An Olympic Sized Hole in My Heart

I’ve taken a bit of a break from the blog for the summer and I’ve really missed it. Don’t worry, it wasn’t a break from working…so I have so much fun stuff to show you in the next few weeks! There were lots of good times this summer hanging out with my favorite co-pilot.


I am an Olympic superfan and might have openly wept during closing ceremonies for three major reasons. A: What will I watch while stitching? Who knew that I could watch so many hours of a cycling road race. B: Why is the dance portion before synchronized swimming not required national vewing? Seriously. Google it. You’re welcome. It rivals some Broadway shows I’ve seen. C: Will college football fill the Olympic sized hole in my heart?

In honor of the Olympics (and because I was too slow for the Fourth of July), I made this cute flag mini. It’s a Thimble Blossoms pattern. These quilts were all the rage on Instagram.


I hosted a little stitching soiree with some sewing buds. We had the ridiculous idea of making a swap item. I made this little cutie with some Liberty lawn. A dresden is always a good idea. Tessa of The Sewing Chick won it!


I received this cute little pouch. It was made by the super talented Sarah of Stitching & Bacon using a Carolyn Friedlander pattern.


The Triad MQG did a swap with the McKinney MQG. I made this colorful rainbow with the pattern from my Craftsy class.


And I also made this Bonnie & Camille dresden! I had two partners:)


The Guru made this awesome Designer Star!


And this gorgeous Blue Ridge mini! I REALLY wanted to steal this before she sent it off. She also had two partners.


I’ve been busy this summer designing two quilts for Quilt Carolina! There’s one version for the Triangle and one version for the Triad. The big reveal will be on October 6. You can learn more about the shop hop here and buy passports from any of the participating shops!


I also started a little cross stitching project this summer. In honor of the National Park Service turning 100, I’m making the Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery design. We’ve only gotten one clue, but I’m anxiously awaiting the next clue.


More fun soon!

xx LC

4 thoughts on “An Olympic Sized Hole in My Heart

  1. Whew!! You scared me with the subject line in your email . . . I was anticipating bad news. But all good and beautiful projects instead! I did not watch the Olympics but did keep up with a bit here and there through the news. I was captivated with Simone Biles, I’ll admit that!
    I love your Dresdens, especially how you stitched the one all around with the circle stitching. How perfectly it ended right below the tips like that. I need to know if that was a happy accident or if you planned and measured!! I just love that piece. Thanks for sharing all the pretties.

  2. So absolutely wonderful to hear from you. I REALLY thought as I opened computer today that it had been a long time since I had seen anything from you and if I had been removed from your email list. Loved the picture of Mac. Loved the flag. Laughed for ever about the Olympic remarks!!!

  3. Glad you are back! Thought I had lost you for good and you know, I would have no idea how to retrieve your blog. You have done some beautiful work as usual, enjoyed seeing it all.

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