About Sandy

I’m a retired high school French teacher from Arizona, now living in the Las Vegas area. I loved teaching French, but I love retirement even more! I’m a quilter, and most of what you see here will be about quilting, though I’ve also taken up knitting, and I love to bake. Please leave me a comment if you want to contact me — I’ll get back to you as soon as possible. :)

Embroidered Cord Wraps

A few months ago I saw an article in the September/October issue of Designs in Machine Embroidery magazine, and it seemed like a pretty great idea for organization. Those pesky cords we all have to keep around for our mobile devices always end up tangled and disorganized, but the magazine had […]


I’m still making progress — very slow progress — on my current New York Beauty project, but I really don’t have anything “show-off-able” yet. However, I do have a couple of baked items to share. My family — two daughters and spouses with five grandchildren — gathered at one daughter’s […]

Gifts 6

Now that Christmas is behind us and all surprises are revealed, I can show what I made to give away this year. This first photo shows the five ornaments I embroidered for our grandchildren. These are all free-standing lace, meaning that there isn’t any actual fabric; all of the colors […]