Star of the North

| Embroidery, For the home, Quilts

The Minnesota Modern Quilt Guild (MMQG) had a challenge to make a MN Inspiration quilt – something about MN with a modern twist. My inspiration was the state motto: “L’etoile du nord” which is french for “star of the north”. I wanted to do a whole cloth quilt (it’s a mini) and to use the […] Read more…


Mother-Daughter Quilt Project

| Embroidery

I’m really excited about this project.  It’s a quilt I’m making with my mom.  (Yay!) My mom loves to embroider and she has wanted to make an embroidered quilt for a long time.  She is also an avid gardener and once upon a time, she was a floral designer for Bachman’s.  She found some iron-on […] Read more…

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A cute little hedgehog

| Embroidery, For Kids

Tomorrow the MN state fair opens.  Both my kiddos (and I) entered items in the fair.  The kids entered in the Education building so they are judged by grade level which is great because kids as young as Gwyn (who have just finished kindergarten) can enter. She entered her embroidered hedgehog.  She was so proud […] Read more…

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Crafty in the Car

| Embroidery

Last summer we took a very big road trip with two kiddos in a small car.  We had zero extra room.  Absolutely all of the space was taken up with carefully chosen items.  We did camp for a few nights (so we had a tent and sleeping bag)s, but also stayed at a hotel, a […] Read more…


Mother’s Love

| Embroidery

“Mother’s Love is Like a Fragrant Rose With Sweetness in Every Fold” For mother’s day, I finished this vintage linen cross-stitch sampler for my mom.  My maternal grandmother started this sampler many, many years ago, before she passed away.  She had done the orange stitching. When I was young and just starting to embroider, my […] Read more…

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