Friday, August 14, 2015

New quilts, Workshops, Life and Being Thankful

Susan Garrity took my Moose workshop
In Jackson Hole and made the quilt above!! Isn't it just wonderful??!
Below is the pattern that you can order by writing to me at or by ordering something else on my website and in the customer notes write "I need the Moose pattern" or " I need the cow pattern." IMPORTANT - enter youn3 digit number there also. 
Thank you. 
The photo below made me smile big
I saw this picture of a lady in the garden and knew she'd be great in any quilt. I have often used these in my garden quilts. Quite fun!!!

I have a new self portrait class for a smaller sample and instructions on doing eyes, noses, mouths and secrets to hair styles, flesh fabrics and how to get ideas of themes that describe a person. Embellishment, embroidery and paint discussed. These are great fun!! The samples here are not quilted yet. Students get good handouts and a simple body from the Breast up. We will be discussing hats and how they can hold loads of fun things for a great quilt.

This made me laugh!!
As many of you know I am hooked on chickens and I have six of my own. I gave four to my daughter as ten seemed to be too many. My friend Florine sent me this darling table chicken thT I keep on my deck. Makes me so happy!!

Below is my chicken named Tilly after an Aunt. Tilly is the biggest chicken ever and when I throw food down age runs and when I am close she runs and when I take earthworms for the chickens she wa Ts one but when I try to get close to her so the other chickens don't grab hers, she runs. She's pretty but she is dumb.
The chicken below is Ethel. Ethel's best friend is named Fred. My Vrandkids said they think that Fred should be Lucy but I like Fred. ☺️
Below, is a kind of wash cloth for the kitchen. Molly sent it to me with a chicken finger puppet. Funny and fun too.
Wendy who is a fun friend sent me this sign for the chicken coop. There are a lot of people who are crazy chicken ladies and I am turning into one myself. I go back in the backyard and watch them scratch the dirt and run after each other. They are really fun. Glad I only want eggs as it would be hard to hurt them for meat. They are too lovable!
I saw this photo somewhere and had to post it. Reminds me of the nutcracker!

Many of you have asked how I am doing and Inam gettingy energy back, I had a restful summer, enjoyed my family and neighbor and a few friends and have started sewing again. I am teaching next month in Houston on the 15th and cannot wait!! Many teaching opportunities with great gals this Fall! 
I am working on new things and fun ideas. Can't wait to connect with many of you.
My schedule is available here -
      I am open to other Florida guilds or shops tagging on in January. I am hoping to see Sanibel Island which is on my bucket list.
 Here are my two Irish cousins. The one on the left is Donna Lou Donahue and I am Mary Lou Donahue. We both took a lot of teasing growing up!!
Loved this great hours chicken I saw a photo of. Pretty funny!
My John C. Campbell folk quilt is hanging there now in the Keith House. Lots of detail and good stories too.

Below is one of my Christmas tree samples. I just love Christmas and started teaching a Christmas tree or wreath workshop. It's popular and so much fun. This is a two day more workshop. There are so many fun ways to do these!
The second photo is from another tree I did. Great fun!
I have four half yard cool fabrics to send to four people who comment.
The question is, next summer I want to plan a few fun trips for me to visit somewhere and see something great!
Suggestions please. I will draw four names in a little over a week! You may get another surprise with the fabric!
Happy week friends !!