Back-to-School Items to Make (or the I’m not ready to think about school yet list)

At the end of August it will be time for me to go back to my day job as a high school librarian. When do you or your munchkins go back to school? With the clock ticking, I decided to compile a list of 10 fun projects that I have made, taught or would like… Continue reading Back-to-School Items to Make (or the I’m not ready to think about school yet list)

Christmas in July

Before Hallmark gave us a month of Christmas rom-coms and before the US Postal Service and churches began collecting items for missions and troops posted around the world, there was a summer camp with a big dream – what if we had Christmas in July? According to an article in Country Living Magazine Keystone Camp,… Continue reading Christmas in July

Graduation and summer class plans

May and June are synonymous with graduation ceremonies. This year I celebrated two graduations. This week I attended the commencement ceremony of the school where I work as a librarian. And after 18-months of writing lesson plans, knitting samples and answering technical knitting questions, I am a graduate of The Knitting Guild Association’s Teacher Certification… Continue reading Graduation and summer class plans

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Team Player or Solo Artist?

I am most definitely a joiner. I enjoy connecting with people who enjoy the same things that I do – reading, all forms of fiber arts, travel and food. In college I joined the Public Relations Society of America, after college I joined a Cooking Light Supper Club, book clubs. In more recent years I… Continue reading Team Player or Solo Artist?

Something Old, Something New …

Paper-pieced ornaments for the Tall Trim the Tree quilt wall hanging.

Most of you, my dearest readers, will know the rhyme: Something old,Something new,Something borrowed,Something blue. As we bid farewell to 2022 and greet a new year with open hearts, I thought this rhyme also could have greater meaning in our creative lives. I plan to use a line each week to keep me focused and… Continue reading Something Old, Something New …

Procastination and Misletoe

Dearest reader, so sorry for the disappearing act but I am back to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Have your holidays been as busy as mine? I feel like the time just flew by and before I knew it December had arrived. Admittedly, I haven’t procrastinated on just… Continue reading Procastination and Misletoe

Sew Thankful

Happy Thanksgiving Team Stitching Coach! Thank you for being a follower, student and general supporter of my endeavors as The Stitching Coach. I couldn’t do any of this without you. I’m also very thankful for all the librarians out there who have encouraged and given me the opportunity to share my love of fiber arts… Continue reading Sew Thankful

Happy Handmade Halloween

I love Halloween! Hands down it is my favorite holiday. Costumes, handing out sweets to friends I haven’t met yet, scary movies and Autumn breezes cannot be beat. But dressing up has to be my favorite part. I remember my favorite costumes growing up – a space alien with green face paint and wearing the… Continue reading Happy Handmade Halloween

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