Almost Back on the Job!

One week ago today I moved into my new(ish) little house.  But let me back up a bit and tell you about the perils of moving.  I opted to have the movers do the packing this time - something I'd have to think long and hard about doing again.  Yes, they got everything packed in one day, but the list of things they wouldn't even touch is quite staggering.  I know there are certain things deemed to be "hazardous goods", which they legally cannot move, and I was pretty much up to speed (so I thought) on exactly what that involved.  But, seriously p

Time is Getting Short

Happy Monday Morning!  Time before my move is getting short - just over a week now.  The chaos is increasing, the sorting is happening, and my body is reminding me  that even though I may think I'm a teenager, in truth I have been on this planet a while, and moving is hard work.  My Ebay listings are all finished until my new studio is up and running.  And my fabrics are all packed away. 

So here's my Excuse

Happiness is . . . . a Big Ol' Pile of Fabrics!

Happiness is a big, ol', giant mess:

It's sort of snowing/sort of raining today, so this is how I'm spending the day.


Time Saving Tips #2 - Let the Scraps Fall Where They May

Time Saving Tip #2 - let those scraps just hit the floor in glorious messiness, because it takes much less time to sweep the floor once at the end of the day, than to try to hit the garbage bin with every scrap. (And then sweep to pick up the ones that were missed.)   And it feels soooo freeing - like breaking every rule your mother ever told you when you were 10.

Have a Good One!

Yvonne Porcella

As some of you may know, Quilting Legend Yvonne Porcella passed away February 12, 2016.  The Quilt Show is making an episode featuring Ms Porcella free for all to view until February 29th.  You can find it here:

I have a couple of her books and was greatly inspired by her bold use of color as I'm sure many of you were as well.


Design Wall & a "Cheaper by the Dozen" Tip

Okay, I'm dating myself here, but when I was about 12, I read the book Cheaper by the Dozen written by Ernestine Gilbreth Carey and Frank Bunker Gilbreth Jr.  Since the movie came out, I'm sure you all know the story - lots of kids, no money, etc.  BUT, in the book, part of the focus was on the father, who was an "Efficiency Expert", involved with something he called "motion study".  Well, at 12, I was hooked - on efficiency.  I did time trials on the fastest way to get dressed, the quickest wa

Car?? What car??

Ah, February in Nova Scotia . . . . . Anybody need some snow?  Anybody??  I'm pretty sure I could send you some!


And to brighten things up a bit, I'm getting this little guy ready to go in the mail

tomorrow . .

Just Look . . . . .

 . . . . . . at what came in the mail today!

- Maggie

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