I’m not quite sure how I feel about the “Safer at Home” order in Los Angeles (and probably soon for all cities in LA County),… Read more “Safer at Home”
Hi All! Thick in the midst of Christmas and family birthday festivities, I finally came up for air so I could get the promised patterns out. There… Read more “Serendipity Finishing Directions”
The final Geese block is ready to download. You can grab it here serendipity-geese-block-4 . Next month there will be two patterns: the Geese accent blocks and… Read more “Serendipity – Block 7 (Geese block 4)”
All Patterns are 30% off this week when you purchase at the cburdy.com pattern shop here on my site. Please note that the patterns bought at Patternspot.com… Read more “Columbus Day Sale”
I’m so sorry for the delay. I had a lovely visit from my parents this past week and I enjoyed every minute with them. Thanks for your… Read more “Serendipity – Block 7 (Geese block 3)”
Hi everyone. New month…new block. I just love this one. So here it is Serendipity – Geese Block 2.
Oh Boy, did I have fun with hand quilting last week! I felt a physical sense of loss after I was done. Yet also, strangely enough, relief. It’s always nice when a chore turns out to be so much fun! I can’t wait for the next block to be finished. Don’t get me wrong, I love my sewing machine. But we are not always on the best of terms. And wrestling a bed-size quilt into a little 6-inch space doesn’t thrill me. Hand work just seems to suit me better. Although, I’ve noticed that I’m like a child and have to be entertained at every moment, so either the TV is on, or the radio, or I’m listening to a book, whatever. When the kids were small (and loud), I used to crave hand-stitching for the quiet and to escape. Now that they’re almost grown, I go crazy when it’s too quiet and crave background noise. Too funny! But stitching is still an escape.
I hope that the change of seasons brings welcome relief to you. I know it will for us. Yesterday was 104 degrees, so I’m looking forward to cooler weather.
I’ve been having a blast re-doing the Sycamore Rose Pattern to include directions for Quilt as you Go and Back-basting applique. I’m learning so much and have… Read more “Hand Quilting”