Sunday, May 15, 2011

This was a test...

It was only a test!!! But I like it. This is from a pattern called Chiselry is Not Dead created by Ebony Love. It is available from Quilt Possible . There are versions for the Accuquilt Studio and the Accuquilt Go! fabric cutters.

The Front

The back.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Just me. Just Hi. I'm still alive. How goes things with you?

Friday, January 28, 2011

Limited editions....

A while ago, while digging through my stash, I happened upon a yard of Oodles of Doodles by Ricky Tims. I always thought that this fabric required a special project. And I found the perfect project for it. First, I made this for me.....

It holds my colored pencils...

And then I noticed that I had some OOD fabric left. After I posted my creation I got all kinds of great comments, so I set out and made another one, slightly smaller to hold sharpie markers. That one is now in the hands of the very creative Gene Black..

And finally there is this one... Slightly different than the one Gene has, but still just as cool... I used a special stitch on the tie.... Hearts! Why hearts? Because my machine doesn't have a ladybug stitch. This one here is going on a trip East across the Mighty Mississippi River. It will spend the rest of its days holding the Sharpie markers of someone who is just as talented as Gene and who currently has her markers in a zippered pouch.

Out of a yard of fabric I was able to make 3 very unique items, thus the limited edition.

I have also created another one for seam rippers out of Frog fabric (get it?? Rip It! Rip It!), but we'll have to wait until Tonya posts about it so you can see hers.



Sunday, January 23, 2011

Then and now...

This is one of our cats, Mobi, posing with a quilt B completed late last summer.. Notice the green grass...

Same location as of January 23... The yard stick reads 8 inches of snow in the yard. And no, thats not a drift.

If I haven't made it clear, I'm ready for spring!!

From a few years ago..

From December 2008-January 2009. These were a series done for my family.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

a quick view..

It's amazing what can be done in 2 minutes.... This sketch was one of those things, just 2 minutes. Thats all. No more. No less.

My friend Christina over at icandy.... took this picture from her home. It is the East entrance to the Atchison County Kansas courthouse after a snow storm.

This is my 2 minute version....

not much detail, but you can still pick out some important details. I'm going to resketch this with more detail and throw in some color as well.

Have a great day!

Friday, January 21, 2011

It's been a while....

Greetings from the frozen Midwest. I know it's been a few days since my last post but rest assured that I am very much alive and well (maybe just a bit frozen). I've been busy too!! We got back 3 quilts we sent to a friend for long arm machine practice, and I have to say that given that shes NEVER used a long arm machine before she did a great FREEHAND job!!!

I REALLY love the way she quilted the fish quilt, it looks like waves!!!

After a year break from my pencils, I've decided now is a good time to get back into drawing. So tonight, just a few short minutes ago in fact, I created this.....

Whats in it????


My freshly resharpened colored pencils!!!! The fabric for the back and inside are from Ricky Tims Oodles of Doodles line (fitting don'tcha think??). The dark pocket is from the Nikki line by Pat Sloan.

Have a great weekend.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas..

Wishing all my followers a very happy and safe holiday season. May your 2011 be filled with happiness and joy, no broken threads or bent needles.