Category Archives: Things for me!

We’ve made it another time around the sun, and I’m in that nostalgic state of looking back on 2016 with my feet moving ahead to 2017. How about a recap? January The beginning of 2016 brought many things. First, it provided a small respite from the craziness of the holidays. It meant a short rest […]

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  • What a great post! All the best to you and your growing family in 2017!ReplyCancel

  • Wow – what a yer you have had, and what an exciting and probably scary new you you will have. All the best to you and your family. Thank you for such inspiring quilting and colourful photos throughout the year too.ReplyCancel

  • Jo-Anne Flink

    WOW!! Good luck to you and all your family. I really hope everything improves for you.ReplyCancel

    • Thank you, Jo-Anne! We will miss you. Olivia likes the dogs that have been here, but they are no match for Darcy. ReplyCancel

  • Meredith. What a post. Thank you for your honesty. I have been in your shoes. We had 5 children and my hubby lost his job. He was out of work for 10 months and in that time we had another baby. That got the neighbors talking! God always provided in some way and when things looked hopeless, a door opened in another city and off we went! It was very hard and there was no money, but still we moved forward. Our children remember those times and are grateful for their upbringing. Blessings on you and your family. So excited for youReplyCancel

    • Thank you so much, Carla. Thank you for sharing some of your story too. I know we aren’t unique and I’m thankful for the wisdom and advice from others who have been where we are. I’m confident the Lord will take care of us and put us right where He wants us in the right time. ReplyCancel

  • Emily

    Unbelievably excited for you and your family Meredith. The future is bright and full of possibilities. Hugs!!ReplyCancel

  • Best of luck with your move. I hope 2017 is a great year for you!ReplyCancel

  • What a roller coaster of a year it has been for you and your family! I’m so happy to hear that your prayers have been answered. Best of luck with the move :)ReplyCancel

The thing I really love about sewing/knitting/crafting is that there is always something new to learn. You could choose never to repeat a project and you wouldn’t run out of options. I think that’s why it appeals to both adventurous people and those who like to stick to their routine once they learn a particular […]

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  • As someone getting into knitting more seriously I cannot recommend adding Elizabeth Zimmerman and Barbara walker to your library. You will learn so much about knitting and garment construction, those women were/are true geniuses.

    Also, as for the length, you can change that. Unpick or cut off your bind off, frog your rubbing if you want to keep the ribbing the same length, pick up your loose stitches and knit some more. It’s more time consuming but a lot easier to seamlessly add length to a knit garment than a sewn one.ReplyCancel

  • you did a fantastic job, meredith! so cute!ReplyCancel

If you’ve been reading my blog for a long time, perhaps you will remember the Holiday Craft Bash from several years back. I made these incredible stockings that were embellished with a host of hand stitches and embroidered with our names.  Using the same tutorial, I updated our stockings. Our family was growing, and it […]

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  • Super cute! Is this the chair you may recover one day? ReplyCancel

    • Haha, yes! It’s my side of the road special. I had such grand intentions of reupholstering when I got it, but at 8-9 months pregnant I think I got too ambitious. I have the fabric, I just need to DO it. :) ReplyCancel

I am a die hard Boston Terrier fan. I’ve had two dogs in my life, both Bostons, and I find them utterly and completely irresistible. In fact, even in tight financial situations, I find it so very hard not to purchase something with the image of a Boston. So it comes as no surprise that […]

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  • emily

    oh! it looks sooooooo good all put together!!! what is it about bostons? so cheeky and cute!ReplyCancel

Today is my stop on the Hawthorne Threads Oh What Fun blog hop. I have been so excited to make some things to share with you because Christmas is my absolute favorite. My maternal grandmother was a direct descendant of Mrs. Claus, I am sure. She had a tree in every room in her house, […]

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  • Kaylyn Owens

    I’d love to try my hand at some gift bags or smaller, quick projects like pillows.ReplyCancel

  • Kathie L

    I can see a tree skirt being made with these.ReplyCancel

  • Pretty! I’d love to make the quilt in gearing up to start for my froend’s wedding next fall.ReplyCancel

  • Summer

    With 3 yards, I’d pick a beautiful print for a quilt back. Hopefully, I’d have enough left over for a matching pillow front!ReplyCancel



  • Donna Lee

    I’d like to make nightgowns for my twin granddaughters. Love your pillows!ReplyCancel

  • Andrea M

    A Christmas quilt!ReplyCancel

  • Lauren

    That garland is just the cutest! This fabric would make adorable Christmas dresses for my girls.ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth

    Christmas morning pajamas!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Marie

    I would like to make a lovely winter quilt. These fabrics are gorgeous! Love your projects, the message with the 3 pillows is very clever.ReplyCancel

  • Teresa Knittingdancer

    I would make some tote bags with this fabric.ReplyCancel

  • Gill

    I’d love to make a quilt for my daughter!ReplyCancel

  • Jeanne Kelly

    I would love to make a child’s blanket or quilt with this beautiful fabric.
    Those girls are adorable!!ReplyCancel

  • Kristie Fields

    I need a tree skirt out of those lovely fabrics. I love all the critters!ReplyCancel

  • Molly Plasters

    Love this collection! Oh What Fun! My first thought is stockings for the family, but jammies would be adorable as well. Thanks for the opportunity!ReplyCancel

  • Lori Morton

    Your projects are soooo Awesome!! Very creative… I ‘specially looove the Pillows!! I would love to make some cool pillows..or a fun Winter Throw!

    Thank you for chance to win your give-away!! :)ReplyCancel

  • How fun! I’d make dresses for my girls!ReplyCancel

  • Carol Fraley

    I love your ornament idea! I think maybe some gift bags too!ReplyCancel

  • Shelli O'Steen

    Reusable Christmas gift bags!ReplyCancel

  • Chris Wiseman

    Love the fabrics and love the pillows! They would look great in my daughter’s living room. And I know my 3 year old grandson would like a pillow case with the critters. Thanks for the opportunity.ReplyCancel

  • MingS

    For us in the Antipodes, Christmas is a sunny affair with barbeques and games at the beach or lake. After delicious food all day it’s lovely to lie on the grass to spot comets and planets after the sun has gone down. I can definitely see a light quilt made from Oh What Fun fabric – Christmas theme in summery colours – tucked around some sleepy heads as the day endsReplyCancel

  • Rachel

    I have been in LOVE with this collection!! I would be so excited to use the Oh What Fun collection to make a hexie Christmas stocking!ReplyCancel

  • Lynne Tilley

    I’d love to make some pillows, too!ReplyCancel

  • Chris

    I’m sure I would add some more and make a quilt for someone.ReplyCancel

  • I would definitely make a beautiful dress with this fabric! <3 I adore it!!!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica

    I would love to make a Christmas dress!ReplyCancel

  • Andrea Ball

    I would love to make some holiday pillow cases for my mom for a Christmas present. She is difficult to buy for and she loves homemade goodies. ReplyCancel

  • Vickie Z.

    I would love to make a Christmas quilt for my girls with this fabric! It’s so beautiful! The sleigh print is my favorite!ReplyCancel

  • Kris H

    I’d love to make some gift bags…love this fabric!ReplyCancel

  • Naomi Raimon

    So sweet! I love the holiday pillows idea, or some new stockings for my kids and niece and nephew, or both! My first time to your blog – happy to find you: )ReplyCancel

  • JessZ

    I’d love to make myself and my daughter a top/dress. She loves matching me. :)ReplyCancel

  • jenny

    my first thought is quilt…well duh! :) but maybe this year I can get going on gifts for the very deserving teachers at my kids school. tote bags? cute garland Meredith!ReplyCancel

  • Delaine

    I love your Merry & Bright pillows, and I would love to make them! Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • I think I would make a quilt for our family room. I keep giving way all the quilts that I make.ReplyCancel

  • Laura

    Love to make some pouches and mug rugs as add-ons to gifts. These motifs are lovely and would be so much fun to incorporate.ReplyCancel

  • Oh i would love to make some pillows and some potholders. Just lovel your pillows and this cute garland. Very sweet!ReplyCancel

  • Allison

    I’d have to make some cute Christmas gift bags. Love what you made!ReplyCancel

  • Diane B

    Your Merry & Bright Pillows.
    HOw darling! Thank you so much for all your inspiration using Oh What Fun!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah J

    Would love to make a cozy quilt for winter!ReplyCancel

  • mechele johnson

    I recently got a new dress pattern for my 5 year old. It is an adorable peter pan collared classic dress. I would definitely make that :)ReplyCancel

  • karen s

    My couch needs some festive Christmas pillows!ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie Allen

    I would love to make some Violette Field Threads dresses for my daughter. Thanks for the chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • Karla

    I like seeing people who sew also knit. I’m a knitter that is taking up sewing again with a new sewing machine. I liked the domino fabric that I saw on Hawthorne Threads – in the octopus. Doesn’t sounds Chistmas-y, but my son would love it. Perfect for pillows for his living room.ReplyCancel

  • Mara

    I said pillows on the other sites and now that I have seen what you made I want to make exactly what you did, love those pillows!ReplyCancel

  • Hannah W

    Your pillows are delightful. Stockings are the holiday project I NEED to get done this year!! Thanks for the inspiration and giveaway:)ReplyCancel

  • Cat G

    My son really wants me to make him a teddy bear. I have a pattern so letting him choose some fabric for his bear would be awesome.ReplyCancel

  • Susan Spiers

    I love the pillow ideas-what fresh and sweet colors of fabric! What wonderful Christmas ornaments they make!ReplyCancel

  • TinaC

    I would make multi-sized pillows…..ReplyCancel

  • Robin

    I would like to make my own Off The Rails quilt.ReplyCancel

  • Jessica

    Oh I really think I need to make some new stockings or a table runner! I just love this fabric!ReplyCancel

  • Karen

    I love this fabric! I’d love to make a quilt for my couch!ReplyCancel

  • Rochelle Summers

    I have a special person I’d like to make a quilt for with this fabric. Your pillows are great and the stitching is so even. Thank you.ReplyCancel


    HI,I’d love to make a new quilt! Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Mom C

    I love Christmas quilts. This fabric would be so fun, lite and not overwhelmingly colorful. Love it. Thanks.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy E.

    Your ampersand pillow really caught my eye…I love that! I would make matching placemats and a table runner with 3 yards of this fabric and use it on my dining room table for the holidays!ReplyCancel

  • Wendy P

    I would love to make Holiday pillows to brighten up our home – we often get caught up in the craziness of this time of year (making it often hard to decorate as much as I would like) and I feel like this fabric would be the perfect way to get into the spirit of the holidays.ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl B

    I’m a quilter so I’d love to make some wintry throws for my sofa with this pretty fabric. Your merry & bright lettering on the pillows is so clever… because of your stitching, I thought you had used a musical fabric.ReplyCancel

  • ChrisDee

    I’d make a holiday couch quilt and some decorative pillows.ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne Beyer

    I would make pillow cases for my kids, nieces and nephews.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa theis

    I love your pillows and garland. Maybe I will make those…ReplyCancel

  • I would make a lap quilt and/or pillows.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Quinn

    I would love to make a whole cloth quilt or a dress for one of my 3 girls.ReplyCancel

  • Marie Eddins

    I’d love to make some pillows and pillowcases for my little grandsons. A few ornaments decorating the house would be fun as well. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Karen C

    I love your pillows and would copy them. Love the fabric colors, not what you expect to see at Christmastime but so lovely.ReplyCancel

  • Kelly Beck

    I absolutely love the pillows you made!! I would love to make some as gifts!ReplyCancel

  • Allison

    Love your pillows! Would like to make some too!ReplyCancel

  • Kellie Warren

    I have my very first grandchild, a little girl, and after raising 4 rowdy boys..i am in HEAVEN. So i am all about sewing all things girlie and sweet. I would make her some clothes. I have aalready made her quilts galor.ReplyCancel

  • Dawn Voegeli

    A tree skirt! Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Gina Shelley

    I’d make a quilt or a tree skirt. Love the spruce palette and the “carolers” print. So cute.ReplyCancel

  • Heather

    Your appliqué letters are beautiful! I really need to work on that! I would make gift bags and gift boxes !ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth Storck

    Gift bags would be so cute, or pillow casesReplyCancel

  • Darla C

    I would start with a quilt and share fabric wit my mom.ReplyCancel

  • Sue

    I cute dress for my granddaughter would be my choice of projects.ReplyCancel

  • I’d love to make some winter themed bags.ReplyCancel

  • Heather Wright

    I would love to make some nightgowns for my daughter!ReplyCancel

  • Mary

    I’d like to make some Christmas pillows! Ho, ho, ho!ReplyCancel

  • Marcia

    A holiday table runner and placemats would be the perfect projects for this collectionReplyCancel

  • Sharon Browne

    Pillowcases would be adorable!ReplyCancel

  • Noreen Trotsky

    I love your pillows! I’d probably make those along with a quilt.ReplyCancel

  • Andrea D

    love all the prints!ReplyCancel

  • Super cute pillows! I’d love to make a table runner and maybe some ornaments. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Licia

    Great ideas! The pillows are an original idea. I’m thinking of a quilted wall hanging for the holidays.ReplyCancel

  • Beth Lynn

    Right now, I’m loving making quilts for my grand nieces and nephew!ReplyCancel

  • Jenifer Farrell

    I would make some cute neew placemats ReplyCancel

  • Quilting Tangent

    A quilt.ReplyCancel

  • Jeanette Spriggs

    Right now I am trying to piece together (in my head) a herring bone pattern quilt for our king size bed. I want to stay in the red tones. We have a gorgeous canvas print of a tree over our bed, so I would like to use something similar in the fabric print.ReplyCancel

  • Janet T

    Would love to make a winter quilt.ReplyCancel

  • Karrie Smith

    A dress for my cousin or a lap quiltReplyCancel

  • So happy to see that I am not the only one who loves a pom pom!
    Love your garland of the little animals. I think I would like to use the little animals and make ornaments by inserting them in little embroidery hoops. Would be very cute!ReplyCancel

  • Chris

    Dresses for my granddaughters!ReplyCancel

  • Thunder Kaplan

    I would make a dress for my newest granddaughter, maybe a tie for her big brother. thanks for the chance.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy Slaughter Cummings

    I would make ornaments and pillows like yours… they are awesome!
    Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Mandi Kalf

    I would make christmas dresses for my girls:)ReplyCancel

  • Gina S.

    I love the pillows! The faces would be really cute for give tags.ReplyCancel