Wednesday, December 31, 2008


Since we are still in holiday mode and not doing as much creating, I thought I'd show some more of the tags that I made for the class at Tags are fun to make, give me a chance to use up tiny pieces of leftovers, and are relaxing to do.

Monday, December 29, 2008


This is the hanging that I gave my husband for his birthday just before Christmas. I had done one of our granddaughter at about the same age, but it has lots of lace on it-not the thing for a boy! He's in his Halloween costume.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Take It Further

Here's the finished Take it Further piece. I'm not sure about the buttons and the quilting together, but I like each separately. Thanks to Sharonb for a year of challenges.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Bead Journal Project,snow

Robin requested a detail of my December Bead Journal Project, so here it is. I'm so glad she started this project. I've enjoyed it so.
I only thought we had a lot of snow on Monday. You can see from my car that I'm staying home.

It is so beautiful out there that walking the dog is a pleasure and an excuse to be out in the snow. At 5am for our first walk, I don't need a flashlight, and everything has a blue cast. Last night's footsteps were gone this morning.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Gift, Bead Journal Project, snow

See what Ati from Unlimited Textiles sent me. It's done with felting and hand stitching and is wonderful. Very appropriate for our weather this year too. Normally, the Pacific NW USA has very little snow, but this past week the weather has been much more like Montana where I went to high school and college.
This is the view out my patio door! The stairs to the deck are slick, so I'm walking the dog on leash which is just a good excuse to play in the snow. Deer tracks and rabbits tracks are everywhere. Our chickens won't come out of the coop and need to have new water every several hours when the other bowl freezes.

Here is December's Bead Journal Project quilt done with sequins attached by the back stitched beads.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Class Tester

This is a very clever box. I couldn't resist using the bug fabric that a friend gave me. I love bugs in all their diversity. Watch what happens to the box.

It's a game box complete with X's and O's. The box folds up nicely to store the game pieces.

The lesson is one from the new Box Making class that Sueb is offering in the New Year. You can find the information at

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Take It Further

I'm doing the color scheme again in the Take it Further Challenge offered by Sharonb This is a block I designed with Electric Quilt when I was checking out some blocks to use in a Nancy Crow class.
I had 4 blocks left that had too much white in them to fit in the top, so I started slashing them, rearranging them, and joining them again. I like this better and have put borders on it, now to quilt.

Monday, December 15, 2008


Blog Award
Carol at gave me this award. I'm flattered. Instead of picking 5 others, I award this to all the fiber related blogs that inspire me so. There are just too many to list, and I thank them for inspiring me.

Friday, December 12, 2008


Look what I received in the mall yesterday from Pat Isn't it wonderful. The molding paste certainly made the flowers stand out. It had a piece of beautiful lace with it.

Here is the one I am sending out. The pot is Ultrasuede; the flowers silk with a bead in the center. The background is dyed.

I am also sending out this month's Quiltie with a Winter theme. The tree is done on the Embellisher. Beads decorate it and border it.
I finally did a 3" by 3" piece representing winter for the 4 Seasons Fiber piece being put together by 2 ladies in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada. It took a while to figure out how to use a similar motif for winter. It's also hard to work so small.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


This is another small wall hanging that's a Christmas gift. I'm using up all the strips I'd cut years ago. They are quick to make-a plus.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Class Tester

Here's another box for the Creative Box Making class Sueb of is offering in February. This is a very clever one in which the roof opens to store things. I filled it with art supplies and sent it to my granddaughter for her birthday in early January. I think she'll like it.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Take It Further

Here are my fabrics for the color scheme of the December Take It Further Challenge created by Sharonb at You get to it from the side bar.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Class Tester

I'm testing the new box class for Sueb that starts in February. It will be another winner. This is the box for Lesson 1. I thought it would be hard to do the windows in the sides of the box, but it wasn't. Be sure to check out the site and sign up for the class.

Monday, December 1, 2008


I finally decided on a cord for the piece of shell I had beaded. A simple one seemed to show off the piece best. I tried fringe on it and didn't like it. Now to wear it.