Saturday, December 31, 2011

Valentine books

Sweet little Love Books to fill with sentiments...

...old movie tickets... found items...


Monday, December 26, 2011

Bunting flags

Here is a fun way to display your art collages.
Flags to tie together for bunting.
I made them 2 layers with a linen look cotton on the front and muslin on the back. I sewed a strip of muslin across the top, leaving about 4 or 5 inches hanging on the ends to tie flags together with.
Then had a little fun with paper and lace to decorate a flag... (yes I only did one). I spent the rest of my time making up more blank flags.
I'm listing sets of 5 blank flags on etsy that are ready to be decorated and tied together.
If you sew, try making some flags - easy peasy!

Yay for time off work to sew!!!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Peace on Earth

May you have a Merry Christmas and may peace on earth begin in your heart.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Saturday, December 10, 2011

I must...

Part of a poem by John Masefield. "Sea-Fever"
This was a special order on etsy.

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Wild Thing Quilt

This was made with large hexagons cut from rich colorful animal prints.
Free motion quilted all over stipple.
This is Jackie by the quilt.
The Jack's know the line is drawn when there is a quilt on the floor...

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

The pumpkin pies are in the oven, I'm wearing my favorite apron and drinking a red beer, ready to chop chop onions and celery...

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! I am thankful for my family and friends, this includes you!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Fishing the Atlantic

We all caught something, Levi also caught a 2' shark.

Beautiful day on the ocean!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Jacksonville and Saint Augustine

Beautiful day!

It snowed in Utah. Bahhhh.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Vacation time!

We are in Jacksonville Beach, Florida

to visit Levi and Jenna.

This is our first morning here - walk on the beach and out on the pier.

Will post more pictures later!

Sunday, November 06, 2011

An extra hour

Time is spinning past,
escorting in Winter.
I had an extra hour this morning
with the return to Standard time.
Here's what I did with that hour.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Baby or child's quilt finished

I love yellow
with gray

and black

I had fabric left over from the wedding cake quilt, so put together a small quilt, measures 46" x 40". Quilted close stipple all over, making it very soft and cuddly. Listed on etsy.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Poetry Quilt

This is one of my favorite poems -

"Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine... The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves. ~John Muir

I stitched it onto the muslin stripes on this autumn colored wall hanging.
Click for closer view. I listed it on etsy, there are more pictures there.

Best of all, in the corners are fabulous fabric covered push-pins made by Kathy over at Paper Pumpkin. I love them for hanging wall quilts with!
Happy Weekend!

Saturday, October 08, 2011


Happy October!
Oktoberfest at Snowbird Utah

These pics were taken last weekend when we went to Snowbird with some friends. This weekend there is snow in the mountains.

Saturday, October 01, 2011

Fabric Art Journals

Have you hugged a book today?

Totally huggable books

I haven't burned out on making them yet

Can you say obsession?

Time to get away.

Friday, September 30, 2011


A little tribute to
the autumn leaves starting to change...

and it's finally the weekend.
Tomorrow will be a good day for a drive
to see the changing colors.

Maybe to the Oktoberfest
at Snowbird.
:) yeah.
Happy Weekend to everyone!!!

One Leaf Fell book on etsy.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Art Quilt Wall Hanging in neutral tones

Just finished up a project I've been working on for a while...
It's a very detailed quilted wall hanging - all natural tones, full of roses and hearts, birds, flowers, and words. One large patch has the Bible verse "love is patient, love is kind..."

Fun to make, a lot of work. Maybe I'll do a whole lap quilt similar to it one day, maybe not. For now this one is on etsy.

Have a great day!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Day in Park City

We spent Saturday with some good friends in Park City. Rode the six-pack chair lift to the top, and hiked half way down.

At half way point we got on the Alpine slide and rode little plastic carts down the slide to the bottom.

Ended up at Wasatch Brewery for lunch and brew. A brief storm of rain and hail passed over reminding us we were in the mountains and that Winter will soon arrive. Awesome day.

Saturday, September 10, 2011






Persuasion was Jane Austen's last completed novel.
Persuasion of the heart.
I thought it was a good title on a fabric art journal,
ready to be filled with persuasive pretties.

I'm searching for a new title.

Saturday, September 03, 2011

Fabric art journal books

I sewed a stack of fabric books out of quilted muslin.
Blank books.
Full of quilted pages to decorate.
So soft. Even cuddly.
My husband (who has the mind of an artist only if looking at the paint on a Harley Davidson) says, "These are really cool, but..."
"but you're making something that won't sell. What are people going to do with them? Staple things to the pages? Use a magic marker and write on the pages?"

I wasn't hurt.
I know that textile artists will know what to do with my books.

Have a happy weekend!

Sunday, August 28, 2011


Isn't he adorable!
This is my new Grand-dog.
Congrats to L & J.

P.S. He's a Boxer.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Tony Grove

To a beautiful weekend.