Author Archives: Melody

Morning Beauty

Happy Weekend!  Just thought I’d pop in and share a few photos I took earlier in the week.  I’m trying to get back into a morning walk routine – not only for the exercise, but so I can also enjoy fresh air, birdsong and nature regularly. That said, rising earlier and getting out for a […]

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Quilt #4 – A Baby Quilt for Caleb

Hi everyone!  I hope you’re all well and happy. Work has been keeping me very busy – both in the office and with traveling – but I’m still working on my creative projects and thought I’d pop in and share my my most recently completed quilt. I actually finished this quilt about a month ago, […]

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My Article in Where Women Create Magazine

I’m pleased to share that my creative space and article have been published in the May/June/July 2015 issue of Where Women Create magazine.  I’ve come to know the magazine’s creator and publisher, Jo Packham, through my work at Sizzix – what an amazing, talented, and stylish woman!  I’m honored to be included in her beautiful […]

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Quilt #3 – Jelly Roll Race Quilt

Hi there!  I hope you’re all having a great week thus far. Quilt Mania continues!  I just finished my third quilt – a Jelly Roll Race Quilt.  (I watched this video featuring the fabulous Jenny Doan of Missouri Star Quilt Co. to help me assemble it.) The idea behind this quilt is that you use a pre-packaged […]

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Quilt #2 – Tumbler Pattern

Hi everyone, Happy Spring!  Just thought I’d share my newest quilt with you, made in a Tumbler Pattern.  I finished it over the weekend, and love how it turned out.  With each quilt I make I’m trying new things: new piecing shapes, quilting patterns, color combinations and more! Piecing shapes: I used the Big Shot […]

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My First Quilt!

Greetings, dear readers! I’ve been a busy bee at work, and have been spending much of my free time learning how to quilt and sew. I’m having a great time learning these new skills, and am pleased to have a finished project to share with you. I just completed my very first quilt, and though […]

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My Trip to Central Europe – Part 2

Greetings!  Here’s Part 2 of my November trip to Central Europe.  Today’s post will include my time in Prague, Karlovy Vary, and London. Day 4 – Prague, Czech Republic Our tour’s last stop was Prague, and it’s a truly stunning city.  It was barely touched by bombs during the second World War, so it’s a […]

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My Trip to Central Europe – Part 1

Greetings! I hope you’re all well and happy, and hope you have a wonderful December. Whatever holidays you celebrate this December, may they be joyous. :] I traveled to Central Europe last month, and thought I’d share some of the photos here. I went on a quick tour with Gate 1 Travel, and had a […]

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Education, Sewing & Quilting

Hi there, how are you? I’ve been a busy girl lately, particularly with my new position at work. I’m working as a Community Manager for Ellison and Sizzix. On the Ellison side I’m managing their blog, working on social media (particularly Pinterest and a new Instagram account), and am launching a brand new blog team. […]

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Art Journaling Supply Drive for 2014-15!

Hurray for ART! I’m pleased to share that I will be able to teach at my Santa Ana school this year after all, in addition to the two classrooms I’m already donating vacation days for in Ontario. My fabulous employer is going to cover my usual work hours for the 3 days I’ll need to work […]

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