Do you love free patterns?  Each month in 2018, I will feature a new block of the month pattern using different quilting and sewing methods.  There is something here for every skill level! This month we are celebrating Halloween with a fun holiday themed table runner called Spookie Spirits!  This pattern features blended wool applique, […] Read the full article →

Quilted Mug Warmer Gift Set Pattern!

mug warmer gift set free pattern

Yep, the year is flying by already! We have started traveling, so it pays to be ahead of the game here.  I came up with a free pattern to share with you for a Quilted Mug Warmer Gift set. This easy pattern uses fabric scraps and is actually a great starter project if you have […] Read the full article →

Join this unique Sew Along!  This month, I am featuring the instructions to create the Pottery and Lizards blocks. Two blocks that feature both fun applique and easy piecing. Sonoran Trail was created with southwestern influences, as I have spent the better part of the past few years exploring the beautiful vistas of Arizona.  Sonoran […] Read the full article →

paper crafts quilled butterfly headband

You can make so many things with paper!  Over the past few years, I have made Faux Metal Wall Art, a Quilled Starry Night, a Quilled Butterfly in a Jar, a Quilled Garden Frame, and much more.  Playing with paper is a lot of fun. Some of the Sitcom readers have asked me for a […] Read the full article →

ultimate guide for creating a luau in your backyard

Summer is nearly over, and it is time for that one last gathering before heading back to the old grind.  How about transforming your backyard into a festival celebrating the finer things in Hawaiian culture, luau-style?  What a great way to send off the summer!  Here are 35 party planning tips, fun DIY’s, food ideas and much more […] Read the full article →

Do you love free patterns?  Each month in 2018, I will feature a new block of the month pattern using different quilting and sewing methods.  There is something here for every skill level! This month, our block goes circular!  Do you tend to avoid patterns with curves?  My new Round About Quilt Pattern has curves, […] Read the full article →

I love adding a bit of color in my motorhome.  Especially this time of year when the dry days turn all the beautiful green fields a dusty brown.  While paging through some of my old craft books, I came upon the idea to make your own window clings with fabric puff paints. So let’s create […] Read the full article →

Join this unique Sew Along!  This month, I am featuring the instructions to create the Hummingbird and Coyote blocks. Two blocks that feature both fun applique and easy piecing. Sonoran Trail was created with southwestern influences, as I have spent the better part of the past few years exploring the beautiful vistas of Arizona.  Sonoran […] Read the full article →

7 Fun Chicken Crafts!

It’s in the middle of summer and my crafting tends to go in several directions during this time of year.  Quilting is a focus, but keeping my Etsy shop stocked full of Gossiping Chickens is a full time job.  With chickens on the brain, I wanted to feature a post of unique chicken crafts. Most […] Read the full article →

camping rules chalkboard

I have a problem.  I just love those little “Rules” signs that have all different fonts in them.  Since we live full time in our RV, I have absolutely no wall space. None. But I couldn’t help myself.  I found a chalkboard, some chalk markers, and created a fun Camp Rules Pattern! Of course, I […] Read the full article →

Each month in 2018, I will feature a new block of the month pattern using different quilting and sewing methods.  There is something here for every skill level!  This month, our block is a traditional block with a twist of color and a crazy bird applique. Be sure to subscribe to Suzy’s Sitcom to receive […] Read the full article →

lobster zentangle chalk board free pattern

My husband and I left our corporate life three years ago, sold most everything we owned and set across the country in our motorhome to see what we could see.  It was a major life change with the purpose of living our dreams, making our life simpler, and ultimately improving our health. While in Maine, I […] Read the full article →

Join this unique Sew Along!  This month, I am featuring the instructions to create the two SunBurst Blocks and the Village Block. Two blocks that feature both fun applique and easy piecing. Sonoran Trail was created with southwestern influences, as I have spent the better part of the past few years exploring the beautiful vistas […] Read the full article →

DIY Seashell Decor!

seashell welcome sign tutorial

Do you have a bunch of seashells sitting around from that last trip to the shore?  Make a beautiful Welcome Sign using your seashell collection, foam board and a bit of paper mache!  Want to know how? I wanted to do this project with my mother as she had helped collect the shells and even […] Read the full article →

It’s time for another pattern!  Each month in 2018, I will feature a new block of the month pattern using different quilting and sewing methods.  There is something here for every skill level!  This month, our block is not as traditional.  Celebrating with red, white and blue,  we are featuring a block that has pop […] Read the full article →