Monday, December 24, 2012


We have awakened to a rainy Christmas eve here in mostly sunny California. I watched Miracle on 34 Th Street yesterday and was reminded...."Christmas is not just a day, it's a state of mind". May we keep the spirit of Christmas in our hearts all year.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012


In a world that seems up side down....... take time to laugh. One of my vey favorite quilters is Mary Lou Wideman. Her blog always leaves me feeilng happy. You must see her cows.

Monday, December 10, 2012


What's on my design wall is my newest profile photo. Of course it didn't start out that way. I have been experimenting with transparency for a while. I like to see the fabric behind the paint, in this case it is a batik. The face shape is a freezer paper stencil and the features drawn with color pencil. Everything else is fused. It is a fun technique. Hope you have a fun, productive week.
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Friday, December 7, 2012


This is the time of year when we all take group family photos to send inside Christmas cards. Oh to get it right the fist time. Good luck!
There is always  one who hogs the camera.
Then there are always a couple of characters who want to act out.
Not to be forgotten is the amatur photographer who can't figure out the camera.
These wonderful models are my pin ladies. They have pin backs and can be placed on bags, hats and any place else you can pin a pin. They are about 7 in long, stuffed with cotton batting, hand painted faces and yarn hair. I think $10.00 is a fair price plus mailing costs. Email me I have not gone into the selling universe before, so I'm going to give it a try.

Monday, December 3, 2012


This is a Material Possessions Studios pattern called Towering
Trees. It measures 8 inches by 37 inches. It is a great way to use up those pieces of batting I can't throw away. Of course your tree can be for the fall, winter or my favorite is Halloween. I can't find a web address but the designer is Wendy Hager .
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