Showing posts from January, 2016

Alberta Sunset

I'm having a blast working on my Alberta Sunset art piece. Enjoying a Saturday with quilting instead of other more pressing things.

Love Noro Yarns

Early in December I won a give away at During this time I was tied up literally in life and all its complexities. I sought the complex life of Ayla who survived the Clan of the Cave Bears. I found new tools for my phone, commonly known as  an app. Some of you youngsters will be laughing or worse. But the magazine won from was such a breath of good fortune, much good luck has come my way since opening this magazine. Thanks so much Monika! I'm making the Crocheted Jacket on pg. 74 of the Noro Magazine Fall 2015. Monika's art  is profiled in the magazine.

Hexie Quilt in the Making

This new quilt is so much fun, I'm using up thrift store purchase of vintage hexie blocks, appliqued onto 10 in. square blocks. Happy Quilting!

Modern Improv Mini

This weekend has been such fun meeting new quilters photos of the group are later to come. I did a lot of hand applique in between laughing and eating way too much of the lovely food catered for us. More coming once I'm home and organized again. Happy Quilting everyone!

Refinishing and Dreaming

Hello quilting friends! Today's post is a utility post on things I'm getting out of the way because they bug me hanging around in my sewing room and besides, hubby deserves a little love on his shirt. Problem: worn down collar on a favorite flannel guys shirt. The Fix:  cut fabric from bottom of shirt, sew new hem on bottom and applique a cover up on the collar issue. I machine sewed the bottom edge that I had to cut off so I had fabric for the collar fix. Then hand appliqued new cover up in place and it looks so lovely. Hubby is thrilled! I forgot to get a photo of what the blue shirt collar issue looked like before I mended it. Gee, its amazing how fast you get out of sinc with your blogging process if left for a few weeks. Below is what the finished blue shirt applique on the collar looked like finished. Here is the next red flannel shirt with another collar issue to fix. Not all my quilting and sewing is to make beautiful