Monday, January 20, 2014

I'm back!

Oh, it feels good to be home! My sewing machine, sadly, is not yet back from my trip to Denver, but it's supposed to arrive tomorrow, so I'm looking forward to that. I had a great visit with my family, got to see my son play with his cousins on my side of the family for the first time, got to see some snow, and I-sort-of-filmed-a-class-with-Craftsy. Yep, that's why I was in Denver, and I have to say I cannot wait until I can share more about my experience with the fantastic people at Craftsy and more about my class, but for now all I can say is that I had a great time and the class is going to be awesome. I know, such a tease!!


I got to visit the adorable and beautiful Fancy Tiger Crafts shop while in town, which was awfully fun. My niece has her first sewing machine and is learning to sew, so it was great fun to introduce her to a real craft store, and teach her a bit about fabric. She picked out two beautiful Japanese fabrics to add to her growing stash, which I was more than happy to treat her to, and I found a few pieces of fabric I couldn't live without to add to my stash, too, so everyone left happy. Even my older brother, who's an amazing artist, had a great time in the craft store, having discovered knitting diagrams for the first time and appreciating the geometric beauty of them.

Fancy Tiger Crafts - Denver

Fancy Tiger Crafts - Denver

Now that I'm back, I'm back to teaching in full swing! I had a weekend free motion quilting workshop with the fantastic ladies of the Sarasota Modern Quilt Guild. I was super excited to discover that one of my favorite food bloggers just happened to be there in the workshop, which turned me into a total fangirl for a few minutes! If you haven't checked out Jaden Hair's Steamy Kitchen blog or cookbooks and you enjoy Asian food, you simply must click over and check her out. Her recipes are so approachable and easy, not to mention tasty, and she is so sweet in person!

FMQ Class in Sarasota over the weekend

Tonight I'm giving my What is Modern Quilting lecture at the North location of Keep Me In Stitches on N Dale Mabry. If you're in the Tampa area, I believe there are a few tickets still available - you can call the shop at 813-908-3889 to reserve a spot. I've also got a quilt workshop at the South location of Keep Me In Stitches coming up this Saturday, so plenty of chances to come sew with me! Don't forget you can always check my Class Schedule page to find out about my upcoming classes, there's quite a few of them coming up!

More upcoming classes!


  1. As much as I love Fancy Tiger, I hope you got to go on down the street to Trelotta also!

  2. Busy lady! sounds like fun though :o)

  3. You met Jaden Hair? OMG I'm so jealous. I love her blog, and I use her cookbook at least once a month! :)


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