Sunday, November 30, 2008

25 day til X-mas

Last year for my favorite niece and nephew I did a photo advent calendar by email. This year I thought I'd post it. So starting tomorrow the photo fun begins!

OK, I can't wait here is the first shot a day early.

We chose to illuminate the electric chair instead of putting up a tree this year. I'm sure Tim Burton would approve.

Saturday, November 22, 2008


Kids I have and love!
(surly as they may be)

Kids I don't have and Love!

The focus of all good thoughts.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

the bathroom wall

The bathroom wall project is growing. Every time I find an old metal hoop at the thrifts I make a new addition. This is a great way to use the embroidery designs that I had to have but don't want to create an entire project for.
I love some instant gratification.

I've had lots of fun combining vintage fabrics and contrasting embroidery designs.

I'll just have to keep hunting for old metal hoops so I can fill the whole wall.

Monday, November 10, 2008

pillows and cat baskets

It occurred to me as I pulled into the parking lot at work the other day that I should teach what I know. I am usually able to create most things just from a quick visual overlook, a skill that served me well in my last job where nothing had a pattern. I realized that I have made literally hundreds of self corded pillows and that I might have a trick or two that most folks don't. So I put this together for a class on Dec 12. I used Mark Lapinski's black and whites for the log cabin (it's nice to have exact opposites) and Mark Hordyszynski's red, white and blacks for the cord, center and back.

I also wanted to play with cloth baskets. I've made a few less bags than pillows in my day but not by much. I ran across vlijtig's ( tutoial on whipup and had the perfect fabric waitng. I made mine dramaticly larger but LeeLoo thinks it's just right.

One more thing before I go. Please remember that tomorrow is Veteran's day. I would like to thank all who have fought and are currently fighting to keep us safe and free. My biggest thanks to my brother Geoff. We love you!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008



Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Perhaps you should go VOTE!