Wednesday, April 30, 2014

This was made along with the quilt for my friends granddaughter.  I really enjoy machine embroidery.  Oh I failed to mention that the theme for the baby shower was French.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014


Above is a small craft faire my friend and I participated in last year.  The shoulder purse, I printed and made into something I can carry my STUFF, hands free.  Wish we had more fairs around here to use as a way of getting rid of my stash of items I make.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

This is the rabbit from the Alice in Wonderland Series of machine embroidery.  I did the Queen of Hearts.  Next is Alice.  Fun to do.  Now I still need to decide How I am going to use them.

Friday, April 25, 2014

One of several skirts that I made for the neighbors granddaughter.  It was fun choosing the fabrics and just doing my own thing, all cotton fabric.  All the fabric I used was from my stash of many odds and ends.

Thursday, April 24, 2014



Our Farmer's Market is in full swing.  Saturday mornings on the westside of town local growers bring in their fresh vegies, fruit, canned goods, fresh baked bread and scones.  While shopping around you can listen to some music.  We have some of the best strawberries grown a short distance from Santa Cruz.  Yum

Tuesday, April 22, 2014



This is a quilt I made for my dear friend Kathleen's baby granddaughter  born back in 2011.  It was made with very soft flannel and I embroidered Winnie the Pooh characters on some of the blocks.

Monday, April 21, 2014

I printed this and put together another should purse.  Love to shop hands free.  Big enough to carry my essentials.  I have my regular purse in the trunk of the car and use this for my shopping.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

My beautiful Spring orchid.  Such a joy to see in full bloom.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


This was taken on our Baltic tour.  Love the windows and all the flags.  Wish I could remember exactly where we were.  I think it may be Hungry.

Friday, April 11, 2014

A painting I did on a canvas.  I felt it needed a little dimension so I added the braids on the hair and a button flower.  Just a little fun.  Have a great week end everyone.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

             This is another fabric I printed and made into a shoulder bag.  The fabric is a light weight canvas.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Printed this fabric, then decided to turn it into something useful.  Should bag leaves me hands free to shop.  Carries my cell phone, keys, credit cards and money.

Monday, April 7, 2014


I did this guitar for my granddaughter.  It is decoupaged with fabric a little Day of the Dead meets Hawaii.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Have decided to make this into a tote.  The bird was appliqued onto the french fabric.  The black is a napkin, the cream with squares is fabric I dug out that was purchased about 15 years ago.  I am a hoarder of fabric.  Love working with creams and blacks.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Taken while traveling from Montreal to New York. Just thought this was really interesting.  My husband added a little bit of reality to the scene.  

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

This was taken while traveling from Dublin to Cork, Ireland.  A perfect day in April last year, traveling with my daughter.