Monday, September 07, 2015


So, I am at my Dad's helping him get some things cleaned out (he's 91) Had to bring some sewing to keep me sane-haha! Top pic is a piece I am doing for a swap. I'm hand-quilting with perle cotton- fun! It's a big stitch so I don't have to be so precise which is good for me plus it adds some fun color!
The bottom pic is section #7 of the Gypsy Wife Quilt - hopefully I can get 7-10 done and then start quilting that one, too! It's been good sewing weather- very hot and humid, in the 90's- good to stay inside with the AC!
Happy Labor Day all!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Memory Pillows for Deanne and the Amelia Tote



Latest Memory Pillows for a friend. One from Grandpa's shirt and 3 from Grandma's nighties. They are all reinforced with lightweight fusible interfacing. The nighties have zippers on the back and the shirt can be opened by the snaps in the front. I really love doing this for people- especially when I know them!

This is a tote for my daughter, Amelia, thus I m calling it the Amelia Tote. It is made from a vintage tablecloth and has 3 inside pockets. She specified a certain size for her trips to the grocery store and to haul recyclables to the basement. Good thing it is washable!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015


2 of my latest projects: the T-Shirt quilt was for a cousin who attends a Rib-fest each year- the t-shirts are duplicates of ones he has collected.
The coin bags are on their way to Spain as gifts for relatives.
Summer has been busy- not much sewing done.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Vintage tablecloth tote made for my best friend. I bought the tablecloth last June in Michigan while on our 2014 Girlfriend Getaway. She'll get this the day before we leave for our next Girlfriend trip- coming up soon!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Quilt Back


The back of my daughter's Feather Quilt- she requested a pieced back. I had one feather leftover from the top, scraps from the feathers on the to and I just had to make an arrow block, too! She picked the creamy Kona cotton.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015


Tried a new bread recipe today: http://dineanddish.net/2009/07/how-not-to-budget-recipe-cheesy-beer-bread/comment-page-3/#comment-492959. It was easy and delicious! Served it with an Italian meat and bean soup. Great lunch on this cold day!

Monday, February 23, 2015




At work today - Bungalow Quilting and Yarn in Ripon WI. I'm working on this sample for the shop, it's really easy to cut and put together! Not many people shopping in our frigid weather but I did have some nice customers this morning!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

 Our 18 year old tabby-cat, Tabby, enjoying the sun.
 Wooden reindeer- one is growing flowers in her antlers.
 The view across the lake- see that shiny part- they have copper gutters!!! Must be nice!
The resurrected geranium- it was basically one big stalk until I cut it up and it LOVES being in this window!
Even thought it is only 5 degrees F outside, it sure is pretty!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Quilt in progress- the Anna Maria Horner Feather quilt for my daughter.

Sunday, February 08, 2015



Done and delivered! She liked it! I like it, too! and what memories!

Friday, February 06, 2015



Putting the binding on a custom t-shirt quilt. This is for my daughter's BFF...I will post the whole thing after I give it to her. I must say it turned out better than I expected....and the quilting is done by my friend Dianne Thompson- always the best!

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!