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. :)

Not so ferocious

I have a friend who introduced me to the Inheritance book series, written by Christopher Paolini. I’m not usually that fond of fantasy fiction, but these were really engrossing. 🙂 At any rate, my friend is having some health issues, and I happened to run across an embroidery file for […]

A new tote

Last October one of my cousins was visiting Las Vegas during a tour she took; she lives in England, so this was a wonderful chance to get together, if only briefly. 🙂 Andrea brought me a lovely grouping of fabrics and a pattern for a tote bag. I had to […]

Slip sliding away …

Anyone who does machine quilting on a domestic machine for any length of time knows the value of having a silicon sheet for the bed of the machine. That silicon sheet allows the quilt sandwich to slide easily, reducing drag and reducing strain on the quilter’s shoulders and arms. It’s […]

Boxy Tote

I’ve been using a tyvek tote from a quilt show as a knitting bag for the past few years. It worked okay, but lately it was tipping over if I didn’t watch how I had things arranged inside. Yes, I could have taken some of my less-used paraphernalia out, but […]

Portugal, part 5 (final)

Our last stop before returning to Porto for the trip home, was Regua. We did some leisurely cruising to get there, passing innumerable vineyards and groves of olive and almond trees. If you look very closely at the photo on the left, you will see a statue on the distant […]