Noodlehead Trail Tote

I shouldn’t post this item, because it hasn’t yet made its way to the recipient, but I’m trying (and failing) to format the blog, and apparently I need to add some content first.

This bag began back in October, when my guild friend E.A. asked for a Noodlehead Trail Tote as a Quilty Wish on Instagram.  She wanted me to use her fabric, but we couldn’t connect until (I think) January.  It took me an embarrassingly long while to do it, and now we’re having connection problems again, so surely she is wishing perhaps someone else had answered the call last October; but in any event, here it is.


Excuse my dusty chair and dirty floor

Anna is one of my very favorite bag and doodad pattern designers, but somehow I hadn’t made a Trail Tote yet.  It was easy and fun, and a few other guild friends are now sewing along with me to make another.

I Started a Blog

Which started the whole world laughing.  Or crying, maybe.  More likely time will reveal that no one noticed.


Vintage Valentine Quilt

If you know anything about me, you must know I’ve been an Instagram addict for several years. Several beautiful years in which I sewed every day and made loads of nice friends from all parts of the United States and even a few around the world.  But this month I went back to work and I can’t have Instagram sucking up my off-time.  I also don’t want to patronize Facebook in any way.  So goodbye Instagram and hello blog.  If you’re inclined to follow along and maybe even chat with me about things, please do.

Tennjenny will be mostly about quilting and sewing.  I’ve never shared much about family or politics and don’t plan to (though there is sometimes temptation).  I have absolutely no idea how this blog stuff works, though, so things could look rough for a while.

The scrap quilt shown above is my Vintage Valentine quilt.  It’s an old tutorial by Green Bee Patterns, and my friend and longarm wizard Jill Zollinger did the gorgeous free-hand feathers.  It feels somewhat appropriative to feature her beautiful quilting on my first post, but this is one of my favorites.