Using a serger for quilting

2014-125I bought a serger at the same time I purchased my latest sewing machine. I’ve used it off and on, mainly to make pencil cases and a couple of bags. I’ve loved using it for these few items, but –admittedly– it’s been underused. So this week I decided to really delve into all its possibilities. Read More »

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Untap your love!

2014-124I love, love, love TED talks. Not a week goes by that I don’t watch one or another of these videos. This is an important source of inspiration for me. There are times when one of these talks hits very, very deep. This particular one is does that. Read More »

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Stitch Bibles

2014-117Shortly before I moved I decided to upgrade my Brother sewing machine. I purchased a new model with more decorative and utility stitches than the previous one, and still light enough to carry around with me, if necessary. Read More »

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Foot warmer

2014-102Just as we thought the weather was beginning to start warming up a bit, we’ve been hit with rain again this week. It’s been cold and wet, so time again to do whatever necessary to keep warm. Read More »

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Oh, yeah!

2014-105  I did it. Followed my mom’s recipe step-by-step. And managed to do it all without burning anything! 🙂 Read More »

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Passing on the torch

2014-098Fanesca is the traditional Ecuadorian dish for Easter. It also happens to be my all-time favorite when it comes to Ecuadorian cuisine. I will never turn down an invitation to eat a bowl, regardless of who prepares it and what particular ingredients are included or left out. Except for “mellocos,” which you might have heard of as ulluco tubers.  Certainly not my favorite, and I will pick them out if included. Read More »

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A bit more on the extension

2014-096As I was going through my image folder I found some additional pics of the extension on my mom’s house I had completely forgotten. Read More »

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Circle Inspiration

2014-089This morning I literally stumbled onto what initially looked like a completely empty page, except for one single object. “What?,” I thought. It turned out to be a really fun exercise. Read More »

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Building an extension

2014-079More than a year after leaving our life in Quito we all seem to have finally settled in our new homes or locations. That is, Jamie and Carlos will most likely be staying in the apartment they’ve been living in, and my mother will definitely be staying in our country cottage in the valley of Guayllabamba, north of Quito. For them, “home” is now a reality. Read More »

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I’ve been caught!

This is the message I received from Jared this morning: “Just so you know, I do read your blog every now and then…. :)” Read More »

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Thai Cooking

2014-072 My sweet child and only  favorite daughter Jamie loves to cook. Let me put it this way: cooking is her quilting. (Ok, she likes to crochet, too! 🙂 ) Read More »

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Quilting practice and a quick project

2014-066In as much as possible, weekends I try to dedicate a day to either sew, sew, sew, or to take an online class or follow some tutorial and learn something new. And, of course, sew. 🙂 Read More »

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Ruler storage

2014-040Organizing one’s stash and tools pretty much depends on the space available. And whether you are willing to spend $$$ on special furniture to house all your goodies to perfection. Or, better still, 🙂 find creative alternatives to keep all those goodies in order. Read More »

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    I am a self-learner. I taught myself to sew and to quilt. And I taught myself how to draw. I am learning how to dye my own fabrics and am dabbling with mixed media. I am a quilt designer and teacher, and design and publish my own line of quilt patterns. With this blog I would like to share the bits and pieces of my life.

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