Saturday, July 25, 2015


I made a selfie.  I took this picture of myself a few years ago while camping.  I did a black/white picture of the photo then made the selfie.  I did the orange head band for a splash of color.  I was originally wearing a blue bandanna for a head band.

Until next time, may God bless you.


Saturday, July 18, 2015


"Jumping in feet first" finished.  I learned a lot during this process and already have another idea in mind.  My next project is going to be black and white with a little color.

I can not say I am completely happy with the outcome but I am happy enough to move on.

Hope everyone has a wonderful week-end.  We are hot hot hot in the Pacific Northwest.  I know that is not the same everywhere.  Make the most of the days you have.  Until I post again, May God Bless you and yours.


Thursday, July 16, 2015

Getting ready

Another completed quilt.  I made this while vising my mom a few weeks ago.  I had the body done but did the borders and quilting after I got home.  I am really not a Steelers fan but this fabric was given to me so I made a quilt with it.  I will donate and someone will love it. 

Have a blessed day and God Bless


Thursday, July 02, 2015

Onto thread painting

My feet are completed, that is the construction of the them. Now onto the tread painting. I am a bit apprehensive about that.  I have not done anything like this and with all the work I have done so far I hate to mess is up now.  I will just jump in " feet first". 

Have a safe and Happy Independence Day.


Saturday, June 27, 2015

Not seeing double

 Last week end I was with my mother.  When I visit her I take some sewing projects to work on.  I took my weed whacker blocks I had made to put together into a top.  Well guess what I had twice as many as I needed. I did not want to make one bigger quilt with some left over blocks to I made two quilts. As you can see I made a mistake on one of them with block placement and left it that way.(I kinda like it).
I will donate these two quilts to charity.  I actually made three tops but have one left to put borders on and quilt. 

We are have hot hot weather this week end so I will work on the other quilt, finish it and hopefully get back to working on my art quilt.

I hope your week end is enjoyable and may God bless you.


Monday, June 15, 2015

Jumping in - feet first

I h ave decided I want to try my hand at an art quilt.  I have spent much time studying how this craft is done and have chosen to use this picture of my feet as my first project.

Here we go, getting started.  Those are my glasses, I just set them there while I snapped the picture.  I guess I thought it was a good spot to place them so I could find them when I resumed this project.

Here is where I ended at Friday night.  Pretty good so far.

Couldn't sleep Friday night so I got up and did some more work.  Finally went to bed with this being my ending spot.

Some Saturday progress.
This is where I ended on Sunday.  Looking at the picture it looks like I need a toe nail on the next to last toe left foot.  This toe nail does not show in the photo but I don't think it looks right without.
Final product so far.  The jeans are the paper pattern folded onto the fabric to get the full effect.  I will work on the jeans on another day. 

Well that is my progress so far.  Let me know what you think.

God Bless


Friday, June 12, 2015

Some recent finishes

I made this quilt using up left over fabric from a quilt I made a few years ago for my grandson.  I am trying to use up fabrics and get then out of my way.  I figured this was a good way to use up this print.  I think I should have made the blue strip a bit thinner but done is done and it is being used.
I made this quilt while visiting my mother.  My sister and I were at my mothers for a week end clean up and garage sale set up but we were rained out.  I did go through the many boxes of  fabric my mom had, my sister and I took what we wanted, left the rest for the sale.  I had spare time so I used my mom's sewing machine (I didn't bring mine as I thought I wouldn't have time to sew) and some fabric strips I found and made this quilt top while there.  I have named this quilt "Hanging with my Home-girls"  I will donate this to charity in the fall.
I just completed this quilt.  It is a free pattern on the internet, I believe JR Reynolds, not certain though.  I had a a couple other ribbon style quilts and then found this pattern.  I think I like the other pattern better as the ribbons are not as wide and think they look much better.  I think if I ever made this again I wold make twice as many ribbons and half the width.  It is a nice quilt and someone will love it.

I am trying my hand at an art quilt right now.  I will share more about that later.

Have a blessed day.