Thank you, Mo, for sending along this picture.  I had the privilege of making this banner for Mo's sister, Julie, as a reminder to keep the faith in the midst of her cancer journey. … [Read more...]

Give Thanks Banner

Thanks to Annie for sending pictures of her custom made Give Thanks banner. … [Read more...]

The Stories & Phrases

I am finding, five months into this venture, that custom banners are my favorite. Hearing the story behind the "word" or "phrase" requested and working with the person to find the right color combination is invigorating! Thanks to Krista K. for sending this photo of a recently completed banner that … [Read more...]


Thank you, Jana, for sending this picture! This "dance" banner hangs in my niece's room. I made this because she loves to dance and because of this awesome verse. Ecc 3:1 " To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time … [Read more...]

Noel in Action

A thank you to each of you who have been sending photos of your banners. This one comes from Sandy in Washington state. I look forward to posting more soon, Jill … [Read more...]


I had already finished the banners for the Holiday Boutique at Peabody on Saturday. I was straightening fabrics when I saw this one poking out from the bottom of the Christmas fabric pile. I pulled and three panels fell to the floor. The perfect number for the word joy. As I was sewing Grandma … [Read more...]


This morning I got to package and mail banners to Finland, Canada, and Oregon. This afternoon I got to cut out and sew a banner for my friend in Vienna. She wanted hers to say "gnade" which means grace in German. This evening, while sitting at the hockey rink, watching Alyssa warm up before her … [Read more...]

A Flock Of Noels

About once a week I reorganize my fabrics. I started out having them by kind, 100 percent cotton, linen, upholstery, each in its own place. Then I organized them by color. That was good until I overlooked a bright pink fabric and bought another one and now have two almost identical bright pink … [Read more...]

Noel and Amor

Noel...Christmas...I have Evie to thank for reminding me to include this beautiful word in my Advent collection. Today I had fun looking through my Christmas fabrics, cutting out the letters and panels and sewing up a pretty Noel banner. Amor...the word Krista chose for her good friend Susi in … [Read more...]

Finding Ann Voskamp

You know how much Ann's book, One Thousand Gifts, means to me. I talk about it all the time and I keep a gratitude journal. What you don't know is that when I was making banners last winter and spring, I made one for Ann, it was number 52. I made it last February but couldn't figure out how to get … [Read more...]