That one time I got to Mingle with Midge and Madge!


I spent the weekend with friends, both new and seasoned, up in Denver, Colorado at the Create - Make - Celebrate Retreat hosted by the fabulous and talented Laura Kelly Walters. I got to learn some new crafting techniques, brush up on some that I've played with in the past, and even teach one of my … [Continue reading]

Cherry Almond Oatmeal Muffins

delicious cherry almond oatmeal muffins

I went to a fun retreat with some crafty gal friends, and had a chance to cook. I love to craft and sew. But I also love to cook. And to bake. We had these fabulous cherries provided by the Cherry Man. I just new they needed to be baked up into a delicious treat. And these Cherry Almond Oatmeal … [Continue reading]

Pin Cushion Dish


I grew up reading the Little House on the Prairie books. I'm so excited that Andover has come out with a line of fabric celebrating this fun series of … [Continue reading]

Stardust Quilt (Free Pattern)

stardust quilt front

This stardust quilt was made using Fat Quarters of Art Gallery Fabrics' line "Playing Pop", which can be found in stores now. I used the lighter … [Continue reading]

That one time I became an Award Winning Quilter

Ellipsis close-up

One of the most interesting and frustrating things I learned when working at a quilt shop is that quilters collect fears from other quilters. One … [Continue reading]

Lego Birthday Favor

custom lego favors

When I was a kid, we'd bring cupcakes to school on our birthday to share a treat with the class. With 32 kids in a class, that can add up to a lot of … [Continue reading]

San Diego Maker Faire


We headed to the San Diego Maker Faire Today, and though we were there most of the day... we didn't even see half of what there was to see! We hit up … [Continue reading]

The Process of Creating Community


February 20th we moved into our new house. It was exactly five weeks after getting the news that we would be moving. The 5 weeks of packing and moving … [Continue reading]

Clouds are for Cuddles Quilt

Snuggling with Snuggle Quilt

If you follow me on Instagram, you saw me working on this fun quilt. I was in love with these fabrics the moment they arrived... Shannon cuddle … [Continue reading]

Laura Kelly Mini Quilt

Laura Kelly Quilt

As a quilter, I love giving quilts as gifts. It gives me a great excuse to make something lovely, and I get to share it with someone special. Earlier … [Continue reading]