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I’m finally sewing for Baby! Its hard for me not to have him on my brain constantly these days now that he’s almost constantly kicking or dancing or poking in my belly. While boy sewing doesn’t seem to hold nearly the variety of girl sewing, nor does most of it seem as exciting, I’ve known […]

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  • So so cute. I’ve made these as gifts and everyone loves them : )ReplyCancel

  • Super cute! I think it’s really hard to find boys’ prints. Even when there’s a novelty print with a boy theme, it doesn’t work too much past age 1 (at least for pants, a little longer for shirts). But solids get boring! Made by rae’s newborn pants are an awesome 20 minute sew and super cute too.ReplyCancel

  • Tiara

    So cute, how did you like the pattern? I’ve had my eye on these as wellReplyCancel

A few weeks ago, Layla asked me if I would make a quilt so we could go on picnics. That seemed like a perfectly reasonable excuse to stock up on Anna Maria’s Field Study linen, which I did, because, hey, why not? After seeing KelbySews quilt, I was inspired to go with a simple patchwork […]

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  • Jo-Anne Flink

    You have been busy! Looks great.ReplyCancel

  • Mariann

    I always alternate pressing my seams when sewing my rows together. Makes it so easy to machine quilt.
    You are one brave lady to hand quilt a picnic throw!
    As always, your quilt is amazingly beautiful! The photos of Laya are the cherry on the sundae! Luv ya!ReplyCancel

    • Mariann

      Love Layla’s photos. (brain thinks faster than I type!)ReplyCancel

  • An absolute fabulous quilt! So pretty and with embroidery to boot!ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl

    Your quilt is beautiful! When you hand quilt, do you start in the center? Or any special format? I really like the pattern.ReplyCancel

  • Hi! Absolutely love this quilt! I too am planning a picnic quilt, and I was wondering, with the weight of the linen, if you used batting in the quilt? I’ve seen a few with and without batting. Thanks!ReplyCancel

    • Hi there! I did use batting. Its a heavier weight, and I think its perfect for picnicking. Also, the weight helped it to stay down on a windy day, which was great!ReplyCancel

  • Such a pretty quilt! I will have to try pressing seams like that on my next quilt. I’ve always opened them flat.

    Thanks for the tip about the pearl cotton. I love to embroider and the embroidery you have completed looks great. Those bright colors match with the linen.ReplyCancel

  • This is such an utterly gorgeous quilt! I absolutely adore the backing – the print is wonderful. I hope I can get my hands on some soon!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Stahl

    This quilt is beautiful! We always us this old moth-eaten blanket to lay in the grass on and play with the dogs. I think I’ll be making something new for this purpose!!

    Lisa

    PS. Layla is just adorable!! I miss that age.ReplyCancel

I wanted to break this post up a bit, but the weather here has been rather dreary so I’ve been unable to get good pictures of my projects throughout the week. So today I’m playing catch up. I do hope you won’t mind! First, I must show you the new shower curtain that is gracing […]

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  • Emily

    Fab-u-lous Meredith!! You’re so talented, and industrious! xoxoReplyCancel

  • Love love love this. Everything you touch is gold Meredith, I tell ya! Question- how did you iron the pieces onto the lampshade? Just super carefully? Any tips? Probably gonna copy you here ;) I’m thinking big lamp shade over the dining table— would that be cheesy?ReplyCancel

A week or so ago, I had a hankering to do something different. I wanted to sew up some sort of small project unlike anything else I have going on. I picked up my copy of Anna Maria’s Needleworks Notebook knowing that it would have just what I was looking for. Her Nouveau Needle Cushion fit […]

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What a week this has been! I wish I could explain to you my sewing emotions, get a pep talk from you, and be on my merry way. I’m so off lately. I have done plenty of handwork however. This past week my focus was on stitching up Anna Maria’s Nouveau Needle Cushion from her […]

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  • tiara

    there is definitely no greater gift than children! she is beautiful and you are a wonderful momma!ReplyCancel

  • Oh how I wish we lived close, our kids would LOVE each other. Layla at the playground is my son every day, basically Hi, my name is … and what is yours? I love it! I was dying laughing at the “hookers” because I have a similar story….my husband got a new “gerber tool” and retired the old broken one, so he gave it to my son to play with and he misplaced it and proceeded to look for his “hooker” all day. So cute, and yes the grow so fast! Love seeing Layla in all those pretty dresses!ReplyCancel