Launching My New Life

Today is my 40th birthday. I am celebrating at the spa with my mother and sister and at the lake with the rest of my immediate family and a bottle of champagne. But, my gift to myself is that I am finally going to follow my bliss, pursue my calling, whatever you want to call […]

Arabesque #1

The first of my geometric tiles quilts is complete. It’s all pieced using templates and a bazillion Y seams in batik fabrics and simply quilted around the tiles. Let me know what you think!

Throwback Thursday – Journal Quilt Week 5

I broke with convention for this week’s journal quilt of June 23 – 29, 2011, and made a much bigger, wall-hanging sized quilt. I made the quilt the week of my birthday and wanted to have 36 candles around the border, but didn’t want to have to piece tiny, tiny ones. (And, yes, if you’ve […]

Throwback Thursday – Journal Quilt Week 4

This journal quilt was absolutely one of my favorites. I made it during the week of June 16, 2011, inspired by the bounty of summer. We get a weekly delivery of organic, local fruits and vegetables from Berkshire Organics and it’s always a treat to open the box to see what we have. (Of course, […]

Mindless projects

In addition to having trouble getting started on a Monday morning, one of the other things that I know about myself from my work in Corporate America was that I could rarely expect two highly productive days in a row. I’d have one day when I was just cruising through my day, checking things off […]

Getting Going

Monday mornings are not my most productive time.  When I am working in Corporate America, I don’t really care about that.  People rarely schedule meetings first thing on a Monday so I can usually ease into the week by reading through my email and planning my to do list. Now that I am working in […]