Deck Living

Deck Living

The past few years we have been transforming our deck into a “living room.” For twenty-some years, our deck was down a flight of steps just outside our back door. We didn’t use it often because it required carrying many things up and down. When we...
Cleveland Gift Basket

Cleveland Gift Basket

My son has been fortunate to have a guardian angel in college. We met Uncle Tim last year when we visited our son for Family Weekend. He works in the cafeteria and nicknamed my son “Cleveland.” I love to know that there are folks willing to look after each...
A Log Cabin Style T Shirt Quilt

A Log Cabin Style T Shirt Quilt

My client brought me a number of t shirts, mainly her University of Northern Iowa college shirts that she had cut and interfaced. She asked if I could make a throw size quilt. I was sure that I could. However, I put off the project because I knew it was going to take...
Sweater Pillows

Sweater Pillows

I have had many interesting sweaters to turn into special memory pillows recently. My client sent several sweaters to me, including one knit by her mother. It is a classic Kaffe Fassett design – bold and colorful. As a knitter, I can appreciate the handwork that...
Canada Scarf Upcycled into Pillow

Canada Scarf Upcycled into Pillow

I was sent this scarf and mittens which belonged to my client’s grandfather. She asked if I could make a small pillow out of the scarf. We discussed options such as a rectangular or square pillow. She liked the idea of a square pillow, so I cut the Canada apart...