Sunday, August 30, 2009

The Jack Pack goes Camping

We have some friends that we used to go on motorcylce trips with... and now that we are soft seniors...well...soft mainly... 3 of us are over 50... we take motorhomes now instead of beating ourselves up on the bikes!
This is camp...soft style.
Here is Annie, when she was still clean...
bath time tonight!

And below is Jackie! She has grown since the last time I posted puppy pictures! She is much larger than Annie, and is the strongest. Annie is still maintaining Alpha dog currently though.And... Whiskey. Quiet, shy, skinny Whiskey... who has learned how to control the other 2 dogs with her brain games.
Here are the pups at play... they love to grab each others leashes and pull and tug...
...and they love to wrestle
...whisper into each others ears...
"if you pull on my leash again you are history honey."

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Polka-dot Pig Thread Sketch

Just in time...
for the State Fair...
We have...
The Pokla-Dot Pig!
Free-hand quilted on my machine, measures 8X10. Dots are circles of batik fabric heat fused onto the piggy.
Happy Weekend! Yahoo! Weekend!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Horse Thread Sketch

I called this piece "Horse with no name".
Remember that song?
...Ive been through the desert on a horse with no name...
It measures 8 X 10, listed on etsy...
We had a wonderful cooler day today with cloud cover all day,
and a few light rain showers.

I was able to stitch some, and garden some.
Couldn't ask for more!
Love to all, and thank you for your comments on my previous post!

Saturday, August 22, 2009


Sharon was the first Harley riding lady I met. Now the roads are full of women riders, including me. She was a beautiful free-spirit who loved and laughed and thoroughly enjoyed life. She has fought a battle with breast cancer for many years now, and she won - meaning she is free now. She got her wings on August 12th and now rides with the angels - heaven's angels that is.

I call this piece "meditation". The words say:

"Clear my mind from the troubles of the day and imagine a butterfly on a clear blue day. I am free. Free from pain and worries. I can fly. My wings are blue and purple but not the blue of my bruises but a sun shine blue. I fly to visit places that are in my dreams and I visit you. And I love you and one day you will join me in the clouds."

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Big Fat Table Runner

Saturday I made a table runner - I wanted it WIDE. It is a simple design, but also is reversible. It's quilted with a thin cotton batt. I don't really like to make large items, but got thru it and love it on my table.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Barn with silo thread sketch

Saturday's doodles
of an overgrown old barn...
8 x 10
free-hand on the machine

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Good Morning Coffee

I was craving coffee and stitching this morning...

Happy Weekend!

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Back from the City of Roses

Portland Rose Gardens
A forest path

Overgrown with IVY

Voodoo Doughnut
The five cousins

I think it had been about 12 years since the five cousins were all together. Three are my brothers boys and two are mine. They range in age from 19 to 29. If opposite can go in 5 directions... they each have a position. One of them got married and we went to visit and to the wedding. It was a whirlwind trip, yet we did fit in some great sight-seeing... to the Rose Garden, and to the dense forest, and of course to the world famous Voodoo Doughnuts.