Friday, April 25, 2014

New outfit for Sammy

This the outfit I recently finished for my granddaughter. I sent it off and she has already worn it! They've had some Sprummer, just like we have!

I used an Oliver and S pattern for top and a pattern by Anna Marie for the skirt.

This is what the back looks like. As a quilter, I have small quantities of lots of fabrics, so it was fun to mix and match.

Dress started

I have started a new little dress for my dear little granddaughter Samantha. I'm using the croquet dress pattern from Oliver and S. I love this pattern company. The clothes are a bit challenging but thoroughly explained step by step. They're on sale at Purl Soho. Get them before they're gone!

Getting work done

We got rid of the old plastic panels in the ceiling and are putting in can lights. Maybe hard to tell in this photo, but the ceiling is now one flat plane with no more florescent tubes. Paint soon, and then the final can lights go in.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Getting a little filing done ..

My art studio has been suffering from clutter, and much of it are patterns I have printed out. Not for quilts- clothing, pouches, knitting, etc. So I have been filing it all away. I need to split this collection between sewing and knit/ crochet. Not glamorous, but at least there is less clutter, and I can find what I need. Yay!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Playing with color

Painted chips I'm considering for the kitchen, family room and dining room. Kumquat friendly!

Monday, April 21, 2014

The cone of shame

Once in a while, Ginger won't stop chewing on her paws, and that's when the dreaded Cone of Shame appears. Sorry, Gingie!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Hexie hairband

I made this headband for Sammy after seeing the idea on, via the Sew Can She tutorial website. Oh no, I thought I was so over making hexagons, but their recent popularity has hooked me back in. Just for a bit, then I'll quit. (Spoken like an addict)

These were 1/4" hexagons, a new size for me. You can copy off sheets of any size hexagon for free on various websites. I think I used

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

What I've been working on

Lately, I submitted 2 art quilts for consideration in two separate exhibits. Fingers crossed!!

Now that that's done, I've been finishing up some flowers and leaves, which I am about to send to Pokey for the "community garden" that will be at Quilt! Knit! Stitch! in Portland this August. I think the garden is such a clever idea. I confess that my flowers were started for other projects.