique designed this bag and she has a free tutorial for it on her blog. Her trick for zipper installation worked like a charm.  Who knew that good old Elmer’s school glue would make installing the zipper such a breeze!  So much better than using… Read more »

Another mini quilt is done and no wonder, these are so quick and so much fun to make… even more so if you don’t need to follow a pattern 🙂  I really wanted to use my scraps to make a ticker tape quilt. Saturday was a lovely day to be out and about with camera in hand.  I remembered to grab my quilt and a couple of push pins as we walked out the door.  If you keep driving north for… Read more »

“Is the spring coming?” he said. “What is it like?”… “It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine…” ― Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden Time to open the windows and let the spring air in.  Well, it’s still a tad bit nippy to do this for extended periods of time.  But it’s here :: spring! Bright green shoots are everywhere. Buds are reaching towards the sun and I’m thinking of casting on for a… Read more »