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Erin | house on hill road
Interests: family and friends fabric and thread yarn and needles paper and ink food and drink
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Toggle Commented 3 hours ago on Stash Play at house on hill road
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It's no secret that I love to play with fabric. Pulling different prints from my stash and mixing them together is very relaxing for me, but I don't do it often enough. And sometimes I do get caught up because... Continue reading
Posted 6 hours ago at house on hill road
Kim Andersson of I Adore Pattern has her first line of quilting cotton, Tidal Lace, debuting with Windham Fabrics this fall. I met Kim a few years back on a sewing weekend and our paths crossed again last fall at... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at house on hill road
Still feeling quiet over here. I haven't picked up my camera much in the last few weeks. Using the iphone is just too easy. When the golden, autumn light was streaming through the kitchen window last week, I started chasing... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2014 at house on hill road
I'm here. Feeling very quiet. School has started. 7th grade for Kate and high school for Jane. Different schools, different schedules. Taking my time to figure out what is what and how I am going to be in two places... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2014 at house on hill road
All The Light We Cannot See by Doerr - it's my favorite read so far this year.
Toggle Commented Aug 21, 2014 on august book report. at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
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I'm sure you have seen a good half dozen or more versions of these Purl Soho shorts by now. Here's another! They are a fast sew from a free dowloadable pattern so, really, you should make some. The come in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2014 at house on hill road
absolutely adorable.
Toggle Commented Aug 10, 2014 on new outfit for Zoe at Wee Wonderfuls
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Mine are a mess, too. And I always embraced that until I had to cull through years of photos for specific ones that my girls needed for school projects. That was daunting! Now I keep a file for each of them with a snapshot or two from milestone events, birthdays, etc. Now when they need one for school or whatever, I can find it. The rest are still a mess.
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such a fun design! thanks for the opportunity!
yay! that is one of my favorite places. it'll be fun to see you there again.
Toggle Commented Aug 2, 2014 on :a good Habit to have: at Curious Bird
Last week, I decided to copy Melissa and make myself a t-shirt. People! This was fun to sew. I had the navy Laguna knit in my stash. It was purchased as part of a kit for a dress that I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2014 at house on hill road
It's like 2 quilts in 1! Fantastic!
I spent a couple of hours yesterday sewing the improv blocks I made in 2008 at Denyse Schmidt's studio into a quilt top. It's mostly finished, just waiting for some "white" borders to make it a usable size. Only after... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2014 at house on hill road
I'm in love with this! It is absolutely gorgeous, Beki!
Toggle Commented Jul 17, 2014 on inspired by Lulie at artsy-crafty babe
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With both girls away at camp for a couple of weeks, I spent some time thinking about what to send in their care packages other than food. I bought a couple of Lizzy House Catnap fabrics awhile back specifically for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2014 at house on hill road
Just a little over a week ago, we dropped Jane off for a three week summer camp at a college in North Carolina. Back in the early spring, I thought that maybe I should make her a quilt to take... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at house on hill road
Here's a comprehensive list of what I've read since my last update. I read a wide range of books - everything from memoirs to total beach reads to JA novels to serious literature. I've listed them in the order they... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2014 at house on hill road
Yes! It is such a good reminder that the best course of action sometimes is to walk away. I need to remember that!
Toggle Commented Jul 1, 2014 on Spring Flowers Baby Quilt at house on hill road
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I managed a second finish last week. I cannot tell you how good it feels to be so productive! This sweet baby quilt top was finished back in January and it has been sitting in the studio awaiting quilting ever... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2014 at house on hill road
When it comes to naming quilts, I'm often stumped. This one, though, was easy. All that orange and white? Creamsicle! Never mind that I had to explain what a creamsicle is to my children. Don't worry - a trip to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2014 at house on hill road
Newton's First Law of Motion: Inertia. A body at rest stays at rest. A body in motion tends to stay in motion. This weekend I got stuff done. I quilted this triangle quilt and stitched the binding to the front.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2014 at house on hill road
Yes! I plan on listing all the books I've read so far this year next week. Stay tuned!
Toggle Commented Jun 21, 2014 on I'm back at house on hill road
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Hello! I disappeared. I didn't mean to, but life happens. Thank you to all that checked in to make sure that I am ok - I am! It's just been a crazy few weeks... Jane graduated from 8th grade. So.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2014 at house on hill road
It is absolutely gorgeous, Beki!
Toggle Commented Jun 5, 2014 on pinwheel mini at artsy-crafty babe
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