Sunday, May 20, 2012


Tom and I are in Paris for a week and then Provence for a week. We are doing a separate blog about the trip. Go see tomandcandy.blogspot.fr  for updates. Great trip so far. Haven't found the fabric shops but that is ok. So much else to do. Unfortunately I can't seem to upload images from my ipad so pictures to follow later. See you soon

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Quilts for charity

My quilt guild - PMQ - makes quilts for one of the St. Louis area children's hospitals.  Last year this small group of 28 make 125 quilts that were given to critically ill children for comfort.  Here is the latest stack that will go soon.  So cool...

Great tote bag

At Modern quilt guild today several people showed a new tote bag they made.  It was great so of course I came home, downloaded the pattern and made it.  The beauty of Paypal and PDF files for instant gratification.  Here is the bag....using Michael Miller fabric just meant for this project.

 Now I know you want to go get the pattern don't you.  Go to www.ilikeorangetoo.blogspot.com
and look for the Pretty Pleats Reversible Tote pattern and make one for yourself for Mother's Day. 

Grand dog keeping me busy

We now have two golden retriever mixes in the house - one is 10, one is 3.  Keeps me busy walking, feeding, brushing etc.  It's fun to have both around but busy.  I have forgotten how much fun a young dog is - they love to play, chase their tails and just generally be goofy.  He is my oldest son's dog so only here for the summer visiting (much  to the older dogs relief).
Dune the Grand Dog