Saturday, January 17, 2015



A few of the things I've made for Valentines Day gifts. These are for sale in the Corner Store Artist Co-op in Green Lake WI. It was fun- especially since my favorite color is red!

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

I am attempting to finish more UFO's in 2015...these 2 are done! The one on the left is for my sister and the one on the right is for me! Starting small is a good idea- haha! I'm making a list of all the UFO's I have and it keeps growing. I have one from 1991...groan! I need to get them all in one place so I can see what I have and then pick which ones to work on- that is a challenge in itself.
Wish me luck!

Sunday, December 21, 2014




8 necktie memory pillows made for a friend...her Dad's ties and suits. These will be Xmas gifts for her siblings and step-mom.


Friday, November 14, 2014


2 new Holiday projects made for the store- Bungalow Quilting & Yarn in Ripon WI. Patterns and fabric available at the store! Here's their link:  http://www.bungalowquilting.com/

Sunday, November 09, 2014


I am so excited!!! This is my new business card, designed by my wonderfully, creative, illustrator daughter, Amelia Bates. I LOVE it....can't wait to get them! Now I need to get busy and make more products with those tablecloths that are stuck in a closet- they need a new life!
I just noticed I need to change the banner of my blog, too....jeez, this technology is killing me- good thing Amelia can help!


Sunday, July 13, 2014

I just love this sailing-themed fabric- the colors, the boats, the sails, the flags- everything! This is #1 of 2 pillows I will donate to the Green Lake Yacht Club for a fundraiser. I have more of this fabric- lots more! My dining chair cushions are covered in this and I have a table-runner in progress for the dining table.
I will also be teaching a pillow class at  the Green Lake Town Square on Saturday, July 26 from 9-12. Details at www.greenlaketownsquare.com

Friday, April 11, 2014

Tacos tonight and the chipmunks are back!


Made this Black Bean Salad for tonight's Taco dinner. Got the recipe from Pinterest: http://homecooking.about.com/od/blackbeansrecipes/r/Black-Bean-Salad-Recipe-blsalad82.htm

I can prepare at my kitchen counter and look out the window to view the bird feeders. The chipmunks have come out of hibernation and this one was filling her cheeks! They must be hungry after all that sleeping. The lake is still ice-covered but the temps are warning up!
Have a great weekend!