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Last Sunday my family participated in the Wharf to Wharf 10k in Santa Cruz. The run takes you along the ocean from Santa Cruz to Capitola.

There are bands along the way which makes it a really fun run. My husband is a runner and has been his whole life so it was great to see he and my daughter run it together this year. I walked it with my sister in law and nephew and we had a blast too.


One of my favorite things to do after the race is to visit Hart’s Fabrics.

It is an independently owned fabric store and they carry a lot of the fabrics that I love. They have Amy Butler, Tula Pink, Heather Ross and a wall of cotton prints that will keep you busy for hours. There are great linens and trims that I haven’t seen anywhere else. A must for me is the remnant wall in the back. I find small pieces of laminated cotton and oilcloth for make up bag lining. It’s like a candy store to a sewer. They also have home decorator fabric too – that’s another whole visit. Fabric overload! Is there such a thing though?


Quilting is one of my favorite hobbies. I purchased an old quilt top in an antique store in Minneapolis several years ago. The colors were varied and scrappy which I really like. The border however wasn’t a color I would use so I took it apart and put a vintage-style border on it. The colors are now more ‘me’ and I hand quilted it in a dense pattern which I love. I love the way the light captures the textured fabric. It’s also hiding some of the antique imperfections of the fabric. Anytime I can take something old and reinvent it in a fresh way I’m pleased.


I purchased this vintage embroidered pillowcase in an antique store and gave it texture with some intense hand quilting.


What kind of items would you like to see made? Always open for suggestions and requests! Comment here with any ideas or suggestions!