Saturday, December 15, 2012

2012 Christmas Tree


Our Christmas tree this year- a Frazier Fir, nice and skinny. The close-up is of my 2 favorite ornaments made from my children's drawings when they were very young- I copied them onto fusible paper that was then backed on fabric and ironed on to a felt background....love them!

Christmas Gifts 2012


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A close-up of the table-runner- I love the deer in the fabrics!

Christmas Gifts 2012


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Been sewing a lot! This is an easy table-runner pattern I bought at a local quilt shop in Ripon WI- Bungalow Quilting and Yarn. The white fabric is actually a bit metallic and shiny- adds a nice sparkle that you cannot see in the picture. This piece is traveling to Germany...

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Holiday Items at the Gallery


Here are some pics from my booth at the West James Gallery in Columbus WI- a few items have sold since I took these pics...but many are still available. I love the Holiday Aprons ( Turkey Day and Xmas) There are some really cute snowmen as well as totes and wallets for your gift-giving!








Tuesday, November 13, 2012

It's been awhile...

After moving to our lake house full-time in July of 2011- I have been taking a break from this to work on the downsizing and some remodeling for our new home. Little did I know how long this process can take! Remodeling takes WAY more time than you anticipate. Downsizing isn't done in a few days- I thought we had gotten rid of enough stuff to fit into this house-NOT! It is an on-going process. Plus, you can't know how things are going to fit and what arrangements you will need in a new home until you live in it for awhile. It's been one year and 3 months and I am still trying to figure things out!
So- after figuring out where the Sewing Studio should really go, I am now still trying to make it all fit! I still have too much stuff and not enough room, but I am sewing again- in spite of the cramped mess! Here are some things I'm working on:

Christmas Tote


Snowman

Christmas Tote- finished!
These will be available at the West James Gallery- as of this Thursday....

Friday, February 10, 2012

New products at the Gallery















My spot at West James Gallery, 128 W James, Columbus WI. I've just delivered some new zippered bags made with vintage fabrics. Great for Valentines gifts- fill one with chocolate!
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Tuesday, January 24, 2012


Working on another t-shirt quilt....just the first layout.
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Sunday, January 15, 2012



This is the work area- what shall I put in that blank space above the thread?????
This is what you see as you come down the stairs- I sure need to improve this!


Storage for lots of stuff! Fabric, thread, books and more!


Closer look at that wall- I love my vintage shelves! The little silhouette is me when I was young- my Aunt did it.

Wire racks with lots of fabric- and more stuff to find a place for!



All in all- I have lots more work to do! We take our daughter back to college today, our son is home one more week and then he starts a real job in the Detroit area!!! Then I will have more time to devote to getting this mess in order!!!!



The couch was my parents- bought in 1952....just had it recovered and LOVE it!
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Basement sewing area


OK- I've moved my sewing area to the basement...the blue room will be a guest room for now- it just works out better this way. As you can see- this is still quite a mess! I am figuring out where everything will go and share this space with a "rec room" area. Our daughter was home from college for a month and spent much time down here playing Zelda with the Wii....
I am still so frustrated with my organization but there is a reason! We have run out of room!!!!
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