Friday, November 21, 2008

The sun isn't working.

I haven't seen the sun in awhile. The weather forecaster lady promised sun today and for a few days. It is sure dark around here.

The blog isn't working too well either. Blogger's computers keep tagging this blog as a spam blog. Excuuuuuuse me?

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Monday, November 03, 2008

Photo Challenge: RED, Week 1

I've challenged myself to take pictures of the colors of the rainbow and post them each week. Each week the pictures will be taken in one place or area. This week, the pictures were taken in my yard, after the leaves have fallen and we've had several hard frosts. High Bush Cranberries.

Monday, October 27, 2008


Yum, Romaine lettuce, with carrots and onion Salad.

Yum, Chicken Salad.

[Scanned into computer; trapunto, and FMQ.] Life size leaves.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Boundary Waters Canoe Area

Some friends of ours are doing great video work in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. The link is here and in the Places I Love in the sidebar.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Tote Bag Conversion

I converted a tote bag with a logo from my husband's work into a cheerful useful all purpose bag just for me using some methods shown on Sewing With Nancy by Mary Mulari. She puts a zipper on the outside of the pocket, which is an easy application method.

I also added one of those magnetic snaps by undoing the top edging (lap) seam, putting something thicker between the fabric layers, adding the snap, and resewing the seam.

I covered a piece of needle point plastic canvas with my fun fabric for a study base inside the bag.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Long Trip; Lots of Miles

Traveling again, by car, to visit lots of relatives: We’ll probably be at 3 – 4 places overnight, visiting family in 5 – 6 towns. It is really hard to live so far away when family members are aging.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008


I finished, finally, My Nasturtiums, Dream Garden 13. I got off track after the show, but now I'm excited to do more flower pieces. I've got flowers blooming outside, and more will bloom on my sewing table.

Monday, May 05, 2008

FIBERART for a cause. Collage Mania

Today is the first day of the FIBERART for a Cause Collage Mania sale of art. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society through the relay for life. The above link explains how to view and buy the art work.

235 pieces of art were donated by 50 artists for this on-line sale. Artists listed here. FAQ here.

This sale is also listed on the American Cancer Society's page here.

Virginia Spiegel, who started the FIBERART for a Cause a few years ago has already raised $150,000 through her efforts to get artists to donate works for The American Cancer Society.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Art Show at Silent Prints

A few pictures from my first show where I had work that was mostly photos on fabric and my friend SW had her many watercolors.

Iris Series

I got this Iris Series done for my show. I used a different technique for each piece. Lots of people asked about the pieces and commented positively on them. I was really pleased with the pieces, especially with the vibrant colors. Iris Series, One: (purple Iris, dk green background) Raw Edge applique, many small pieces, background, heavily quilted. NFS.Iris Series, Two: (fushsia background, teal border, spring green iris) photo on fabric, thread painting, SOLD. Iris Series, Three: (orange iris on blue background) Raw edge applique, thread painting, black binding with lt. orange flap. 12 x 12 For Sale $50 plus s & hIris Series, Four: (Copper color iris, violet background) Stencil and outline stitching, dk green binding, For Sale $25 plus s & h.