Wednesday, March 22, 2017

In Like a Lion, Out like a Tornado

Here in South Dakota, it gets a bit windy.  Doesn't matter the season, we can have gusts of wind up to 60 mph any time.  This past week, we hit 70 degrees, and then this happened:

Granted, it was a beautiful way to wake up.  But snow, wind, and fog on Tuesday, then 60 and sunny on Wednesday?  It's enough to make me duck under the covers for a few more weeks until I see the green of the grass and the lawn mowers out.  😒  

I guess I could get a few more inside projects done while I'm waiting.  Maybe I'll start a new quilt.  Terry has just created a new tutorial to show you how to create a quilt with her newest pattern.  She calls it Under the Stars.  I think you can see why.
The quilt is beautiful.  I hope you get a chance to watch her video.  Subscribe to our YouTube channel for all the newest videos.

Our sewing classes are so much fun.  We've seen aprons and coasters this month so far.  Next week is a pot holder and soon a really cute tote.
Apron

Coasters

Pineapple Potholder


Speaking of roosters, it is a great time to start a garden.  Do any of you start your gardens inside?  I would love to hear your advice on how to keep them going before transplanting them outside.  I don't have much success with that.  They sprout and then die before I can get them outside.  It's very depressing.  Thanks in advance for all your sage advice!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

It's Wednesday!

My desk is full of things to do.  I love being busy at work.  To me, if I'm not busy at work, I may as well not be here.  How about you?  How is your week going?

I'm not the only one who's busy around here.  Terry posted another YouTube tutorial this week.  It's called "Binding with Cuddle Fabric."  Cuddle (or Minky) fabric seems to give people some trouble when working with it.  Terry's video will help explain how to use it for binding without making yourself crazy.  Here's the tutorial:



If you're running out of ideas for your next project, we might be able to help!  Our Robert Kaufman Botanical Beauty is on sale this week.  It's regularly $8.20.  This week it is $6.50.  What a beautiful start to a striking quilt.  

These are the coordinating fabrics to help finish your quilt.




March is a fun month for all of us here in South Dakota.  We've been sweating at 70 degrees one day to shivering in our boots at 30 the next.  Just this week we had snow blowing sideways in 50 mph gusts of wind.  With these teasers of spring, I'm getting antsy to start my garden.  I always say I'm going to start with seeds inside.  By the time I finally get to plant them, the seedlings have dried up and died.  So then I go buy starters from the store, get them in the ground, and then it snows.  Or a deer eats them.  Or something.  I can't decide if I'm determined or crazy when I do this every summer.  I'm still trying to figure out how those clever Canadians grow their beautiful gardens. Maybe I'll go visit sometime and find out.  Until then, maybe you can comment below on some gardening tips for me.  Thanks!