May 2014

"What Would You Do?"

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“What Would You Do If It Happened to You?” That is the question I wanted answered. I also wanted to have fun with little, original poems.   I began by collecting images of funny animals from all over the Internet. I saved the images to Picasa. I wrote my little poems below each image where it says “caption”. […]

Golden Book Lacing Cards

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  Golden Books are old friends. While today’s Golden Books are wonderful, too, nothing beats the past. Golden Books have been around since the early 1930s. As I searched the Internet for the covers of the books, I was helplessly transported back in time to my own childhood and to the Golden Books I remembered […]

Funky Stuff Primary Colors Quilt

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” Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.” -William James- This funky quilt needed a funky label. This illustration by the wonderful illustrator Yaniv was perfect. I have several Yaniv illustrations saved on my computer in Picasa. They are such happy and interesting illustrations and most are made out of […]

Frog Planter Pincushion

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        ” In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.” – Coco Chanel –     This little froggy is the size of a large salad plate. He was born to be a planter but his destiny appears to be that of a pin cushion. He sits very quietly next to […]

Jungle Quilt with Things to Touch

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  journal entry: This is Alexander Henry quilting fabric from Broadbent’s in Lehi, Utah. For such a tiny, old, store, it carries some of the most unusual fabrics. When I carried this print to the counter to be cut, the clerk told me that I was lucky. It was going fast. She had just finished making a travel bag with […]

Piranha Quilt for Chomping

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  Piranha. The scariest of fish. But, wait. These Piranha don’t have sharp teeth. They can’t bite anything. They can only TRY to look scary. This is Alexander Henry quilting fabric from Broadbent’s. I puffed up the little creatures with some extra stuffing and hand-quilted around them with medium-sized stitches. I added the stripes at […]

Flying Swans Princess Quilt

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    Oh, the joy of riding on magical swans. Hundreds of them. That is what princesses do. Or, so I’ve been told.       This quilt is a combination of hand quilting, machine quilting and embellishment. I did become a little weary of beautiful, magical swans. It was time-consuming but satisfying. That said, I […]

I Can't Hear You !

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 journal entry: It is simply amazing how many children cannot hear single word that is spoken to them. Sometimes they cannot even hear a yell or a loud voice. They are very good at saying “what?” with a serious look or “I didn’t hear you” or “were you talking to me?”  It is at times […]