Tuesday, March 25, 2008


I am excited about this doll I will be teaching at one of the local quilt shops in October,2008.

Last year the shop hosted a group of Russian quilters for a week. It was a gala event attended by hundreds. It was there I took the russian doll class (in a previous post). This year the owners have just returned from Africa where they were organizing another event for their shop. The theme of course will be Africa and there will be workshops running all week,along with displays and vendors. There will be teachers coming from Africa as well. It is a very exciting time for this little town of Ailsa Craig, Ontario Canada.
I have been invited to teach this particular doll which is a Julie McCullough design. A few years ago I made this angel doll for their shop, and she has been perched atop bolts of fabric overlooking the shop all along. Normally I would use more angelic fabrics, but because it will be an "African" theme,I thought I would make an"African " sample and I had this terrific fabric just sitting here waiting to be used. Isn't it perfect?!?! I really love the finished look. I think the kits that will be offered will be more traditional , but I am going to have a draw in my class and one of the students will go home with this doll. I am really looking forward to the event.
I will have lots of pictures to share when the time comes .

Monday, March 24, 2008

Raggy Jacket Workshop

Hi everyone... Did you wonder where I was??!!
Well I have been busy and thought I would show you what I have been up to. This was a workshop I took with a few other gals to make this raggy jacket. The fabric is batik flannel. The colors are so beautiful and it feels so soft a cosy. The pattern had a collar but I chose not to use it. I prefer a plain line. The pictures show the front, back and inside. It can actually be reversible but I like the raggy look. I had enough segments left over to make a bag.... That will come later... Stay tuned.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008



I have been busy elsewhere and thought it was about time to at least wish everyone a "Joyous Easter".
I have lots of new things going on and will share them as soon as I can....

Friday, March 7, 2008


I don't know what is happeneing to my Blog but I lost some things on my sidebar and other things were duplicated.and none were my doing!

I had signed on the Pat Winter's Blog to post a picture of her new book and enter a draw for the book.

I have posted a picture of it again Pat, sorry for the confusion.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Woops I got Side-Tracked

The storm finally passed and we have a lovely sunny day. I was washing the bed linens and decided it was a great day to hang it outside..
When I went out on the deck I discovered it had a lot of snow, so decided i better sweep it off. As I proceeded I realized the snow was very heavy.... light bulb went on......Yep.... build a snowman... Well I hadn't done that for many years but hey, the kid in me wanted out....so I went back inside to get my mitts and coat and boots..... I left the glass door open as I knew I was going right back out.....

I was so excited!!!! yep..... gonna build a snowman..... won't DH be surprised when he gets home!!! So I looked up my favorite baseball cap.... oneBeaded with sequins.. of course!!;-)...(remember my motto is "Life's Short....Wear Sequins") a scarf, twigs, bottle caps for the features and a carrot for the nose.... Gee whiz, I was so excited I took a bite off the carrot!! Oh well so he has a stubby nose hee hee.....We're all set..... Out we go..... but hey..... listen ... you haven't heard the best part yet!!

I took off out the door and yep, you guessed it. I forgot to open the screen! Splat....the screen went flying and I did too. Is someone trying to tell me I am tooooooo old for all this excitement!?!
I was not discouraged.... if my friend Tammy can make snow angels in her PJ's surely I can pull this caper off!!
So as you can see by the picture I did succeed and not only built a snowman but made another memory to make me smile....
Oh and yes..... won't DH be glad I have another request on the "Honey-Do List"
Now I will go hang out the laundry!


This is Kathleen's quilt that inspired me.Isn't it gorgeous!

I had the pleasure of taking a workshop with Kathleen Bissett last Saturday. Kathleen is an
International quilting teacher and is particularly well known for her "Leaves"
The workshop was so much fun and I nearly finished my quilt which is not something I usually do in a class. This one was so much fun. Layering leaves and then tulle netting 2 or 3 times and on the final layer 3 dimentional leaves were made and scrunched, then tacked in place with matching thread. You can see Kathy's quilts on the wall and see some of the students working on their quilt.Hope you enjoy the pictures and be sure and take a peek at Kathleen's work.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Gallery News

Here's Jeff posing beside one of his pieces

Here is my Hubby admiring some of the pottery...

Susan is in the white sweater.

Hi everyone, I hope your week-end was a good one. We are still experiencing winter here in my neck of the woods. Ice pellets have been covering everything for hours and will go on all night....Oh how I long for Spring.....

My Hubby and I attended another Gallery Opening on Sunday. My friend Susan Clark is the quilter that made all these beautiful pieces. Jeff Lownsbury and his students were responsible for the beautiful pottery pieces on display. It is always a pleasure to support our local artists. Hope you enjoy the pictures.