Big Big Print Zipper Pouch

This pouch screams TAKE ME TO THE BEACH! Seriously, this bag, cute suit, floppy hat, some kind of fruity drink and I’ll be set. And I don’t even like the beach. I do, however, absolutely adore this color of Kraftex and I’ve been going through a lime/chartreuse/peridot phase for some time now. For a fewContinue reading “Big Big Print Zipper Pouch”

Therapy and Metamorphosis

Therapy can show up in different ways. A dinner with friends, a brisk walk, a cup of coffee and a book, an actual therapist, a loaf of warm bread just out of the oven, a hug from someone you love. It’s not one size fits all and it shows up differently for everyone. It shouldContinue reading “Therapy and Metamorphosis”

It’s Not Done ’til it’s Overdone

This month I made a darling, little embroidery/needlework holder. Cute, huh? It was so fun to make and went together really quickly! I wanted the case to be big enough that you could carry it in a tote bag and find it but not so big that it took up allll the space so IContinue reading “It’s Not Done ’til it’s Overdone”

Tula Pink City Sampler, Block 54

I’m really happy to be participating in the #100Blocks100Days quilt along, and hope you’ve been having a good time working your way through Tula’s City Sampler book (and blocks). Today I get to showcase Block 54, or as I’m calling it Block Studio 54. 🙂 I love this block because it has Flying Geese –Continue reading “Tula Pink City Sampler, Block 54”

News(letter) from the Nook

It’s been a while since I sent out any news. A long while, actually, so I’m going to hit the high points with a revamped newsletter. I hope you like it. Many of you already know the following because social media is great. If not, enjoy. My book, Piecing Makevoer, SOLD OUT, y’all!!! C&T printedContinue reading “News(letter) from the Nook”

What if I fly???

  For a long time I have wanted to put my quilt designs into the world. Over the years I’ve had lots of people ask but I was never quite ready to take a leap of faith. I would dabble here and there, but it never went further than that.  Maybe I was scared? IContinue reading “What if I fly???”

Back in Business

Y’all! First of all, if you don’t follow me on social media (fact: I’m far more active on Instagram than any other platform) you may have missed my big THANK YOU! Thanks to everyone that has supported me and my book. It sold out late fall and I’m happy that it’s back IN STOCK atContinue reading “Back in Business”

Here I Come, Paducah!

When I was 18, I worked part time (summers, holidays) at a local quilt shop. One of the women that worked there had a quilt hanging in the shop. It was an American flag and the words to the Pledge of Allegiance were in the white stripes. The quilt had been to Paducah and wonContinue reading “Here I Come, Paducah!”

Product Review – QuiKraft Spray Glue

My friend, Charlene, recently introduced me to a new spray glue that is coming to the US later this spring. It’s called QuiKraft Tack by Siliconi. I am telling you, people, that you want a bottle of this stuff! Seriously. You will want this as sewing room staple. It’s fantastic, and I will use itContinue reading “Product Review – QuiKraft Spray Glue”

Let’s Talk About Big Stitch Quilting

I was introduced to big stitch quilting in 1993. Maybe 1994? It’s been a while and I can’t quite remember the exact date.  25 years and all. Anyhow, I was working at a quilt shop during my summers home from school, and a woman that taught classes there used big stitch quilting for a lotContinue reading “Let’s Talk About Big Stitch Quilting”