Sunday, August 23, 2015

Memory Pillows for Deanne and the Amelia Tote



Latest Memory Pillows for a friend. One from Grandpa's shirt and 3 from Grandma's nighties. They are all reinforced with lightweight fusible interfacing. The nighties have zippers on the back and the shirt can be opened by the snaps in the front. I really love doing this for people- especially when I know them!

This is a tote for my daughter, Amelia, thus I m calling it the Amelia Tote. It is made from a vintage tablecloth and has 3 inside pockets. She specified a certain size for her trips to the grocery store and to haul recyclables to the basement. Good thing it is washable!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015


2 of my latest projects: the T-Shirt quilt was for a cousin who attends a Rib-fest each year- the t-shirts are duplicates of ones he has collected.
The coin bags are on their way to Spain as gifts for relatives.
Summer has been busy- not much sewing done.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Vintage tablecloth tote made for my best friend. I bought the tablecloth last June in Michigan while on our 2014 Girlfriend Getaway. She'll get this the day before we leave for our next Girlfriend trip- coming up soon!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Quilt Back


The back of my daughter's Feather Quilt- she requested a pieced back. I had one feather leftover from the top, scraps from the feathers on the to and I just had to make an arrow block, too! She picked the creamy Kona cotton.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015


Tried a new bread recipe today: http://dineanddish.net/2009/07/how-not-to-budget-recipe-cheesy-beer-bread/comment-page-3/#comment-492959. It was easy and delicious! Served it with an Italian meat and bean soup. Great lunch on this cold day!

Monday, February 23, 2015




At work today - Bungalow Quilting and Yarn in Ripon WI. I'm working on this sample for the shop, it's really easy to cut and put together! Not many people shopping in our frigid weather but I did have some nice customers this morning!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

 Our 18 year old tabby-cat, Tabby, enjoying the sun.
 Wooden reindeer- one is growing flowers in her antlers.
 The view across the lake- see that shiny part- they have copper gutters!!! Must be nice!
The resurrected geranium- it was basically one big stalk until I cut it up and it LOVES being in this window!
Even thought it is only 5 degrees F outside, it sure is pretty!