Blog Posts

What I’ve Learned While Stuck in Malawi

We have been “stuck” in Malawi due to COVID-19. There has been plenty to reflect on over the past few months. We have had several new experiences, as well as a few moments of reckoning with reality. Here are a few takeaways.

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A Two Cent Quilt Story

This quilt came to life as I mulled over this woman’s two cents in my heart. She didn’t compare herself to others or shrink back with insecurity.

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Christmas in July: A Quilt Lesson

While I’ve always chuckled at the idea of “Christmas in July,” it feels like a strange mash up from where I sit. I’m enjoying all the cozy “hygge” things like hot tea and sweater weather, but at the wrong time of year, at least in my experience.

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Selah Pin Cushion: A Time to Pause

The name for this little pin cushion came about as I reflected upon the stress of the COVID-19 season. The word “selah” is Hebrew in origin, finding its most notable use among the Psalms in the Bible. It is the word for “pause.” Generally used to denote a break in music, it literally translates to

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Introducing the EPP Primer

I love teaching. So, as I continue to define and cultivate what this website has to offer to my fellow stitchers, it seems only fitting to include some teaching elements within it. You will notice the addition of a “Tutorials” tab in the top menu bar. I plan to continue adding to it in the

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Face Masks for Such a Time as This

These days are every bit as impactful as a world war. Every country on the planet has been affected, whether by the notorious COVID-19 itself or the impending threat of it. We are in the days when every little bit helps and no small act goes unnoticed.  From where I sit, I am thousands of

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