Hi! I'm Melissa Averinos. 

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I'm a longarm quilter and fabric designer for Andover Fabrics. I wrote Small Stash Sewing. I illustrated The Family Doodle Book. I wrote and illustrated DIY Mason Jars and DIY Wine Corks. I am a lifelong painter. I am a Cape Codder, good listener and lover of pie. I love yoga and gardening. Let's be friends!





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Frequently Asked Questions, yo!

I figure after three years of blogging, I should probably get around to a FAQ. You gotta start somewhere, so here I go:


Q. What color paint is in your living room and in the shop/studio?

A. Only the best color ever! The perfect salmon, not too orangey, not overly pink. Well, I mean, it's totally pink, but it is just right. So warm and welcoming and.... cheery.

No, really, Cheery is the name of the color. It's from Home Depot- their Behr brand.

I think the bear on the Behr logo is tring  to tell you to pronounce it like 'bear' or even 'bare' . But my  sweetie  insists on pronouncing it  'burr'. But he also says 'pugnant' instead of either 'repugnant' or 'pungent'. He's funny that way.



Yup, just one to start with.

I am going to keep adding to this  list, so please email me if you have a question. If it's asked frequently enough, I'll answer it here, ok? melissa@yummygoods.com