Friday, November 14, 2014


2 new Holiday projects made for the store- Bungalow Quilting & Yarn in Ripon WI. Patterns and fabric available at the store! Here's their link:  http://www.bungalowquilting.com/

Sunday, November 09, 2014


I am so excited!!! This is my new business card, designed by my wonderfully, creative, illustrator daughter, Amelia Bates. I LOVE it....can't wait to get them! Now I need to get busy and make more products with those tablecloths that are stuck in a closet- they need a new life!
I just noticed I need to change the banner of my blog, too....jeez, this technology is killing me- good thing Amelia can help!


Sunday, July 13, 2014

I just love this sailing-themed fabric- the colors, the boats, the sails, the flags- everything! This is #1 of 2 pillows I will donate to the Green Lake Yacht Club for a fundraiser. I have more of this fabric- lots more! My dining chair cushions are covered in this and I have a table-runner in progress for the dining table.
I will also be teaching a pillow class at  the Green Lake Town Square on Saturday, July 26 from 9-12. Details at www.greenlaketownsquare.com

Friday, April 11, 2014

Tacos tonight and the chipmunks are back!


Made this Black Bean Salad for tonight's Taco dinner. Got the recipe from Pinterest: http://homecooking.about.com/od/blackbeansrecipes/r/Black-Bean-Salad-Recipe-blsalad82.htm

I can prepare at my kitchen counter and look out the window to view the bird feeders. The chipmunks have come out of hibernation and this one was filling her cheeks! They must be hungry after all that sleeping. The lake is still ice-covered but the temps are warning up!
Have a great weekend!


Saturday, April 05, 2014


Had a basic bag class today but no one showed up, so I just sewed this bag by myself. The fabric is leftovers from a pillow I made for a friend a few years ago, the button is from my Grandma Diver's button box. This will be on it's way to Nevada for my Cowgirl sister!

Friday, March 14, 2014


Finally finished the Travel Sewing Kit. Good pattern to use up scraps of my vintage tablecloths for the outside and other scraps for the inside, too! Here's the link to the Tutorial: http://lotsofpinkhere.blogspot.com/2011/10/12-gifts-of-christmas-blog-hop.html


Sunday, March 09, 2014

Scrappy bag in progress


The 2 sides of a bag in progress...scrappy, quilt-as-you-go. I think it's fun!