Thursday, June 28, 2012


What is it about a lamp that I like so much?  I don't know, but I find myself over the years REALLY liking lamps.  When I saw this brown goose neck at a yard sale....for $.50....I couldn't resist.  The cord was all frayed and the guy didn't even know if it worked...but for $.50 I couldn't go wrong.  My husband can "jimmy" just about anything, so I knew if it just needed a cord we could handle it! brown extension cord and a few twists and turns later....the thing works! The base is cast iron so if you "hucked" it at someone you could really hurt them, (not that I intend to hurt someone!)So now is sits lighting my cutting table....and it looks so GREAT!  I had intended on painting it aqua but for now, it looks nice brown! 

Monday, June 25, 2012


 When my oldest grandchild turned 4 she was getting a "big girl bed" so I made her a twin sized quilt.  It seems since then, I have made all the other grandchildren a twin sized quilt when they turned 4 years old. 
My son-in-law was fussing about looking for a quilt for my granddaughter's bed and said, "Can't your mom make a real sized quilt?" because all this granddaughter had were throw size quilts....until now!  This one has flannel on the back and is so PINK AND GIRLY!!!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012


 This is what you get when you start painting a Kleenex box blue.
Or pink......
A Kleenex box monster....with spike hair, a long tongue, three eyes with eye lashes.
 Or one with a short tongue, toilet paper roll arms and two eyes with eye lashes. What a fun day we had.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012


I feel like I have been out of the country for a month!  Since I went to Kansas City to the International Quilt market I have been so busy with family parties, running family to Wyoming to work on a Horse Ranch for the summer....tending grandchildren every week......(I would just about rather tend grandchildren than anything,) but in the meantime, I didn't get to post the picture of my quilt hanging in the Kansas City Star booth.  I actually didn't even get a good photo, so this is from Kimber's blog. Check out all the pretty quilts and booths at her blog.  If you want to see more of my Pretty Petals book, look here, and here at past posts. My book has been well received...thank you everyone for your support!  New photos of my latest projects to come soon!!!