Saturday, July 23, 2011


Shari posted this and the process is so fun. She asked me to link here for Aneela's blog, who has some really darling things....including fabrics. Such wonderful things to find on the web....(as one not born in the technology era,) I love the world wide web, it is so fascinating what information is available; such a great time to be alive!

Thursday, July 21, 2011


Years ago a friend of mine was ironing his shirt and used the square end of the ironing board. I have remembered it before, but never took the time to try it....until the other day. The shirt fits so nice on the square end, making it so much easier to iron.....I don't know why it took me 20+ years to try it.

Then the entire front fits there too, taking less time to iron. And since I do like to iron, I buy my husband 100% cotton shirts, I love how they look all nice and crisp after ironing. Now I know there are MANY who do not like to iron....that is why polyester was invented and wrinkle-free shirts.....God bless wrinkle-free shirts.

I kept my ironing board turned this way and I found there is more surface space to iron on when I am sewing...and appliqueing. This is a 15" block....and it fits almost perfect. Who knew? I am probably the only person left to use the square end of my ironing board....good thing I figured it out.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


What do two daring red fabrics....

One soft brown fabric....

One bright purple fabric....

Two exciting orange fabrics....

Two mellow yellow fabrics....

Two dashing blues....actually three, but I haven't gotten the third.....

Three amazing green fabrics have in common? They are the fabrics for my new book with Kansas City Star, to come out in April 2012. I know it is wicked to tease you, but it is the only thing I am working when people ask, "Are you sewing on anything exciting?" This is what I tell all of you are the first to see the fabrics.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


Lighthouses for sale at bargain prices
You can get an historic lighthouse for a surprisingly low price--or even get one for free----Read about it here.

This struck me so funny as I glanced at it....just what everyone has always wanted..... a lighthouse of their very own.....I seldom read those "news" things that come up on my Yahoo page, but this was one of those weird things that I just had to read. After reading the article, it makes perfect sense, but at first glance my mind thought, "Oh ya, buy a lighthouse, go pick it up next week and put it in your back yard."
(Never mind....just one of those random things!)

Friday, July 8, 2011


Older table runner.

New table runner. It came to my attention the other day that the table runner in my bedroom was older...and darker. So of course I needed a new lighter one with a bit of aqua. I love to stitch with wool. Happy summer to you all.