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Crochet a Cupcake Pincushion Sewing Kit! Try the Flying Geese Paper Pieced Pillow Project! Bruce Hornsby! Cross Stitch Summer Flip Flops! How to Harvest Basil! Make a Magnetic Piece Amy Butler’s Ornament Quilt! Felt a Bird Pod! Jayne Mansfield! Download a Free Embroidery Design! Paint a Tribal Pattern! “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band! Paper Piece a Happy Cactus! Transform an Opulent Elephant into Fabric or Thread Art! Knit a Summer Tank Top! Transform a Teapot into a Sewing Kit! PLUS . . . Recipes, Videos, Inspiration, Creativity, Ideas, and More!

  YOKE DU YOUR There once was a girl who wasn’t feeling very pretty so she went to a genie to make her pretty. The genie told her that to make her feel pretty, he would make it so that every time someone apologized to her, her boobs would increase by one size. So the […]

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Sew a Kantha Needle Book! Crochet Tribal Moccasins! Make a July 4th Door Hanger! Decorate Beachy Heart Cookies! Stitch Rainbow Cross Stitch! Piece an American Anthem Table Runner and Placemats! Sew Zipper Cases! Sculpt Chicken Wire for Your Garden! Create Yarn from Plastic Bags! Learn Scribbly Stitching! Create a Reverse Hop Scotch Quilt! PLUS . . . Recipes, Inspiration, Videos, Creativity, Ideas, and More!

YOKE DU YOUR A skeleton walks into a bar and says, “Give me shot — and a mop.” ARTspiration Artists or art that turns me on and feeds my muse! Like it or dislike it, what about this art inspires your own art or creativity?  By artist George Segal, Untitled Still Life (Sink & Sponges III), 1999, $35,000 […]

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Make a Picnic Blanket in 15-Minutes! Try the Simple Art of Batik! Piece an American Flag Quilt for July 4th! DIY Knitting Needles! Make a Hexagon Table Runner! DIY Fabric Needle Holder Magnets! Sew a Felt Travel Sewing Kitty! Create Gift Card Holders for Father’s Day! Turn an Old T-Shirt into a Market Bag! PLUS . . . Recipes, Inspiration, Videos, Creativity, Ideas, and More!

YOKE DU YOUR A woman walks into a bar and orders a shot of whiskey then looks into her pocketbook. She does this over and over again. Finally, the bartender asks why she orders a shot of whiskey and afterwards look into her purse. The woman responds, “I have a picture of my husband in there and when […]

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Sew a Doughnut Pincushion! How to Distress Your Jeans! Piece an Undies Block! Make a Pretty Grill Cover! Create Earbud Holders! Crochet a new Granny Square Blanket! Whip up a DIY Car Seat Protector! Upcycle Beautiful Citronella Candles from Wine Bottles! Quilt the ‘Making Ends Meet’ Pattern! Cement Memories in a Document Pillow! Easy Refrigerator Idea! PLUS . . . Recipes, Inspiration, Creativity, Ideas, and More!

  YOKE DU YOUR “A lady comes home from her doctor’s appointment grinning from ear to ear. Her husband asks, “Why are you so happy?” The wife says, “The doctor told me that for a forty-five year old woman, I have the breasts of an eighteen year old.” “Oh yeah?” quipped her husband, “What did […]

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Crochet a Rippling Trellis Afghan! Create a Fresh Lavender Wreath! Paint Your Nails Perfectly! DIY Cyanotype Fabric! Hosting a Proper Tea! Grow an Ornamental Sweet Potato Vine! How to Make a Cute Kitty Pincushion! Make a Drunkard’s Path Table Runner in 120-Minutes! Piece Floor Pillows from Jelly Rolls! Paper-Piece a Graphic Carry All! Try Your Hand at Pyrography on Wooden Pencils! Create Easy Rope Coasters! Sew a Reading Pocket Pillow! PLUS . . . Recipes, Inspiration, Creativity, Ideas, and More!

YOKE DU YOUR A butcher is leaning on the counter toward the close of day when a dog with a basket in its jaws comes pushing through the door. “An’ wot’s this then? ” he asked. The dog knocks the basket sharply into the butcher’s shins. “You dumb dog. ” As he reaches down to […]

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Make a Table Runner Trivet! Try a Naked Whipped Body Butter Recipe! Keep Bugs Away From Your Campfire! Sew a Chic Butterfly Mug Bag! Stir Up a Beach House Cosmo! Craft Glass Flowers From Old Plates! How to Weave Brown Paper Baskets! Piece a Curvy Sheildmaiden Quilt! DIY a Driftwood Planter! Create a Coffee Cup Sleeve! Make a Set of Picnic Placemats! Sew an Easy Terrycloth Soap Pouch! PLUS . . . Recipes, Inspiration, Creativity, Ideas, and More!

YOKE DU YOUR   Every morning a man passes a house in his street and every morning he sees a woman in her front garden beating her husband over the head with a French loaf. This goes on for months until one morning he passes the house and sees the woman is beating her husband […]

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Sew a Self-Designed Hoodie! Whip Up a Beach Towel and Pillow Combo! Make a Cool Messenger Bag from Old Cargo Pants! Spruce Up Your Garden with a DIY Garden Umbrella Planter! Create a Cord Organizer from Your Favorite Fabrics! Piece an Idiot Proof Quilt! Craft a Glass Bead Votive or Vase! Stitch a Hexagon Needle Book! PLUS . . . Recipes, Inspiration, Creativity, Ideas, and More!

YOKE DU YOUR   “ There was a papa mole, a momma mole, and a baby mole. They lived in a hole out in the country near a farmhouse. Papa mole poked his head out of the hole and said, “Mmmm, I smell sausage!” Momma mole poked her head outside the hole and said, “Mmmm, […]

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Knot a Natural Rope Basket! Knit Mom a Mother’s Day Gift! Drool Over the Free Cathedral Stars Quilt Pattern! Craft a Starburst French Knot Pillow! Make an Amazing Apron from Up-cycled Potato Chip Bags! Embroidery a Monogramed Scissor Fob! PLUS . . . Recipes, Inspiration, Creativity, Ideas, and More!

Hi kids!  That’s for your patience while I’ve been on the road teaching and lecturing! I hate when I can’t regularly update this blog!  I will be back on the road in just about 6 days for several more weeks. I’ll update the blog as often as I can!  :)  xooxm YOKE DU YOUR Little Michael […]

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Sew a Patchwork Journal Cover! Piece a Big Block Modern Quilt! DIY Thread Holder! Pom Pom Your Crocheted Edges! Make a Simple Travel Kit! Air Dry Sleek Clay Pots! Embroider a Cute Kitty Bread Cloth! PLUS . . . Recipes, Inspiration, Creativity, Ideas, and More!

YOKE DU YOUR   “ A little girl and her mother are at church when the little girl starts to feel sick. Her mother tells her to go throw up in the bushes behind the church. When the little girl returns, her mother asks her if she threw up. “Yes,” the girl says. “But I […]

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Upcoming Lectures, Classes, Webinars (TOMORROW), and Thank You’

A Live Slow Stitching Movement Podcast A LIVE SLOW STITCHING WEBINAR TOMORROW What do you get out of fiber and quilting arts? A pile of quilts? An expression of your creativity? A way to escape the world? An excuse to go to the fabric store? A prescription for slow stitching by quilt artist Mark Lipinski. As […]

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