Sunday, September 28, 2008

Special Request

I had a special request from a very kind hearted lady who speaks hope and love to the lifes of terminally ill patients. Here is the 5 x 7 piece...

It is accompanied by a 2 1/2 X 3 1/2 piece that say's "remember".

My main computer that has the scanner attached is DOWN right now, and I have much trouble photographing my work.... thus the bluries... and the color is just not right...

I revisited the crazy quilt collage style for this and did enjoy doing the color and the embroidery... perhaps I haven't "moved on" completly!

Sunday, September 21, 2008 style

I've been stitching on a traditional crazy quilt.
My stitching is not traditional.
The photo is just a 3" preview of it, when done it should be about 10" x 12 or 14".
I just put the pieces on and stitch them down, many raw edges like I do the collages,
but with the fancy fabrics this time. Just not fancy seam treatment.
I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend.

Saturday, September 13, 2008


Remember when you were little and you were sick... and you got feeling better and wanted to go out and play... but you couldn't yet...
We are at that stage with Annie.
The floors are starting to be littered with doggie toys again and Annie gives a "let's play" plea.
She longs to go outside and run...
The next 2 weeks will be hard for her to understand why we are such sticks in the mud with her!

Tuesday, September 09, 2008


I've been in a wandering [art] stage for months now;
tired of the little crazy quilt collages
but haven't found a new niche to settle into.
I don't try a lot of different art ideas
simply because that usually leads to buying new supplies...
...and moving on.
I’ve settled briefly on the penny rug style…
but not for long I think.
I made another necklace… I call it “Bohemian Nights”.

...a bit bored with it all.


Saturday, September 06, 2008

Annie Update & Etc...

I told Miss Sleepy head that bloggers are inquiring on how she is doing....
Hey Annie... Wake UP!
Come On Pumpkin....sit up... you can do it.... that's it... one eye at a time...
There you are... up and awake and saying HI!
She is doing well, has not had any of the bad symptoms of excessive coughing or throwing up or etc, just sleepy sleepy sleepy... and that is good; because she has four more weeks of total rest to go.
I've been stitching while I sit with Annie...

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Painted Horses to Iron Horses

Downtown Ogden... you will see a painted horse... you'll see 2 more by the fountain in the background, and they dot a few of the corners. Link to Painted Horses. The building is the train station.
Looking the other direction... you'll see our iron horses.
The view is east on "Two-bit street" (25th Street).
It looks pretty mild, doesn't it.

"Crime boss Al Capone commented in the 1920s that Ogden was too wild a town for him." [Historic 25th].

It's not that way now.. at least during the daylight!

Monday, September 01, 2008

Happy Labor Day

It's a rainy Labor Day and I'm not laboring! Instead I'm sipping on that homemade Plum liqueur and stitching on a quilt collage. The Plum liqueur came out lovely! Did anyone else try making some??? Results???

Penny Rug Necklaces



Stitching... I'm still stitching... still experimenting with penny rug style, but non traditional...