Saturday, June 23, 2012


                            Ready to add my New June Trade Quilties to the Frienship Book.
 The theme was Black & White with an accent color. The quiltie with pink accent came from Vicki Zoller from Jacksonville, Florida. She added cute ribbon and buttons, and sparkle in the pink along with several black & White fabrics to create her charmer! The Red accent Quiltie came from Laura Jane from the U. K. across the waters! Red being my favorite color added to it's appeal The red ric-rac and little red heart buttons made it so colorful! Is this your flag design? She also added the patriotic handbag charm and mini flag as a little gift! How special! Especially with her just having shoulder surgery! The Black & White Effil Tower print Quiltie is from Jen from Australia She did a hint of pink in stitches as her accent color. The extra touches of Black & White button and sparkles, and black ribbon roses,( I bet she made herself) along with very decorative machine quilting set this striking quiltie off quite nicely!
 I always make one for myself of each Quiltie I trade  these were my four already hand sewn into the Friendship Quiltie Book. The Blue Tulip was from a trade from Tourtsondergaard in April.

Monday, June 18, 2012


 Have been having fun making these little 16"x20" doll quilts. I use 3 layers, the print backing which I bring around the front for the binding, a middle low loft batting, and a top white muslin. The scrapes are 1" to 2 1/2" pieces. Just sew them on around the raw edges. I have lots more ideas for more. Try it- You'll like it!

Friday, June 8, 2012


  andSuch Fun!  The long awaited celebration of the "First Flush" at the grand opening of the   BOWL PLAZA  in the Folk Art  Town of Lucas, Kansas. Picture here are Maurice & I with Tess the "Bride of the Toilet Bowl" and the creator of the fantastic quilts. The huge, impressive  Michelangelo sculpture was made out of over 200 rolls of toilet paper by Rick Frisbe of Salina, Kansas. 
"Litttle Johnnie Flush" (below) was my entry in the toilet roll contest displayed in The Flying Pig Gallery.

 It was a surprising experience to be interviewed by a reporter from The Russell Kansas Newspaper as well as a reporter from The Nebraska T.V. Station. It would have been fun to see the clips but probably never will!
 The Huge Mosaic Toilet Lid outlines the opening to the Restroom Complex
 The Worlds largest cement roll of Toilet Paper unrolls to make the sidewalk to the Complex.
 Mosaic work in the Mens Restroom

 Mri Pilar; Mosaic Artist & Creator pointed out details in the fascinating Matchbox Car Panel.

 Mri Pilar in the Ladies  Restroom
 My very "favorite" in the Ladies Room. Town people as well as folks all over brought in dishes, buttons, jewelry, trinkets, toys and etc. to be embedded in the walls in the complex. People were taking pictures of their treasures as they found them! So Fun!
 Beautiful Butterfly in Ladies Room and Panel in the Mens Room.

 Glass Wine Bottle Panel lit up by lights is a colorful spot in the entry of the restroom  complex. The large carved man with bucket stands in the corner of the entry.
 This Beauty!! is the work of  Eric Abraham, owner of The Flying Pig Gallery  in Lucas.
 YEAH! WE DID IT! Was the yell of Rosslyn Schultz, Chairman of the Event as well as Exec. Direc. of The Grassroots Art Center.
 Our Innkeepers, Susan and Joe Curtiss at SIMPLE HAVEN BED & BREAKFST in Wilson, Kansas were great Hosts!. We had great food and fellowship and wonderful accomodations for  2 nights while taking in the Celebrations!

 The wild flowers were just beautiful along the porch as you came up the walk. A painting in the making!

 Here we are waiting for the First Flush Winners (see below)to make their way thru our arch of plungers and brushes to do the first flushing of the stools in the new Public Restroom!
 Here are the self proclaimed "King & Queen of the Toilet Paper Rolls"
 Our leis and hat trim I made out of empty toilet paper rolls (painted like mosaics) and toilet paper made into roses (highlighted with paint)
 This was my latest painting to be added to the MARLYNNE SNARE FOLK ARTIST COLLECTION at the Grassroots Art Center there in Lucas, Kansas. It is now on display at the Flying Pig in Lucas.