As I mentioned in my first post, in my “real” life I’m a wife, mom, grandma, elementary teacher, and education writer.

Thanks to my talented web-designing son Aaron, my schools and books are chronicled in an online portfolio at Edwriter.com, but you’ll get to read about my wonderful family and friends right here on Pillows A-La-Mode.

And, speaking of pillows . . . here’s one of my favorites!Β  Click here to read about this “lucky save.” πŸ™‚

Thank you for visiting!

Your bloggy friend, Katherine


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  2. Thanks for signing up. I’m wondering if I could ask you a favor– I am completing an extensive study guide to accompany my book– http://www.lisakwinkler.com. I’m looking for educators to give it another reading to see if there’s more I should add before I begin marketing it. Also, I’m wondering if you have contacts in the educational book publishing industry. We could communicate via email- lisakwinkler@gmail.com
    Hope to hear from you! Impressive that you maintain two blogs!

    • Thank you! I first thought of making things to sell, but after *one* craft show I decided that’s not for me. (One problem was that I was so enamored with everyone else’s work that I bought ten times more than I made! :)) So now I just sew and craft for our home and for gifts. Luckily we have a BIG family, so I get to make lots of fun things. πŸ™‚ Your blog is lovely, too . . . I’ll enjoy following it! πŸ™‚

  3. Thanks for visiting and following my blog. I’ve only been blogging for a couple of months and it’s great that people are starting to find it and seem to like it. I find some blogs can be full of inspiration and yours is one of those.

  4. Thanks for looking at my blog! What a beautiful blog you have. Very inspirational and colourful – I love it! I’ll be following and I’m looking forward to what is to come!!

  5. I’m a new follower! I stopped by after you visited my blog, and I have to tell you, I love all your projects and your blog! Can’t wait to go get inspired by your projects and more… πŸ™‚

  6. Wow! I feel like I’ve discovered gold. What a bonus from your reading of my little blog. I’ve been a crafter etc for years. Writing is new since I can do none of the other at this moment but yoiu so inspire me. Thank you for visiting my blog.

    • What a kind comment! I’m glad you feel at home here as both a crafter and a writer. It’s the best of both worlds, isn’t it? πŸ™‚ Welcome, and I look forward to reading your future posts as well. πŸ™‚

    • How sweet of you!!!The lovely button is now on my sidebar with a big THANK YOU to you . . . and everyone can link to you by clicking on it! πŸ™‚ I really appreciate your thoughtfulness. Your new blogging pal, Katherine πŸ™‚

  7. I love you already!!! Your blog is beautiful, inspiring and so colourful!!! Thank you for liking my post – I’m delighted to get to follows yours πŸ™‚

  8. Hi, thank-you for commenting on my recent post.
    Without you stopping by I wouldn’t have discovered you! You have some fabulous ideas that i really like! Thank-you for sharing your creativity.

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  10. Those pillows are lovely! I’m so glad you visited my blog, not only because I’ve discovered yours too, but many other crafty bloggers! It’s like having a surprise birthday party!

    • Aww . . .what a sweet thing to say! πŸ™‚ I donated these pillows to a silent auction fundraiser, and they are now on a little girl’s bed. I hope to make another set soon! πŸ™‚

  11. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I never thought I would have a blog, let alone people who aren’t my family reading it:-) Now I will spend some quality time looking around yours!

  12. I just wanted to say thanks, just like many above for “finding my blog”, Im not sure how you stumbled across it but it makes me happy to think i have support from someone else out there who doesnt even know me! I went through some of your posts and you have wonderful ideas, that we could design quilts around. I love the blk and wt origami bag. That would look stunning as a quilt πŸ™‚ If your ever interested in a block swap let me know. God bless:)

    • I’ve found SO many lovely blogs by going to Explore Topics in the WordPress Reader and typing in “Sewing.” πŸ™‚ I look forward to following yours, and many blessings on your work! πŸ™‚

  13. Thanks for taking the time and checking out my post, I’ve already had 4 cupcakes today! Truly going bananas…. πŸ™‚

  14. THANK YOU!!! How kind of you! To show my appreciation, I’ve added a big THANK YOU to the lovely button you gave me . . . plus, when readers click on it, it links back to you! πŸ™‚ I love your adorable photos each morning! Best, Katherine

  15. Hi Katherine,

    Thanks for visiting and liking my posts! I enjoyed your earring to necklace idea as well as the origami lotus bag link =)
    I am just getting started in elementary education… so thanks for sharing your education insights via your articles as well~


  16. Thanks for liking my post on my beach hut embroidery with needle felting. Your blog has some interesting ideas, and right for me as I like recycling what I have whenever I can in the things I make too.

  17. Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my blog. It’s always fun to see others creativity and to be inspired by them. You have lots of cute ideas! I love all the things you’ve come up with for repurposing clothing. Thanks again for the follow.

    • How sweet! The very cool button is now on my sidebar with a big THANK YOU to you . . . plus, when readers click on it, it links back to you! πŸ™‚ Thanks for thinking of me! πŸ™‚ Best, Katherine

  18. Thank You so much I am trying to find a way to live as I used to since I can no longer drive my rig lol boyfriend saw my photos and asked why I ever drove lol I want to pick best ones but it is hard for me to decide what to place in portfolio so it is why I decided to BLOG lol boy have I gone off in many directions lol

    • What sweeties you are! To show my gratitude, I posted one of the buttons you gave me in my sidebar with a big THANK YOU and a link to your creative blog! I appreciate you!!! πŸ™‚

    • Wow . . . what a lovely surprise! To show my appreciation, I posted the *sweet* button you gave me on my sidebar with a big THANK YOU to you . . . plus it links to your blog! Thank you for your kindness! πŸ™‚

  19. Hi there,
    This week I was lucky enough to win three awards and have chosen you as one of my nominees πŸ˜€
    I love your blog and all your posts, and on top of that you are always so supportive of my own work – I though this was a perfect way to show my appreciation! thank you!
    here is the link to my post:

    I hope you enjoy your awards

    • What a sweet thing to say!!! To show my appreciation, I’ve placed the button you gave me in my sidebar with a big THANK YOU to you . . . and link to YOUR blog! Keep up the great work on your blog and creations . . . I love them! πŸ™‚

  20. Hello!!!You have such a lovely blog. There are so many ideas to take from your craftwork, i love coming and seeing your work. Would like to say a huge thank you for consistently liking pretty much all my posts at chicpaisley.com
    I am going to keep revisiting your blog and hope to see you around mine too.
    : ) x

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  22. Hi Katherine, I see you have already been (rightly) nominated for the Wonderful Team Member Readership award – I just wanted to second that one and give you a big thank you also πŸ˜‰

  23. Hi there! I really appreciate your support and your subscribing to my blog! I have recently made the switch to a self hosting site, and unfortunately my followers did not make the switch with me 😦 I’d love it if you could visit my new site and follow me! Thank you for supporting Domestic Superhero! http://www.domesticsuperhero.com

  24. I am so glad I found your blog through Kenley’s today! It is beautiful and I love your creativity!!


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  26. Congratulations! I have nominated you for the one lovely blog/ very inspiring blog Award. Head over and take a look at the rules on my site if you feel able to accept πŸ™‚
    I know you have this award already but I wanted you to know that I find your blog both lovely and inspiring!

    • I don’t! But I’ll try to work on that. πŸ™‚ Thank you for the sweet compliment! P.S. I gave the apron I bought from you to my daughter-in-law in Florida for her birthday and she absolutely LOVES it! Thank you again! πŸ™‚

  27. Hello!

    I’ve nominated you for a Reader Appreciation Award, and hope you will accept.

    Your blog has been so interesting and inspiration, literally & figuratively helping me in sew many ways! And you were my first Reader & commentor, which makes you especially special!

    Rules, etc., are posted here.

    From a very grateful reader,
    D’ellis at CurlsnSkirls

  28. Hi Katherine, I know you have a million awards, but I’ve totally nominated you for the Inspirational Blog Award for several reasons. I love your blog, I love your colors and I love your ideas. Honestly though, I also love how generous you are with your likes πŸ™‚ It’s so encouraging to have someone as talented as you notice anything that I create, so thank you! And of course, here are the details. http://letsspace-lift.com/2013/03/02/circle-of-inspiration/

    • People are always asking me if I’m so-and-so . . . so I think I must look like a LOT of people! πŸ™‚ The funniest one was a woman at the grocery store who asked me if I was (name) and when I said “No,” she said, “Oh, yes . . . I remember now . . . she ran off with a podiatrist!” πŸ™‚

      • Thank you. I have been a very lucky lady having a hubby that goes to so many places and when he can (and we have saved the money) takes me with. Living in Europe has really blessed us because before, when we lived in South Africa it was too expensive and often way too far to travel conveniently. Take care. Michele

  29. Hi Katherine – Just wanted to thank you for liking many of my posts over at Whimzie Quiltz. I added you to the list of blogs I follow, too, and have been enjoying many of your recent posts. Can’t wait to see your upcoming projects and posts! Thanks again, D @ Whimzie Quiltz

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  32. Hi,
    Thanks for visiting my blog! I’m glad it gave me the opportunity to know about yours! You are very talented!! I love that pillow. Thanks for sharing your passions πŸ™‚
    Maggie May’s Gifts

  33. Katherine,

    We love your blog and have nominated you for a Sunshine Award. There is no obligation to do anything, but if you would like to recognize other blogs that you enjoy, here’s your chance. All you have to do is follow the steps outlined on our blog: https://secondhandroses.wordpress.com/


    Kathy and Deb
    The Second Hand Roses

  34. Hi Katherine,
    I hope you don’t mind me writing to you in your comment section. I couldn’t find another way to contact you. I have a huge favor to ask of you. Last week, BurdaStyle asked me to teach a live Web Seminar on March 31 for them. I’m pretty excited about the whole thing. I was hoping you would help me get the word out and post a little something about it on your blog inviting your readers to participate. Here is the link to the course description and registration. http://register.burdastyle.com/Course?CourseId=9000-51
    And here is the link to my post about the seminar
    If you’d like to do this for me, I’d be forever grateful. I’d also like to thank you by putting a 200×200 button to your blog in my sidebar.

    Thanks so much!
    Beth Huntington
    The Renegade Seamstress

  35. Thanks for dropping by and liking my blog post about the badminton quilt. It’s nice to see you back online! I’ve missed your clever up-cycling projects and craft ideas and hope to see more in 2015.

  36. Katherine– fun to reconnect with you. Just read this “about” page– funny thing– I have a son named Aaron in San Francisco, who has been a designer for a an internet site. (now if I could only sew like you!!). xo

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