Wednesday, June 12, 2013


In between my oldest's graduation from high school 
end of school year concerts 
and craziness, 
and visitng in-laws, 
I managed to squeeze in 
some much needed me time!

I was leader of fun
at a very creative pin cushion party
at Aunt Mary's!

Everyone got one of these cute fabric baskets
I made from this tutorial
( I love the fortune cookie fortune, "Expect great things today")

Here's our end of class pin cushion parade!

Virginia's too cute flower...

and creatively improvised wrap around wrist cat...

Kim's delightfully whimisical little monster...

Carmel and Alex's clever creations...

and Katie's Vodou doll and monster 
with Carmel's Vodou doll and fried egg! 

If you notice, 
the pins in the cushions 
have shrinky dink bits on them!
Here's my crumby toaster oven
with angry eyes!

After class, I noticed these wonderful wildflowers....
great color combos!

I took a doodle
 fusing class
with Laura Wasilowski 
at Quiltworks Northwest.
(She's the Dean of Corrections at the Chicago School of Fusing!)

We were given two pieces of Laura's hand dyes
and this fabric choice of lights and darks
and true colors (light givers Mary Lou style)
was a recipe for sucess!

Here's fun and super calm Laura explaining her 
fusing design process
and a little bit about her stitching.
Here's a link to her blog

These are her leftover bit creations.

Here's a quilt made by a worker who took Laura's class before...

                      Here's a bunch of Laura's quilts that are for sale...

and here's some of the class's creations...

and here's mine...
a dandelion for possibility
 and the words
on the stem.
I am working on trusting...

everything is as it is meant to be
the universe has our backs
look for the angels


  1. I'm so proud of you! Your Mom is smiling down on you... Big Hug!!

  2. What a fun post. From the pincushions to flowers to these whimsical bright and cheery quilts! :)