Friday, July 22, 2011

Good News!

My Tuscan Vines quilt has been accepeted into the Houston IQF show.  Yipee!

Have a great weekend and Happy quilting!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Half-square Triangle Weekend

Half-square triangles make my skirt fly up! I luv em!
Happy sewing!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Teacher Gift

It is the last day of school and this is the gift my daugher gave her teacher. Thanks for a great year Mrs. Miller. You ROCK!

Friday, May 20, 2011

And So It Begins

And so it begins, or at least it continues.  I started this little tree block in New York when I went to visit Victoria.

Didn't it turn out cute?  It is based on this block from an antique quilt Victoria bought in Houston two years ago.

And yes I was with her when she bought it.  I have always LOVED this quilt. I thought about how to "accidentally" pack it in my bag to come home with me.  But truthfully, I love V more than I love this quilt and I can just make myself one.  So I am!!!

Have a great weekend and Happy Sewing!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

My New York Trip

 After getting up well before the crack of dawn and then nearly missing my flight on Friday morning (my flight left Austin at 6:30 am and I was the last one to board after 6:15 am), I did make it to New York to see my fabulous friend Victoria.  We had a great time!!!
We ate fabulous food,saw an amazing play,shopped at the City Quilter, laughed so hard we nearly wet out pants on the street (and not one person passing by blinked an eye at us!).  Rumor has it, we were laughing like this because I had accidentally grabbed her boob.  Well, I did!  And I gotta tell ya it ain't that big!

We even managed to get a little sewing in.  Yipee!

Have no doubts that Victoria is absolutely the "Hostess with the Mostess"!  And if she ever invites you to New York City, you are gonna what to say yes!  However, just keep one thing in mind, that guest bed at her house has my name on it!
Thank you V for a truly amazing time!
I'm looking forward to your visit to Texas in the fall!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Quilter's Rorschach

 When you see this, what do you think of?

 Do you see this?

Or this?

Me?  I see tulips!

The sight of this makes my friend V salivate (and I mean girlfriend drools like a teething baby!)

The possibilities are endless!

Happy sewing!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

5 Little Trees

My 5 little Trees of Life are done! It sure does feel good to finish a project! And I am so happy about the way they turned out.

The quilting looks GREAT! (If I do say so myself, which of course, I do!)

And know they are ready to go off to their new homes.

I wish you all a good holiday weekend and Happy Finishing!

Monday, April 18, 2011


Hello friends! Contrary to popular opinion, I have NOT fallen off the face of the earth. Almost but not quite! However, my life (after completely falling apart) is so different now. First of all, after 15 years of marriage (and more years than that together), two children, one dog and a life, my husband and I have gotten a divorce. NOT A BAD THING AT ALL. It is however different and I have had an adjustment period, to say the least. In the 11 years that I have been quilting this is the very first significant break I have taken from it. I had definitely lost my MOJO. But as the phoenix rose from the ashes, I am doing better than I have in a long time. My kids are doing much better since I am happier. And I recently started quilting again! And it feels GOOD!

I started these little trees, 5 of them, before Christmas but I just couldn't get them finished, until this past weekend. They look great and I'll post more pictures when I get the other bindings finished. (Hopefully while I'm watching Dancing With the Stars tonight.)

And, of course, I have pieced the backs! Hey, I may have undergone some major life changes but I'm still me and I LOVE a pieced back!

Happy sewing, my friends!