From Beth: Amanda from Sasikirana Handmade is up next with a great pattern review. Visit her blog to see a recent interview, beautiful knitting, lots of wonderful quilt blocks, glimpses of family life and much more!

From Amanda: I’m a stay at home mom of two kids, 3 years old and 4 month old. I’ve been sewing since 2005 when I got my first sewing machine. I’m still with that same machine now, waiting to upgrade because I’m still afraid to do all the research to find a new one. I also love to quilt, knit, crochet, and embroider. I have an Etsy shop,, which has been sadly neglected. But I promise to fill it up soon!