Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 11:24

Today we spent the day at Tower of London. We had a wonderful time walking along the old walls. There were also great views of the London Tower Bridge.

Since I am not sewing anything these days (I didn't bring my machine with me), I have been enjoying looking at patterns in the things I see. Here are some beautiful combinations of shapes and colors in the stained glass windows today.


Friday, May 15, 2015 - 08:25

Clearly, I didn't keep up with writing in here at all over the last year and a half. But a lot has certainly changed.

The biggest change is that I have moved to London for a year. My job offered me the opportunity to work out of the London office for at least a year. How could I say no. So I picked up my family, packed up my house, and we flew off to London. We have been here a week and are already loving it!

One of the things that I want to do over the course of this year is spend more time writing on here. We have been having a great time exploring (between going in to the office). Walking around we found ourselves on Portland Place.

And we found the most amazing playground. It is a memorial playground for Princess Diana and is themed after Peter Pan. 

Sunday, January 12, 2014 - 20:48

Looking back on 2013

Well, I clearly haven't been blogging much towards the end of last year. But I have been busy in the sewing room. During 2013 I finished five quilts, and I have six more in progress as the year comes to a close. 

However, I think the biggest thing to happen this past year was becoming part of a larger community around quilting. I joined the Portland Modern Quilt Guild, which has been a revelation. There are so many talented quilters here in Portland! And now I feel that I can call many of them friends. After hearing Elizabeth Hartman talk to the guild about online quilt bees, I decided to join a couple. Not only did it expand my sphere of quilty friends, it also pushed me to try new things. Needless to say, it has been wonderful. 

Looking forward to 2014

So for this next year, here are my goals:
1. Finish all my started projects from this year.
2. Be part of a full year online bee (I am already signed up for this). 
3. Practice lots of free motion quilting. 
4. Blog more often!
5. Enjoy my quilty community even more.

And here is the first block I made for 2014:


What are you planning for 2014?