how to transfer photos to stone

We are full-time travelers living in our RV, and many of my projects are inspired by our current surroundings. We are currently in upstate New York on Lake Ontario. It seems that this part of New York has its share of wonderfully smooth stones that have been polished by Lake Ontario. It came to me […] Read the full article →

Did you know that July is Family Reunion Month?  Summertime is also a great time to plan fun get-togethers with friends and family.  Because we live in a RV, we like to plan all our gatherings around the campfire and the grill.  With that in mind, I put together a list of grilling tips and […] Read the full article →

Retro Flash Quilt Sew Along free patterns each month!

We are quickly coming to an end for the Retro Flash Sew Along! The final block and finishing instructions of the Retro Flash Sew Along are now available free until August 1, 2019! Retro Flash was influenced by our time spent on Route 66 while traveling through the west.  I love the old signage and […] Read the full article →

grandmas garden quilt sew along

Today, I am releasing block number 4 of my new quilt pattern, Grandma’s Garden, called Squash!   This pattern will be available free until August 1, 2019!  Each month, I will be walking you through this quilt top step-by-step with tips, and thorough instructions and free templates. Grandma’s Garden was inspired by vintage seed packets.  My designs are […] Read the full article →

It’s time for another free block of the month quilt pattern! There is something here for every skill level.  This month, I would love to share with you my latest creation, Sailboats & Stars! This block of the month pattern is available to you absolutely free until July 18, 2019! Sailboats and Stars was created with […] Read the full article →

I’d love to show you a method to create decorative painted designs the simple way. I’m talking about stencils. Stencils not only make life easier when painting multiple pieces, but they can serve as a great base for a much more elaborate design! When I sit down to paint, I find that I have a […] Read the full article →

15 beautiful summer craft ideas

With school letting out and summer making an entrance, it is the perfect time to share with you some colorful summer crafts, all from the Sitcom!  Great for summer fun, summer picnics, and keeping the kids busy, here are 15 beautiful summer craft ideas to bring in the sun with! A little something for everyone […] Read the full article →

Grandma’s Garden was inspired by vintage seed packets.  My designs are always influenced by my travels. Lately, our travels have included jobs in agriculture such as the sugar beet harvest and greenhouse work. This unique and beautiful quilt features many of our favorite veggies as remembered from those pretty seed packets from many years ago.  Today, I […] Read the full article →

Retro Flash was influenced by our time spent on Route 66 while traveling through the west.  I love the old signage and the simpler times represented in mid century culture.  Retro Flash brings together some of my favorite 50’s themes into one fun quilt. This month’s pattern is called Gas Station!   Each month, I will […] Read the full article →

island breezes quilt pattern

It’s time for another quilt pattern! Each month I am featuring a new free block of the month quilt pattern!  There is something here for every skill level.  For this month’s free pattern, go HERE! Island Breezes is my latest creation. The fun, breezy quilt was inspired by our current location.  We are currently working on an […] Read the full article →

faux wood burning technique

I’m a huge fan of faux techniques and wood burning is a craft that I have always wanted to try. When I discovered a new product called Scorch Markers that are supposed to create the look of wood burning with an easy faux technique, I thought I’d give it a try. Creating this little sign […] Read the full article →

A wedding can get pretty expensive. With most of us, budgets are a reality. I want to share with you 8 beautiful DIY Wedding Decor ideas exclusively from the Sitcom!  These are unique, inexpensive ideas that will make your wedding fabulous and keep you in your budget! Keep Your Wedding on Budget! Did you know that the […] Read the full article →

Join the Grandmas Garden Sew Along! Free quilt block patterns each month!

Grandma’s Garden was inspired by vintage seed packets.  My designs are always influenced by my travels. Lately, our travels have included jobs in agriculture such as the sugar beet harvest and greenhouse work. This unique and beautiful quilt features many of our favorite veggies as remembered from those pretty seed packets from many years ago. Today, I […] Read the full article →

Join the Retro Flash Sew along. Free quilt block patterns each month!

Quilt Block #7 of the Retro Flash Sew Along is now available until June 1, 2019! Retro Flash was influenced by our time spent on Route 66 while traveling through the west.  I love the old signage and the simpler times represented in mid century culture.  Retro Flash brings together some of my favorite 50’s […] Read the full article →

I enjoy creating something special for you. Each month I am featuring a new block of the month quilt pattern!  There is something here for every skill level! Esmeralda is my latest creation. This breezy quilt is simple to create with repeats of an 8″ pieced block, rotating it to give it that breezy look.  […] Read the full article →