Goodbye Sand, Hello Snow!

I am about to start my journey back east, leaving behind the beautiful weather of the desert, and some of the best friends I have ever had, but returning to the family that I have missed for years.  We are heading to Connecticut, by way of about every state in between, so posting along the way is not realistic.  I have a few quilting posts scheduled to publish while I’m gone.  They are geared towards beginners, with very detailed instructions, but the blocks themselves can be used by any level of quilter.  The first two posts cover cutting fabric and sewing accurate 1/4″ seams.  After that, I give step-by-step tutorials on how to make traditional blocks.  Please, comment away!  I plan to do more quilting posts in the future and your feedback will help me ensure they are reader friendly.  I hope to be back in the world of blogging in about three weeks, but can make no promises.


While I’m gone, I think this could make a great time for show and tell!  I hope that you will take these next few weeks to finish projects you have been working on, maybe even some that I have helped inspire, and leave comments about their progress, or better yet, send pictures of your creations to  When I finally settle in, I would love to post a gallery of all of your accomplishments!


I have already been contacted by many people interested in donating their sweaters.  I plan to pick a lot of these up as I meander my way to New England, and hopefully will have a pile of mittens to show very soon!  Again, if you would like information about my sweater drive and mitten donations, please see my Lend A Helping Hand post.


So, goodbye putting up Christmas lights in a tanktop and flipflops.  Goodbye eating Thanksgiving dinner out on the patio.  Goodbye great friends that I will cherish always.  And hello snow angels.  Hello changing leaves in the fall.  Hello mom and dad!


Nikki, In Stitches

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