Thursday, August 30, 2012


These are the quilties I received this month. The theme was "Stitches". The cute red doggie was from Cheryl Preston in Castile,  N.Y.  Red  being my favorite color it immediately caught my eye!  Faith, Hope and Love from Sylvia Kent from Utah has lots of fancy stitches and embellishments  Very Nice! and our Trade Leader Sandra Kaye from Arizona surprised us all with a colorful multi-stitched and flower embellished little jewel!! And lastly the sweet "Friends" quiltie with house and flowers all stitched on a bed of hearts from Jen of the Aussie Quilters Cotton Club in Australia made for a lovely package longingly awaited for! Next time our theme is "Monochromatic" get to work girls!

Monday, August 27, 2012


I always end up with something "Red"! The little bird house and the Blue Bottles & Holder and red bucket and sweet  potato flowers will go out in my "Mamma Mia Garden area" The cute little floral Holland Plate probably on my seasonal shelf in the kitchen. And the children's  book "The Borrowers" by my chair in the front room till I get it read. Had a fun time here. Maurice gave me an hour while he took his walk up the country road!  The shop owner Donna Garber is a sister of my friend Brenda, and I was anxious to visit her shop! I wasn't disappointed!

Sunday, August 19, 2012


I found this pillow top at a thrift store,and of course I had to have it! Red and Yellow turn me on!  The green and white check made a cute backing and binding I thought!


Friday, August 17, 2012


 Went to Lawrence Kansas today to visit my husbands sister in a nursing home. To make the day a little brighter we spent some time on Mass. St. at some of my favorite shops. The fabric store worked out a deal for me so I could get a sampling of Kaffe Fassett Fabrics  (1/8th fat quarters) of 10 different designs. As I love to make smalls in many things this will be great fun!

 Here are some of the different combinations I come up with
 As you will see further down the post, this combination matches what I wore today.
 Love the fall colors! Today felt like fall, wonderful!
 Came home and immediately slipped out of my clothes, for something cooler.
 One of Kaffe's  hints in a book I read was "Get inspiration for color combinations and patterns when you travel. Record them in your sketchbook or with your digital camera". This is today's recordings!
 This art Car is driven in the St. Pat's Parade as well as Art Car Parade in the Spring  in Lawrence.
 One of our favorite stops! Silas & Maddy's Homemade Ice Cream. I picked Butterfinger and Maurice's choice was Blackberry.
A good day even though Maurice's sister does not even remember us. She is in a lovely home though, and well cared for. We both highly recommend  "The Windsor" in Lawrence, Kansas if you are in need  of this service.

Monday, August 13, 2012


Here are my August Quilties for the Quiltie Trade headed up my Sandra Kaye. I haven't done any embroidery for a long time so this was extra  fun, but time consuming!

Sunday, August 5, 2012


More pictures on the inspiring do-it-yourself gypsy house in Augusta Missouri made from a  metal storage building. Both Husband and wife are very creative people. remember the gypsy caravann I showed you earlier? Here's another view.

Thursday, August 2, 2012


 This is my first group of little art paintings ready to be hid for someone to find and enjoy!

This is a new adventure for me and I'm really excited about it! Art Abandonment is a group of artists all around the world that are hiding little pieces of art among everyday items, inside and out, for people to discover and enjoy. I decided on a postcard size for my first "gifts" We took the grandkids out for lunch and part of the deal was hiding the art work and taking a picture without being seen! There are few guidelines but mostly it's anything you want to do and anywhere you want to put it.! Just type in Art Abandonment on your computer and you will want to join in too! I have my youngest Granddaughter working on her own group of pictures for the young kids!