Wednesday, April 27, 2011


I have listed my fish bags in my Etsy shop. I am offering free shipping.
Colors may vary. If you have a preference please let me know.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Hi to all my local followers here in Southern Ontario, Canada.
I thought I would post some info about the Studio Tour in case you were interested.
The link above shows all the artists and what they are offering. The link will also take you to a map of the different studios.
Hope you can make it. There is no admission and lots to see..

Monday, April 25, 2011

Studio Tour Offerings

I have been working long hours getting ready for the Artists of Oxford County Studio Tour.
I thought you might want to see some of my things that I have added recently..
I Love to bead earrings and bracelets.. these are some I have been woking on
These bags I call "Bare Necessities" They are the perfect size..(7"x10") . I used a variety of tapesty fabrics. The front of the bag has a good sized pocket, and the bag has a zipper closure.

these fish bags are so much fun and always stimulate conversation.
I call them "(Catch Of The Day")
I hope I gave you a few minutes of pleasure viewing these..
Thanks for stopping by

Saturday, April 23, 2011


hi everyone,
I am home from retreat amd what a great time we had.
We stayed at 5-Oaks in Paris..... NOT FRANCE!! but Ontario.. We have been going there for about 15 years twice a year to sew and enjoy the company of  friends.It is far from the maddening crowds  and the are has lots of trails for walking and enjoying nature. Unfortunately the weather was horrible with snow and rain so we just stayed inside and worked on our projects!
Everyone brings snacks. Seems they were taking over the cutting station!ever
Our meals were provided and sooooo yummy.
Someone was fooling around with my camera!!!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


This week-end is my quilt guild retreat.
I'm not missing in action here. just away having fun.
will post some pics when I get home

Hope you will miss me ;-}

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Needle Punch

I have been working on some needlepunch pictures
Needlepunch is done from the back and the loops show up on the right side...
It is a very relaxing passtime.


Isn't this a fun bag!! You never lack for attention when wearing it.
Just finished this one fdor a friend.

Monday, April 11, 2011


Well I had some quiet time and a glass of wine and settled down after I had such a frustrating time with the computer this afternoon.

I was experimenting with some thread painting and worked on this dragonfly.The little one was my first attempt and the big one was my second. I think this has wonderful possibilities for additions to crazy patch.. I hooped two layers of tulle netting and used a varigated thread. When I was happy with that I used some gold thread and put in some accents by hand.I am totally excited with the idea........What do you think?


Thursday, April 7, 2011


Hello Dear Friends, Here I am at last. I have been so busy. The Studio Tour for Artists of Oxford County is fast approaching and I have been working hard on my ideas. There will be a "Sneak Peek" on Friday for all the artists involved. I will post pics of that on the week-end. This is an Embroidered box that was so much fun to make. It is a pale green silk with a deep purple silk lining.Each section is 4"x5"and is embellished with other bits of silk and beads. The color is not showing up but I think it gives you an idea. I plan to do some more of these boxes. They have been so much fun.

Since it is the "Year of the Rabbit" I wanted to do some of these pincushions.. It measures 4" x 6" and is mounted on a wooden pedestal.
The cat is adorable too and it measures 8"x6". They are both made from the beautiful wool I use for rug hooking ($24.00 and yard! yikes, but I thought they were worth the best). The white patches are hand sewn on with the buttonhole stitch.

The wooden pedestals I finish with a white paint with gold accents.

They are stuffed tight as a drum and can be used as a soft sculpture piece or a pin cushion.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my latest effort.

Now I am off to a meeting and then back to my studio to work.

It is starting to look like spring, the birds are singing, it is a sunny day and NO SNOW!!!! yeah!