Sunday, July 30, 2006


This was going to be another postcard, but I was off on the size, so it came to be simply a mini quilt. I'll have to give it another try on making a 2nd postcard & measure more carefully!

Angel print on cotton, will ebay this week.

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Hearts to you too

3 hearts I made last year with my favorite little words on them. Each heart was placed on a piece of antique crazy quilt then further embellished. (Size 4x6 )
Click to enlarge.

Friday, July 28, 2006

Fabric Post Card

I made my first fabric post card (sewed the crazy quiltie onto paper...) and am going to mail it today to my SIL. This was fast & fun, I'm definately going to try it again. Of course...the possiblilites are endless!

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

The Hummingbird Dance

We went for a ride on our motorcycles up a canyon this evening to try and beat the heat. After a while we pulled over and walked to a gentle creek about 5 feet wide with large rocks dotted thru it. We found a couple rocks to sit on and enjoyed the peace.

Soon a hummingbird with a mint green back and brown belly started dancing above the water in front of us, just out of our reach. She danced and danced, entertaining us for quite a while.

Hummingbird print on cotton, french knots and silk ribon flowers.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

* F L Y *

This little blondie deserves to fly and so do you! It's always easier to fly with encouragement from friends also, so included in this quiltie are beads from Sandy, sequins from Mom, and a butterfly from Heather. (Thanks)

Measures 5X7 and will be listed on ebay tomorrow. Click on this picture to enlarge.

Thursday, July 20, 2006


I have been "pinked" by Nancy. She sent me wonderful pink things - I think she knew I love fabric and trims! The pictures show the goodies, don't miss the pink poodle! And the rose petals at the bottom are wonderful scented soaps! But first a before shot of without color!
THEN WITH COLOR! Brightens my day!
Thank you Nancy!

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

My Grandparents

These pics had to be in the 20's. Aren't they a handsome bunch! The sepia photo is my Dad's parents and the black/white photo is of my Mom's parents (in the motorcycle attire).

The one I got any artistic ability from is the girl in the hat. She was always making something beautiful. She taught me how to crochet teddy bears and hacky-sac's in her last part of life.

All are gone now except the guy with the bandana. And he's a live-wire!

Vondella and John on the left. Rhoda Mae and Leonard on the right.

Pool Play

Everyone has been so caring and terrific about Blue, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!

He is back to his playful self. Still sleeps in a few extra minutes but then he hits the floor running as normal. These pictures were taken Sunday in the pool. He is not a good swimmer but enjoys floating on the lounges and playing ball.
He will stay on a special diet and take the medicine here on out and I think we will be able to enjoy a few more years together! Yahoooo.

Again, Thanks so much to all for your responses when I posted my worries on the blog.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Crazy Quilt Collage in Progress...

Blue is recovering well, he is still a bit slower than normal (he's tried a new thing - sleeping in), but he will come around with the continued liver med I'm sure.

Here is the progress on the little quiltie (5x7). More embellishing to go. I used a piece of an antique silk crazy quilt block for the base on this and the silk fabrics are wonderful to work on.

This morning I am going out back to "Miracle Gro" the garden and flowers for a little health boost for them in this relentless heat.

Saturday, July 15, 2006


Yahoo, Blue is doing good! We had a scarry 48 hours of not coming out of anesthesia after a simple toenail operation. Turned out his liver was not functioning properly to get the anesthetic out of his system, so we had a very groggy & glassy eyed dog for way too long.

As of this morning he has started to develope an interest in food, I was able to get the liver meds down him and a few hours later he brought me a ball. No, can't play yet, but it's good to know he wants to again! He is getting the sparkle back in his eyes again too.

From here, it is a bland diet of chicken and rice jello for a couple days, then a special formulated dog food that is meant for dogs with liver problems. Liver meds from now on, and a change to his arthritis meds.

The picture on the couch is today, starting to feel better, and the other picture is the beginning of a crazy quilt collage I will make this week in thanks. I have loved that picture of the praying girl with her dog and kitten as long as I remember, I think a relative had it when I was a child. I never expected to have a JR that would look just like the one in the picture! I will post the crazy quilt collage when done.

Friday, July 14, 2006

This week's collages

This past week I tasked myself with making both a boyish collage and a girlish collage. The black and white picture of this boy and his dog printed out very detailed and fine. I went with Americana colors on it and it is called "Patches of Yesterday".

The girlie one I used soft pictures of a cat and a dog and called it "Sweet Companions". For the pink flowers I sketched them on paper, scanned, printed on fabric and colored in with colored pencils and added beads in the centers.

These are a bit different than my normal crazy quilt collages.

I'll put both on ebay along with the fabric book this weekend.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Folding Fabric Book

Here is a sneak peek of my first (nearly done) fabric book. Simple folding style, consists of 4 crazy quilt collage pieces mounted on heavy felting. The verses are a poem by e.e.cummings. (Not readabe in this photo - a bit when enlarged - click on picture.)

I tried to get an old-fashioned look to the front - like an antique book. I'm contemplating my next move. Perhaps a nice ribbon to tie it closed with...

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Summer Fun

Superman! We had our ever fun-loving grandson for the weekend.

Accompanied by Super Dog! Our Jack Russel loves to sit on the edge and hopes for a toss of the ball.

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Tomato Time!

Yummmmm... I love the first tomatoes off the vines.
BLT's are on the menu!

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Catcus Flower

This photo was taken by a friend on our motorcycle trip to Southern Utah. I think the lighting and the colors are just perfect, and I love the contrast between the sharp cactus thorns and the delicate pink flower.

Life is full of contrast.