Monday, June 27, 2016

Pretty Things

Last week I was engaged in domestic activities both inside and outside the house. Between yard work, sewing  projects, and helping out my mama, I found time to snap a few photos of beautiful things in my world.

Life is about the pretty little things.

Seek beauty in the smallest moments.

Monday, June 20, 2016


Lately I've been a little scattered. Instead of focusing on my to do list, I find myself veering off course. I'll start a project that morphs into something completely different. I'm getting things done, only not what I had planned.

Could be I need to try harder to stay on track. Or maybe I just need to let go and follow where distraction leads me.

“I hate when people ask me what I'm doing tomorrow. I don't even know what I'm doing right now.” - Unknown

“You can always find a distraction if you're looking for one.” – Tom Kite

Monday, June 6, 2016

Southern Cross

Southern Cross
I love my latest quilt creation! I was playing around with log cabin blocks and my ever expanding scrap collection when I came up with this clean and colorful design. It was quick to piece and fun to quilt.

I used a specialty machine quilting stitch in black to outline the crosses, then continued the pattern outline with white quilting thread. Black and white gingham binding made the perfect frame.

The finished size is 36” square, but it could be stunning as a full size quilt. Wouldn't it be nice as a larger single block pillow cover, or done in various prints of the same color on a light or dark background? I will definitely be using this block again.

I just need some time
in a beautiful place
to clear my head.


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