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Monday, August 25, 2014

Motmot at Craft Alliance show - "Works from the Studios"

The show is closing but I was very happy to have my small fiber collage piece in the show and SOLD.
It was made with silks, cottons, photo transfer and stitch.


Sunday, August 10, 2014

Hannibal History & Geocaching

While in Hannibal Judy and I did some historical geocaching.
Riverview Cemetery



Mississippi

Tom Sawyer town

Lover's Leap

Ilasco ghost town


Modern Program in Hannibal

Journeyed to Hannibal, MO. this week to give a program to the Piecemaker Guild on Modern Quilting.  They are much more modern than they realize. 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Fairy Gardens

My brother in law Chris has created some wonderful fairy or miniature gardens in his yard.  Has gotten me motivated to do my own.





Think doll house size. 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Modern Dresden plates class

What have I been doing?  Obviously not blogging.  I have been learning a new website and blog site and plan to switch over later this year.  In the meantime I went to Lee's Summit, MO area last weekend to teach my Dresden plate class.  It was a blast.  Old friends, new friends and lots of sewing.  We took everyone's blocks and just put them up on the board.  It could be a quilt couldn't it?

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Glades in Missouri

Tom and I went to two local glades today to see what was blooming.  We weren't disappointed.  Victoria glade and Valley View glade near Hillsboro were spectacular.
The Fremont Leather flower blooms only in these areas and we saw them today!!!  Isn't this beautiful?
One of my other favorites is the violet - so many color combinations of purples.
Another favorite:  pussytoes or Indian tobacco
Enjoy the panorama





Saturday, April 26, 2014

Sue Spargo workshop!

One of my guilds had a 3 day Sue Spargo workshop last week.  It was so unbelievable to stitch for 3 days with Sue there.  She brought so many wonderful embellishments.  I went home with a few new threads.  Here is the block I completed.  It is 6"  square.  We each had a packet of patterns and backgrounds and could do any embellishments we wanted to do.  I used this time to try out new stitches I had not done and to ask for Sue's guidance.