Thursday, February 26, 2015

Cow Cakes And Quilts! Being Grateful

A nice quilter sent me this COW CAKE which of coarse I would love. I am showing 20 cow quilts and doing a lecture in Lancaster PA at the AQS show on March! Come see me. 😀
Flower Power sample from the book and my workshop. Putting in some new flower ideas in the Hoochy Mama Two book I am working on. :0)
Flowers coming out of a hat is a subject I am working on for my new self portrait class. Very fun and freeing as far as creativity!
Birds I worked on for a fun swap! A great Alexander Henry fabric of flowers works well here!
This Pineapple pattern is in the Out of the Box with Easy blocks book. Pauline used to live in Hawaii and she new how to pick the right fabric!!!
Puyallup quilters study my John CCampbell quilt. It is ready for many buttons and embellishments. Fun
I always feel best when I can smile and laugh!
This says it all right???
Today I am happy for YOU , my kids, adobo chicken on cabbage, clean water, fun fabrics with light built in, new spring shoes, fresh flowers, a nail file, learning about something I did not know, prayers - said or given, little kids innocence , being able to sew and create new things, invention and love.
Now it's YOUR turn!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Put a Bird on it on Camino Island!

I am teaching my Bird class in Camino Island the beginning of March. If you live in the Seattle area or North of Seattle Come and join us for one creative, colorful and fun workshop!!!
I have great patterns I am bringing and we will
Be discussing doing a word or two and making a colorful, original and OH so fun quilt! 
March 3,4 and 5th and then contact Liz at if you want to take the class. Several of us are staying in Arlington Wa which is close and has great food and Aunt Mary's Quilt Shop which is excellent. Bring a girlfriend and come for a great time! 

There are all Kinds of birds like toucans, parrots, owls and birds like robins, whimsical Small Birds and great ideas for the coolest nests! Imagine a bird quilt for a wall or a gift or a bed. Put a bird on it for fun!

Friday, February 6, 2015

Hawaii says Aloha to Mary Lou

This week has been wonderful for me. Mel invited me to come stay in her beautiful home on Maui. My friends Molly and Tina flew in and we were off for a beautiful adventure!
Loved this crazy fish and think it would translate into a quilt. 
Mel's and colors and flowers , oh 
Breakfast on my birthday - macadamia pancakes. One for three of us.
Fried rice like no other!
Four happy Girl's enjoying the sunshine and fun!
This is the breakfast place that is a must on the island of Maui.
On the beach after breakfast. The ocean is such a gift from God. So many ideas for story quilts here!
Tshirts outside shop that sells  toHoneymooners 
So Mel was sitting out in the hot tub and I went out to sit and talk to her. I slipped somehow and momentum took over and soon I took three big steps and landed in the swimming pool. 😳 it got a lot of laughs from my friends
An ad I thought was funny
A cool sign
Mixed plate- note the macaroni salad and scoops of white rice- kinda weird if you are not Hawaiian
Garlic fries and catsup. Tina Neppl used her creativity to the plate so we could share catsup
Local beer
A wonderful apron given to me by SANDI Henschel. We all loved this pattern. Molly made us drinks with Meyers rum, cocoanut vodka, fresh pineapple and cut up banana blended. Pretty rich...
New pedicures for us girls- Tina and I opted for flowers on our toes!
The beginning of my neighborhood quilt
A house block that I am now done 
with- here it was in progress
Dessert on my birthday!
Arriving in Maui to begin the fun!
A driftwood mermaid!
Gift containers for my birthday. How lucky am I?
Above is my purchase for myself for my birthday. I love anything with seashells. Bought a seashell shower curtain and hope to get some things to add to the room for fun!
And finally Mel bought each of us a copy of this excellent book! If you have not read it you should. Gives you great insight in your partner and your
 children and your friends and yes, even YOU.  Life is short grow new habits, make new friends and bless someone with kindness today.