Friday, April 10, 2015


What started out as an example of when it was necessary to mark a pattern for FMQ....

If you want a round in this very old applique pattern.....

Became a morning of what if ????

FMQ with a little laundry marker here and there.

Monday, April 6, 2015


I have always been interested in fabric collage. This heart reminds me of the Victorian era.....old lace and sepia tones. The base fabric is lightweight canvas distressed with coffee, stamped, pen drawings, text applied with TAP (Transfer artist Paper by Lesley Riley) then machine quilted. The lace was cut away to reveal layers and the heart was hand appliqued. French knots give a little texture. I am reasonably happy with the results. Just doing this little project was very enjoyable as it is the little things that make us happy.

Thursday, April 2, 2015


I have looked at this set for years as it lived in the everyday dishes cabinet....admired but unused. Such beauty should be seen. So this morning after owning this lovely Steubenville set for at least 25 years, I made it into a useable pincushion. It will be my admired and used  sewing companion. Do you own something special ? Consider repurposing.......It's a good thing.