Passing the Torch

Passing the Torch

By on Dec 21, 2015 in Musings, Sewing | 66 comments

I’m super excited to announce the passing of the Pink Chalk torch to fellow modern quilter Adrianne Ove of Little Bluebell. I will leave it to Adrianne to share her plans for where things go from here, but I will tell you I love the direction and her creative vision. I am certain it will be an inspired contribution to the online community of modern quilting....

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A New Chapter

A New Chapter

By on Dec 4, 2015 in Musings | 70 comments

Does anyone still blog? As I sat down to write this post I checked my archive and noted that my first post was written on March 10, 2006. 10 years? Wow. What an adventure this has been. I had dinner with a good friend last night and on the way to the restaurant he said “I never imagined this is where I would be in my life.” I’ve been intending to...

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A New Year

A New Year

By on Jan 5, 2015 in Sewing | 39 comments

I spent the weekend putzing around my new sewing room. Moving shelves. Taking the felt design wall down after the cat’s third attempt at climbing it. Figuring out the best place for the ironing board – still working on that! I’d been looking for a house to rent for months. Hawking Craig’s List every week. Last July applying for one along with...

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The Magic Pattern Book By Amy Barickman – Book Review

The Magic Pattern Book By Amy Barickman – Book Review

By on Oct 16, 2014 in Books | 83 comments

“In planning and designing your own clothes, you need first to know your type, what to emphasize, and what to subdue. And then you should have a good, reliable style magazine, a full-length mirror, and a determination to persevere until [the] right effects are obtained.” – Mary Brooks Pickens 1920 The focus of The Magic Pattern Book by Amy...

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Present Perfect by Betz White – Book Review

Present Perfect by Betz White – Book Review

By on Oct 14, 2014 in Books | 18 comments

Present Perfect: 25 Gifts to Sew & Bestow by Betz White features a fabulous array of sewing projects with gift giving in mind. Just in time for holiday sewing! Betz’ intro to the book lovingly shares the story of her mother’s love of sewing for her and of teaching Betz to sew. The ultimate gift! One I cherish as well, in my case the gift was given to...

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