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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. 


Lots of new modern quilts done and dumpster diving

I have had several WIP quilts that all seem to be bright modern colors.  I had a chance to quilt them over the past several weeks and have them all pictured here.
 See the blue rocker - scored that from a dumpster.  It will be great for the garden and large pots of flowers

I had this applique center from a workshop.  Pulled out my Piece of Cake scraps and finished the quilt

Quilt for Sophia

We have a new baby in the family.  Sophia Marie was born March 29th to Jennifer and Bryan.  I had several quilts in mind to send her but this is the one I picked.  It's been shipped off to Ohio with several books.  I know Jennifer loves to read so I think this little one will too.


Thursday, March 13, 2014

Cobblestones in Lancaster Modern Exhibit

Thanks to my buddy Sherry C I get to see my Cobblestones quilt traveling to the Lancaster show.  It is part of the Modern quilt exhibit.  It's been gone a few months now.  Glad it is doing well.