Sunday, October 19, 2014

Scrafitto with Diane Culhane

New experiments with paint and a class with Diane Culhane. I love her style so much.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Pick-up Posse In the House

 I made this for our clean campus campaign at school. Each class has an area of the school to clean and they may receive the "Pick-up Posse" banner to keep in their classroom for the week.  To make it more festive and exciting for the kids I added a bunch of random ribbons hanging down.  Thank goodness for letter stamps and already fused fabric scraps! They saved a lot of time for me.
And I can't stop with the bees already. Enough!!

This is a sneak peek of a project that is being made for part of the Quilting Arts Digest Challenge for Dia de Los Muertos.  It is all wool felt, some of felted on with the embellisher, and other parts sewn on with black thread. Since the picture was taken I have added a bouquet between the skeletons that they are holding together with their hands(?)/bones. When its finished I'll post the whole thing.

Thursday, October 2, 2014


 This sweet little baby quilt was made by a friends mother (85 years old? I think) for her great grand child, Matilda. She embroidered on the front and put it together with a white backing.  I quilted it with little flowers, leaves, and curlicues and put the binding on for her. I received a positive report back! I'm glad she liked it.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Day of the Dead Banner

I made this for a friend 5 years ago and asked for it back to take pictures, probably it was preblog and wasn't documenting everything all the time.  She is a big fan of Day of the Dead and it was her birthday.
This is the weirdest one of all, its supposed to be a cat skeleton. Thinking back I believe I had just gotten my Bernina 880 and wanted to try out all the stitches.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

What I''ve Been Up To Lately

 A new wall quilt for the house.
 Some water color atc's for trade. The theme is leaves.
 More water coloring.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014


 We took a little trip up to Santa Cruz to see our number #2 son. We went to Henry Cowell State Park to see the redwoods.
 This is pod experiment that i turned into a pillow and gave to my son Ryland and his girlfriend, Amelia.
This is a rug I made. My son had mentioned that he would like a rug for his bedroom so I started thinking I could use up some of my yarn stash. So i started knitting strips, then I felted them in my little mini washer.  I bought this heavy duty mesh webbing for underneath and started stitching them together. It was so heavy!! I had to quit and put a binding on it. I chose the black and white to brighten it up a bit. I just used quilting cotton and I hope it lasts for awhile. I really wasn't that happy with the whole thing, but after the binding went on I thought it looked so much better. He liked it so I am happy. 
 Me and Ryland at the bike shop where he works.
This is what I am doing a lot of, water colors. I really have no idea what I am doing but I LOVE water colors. They are so fun and relaxing. There are liquid watercolors in the mixing tray. Love those especially. 
My summer is almost over. Next week school starts and I am back to work, sigh. It is bittersweet for me.  It provides a focus in my life, but it is stressful and I appreciate the time I have now.