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Volume!

August 29, 2014
Posted by: Laura

It’s our last Flickr Friday of the summer holidays and we’ve got rain, lots and lots of rain, in the forecast.  On the bright side, though, when there’s rain, there’s usually a rainbow.  And even if one doesn’t appear, we can all pretend while we sit inside and admire this rainbow volume creation from this week’s winner, Adrienne Klenck @ Chezzetcook Modern Quilts.

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I’m fairly certain this would brighten anyone’s rainy day.  Congratulations, Adrienne!  And for everyone else, don’t forget to keep uploading your pics to our Flickr group.  Happy sewing and have a fabulous long weekend, rain or shine.

New in the Shop for August

August 28, 2014

It has seemed like a slow news month, but after taking a look around I realized there are a number of new things to share.

Hadley by Denyse Schmidt

Hadley is Denyse Schmidt’s latest collection, in three delightful colorways — Chinese Lantern, Sunflower, and Hydrangea.  There are several more bolts arriving next week, along with bundles and pre-cuts.

InColorOrder patterns

Some patterns from Jeni Baker of In Color Order — take a look at Vintage Nine-Patch if you want a scrap-busting project (or try it with Hadley!) Color Hex, Arithmetic and Lined Drawstring Bag are more creative options from Jeni.

Far Far Away bundle

Far, Far Away (reprint) by Heather Ross for Windham came in last week. Heather’s incredibly popular line of fairy tale inspired fabrics is now available on quilting weight cotton!

Allison Glass patterns

More new patterns .. these are from Allison Glass. The Tessellation Quilt Along with Sew Sweetness is just wrapping up, but it’s never too late to join in on the internet.

Timber Kit

I’ve put together a kit for the Timber quilt, using Kona colours shown on the cover.

Widescreen from Carolyn Friedlander

Customers often ask if I carry any wideback fabrics, and the answer now is YES! I have Carolyn Friedlander’s Widescreen in both Grey and Pacific; at 108″ wide they should make backing those large quilts a bit easier.

FeatherRiver bundle

Kaisa and I both fell for Feather River by Jay-Cyn Designs for Birch when we first laid eyes on it! There are a few bundles and a few bolts … including this delightfully retro flannel.

FeatherRiver flannel

Now that’s a happy camper!

Introducing … Sharyn

August 27, 2014
Posted by: Sharyn

And last but not least:

My name is Sharyn and I am the new kid in the shop, although it’s been a very long time since the word “kid” has been linked to my name. I work part time at Mad About Patchwork and live on the property where the shop is located, so have an easy commute to work and am only late if I stop to pull weeds in my pathway garden! I started quilting 35 years ago but with raising a family and a busy career there seemed to be no time for quilting. I continued to collect fabrics and patterns but it seemed that my sewing machine was only used for hemming jeans. I retired last year, joined a Victoria’ Quilts group in Stittsville and that has inspired me to return to quilting with a mad passion!

It is a sweet torture to work surrounded by beautiful fabric collections and my first question is usually “what has arrived since the last time I worked”.  Sometimes it’s a new line that catches my eye as soon I walk up the stairs and by the end of the day I’m leaving with a few half yards or fat quarters of something irresistible.  Such was the case a few weeks ago when I saw Arcadia by Sarah Watson.  Who could resist this:

Arcadia scraps

Went home and found a free pattern from Windham Fabrics called Bella’s Bird that I liked, the photo showing directional prints used in an interesting way.   The Arcadia collection also featured some directional prints, so rotary cutter in hand away I went.  An easy pattern to follow, centre block with four strips attached, similar to  log cabin construction. Possibly daydreaming a bit, clearly not paying close enough attention to the cutting measurements I cut all of the strips at 2 1/2” instead of one at 3 1/2”. I started to piece, still not having realized my error.  The blocks are rectangular, yet in the photo they seem to be square.  Only when I finished sewing my second set of 4 blocks using one of the directional prints, in what I thought was a clever way, did I realize the error of my ways!!  How were these two blocks ever going to join up with others:

Arcadia Blocks

Should I buy more fabric and start over using the size specified or should I scrap two blocks and continue.  The latter option of course, especially considering that I was making this lap quilt for no one in particular.  A few more hiccups, mostly to do with paying closer attention to those (expletive) directional prints and some discussion with Pam about what to use for borders and I was done.  Here’s the pieced top.

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I’m a traditional quilter not a modern quilter so this was slightly out of my comfort zone but I am pleased with the results and am thinking of a solid backing with various sizes of hexies randomly placed using up some of these beautiful Arcadia scraps.

Two charm packs for a toddler’s quilt is next.

Fairy Tales and Flowers

August 25, 2014

 

I’ll let you in on a secret, as long as you promise not to guffaw or embarrass me toooooo much: When I was little, I wanted to be the princess in the story of The Princess and the Pea.  I idolized her.  I thought, “how lovely that someone could be so delicate and affected by something so small under all of those mattresses.”  And then, I would find and tuck little objects between my mattresses to wait and hope that I would awake having had a sleepless slumber.  Much to my chagrin, as hard as I tried, I never really felt a difference.  Nonetheless, the tale is one that I loved and couldn’t escape.  Much like Heather Ross’ original Far Far Away collection that I managed to miss because I hadn’t started quilting yet.  When my lovely friend Katy told me that Far Far Away was being re-released, I was giddy.  This was my chance.

And this week, I was giddy all over again when I went into the shop to make our featured bundle and saw it (felt it) in person.  The prints. The colours. The stories.  I can’t get enough.  So it’s only fitting that this week’s bundle, Fairy Tales and Flowers, is the stuff fairy tales are made of – complete with a princess and a pea.  You, too, can indulge your inner child at 20% off until Sunday, August 31st at midnight.  And, in the meantime, if you’ve managed to stop laughing at my childhood self, I’d love to hear what kind of silly things you did as a child in the name of fairy tales.  Happy Sewing!

Fairy Tales and Flowers

Sew Canadian – August 24th

August 24, 2014

 

 

It’s our second last week of Sew Canadian, but we’re still going strong and have two great spaces to show you this week.  Don’t forget that this also means time is running out to add pics of your own sewing space to our Sew Canadian Flickr Group for your chance to win an Ombre Sewing Studio Kit AND pattern.

This week we’re featuring Leanne of She Can Quilt and Jaclyn of Jaclyn Quilts. Be sure to stop over at their blogs and say hi!

First today on the tour is Leanne @She Can Quilt.

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1. What do you like most about your space?
Until the last year, I have mostly sewn in a corner of my bedroom. It is so nice to now have space in a couple of bright sunny rooms. I love having everything at hand and not having to pack it away daily.

2. If you could change one thing about your space, what would it be?
I would make it larger. Although I have fit my still new longarm quilting machine into the space I have available, it would be much nicer with a bigger room. I now have my cutting table and ironing board in the next room and I hope one day to have it all in one single space.

3. When do you find the most time to sew and when are you most creative?
I mostly sew in the evenings and on weekend afternoons as I work full time and spend time being a mom too. Given my schedule, I just always hope to feel creative when I have time to sew, and so far that seems to be what happens.

4. Do you listen to music or podcasts, watch tv or movies while sewing or do you prefer silence?
I prefer silence. If I am working on a lot of similar blocks, I might turn on Netflix, or some music.

5. What’s your favourite sewing snack and/or drink?
I love having a latte when I sew, or a cup of tea.

6. What kind of machine do you sew on and how many machines do you have?
I have the first version of the Janome Horizon which I use almost every day. I also have a Janome 3160Q at my summer place and a lovely Singer Featherweight. For quilting, I now own a APQS Millennium longarm quilting
machine, which I am still learning to use.

7. Does your machine(s) have a name? What is it?
No names yet.

8. What are the tools you couldn’t live without?
Besides my sewing machine, I would be lost without a good pair of sharp, fabric only scissors and also my Gingher metal rotary cutter. I love the heavy weight of good cutting implements.

9. What advice or tips and tricks do you have for others when first setting up or modifying a sewing space?
For me, it is vital to have my sewing machine and cutting table at the right heights for my body. I have the machine sunk into an inexpensive table made for that purpose and I use a kitchen counter height table from IKEA for cutting. I also have an adjustable office chair which allows me to change the height I sit at while sewing. Paying attention to the best height of your sewing machine and cutting board will make a huge difference to both your back and fatigue levels while sewing and cutting.

10. If you could pack up and move your space anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Right now, I want my sewing space to be where my family is, and they are not moving at the moment. However, in my dreams I would sew somewhere a fair bit warmer, with a beautiful garden, a short stroll to the beach, and a fantastic
quilting shop nearby.

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And to finish off today’s tour, we have Jaclyn @Jaclyn Quilts.

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1. What do you like most about your space?
I love that I have a large space. I know how lucky I am so have so much space to spread out. I love that I have a dedicated cutting table that is a little higher and enough space to store my stash and see it all together. I also love having a huge design wall.

2. If you could change one thing about your space, what would it be?
I would love to have better lighting. I recently replaced my light bulbs but I would like to add some new fixtures to really make the space brighter. I do most of my sewing at night so this is really important.

3. When do you find the most time to sew and when are you most creative?
I find most of my time in the evenings or during the day on the weekends. I work full time and have a little one so finding time to sew can be a real challenge. I find I’m most creative during the day so I try to write my ideas down when I’m at work or on the bus.

4. Do you listen to music or podcasts, watch tv or movies while sewing or do you prefer silence?
I usually listen to music. I can’t watch tv or listen to podcasts because it requires too much attention. Sometimes I sew in silence too.

5. What’s your favourite sewing snack and/or drink?
I always have water with me and a full candy jar. I also like to have a glass of wine while I sew or a huge coffee.

6. What kind of machine do you sew on and how many machines do you have?
I sew on a Janome Horizon 7700. I have a small Kenmore machine that I started on but I never use it anymore.

7. Does your machine(s) have a name? What is it?
It does not have a name! I should fix that. Although after using it for 4 years I feel like it might be too late to name it.

8. What are the tools you couldn’t live without?
Rotary cutter and my huge mat for sure.

9. What advice or tips and tricks do you have for others when first setting up or modifying a sewing space?
I would suggest making sure your sewing machine is the right height for you and having a good chair. Sewing can be hard on the shoulders and neck so I try to make sure I have good posture and having things set up properly helps. It’s also nice to stand for cutting so a table that is a little higher will really help with fatigue.

10. If you could pack up and move your space anywhere in the world, where would it be?
I would almost certainly move to Vancouver if cost was not a consideration!

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Stay tuned next week for the last and final stop on our Sew Canadian Summer Tour and visit the spaces of Pam and Laura.  Happy Sewing!

Getting Ready for Back to School

August 22, 2014

 

It’s almost back-to-school time in this part of the country and I’m wondering how many of you are working on some handmade items? Bags, clothing, accessories?  Or are you just waiting for the children to go back so you can have some peace and quiet at your machines?  Either way, this week’s Flickr Friday winner, Avacadopie, and her Oliver and S School Bus T is sure to impress and inspire.  Made with Anna Maria Horner Knits, this creation looks like it’s the ultimate back-to-school outfit.

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Don’t forget to upload your pics to our Flickr group for your chance to win next week. We’d love to see what kind of back-to-school sewing you’re up to!

Waffle Kisses Studio September Offerings @Mad About Patchwork

August 21, 2014
Posted by: Laura

For many of us, September marks the beginning of new adventures, either for ourselves or our children.  It’s no different here at Waffle Kisses Studio with the start of a fall schedule in full swing.  If you’re looking to get crafty or creative with your sewing and you live in the Ottawa area (or even if you don’t, but you know someone who does), we’ve got a little something for everyone in September.  There’s even a full range of kids classes, for ages 5 right through to 17, making their debut.  You’ll find them at the end, so be sure to read on.

We’re starting the month off with two four-week quilt classes, one geared towards beginners and the other intended for those who have a little experience with sewing.  As always though, if you’re interested in a class and don’t think the level would suit you, please let me know.  Accommodations can always be made for any level.  Also, if you want to learn something that’s not on the schedule, get in touch.  These classes are here to work for you!  Plus, there’s always the bonus perk of Waffle Kisses Studio students receiving 10% off class supplies at Mad About Patchwork.

***Early bird pricing on all classes and workshops is as listed and is effective until August 31st***

Fall Maple Baby Quilt or Wall Hanging (36″ x 36″) – Adult – Beginner/Intermediate – Wednesdays, September 10th, 17th, 24th and October 1st – 6:30 to 9:30 pm – $120 (materials not included)

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Improv Wonky Log Cabin Quilt – Adult – Intermediate/Advanced – Thursdays, September 11th, 18th, 25th and October 2nd – 6:3o to 9:30 pm – $120 (materials not included)

Improv Wonky Log Cabin Block

 

In addition to our great classes, Waffle Kisses Studio offers a variety of workshops, most of which include materials.  Sewing, snacks and a finished project at the end!

Scrappy Leaf Coasters (Set of 4) – Adult – Intermediate/Advanced – Monday, September 15th, 6:30 to 9:30 pm – $50 (materials included)

Scrappy Leaf Coasters

 

Fall Bunting – Adult – All Levels – Friday, September 19th, 7:00 to 9:00 pm – $45 (materials included)

Fall Bunting

 

Appliqued Linen Project Bags (Set of 2) – Adult – All Levels – Sunday, September 21st, 6:00 to 8:00 pm – $45 (materials included)

Appliqued Linen Project Bag

 

Infinity Scarf – Adult – All Levels – Tuesday, September 30th, 7:00 to 9:00 pm – $30 (fabric NOT included)

Infinity Scarf

 

And finally, the workshops everyone has been waiting for – kids!

Let’s start off with our youngest age bracket, ages 5 to 8 and our new “Sew With Me” workshops.  Each young sewist at heart brings along mom, dad or guardian and completes a project as a team. These workshops have been so popular so far that there are two time options on the same day, a morning and afternoon slot.

Sew With Me Doll Quilt – Ages 5 – 8 With Adult – All Levels – Sunday, September 21st, 10:00 am to 11:30 am – $25 (fabric NOT included)

Sew With Me Doll Quilt – Ages 5 – 8 With Adult – All Levels – Sunday, September 21st, 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm – $25 (fabric NOT included)

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For our next age bracket, ages 9-12, this month we’re offering something for the mother-daughter teams.

Infinity Scarf – Mother/Daughter (Ages 9-12) – All Levels – Sunday, September 21st, 12:30 to 2:30 pm – $30 (fabric NOT included) – only 1 mother/daughter spot remaining!

Infinity Scarf

And finally, to complete the Infinity Scarf trifecta, let’s not forget about the teens and a special workshop just for them.

Infinity Scarf – Teen (Ages 13-17) – All Levels – Friday, September 12th, 7:00 to 9:00 pm – $30 (fabric NOT included)

I hope you’re all as excited about September as I am.  With the cooler weather we’ve already been having, don’t wait too long to sign up for September courses.  Some have already been sold out and I’d hate to see you left out in the cold. As always, if you have a class or workshop suggestion or would like to organize your own private or group class, I’d very much like to work something out with you.

Happy Sewing!

Laura

 

Introducing … Kaisa

August 20, 2014
Posted by: Kaisa

Hello world, my name is Kaisa. This is my first blog post for Mad About Patchwork, so please go easy on me!

My first sewing experience came at a summer camp I attended when I was about 12. My favourite part was drinking pink lemonade and eating ginger cookies during our break each afternoon. (Hahaha … who doesn’t love food?) Despite my interest in the sugary treats, I did complete some projects! My first piece was a small wall hanging displaying jars of forest critters.

Kaisa Bugs

A few months ago Pam hired me to assist her in the shop. A temporary placement has turned into a full-time job, and sparked my renewed interest in sewing. I come from a visual arts background, so when I enter the warehouse, I see the fabric as mini artworks. I look for a variety of colours, unity in designs, and most of all, I seek out prints that display different textures. I love texture, be it visual or tactile.

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Can you see what colours I’m drawn to?

Since I currently live with my parents, my mother (with her many years of expertise) has been teaching me to sew again. Anytime I am excited about a pattern, print or new collection, I know she’ll reciprocate my enthusiasm. I’m so thrilled to share fabric with her (like this container of scraps).

Kaisa Stash

To my wallet’s chagrin and my mother’s glee, I am becoming a fabric-aholic. My unorganized stash is tucked on a closet shelf for now.

Kaisa Shelf

I feel incredibly fortunate to be surrounded by beautiful fabric every day at work. Does it get any better than that?!

Until next time…

Flight of the Bumblebee

August 18, 2014

Are you as excited about Denyse Schmidt’s new Hadley collection as I am?  I just couldn’t wait to get my hands on these bold, geometric prints in saturated colours and PLAY!  I knew as soon as I saw them that I wanted to use them to create a custom bundle, so I set to work and got “Buzzzzzzzeee” on this week’s featured bundle, Flight of the Bumblebee.  Be sure to grab yours before Sunday, August 24th at midnight at 20% off before all of the bundles fly away.

FlightoftheBumblebee

 

Sew Canadian – August 17th

August 17, 2014

 

 

This week marks our seventh stop in our Sew Canadian summer series and we’re featuring not one, not two, but THREE amazing spaces today.  Be sure to read all the way to the end so you don’t miss out.

On today’s lineup we have Erica of Happy Fabric, Jacqui of Treadle Quilts and Adrienne of Chezzetcook Modern Quilts. Go ahead and stop over at their blogs to say hi! If you’re not part of our official tour schedule, you can participate by uploading your sewing space pics to our Sew Canadian Flickr Group.  There may even be an Ombre Sewing Studio Kit AND pattern up for grabs!

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First up is Erica @Happy Fabric.

1. What do you like most about your space?
I love that I can have everything set up in my sewing room and just leave it. For many years I sewed at the dining room table which meant cleaning up every night before supper and piling things in the corner of the dining room. I can even close the door if I don’t want to look at the mess!

2. If you could change one thing about your space, what would it be?
I would like to have natural light. My room is 6×9 and concrete on three sides with the door on the remaining wall, so it is a bit of cave and doesn’t lead to particularly nice photos. But, I’m still glad to have my own space!

3. When do you find the most time to sew and when are you most creative?
I work full time so evenings and weekends are when I get to sew. I’m probably most creative on Friday nights or Saturdays when I have the longest stretch of uninterrupted sewing time.

4. Do you listen to music or podcasts, watch tv or movies while sewing or do you prefer silence?
My sewing space is just off the family room and my husband is often out there watching TV. I don’t tend to put on any noise in the sewing room because it starts to get to be too much racket, which drives me nuts. I “listen” to a lot of TV shows though!

5. What’s your favourite sewing snack and/or drink?
Usually coffee or water. My snack weakness is salty stuff like chips which I don’t tend to bring into my sewing space because I don’t want the grease anywhere near my fabric.

6. What kind of machine do you sew on and how many machines do you have?
I sew most often, right now, on a Husqvarna Quilt Designer II. I also have a 40-year-old Bernina 830 which I love, a Featherweight, and a machine that my mom had. We are working toward moving my sewing room into one of the bedrooms formerly occupied by our daughters and when that happens I intend to keep more of my machines out where they can be used.

7. Does your machine(s) have a name? What is it?
My machine doesn’t have a name. Everything else seems to, but for some reason I haven’t found a name for my sewing machine that really resonates with me.

8. What are the tools you couldn’t live without?
I really like my Creative Grids rulers – my 6 ½” x 12 ½” one is my very favourite. I also really like my Omnigrid scissors (razor sharp) and my Clover fine pins with the glass heads. And sharp blades in my rotary cutter, always!

9. What advice or tips and tricks do you have for others when first setting up or modifying a sewing space?
Get the height of your counter/sewing surface right. You don’t want to be hunching way over or reaching way up with your arms to guide things through your machine. If you are comfortable sitting at your machine you will enjoy the process longer.

10. If you could pack up and move your space anywhere in the world, where would it be?
It would definitely be somewhere right on the ocean, where I could look out at the waves while sitting at my machine and, if I felt like it, walk down to the beach for a bit of a stretch.

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Next we have Jacqui @Treadle Quilts.

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1. What do you like most about your space?
I would have to say that my favourite part of the space is that it’s right next to hubby’s office.  In the actual room, it’s a toss-up between my design wall and my cutting table.

2. If you could change one thing about your space, what would it be?
A maid to clean it? LOL We designed this sewing space ourselves and it’s always hard to figure out how to store supplies in the best way, but no matter how much space you have, that will always be a challenge I think.  I just have to make sure that I de-clutter regularly.

3. When do you find the most time to sew and when are you most creative?
I try to sew every day, but am very involved in our Church and also have 9 grandchildren so they are a priority as well.  I usually work most efficiently under pressure.  I seem to work best in the evenings when I should be in bed!  But, I can work at any time of the day really.

4. Do you listen to music or podcasts, watch tv or movies while sewing or do you prefer silence?
We don’t have a TV, but I do occasionally listen to an online radio station for some music or pop a CD into the computer.  I have been working on listening to the Bible chronologically when I have ironing or cutting to do.  When I finish that, I hope to get some books on CD as well.

5. What’s your favourite sewing snack and/or drink?
Coffee and chocolate.

6. What kind of machine do you sew on and how many machines do you have?
My main machine is my Singer 15-88 treadle sewing machine from 1951.  I do most of my piecing on this machine, but it also can drop the feed dogs and can free motion quilt and I have a vintage walking foot for it as well.   The other vintage machine I do a lot of quilting on is my Bernina 830 from the 1960′s.  My husband and I collect antique and vintage sewing machines and toys and we have approximately 150 machines.  I sew on some of them sometimes to keep them from getting lonely, but many of them are in the garage, either for sale or awaiting restoration and servicing.

7. Does your machine(s) have a name? What is it?
My usual machine doesn’t have a name, but my Raymond treadle machine is nicknamed the “John Deere” because it sounds like a tractor when you sew on it.  I even have a little quilt that a friend made honouring my John Deere :-).

8. What are the tools you couldn’t live without?
Rotary cutters and rulers, rulers, rulers!

9. What advice or tips and tricks do you have for others when first setting up or modifying a sewing space?
Check out IKEA for storage ideas as they are very good at using space very efficiently.  I have plastic drawer units under my cutting table and store a lot of stuff under there.  The bonus is that it’s right at my fingertips.  I also have all my fabric and books on bookshelves behind my design walls which act as doors keeping the light off the fabric.  The vast majority of storage stuff has come from yard sales and thrift shops.

10. If you could pack up and move your space anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Right here where it is.  I’m close to my family and most of my kids and all my grandkids and our Church family.  There are some lovely quilt shops within driving distance and we custom built this house on a ravine lot where I can open the windows and hear the birds outside and see the bunnies and the deer occasionally.  What more could a person want eh?

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And finally we’ll finish off our whirlwind day with Adrienne @Chezzetcook Modern Quilts.

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1. What do you like most about your space?
This is actually my very first dedicated sewing space so I love it all! But if I had to pick something I would say the natural light from the windows and my design wall. I just moved into this space a year ago and I never had a design wall before. I think I would shrivel up without it.

2. If you could change one thing about your space, what would it be?
I would like to have a bigger table for cutting. Right now my cutting area and machine are on the same table, it all fits but I would like maybe another 12” and it would be perfect!

3. When do you find the most time to sew and when are you most creative?
My day job really gets in the way of quilting, darned thing, so I often do most of my quilting on the weekends. I love to dedicate a full day to nesting myself in my space and stitching. But I am most creative late at night, seems I get a lot of second winds.

4. Do you listen to music or podcasts, watch tv or movies while sewing or do you prefer silence?
I can’t do anything in silence, and I am a movie-a-holic so when I sew I always have a movie on or I am binge watching tv series. Right now I am re-watching Sex and the City. So good.

5. What’s your favorite sewing snack and/or drink?
Diet Coke, skittles and licorice. If my husband is reading – carrots and hummus.

6. What kind of machine do you sew on and how many machines do you have?
I sew on a Kenmore. Very basic, nothing fancy, but it has been serving me well for seven years. I only have this one machine, so I pray to sewing Buddha every day that nothing breaks! I am currently trying to figure out ways to get myself a Juki. I dream of Juki….

7. Does your machine(s) have a name? What is it?
Do I not love her enough if she does not have a name? Oh no! I am a bad machine parent! Ok let me think…I will name her Carrie since Sex In the City is on and I like to think she has her own fashion sense.

8. What are the tools you couldn’t live without?
Wonder clips, hands down. I love those clippy little red things. I use them all the time. I also love my scissors – Karen Kay Buckley’s Perfect Scissors. They don’t call’em perfect for nothing.

9. What advice or tips and tricks do you have for others when first setting up or modifying a sewing space?
It’s your happy place, so make it yours. I am an organizer. So everything is in its place. If you are more of a free mover and shaker, let it be messy and love it! And…a design wall. Make yourself a design wall. You won’t regret it.

10. If you could pack up and move your space anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Oh that’s a tough question! I want to travel the world, and yet I am also a homebody.  But I do know one thing, wherever I go, i have to have the ocean. Growing up in Nova Scotia makes me a Maritimer at heart, and I need water! I could easily see Ireland or Scotland as a new home.

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