Monday, January 24, 2011

I have been working on a new quilt for the gallery.  A log cabin design made with jewel tone batiks.  Finished the quilt top today and loaded it into the quilting machine.  I am a novice at this long arm quilting and have only done stippling or swirls, so tonight I thought I'd try one of the pantagraph designs.  I spent some time
ripping out stitches, fussin' and fuming, and finally just giving up.
I'll try again tomarrow. :)

Friday, January 14, 2011

Heat Wave!

We have a heat wave on the way here in Virginia. The temps have been so cold lately, but the local weatherman is calling for a week of  40-47 degrees.  We'll take it!!!
It has been a short week for me.  Took down the Christmas decorations, well, most of them.  Put up a few Valentine decorations.  Now, today I will clean house.
I have posted photos of some of the work I've been doing this past week.  Finished another lap quilt, and the Valentines wallhanging will go to the art gallery this Saturday.  I will be working there on Sat. from 11-4.  I invite you to come visit the St. Pierre Gallery in Floyd, Virginia.  We have a variety of collections from local artisans.  The talent is unbelieveable! You'll be glad you came!
Happy Day to all!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Conversation Hearts Tutorial

I decided while working on these fun Valentine conversation heart bowl fillers, that I could share this pattern with my friends.  So, on the left side of my blog you will find instructions and tips to craft your own Valentine
decorations simply with some muslin and craft paint.  Hope you enjoy doing these as much as I did!
Good luck, and let me know if you like them.


Friday, January 7, 2011

Business as Usual

Ok, holidays over. Back to work!

This has been a very busy week for me.  Finished a lap quilt to sell at the gallery, put together another, and a Valentine wallhanging, made 3 prim Raggedies with hearts, made 2 prim heart shaped pinkeeps, and knitted some dishcloths.  All while babysitting my nephew!  I think I have impressed myself!

I will be working tomarrow (Sat.) at the St.Pierre Gallery in Floyd, VA from 11-4.  I invite you all to come and see me and check out all the beautiful handcrafted art.  We have Paintings, Jewelry, Furniture, Pottery,
Fiber arts and much, much more.  I have to keep my hands busy, so you'll probably find me working on a project while there.  Come in and visit.

I have posted some pics of some of my work.  If you see something you like please email me at