Why do we have such a hard time uttering this word? It’s only TWO letters – an N and an O – as in nuh-uh, nope, not gonna happen. Learning to say this one short word will help put you back in the driver’s seat of your own life. Unless it’s something really important to… Continue reading The Power of “No.”
Because it puts you more in control of things and lessens the impact of outside influences. Decisions and actions you take in your 20’s and 30’s will have a direct bearing on what your life will look like in your late 40’s, early 50’s and on into retirement. It also applies to business planning, but in this… Continue reading Why Plan Ahead?
What a fun filled three days I had had! So, as an individual member of the Modern Quilt Guild (both former Atlanta MQG affiliates to which I have belonged opted to disassociate themselves from the mothership), I was entitled to a free 4-day show pass. I went ahead and ordered one last summer, not knowing if… Continue reading MQG’s Quiltcon East 2017 in Savannah
Yep, all those personality tests peg me as an introvert and they are spot on. You may not think so if you see me at work because: I can read stories a room full of kids with costumes, props and multiple voices. I teach sewing classes to kids and adults. I make presentations to parents, staff and… Continue reading Networking for Introverts
Unlike a memory pillow made from a button front dress shirt, a memory pillow made from a t-shirt will require some additional planning and prep work: Let the size of the main graphic help you determine overall pillow size. 12″, 14″ or 16″ are the most common sizes; however, pillow forms in sizes up to… Continue reading Memory Pillows from T-Shirts
Believe it or not, this type of memory pillow is probably the easiest of all to make as the button placket serves as the closure. Essentially, you cut a square to the desired size + 1/2″, place fabrics right sides together and sew all the way around. Turn inside out, give it a good press… Continue reading Making Memory Pillows
I’ve been on a mission lately to “right size” my sewing studio and the mother lode of stuff in said studio (as well as several surrounding closets!). All student machines are now out of the house. One is at the quilt shop and the others are at school for my weekly sewing club. All excess sewing notions are… Continue reading Right Sizing and Adding Value