Thursday, November 21, 2013


Littlebit poetry -

Today I Choose to Let Go

When you...


to what is...
you can experience the...

that was already there!

(clap clap, wiggle dance of joy)

Here's my favorite tote bag...

and my two latest collages...

And here's the hawk, 
who hangs out at our bird feeder quite often, 
reminding us to fly and reach for the sky!

Jim and I had a "date" in Seattle.
After the Seattle Art Museum,
we stopped at Undercover Quilts.
This was the funny chair out front...


Another laugh...
here's the Seattle sun...
I know, 
it's hard to see it.

On a totally brighter note,

Mary Lou Weidman,
a quilter love-o-mine,
was the speaker at the QA guild this month!
Sue and I spent a fun day together in her workshop.

She was selling some of her quilts.
Here's a close up of a chicken on a quilt, 
bought by one of the workshop participants.

Sue and I 
(in our Mary Loonie tees)
some Mary Lou style angels...

Here's my finished Mary Lou style quilt.
Mary Lou called it, "imperfectly beautiful"
LOVE that!

Here's Mary Lou's Christmas quilt.
She graciously let me take photos to post here. 

Mary Lou 
was my very first big-time-quilter crush.
Who do you admire?

Wednesday, November 13, 2013


time for hibernating...

turning every day 
into an opportunity for 
more indoor sewing!

 Most Fridays
I sew with 
Judy, Opal, and Dorothy, 
plus other ladies who drop in.
Judy's studio tends to have 
a steady stream of delightful ladies
stopping by to wallow in the creative energy!

Here's what Shirley made in Freddy's class!

And here's Shirley's shirt she gave away to Opal.
It's a "Jams" shirt
and the question is...
will Opal wear it, 
or cut it up for a quilt?

Dorothy's herringbone...

Elaine's postcards  from a class at Aunt Mary's!

My next class is November 30th
at Calico Creations
Jan Mullen's Catz
and liberated trees!

Here's a few trees
and one crushingly large flake
from the last trees class.

I tried this pattern from Kathy Doughty's book.
Love it!
I think I'll border it in blue
and find the veteran it was meant to go home with!

I've also been collaging Freddy style!

As I was making this collage
I was thinking of my dad,
who passed away twenty nine years ago.
He often said,
"I'm as strong as an oak tree."
I also had thoughts of
my mom.
This will be our third holiday season without her.
My youngest, now twelve,
came in and
kindly "fixed" the collage
while we fondly reminisced about
special times with Gram.
In the moment...
nothing but connected

I so loved the ease of this process
that I tried another
(so excited I couldn't waste the time to fully press!).

is an opportunity to sew with Mary Lou Weidman!
More pics soon!