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3, 2, 1… Hello Pat Sloan

September 21st 2015

In about 10 minutes, at 4:00 pm eastern I’ll be chatting with Pat Sloan. That gives you plenty of time to click on American Patchwork and Quilting and listen live! 

Afterwards we can talk about what I forgot to say. 🙂

Pat Sloan radio

You can also access the show later and listen here.

I’m baaaaaack!

July 5th 2014

After this vacation, I may have to add an umbrella…. SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

Wow! I have to say that it’s been a while since I have just relaxed and enjoyed this beach vacation, it was much needed this year. Funny enough, the vacation was preceded by this comment from my son “But you’re the Summercrafter!” when he heard me say I was leaving Audrey (my sewing machine) behind. Of course, on the eve of the vacation, I tossed and turned with the idea and the next morning quickly threw everything together: sewing machine, fabric, notions, tools, and brought her along after all.


When we got there, my family was memsmerized by the TV of all things! Meanwhile, my feet couldn’t walk down the path fast enough


until the sea said “hello!”


The waves welcomed and conversed with me, one after another, for whole time we were there.

The other phrase that sort of defined the trip were my own words “Vacation is for doing what you don’t normally do.”

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This sentiment opened the door for me to read (found the perfect book set in Nantucket!), sketch patterns, watch movies and embroider.


“B is for Beach.”  Yes. I DO craft on the beach, I didn’t make that up you know…


Unfortunately however, I was not able to use Audrey much this trip, there was no way for me to press seams. (And my shoulder thanked me for the break)  So what do you do if you can’t sew? Go buy more fabric of course!!


The local shop is called Country Quilts and Bears if you happen to be near Clearwater stop by. I always find something in there I HAVE to have and they are always so helpful!

Everyone did their own thing. Either reading, watching cable channels we don’t have or frolicking in the pool with new friends. I just wanted to sit out and enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of the beach, which I don’t do enough of.


And my honey joined me for a little while everyday.


We walked on the beach every evening although the sunsets were clouded.


Even with sunscrreen, hats and umbrellas, the effects of the sun were inescapable.


And of course I took my handy, dandy vacation tote!


Here is a sneak peak at My beach

(Hope the video works!) Enjoy!

On Your Mark, Get Set, GO!!

October 6th 2013

Hi Readers and Followers!  

Here’s my new and updated look. How do you like it?  I am really excited about all the new things I have planned that you’ll surely be seeing here at my new address.  As you can see, I am still “moving in”  but the posts, crafts and quilts will still be coming as well as some other flashy, “techy” stuff as I finish unpacking. Oh and some DIY opportunities too!!  But I really didn’t want to delay this unveiling any longer! SAM_4885

I really had to follow my creative heart and see where it leads me.  For more details on that, you can visit my about page.  Summercrafter has changed from “when” I used to be able to craft ~in the Summer,  to an attitude of what creating should be:  An experience that fulfills you and regenerates you like sitting on a breezy beach on a summer day, and I am here to help you do just that!   This is the first day of the rest of my blog and other creative adventures!  Thanks to all those who have inspired and encouraged me!   Check the side pennant banner for my Social Media buttons, follow me won’t you?

We can craft, quilt and unwind together!