Creative Spaces Blog Hop: Week 1, Day 1

Welcome to the first day of the Creative Spaces Blog Hop, it’s so good to have you join the fun!

I hope you’ll enjoy taking a look into our happy places over the next 6 weeks,

a different theme weekly, with daily postings and four fabulous sponsors: Aurifil, Bosal, Crafter’s Edge, Daylight.

We have 16 creatives sharing their spaces, tips, and perhaps a few giveaways!

July 9 through August 19!

Week 1: Studio Clean Up – before and after pics

Week 2: Favorite Tools

Week 3: Organizing Tips

Week 4: Dealing with Scraps and/or Fabric

Week 5: Dealing with Embellishments/Buttons/Thread

Week 6: Dealing with Tools/Rulers

Check out some of our awesome giveaways!


Week 1: Studio Clean-up

I spend a lot of time in my studio and I try to keep it tidy, so I try to clean-up as I go… it helps me to focus, but there are times when I just run out of time and chaos ensues!

This is a favorite corner in my happy little place, and oh what a mess! Preparing for BERNINA University a few weeks ago got a bit messy…  and this is pretty clean, lol!

You should see it before Market… usually looks like a tornado hit.

I keep all the fabric in my current collection in this cart (it’s easy to hide away if need be… but don’t tell!)

Oh goodness, it’s time to straighten this not-so-neat pile… and the cutting table, well, not too bad, right?

So I usually have several machines running at the same time!

Here I’m finishing the binding on this little quilt on my BERNINA 780…

…while embroidering quilt labels on my B880.

And my desk? Yup, just as crazy, haha! But I can find anything… I think…

Then, a week later and after a few hours of heavy labor… okay, it wasn’t that bad!

My happy little corner has returned to it’s peaceful state…

And the machines? Getting a little break!


Humm, time for a new project?

I think my Q24 is feeling a little neglected…

Even the ironing board is ready to get going on…

Wait, how about we give some of these cute panels away?

Visit daily, you never know what may happen :-)!


We are so grateful to Crafter’s Edge for sponsoring our Creative Spaces Blog Hop

and giving away this awesome Grand Prize to one of our followers!

A winner will be chosen on August 19. Contest open to all, International winners pay shipping.

Congratulations Nancy!

You are our Grand Prize winner!!!


Thanks so much for stopping by!

And don’t forget to visit all the participants in our hop to take a peak into their studios!



Cherry Blossom Quilting


Morning Glory Designs

Sew Many Creations


Seams Like a Dream

Poor House Quilt Designs

Desert Bloom Quilting


Canton Village Quilt Works

Cranberry Pie Designs


 Avery Lane Designs

Christa Quilts



Swan Amity


Funky Friends Factory

Simple Arts

Joanne Sharpe


Vintage Ornaments Quilt-Along

Hello! It’s definitely being a long time since I’ve shared what I’ve been up to!

Last Fall I released my latest Christmas collection at Quilt Market in Houston and it’s now arriving in stores. This collection brings back warm memories of wonderful Christmas times with the boys in a quite little town we lived in many years ago. I drew little houses, a favorite subject of mine, sweet snowmen, holiday trees, and couldn’t resist adding little cars and bikes with trees and gifts, of course, also had to have a few snowflakes, and my favorite colors, aqua and green. I designed three new patterns for the collection, Mulberry Lane, Snow Crystal, and Winter Star, and I’ve also designed a fun Quilt-Along featuring Mulberry Lane, called Vintage Ornaments on WeAllSew, the BERNINA blog.

Over the next six months I’ll be sharing the patterns and tips to my favorite technique, fusible applique, and hope you will join the fun! You may be able to purchase a kit for the project at your local quilt shop… ask them to order Mulberry Lane from Contempo/Benartex if they don’t already have it in stock! Or you could contact my local BERNINA dealer in Baton Rouge, My Sewing Shoppe to order yours.

I am also happy to share some pre-cuts of Mulberry Lane… what do you think?

Leave a comment and tell me which of my new Mulberry Lane patterns you like best

and your name will be added to the drawing. Two winners will be chosen on Sunday, June 18th!



Fall Market 2016

It’s hard to believe Fall Market 2016 has come and gone!

Many years ago, we lived in a charming small town with a street that was always beautifully decorated for the holidays.

I have many warm memories from our time there and it is what inspired me to design my new Contempo fabric line for Benartex,

filled with little houses…

cars, bikes…

sweet little snowmen, and lots of snowflakes!

The collection includes a panel with a happy skating snowman.

I will be releasing several new Mulberry Lane patterns and a coordinating embroidery collection with OESD early next year.

One of the fun things to happen at this Market, was that our Benartex Contempo booth won 2nd place!


 Thanks so much for visiting!