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Hobo Bags!

Whenever I want some quick sewing satisfaction, I like to make a hobo bags. These bags remind me of my youth way back in the late 60s. Maybe that is why I so often use paisley fabrics! I drafted up a quick pattern that I can cut out of two pieces of 30″ lengths...

Painted Wine Glasses

  A couple of weeks ago my sister asked me if I would paint a couple of wine glasses for a gift basket she was making. I had not painted in a while and wasn’t feeling very confident so I did a simple dot design. A few days later I realized how much I have...

Summer Bounty

I love early summer and the wonderful bounty of vegetables available near my home. I didn’t have to go to a farmer’s market. All I had to do was drive about 5 miles from my house to a beautiful family farm in Lancaster County. The only thing in my wine...

Have an orchid?

  For my birthday last May, one of my co-workers bought me a beautiful orchid. The tag said “Just add ice”. Turns out that’s all you have to do to take care of this plant. Three ice cubes on top of the planting medium and bright light. See that...

Spring Napkins!

I made some spring napkins to lift my spirits. It may not look like spring here in Pennsylania but my Easter table will! The napkins coordinate with the picnic quilt I made last year. I am going to use a white tablecloth on the bottom and layer the picnic quilt on the...

My Other Favorite Sewing Machine

I have often mentioned working on Jenny, my Janome 1600P. Jenny is a high speed, straight stitch only machine that is great for fast piecing and quilting. Amazing for quilting. Let me tell you, though, that she is extremely heavy and not travel friendly. Several years...

Chevron Baby Quilt Part Deux!

Now that it is finished and will be off in the mail tomorrow, I can show you some additional photos of the chevron baby quilt I made. I loved this fabric when I found it a couple of years ago and I think it is a wonderful choice for a little boy. Can you see the zebra...
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Suzan

Hi! I am Suzan and I live in a very small town in southeastern Pennsylvania. I began my sewing journey when I was 14 years old and made my first dress. After moving to Pennsylvania I discovered quilting and realized how much I enjoyed working with fabric and design. Learn more about me here.