Wednesday, October 30, 2013


So, this is one of the main tips I emphasize in my Hip Stitch Basics class.  Today's sewing column in the Abq Journal reinforces it: 

Monday, October 21, 2013

The Traveling Love Quilt

The Love Quilt has taken to a bit of traveling, seeking out couples to pose with it.

Today we found Jonah and Grace, sweet sweethearts:

and Mark and Dan, a couple of good friends & math teacher colleagues 
for 20 plus years: 

Tickets are on sale at Hip Stitch for this uber-modern quilt - $1.00 per ticket or 6 for $5.00.  Raffle for the winner will take place on Saturday, Nov. 9 at the end of the Hipster's Holiday Craft Show!  
All the money goes to the Free Wheelchair Mission and Basket of Hope.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Coming out of the (Halloween) closet

The last time I dressed for Halloween, it was Rita Skeeter from Harry Potter - must have been about 7 years ago - both my girls were in elementary school, and I found a funky women's suit at Goodwill, dyed it lime green, did my hair up in curls, and put fake fingernails on....that was the first and LAST time I will ever wear fake fingernails - ugh.  I still get chills of horror thinking of those awful claws on my hands.....
That's Miranda Richardson as Rita, NOT me - in case you were wondering!!
This year, an idea came to me via Portia, my good friend, for a costume.  Tonight, I began the sewing.  I may or may not drop some hints along the way, but for sure, on Thursday, Oct. 31, I'll be decked out at Hip Stitch.  You'll just have to come to see!