Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Hello 2014

To all my blogging friends I wish you a very happy new year filled with good health and happiness.
I am looking forward to a better year myself with hopes of reaching you with lots more creative efforts for you to see.
Take care and  God Bless

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Back to watercolor painting after 30 years!!

This is the painting I did. The class was to do shore birds
I mounted the painting on a wooden panel and trimmed it to size and then I varnished it.
These were the ladies in the class and Anita Wood the teacher is in the red apron.
It was a fun class and I am excited to be back using the watercolors.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Great Grand Daughter's Special Quilt

Here is Dear Husband and I with our great grand daughter "Raya" just 1 day old...
Hard to believe this little darling belongs to our grandson Andrew and his partner  Jessica..
I was looking for a picture of the quilt I made her and here it is. It is quite large for right now but they plan to hang it in the nursery for now.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013


Hello dear friends...I am so sorry it has been so long since I posted.
Too many things going on, but here I am at last.
We became GREAT GRAND PARENTS a week ago to a darling wee girl named Raya. More about that later.
First I wanted to show you what my offerings were in the gallery show  so here
are the pictures
I'm afraid between Blogger and having to do this on my old computer since I don't know how to do this on my Windows 8, I could not write beside each picture to explain it. The first pair of mini quilts are 6"x9" the little sunbonnet Sue blocks are 1". I named it "Woops I Shrunk The Kid" The 2nd quilt is a familiar pattern called Umbrella Girls. I have a bed sized one like this.
The second set are Molas which are needle punched and then beaded.
The next picture has 2 pieces in it, the one is a beaded piece called "Starry Starry Night" from Vincent Van Gogh's painting. It is 4"x6"
the second piece is a miniature kimono done in black wool and embellished with beads and special bits and bobs. The next one is a seascape with lighthouse done in wool rovings, with embroidery and beads.
Next is another beaded piece 4"x6" called "Somewhere" from the song Over the Rainbow,
then there is a dresden plate quilt which is 6"x6" I named this one "Dinner For Four"
Next is a fall scene of the woods and leaves falling from the trees. It is done with wool rovings, beads and threads. These are my art doll pinsmy art doll pins which I mounted in a silk covered frame to keep them when not wearing them. One is a "Wild Woman" and one is an oriental design.
Hope you enjoyed seeing these pieces. I was very excited to learn some of the pieces were sold. Next I will try to blog about the new great grand baby and the quilt I made for her.

Saturday, July 6, 2013


For those of you that make quilts or anything that needs a finished binding
I saw this video while I was surfing the web and am totally impressed with the application.
I hope you enjoy watching and let me know what you think:)

Friday, June 28, 2013

Miniatures by Maggie Robinson and 3 others

Hello everyone...
I have been getting ready for an opening of "SMALL WORKS"
A collection of work from the 4 artists above.... me being one.,,
Hope anyone in the area will come and say hi..
Thanks so much

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can with an Update

                                                          Hi to all my followers..
                                             I can't believe how quickly time passes.
                                                         I feel I am dancing as fast as I can....
                                                                     So much to do.
                                                  I had a very successful Studio Tour...
                                         No pictures my camera ran out of batteries! darn!

                                       Had a fun day trip with my Fibre Art Group.
                     We went to Fergus, Ont. to see the Thread Works display
                                      held at the Wellington County Museum.
                                       It was fabulous.. there again no pictures but check out the links to see it all
                  We then went to see the Grand National Quilt display in Kitchener, Ont.
                                                        The quilts were WONDERFUL.
                                      We had a lovely lunch and then visited a quilt shop for some retail therapy.

                                                 I  am now getting ready for a 4 day retreat
                                                   with my Mellow Yellow  girlfriends.
                                        It is 10 minutes from the lake so that will be heavenly..
                                          Maybe an opportunity for a walk on the beach
                                     Lots of sewing, eating ,chatting, and a good time for sure..
                                  Hope to have some pictures to share next week when I get home..
                                          (will be taking extra batteries for my camera LOL)
                                                                Later dear friends

Friday, April 26, 2013


 In the beginning of April I attended the Oxford Quilters Guild semi annual retreat.
 I think this is the 18th year. we have such a good time

 This is our snack table!!! Well we need energy to sew!!
 This is one of the quilts one gal was working on( a thousand Pyramids) It is in 30's fabric for a special wee person.
 This is the one I was doing. I got all the blocks finished.. Noe to get it to-gether with a border.
 I bought this apron kit when we were doing some retail therapy before the retreat. I made it on the Fri evening.. It is a pretty apron and had 2 pockets which were designed to match the design so they are rather invisible

Needless to say it was a fun 3 days.
THEN when I got home I had to busy myself working on some things for the
Artists of Oxford County Studio tour comin up May 4&5
I was working on some raggyy jackets
This is a red one

this one has the green tones
a very comfy jacket for this time of year
I was working on some bracelets
a couple of new designs,
and a lot of fun to make.
I have a few other things on the go but I will take a break and do that another time so stay tuned

Monday, April 1, 2013


THANK YOU  to all my followers  new and old..
I appreciate your following and all the comments you take time to leave... They always make me smile..
The winner of the bracelet is "Dolores" from the blog True Blue Canadian.."
Please email me with your address Dolores and I will get your bracelet mailed first thing  this week.
I hope you enjoy wearing the bracelet...:)
Meanwhile I hope everyone had a very Happy Easter..


Friday, March 8, 2013


Hi and greetings to all my followers...
I have promised a giveaway for ages and just was too busy to get to it..
Here's the way for a chance to win..
Become one of my FOLLOWERS(for one chance) and  ADVERTISE the draw on your blog (for 2 chances)and your name will be included for a chance to win this gorgeous bracelet.
Followers ... be sure to advertise on your blog for an extra chance to win..
It is made up of beautiful pale pink crystals along with silver lined seed beads and a silver closure.
I made several of these which I sell for $65.00 and 25% of each sale goes to Breast Cancer Research.
I decided to give one away so good luck to each of you. 
The draw will be held on Easter Sunday 2013.
Thanks for entering


Hurrah, Got the quilt top to-gether..
I am debating weather I should add a  border.It is a wall hanging size. I'm thinking it needs a border although the book doesn't insist.. what do you think?
It is hand appliqued and machine pieced.

This is the book and all the blocks..

Tuesday, March 5, 2013


Good morning  dear friends
I'm still here and feeling very guilty about not posting. please forgive me
I have been working on a quilt which I planned to have done for Xmas but...sigh.... didn't get there ..
I finished the appliqueing  the blocks and trimmed them to size..
To-day I shall lay it out and sew it to-gether. I will take a picture at that point so you can see it...so....stay tuned.
Have yourself a happy creative day and I will see you later..