Showing posts from November, 2011

Tree Perspective

My quilt Tree Perspective  has been published in  One Line at a Time, Encore by Charlotte Warr Andersen . The quilt is part of the background for the Gallery title page as well as on it's own page. And if that isn't exciting enough for me, my quilt,  Flower Wreath  is also in the gallery section. The book shows you some easy ways to create great quilting patterns using the walking foot on your Home Domestic Machine. The book is published by C&T Publishing and is hopefully in your local quilt store very soon.

More Zentangling

This was a relaxing way to spend a Sunday evening.  I didn't realize how out of balance this butterfly was until I was completely finished.  But somehow I like it anyway. I taught my youngest daughter, Annie, age 14, how to Zentangle and as usual she just took off with the concept.  Here is what she did while I made my butterfly:


This week I learned how to Zentangle  while attending the Utah  Surface Design Group. Here is the drawing I made at the meeting Just a sharpie pen and lots of fun lines. It's very relaxing. I loved the designs so much I just had to draw more the next morning: A very strange creature indeed but I like her. I love this bird I drew.  I wasn't brave enough to watercolor the bird on paper so I played with  the coloring in photoshop: Not bad but I would like more color.  I'm still not sure if I have the nerve to color the real drawing. Have you ever zentangled?


MMMM Oatmeal. I LOVE OATMEAL! Especially this oatmeal served at The Grove in San Francisco. Steel cut oats cooked overnight and served with fresh fruit, nuts and brown sugar.  My mouth waters thinking about it.  I've been craving this oatmeal for months.  I decided I wanted to make it here at home so I've been looking at mini crock pots to make it in.  Turns out my oldest daughter had a mini-crockpot she never uses so I borrowed it.  I found a recipe online that I thought said I could use regular oatmeal since I didn't have any steel cut oats or groats in the house.  I threw the oats, water, sugar, sliced up a nice apple and threw some crasins in the slow cooker wrote a sweet note for the family and went to bed. This is what greeted the family in the morning. I think I made pectin. :S And I want to throw up every time I look at this picture. So it's a big time failure. Do I cry and complain all day because I failed? I could. I could take it personally and say that I am


I'm a little slow posting but I am happy to announce the winner of the International Quilt Festival:  Quilt Scene magazine is: Sylvia  said... Carpooling with friends! Congratulations Sylvia!  I will contact you about getting your prize!

Last Minute Entry

I've been watching and spying on Amy's Creative Side  blog for some time now.  Every year I watch as hundreds of people post a quilt entries into her Blogger's Quilt Festival and I always think "I should do that!" and then I doubt myself, "but what would I post, what would I enter?"  Time passes and I miss it entirely.  This year I decided I should post before it's too late (nothing like waiting until the last minute as it ends today!). Here is a photo of  "Sistah's Quilt"   before the binding went on because I was a dork and never took a picture of the quilt once it was completely finished.   Over the years I have made quilts for my children, husband and some friends but had neglected to make one for my sister.  I love my sister dearly and really felt terrible when I realized this great mistake.  I've made other things for her, just not a real quilt!  How could I let this happen?!?  I decided it was a mistake I must correct.  Last