2018 Year of the Unicorn

Yes, that’s what I said; Year of the Unicorn. Why? Surely you mean, why not? Unicorns are unique and colorful and strong and amazing and fabulous, or so I hear, and that’s what I want my year to be. (Although it is actually Year of the Dog, and I was born under the dog sign, so maybe this is definitely going to be a good year for me). In order to organize myself and get on track, I made a list for what I want to create and learn this year, and then I started tackling said list.  Continue reading


Long Time, No Post.

It seemed like it had been awhile since I wrote a blog post, so I decided to check. Yep, it’s been three months. Woops. I think it was a combination of things; the outcome of the US election, then the holidays, then the inauguration, then just wanting to hide from the outside world and the internet. I still can’t watch the news. My husband and I also took a trip to Ontario for five days in January, and in February we both got the flu, which laid us up for a couple of weeks. But, just because I haven’t been writing, that doesn’t mean I haven’t been sewing! It feels as though my “to-sew” list is never ending, so I’m sharing what I’ve been working on.  Continue reading

Making it Modern

In January of 2015, I decided that I needed some sort of social outlet to get me out of the house. Winter in Montreal is harsh, and most people have a tendency to hibernate.  It can be a very depressing season, and it is very easy for me to not leave the house for days on end. While I do still sew, I like to make myself mostly dresses and tops, which I won’t be able to wear for another four months, so I wanted to branch out into another form of sewing that could carry me through the winter. So I joined the Modern Quilt Guild! Continue reading