Sunday, January 27, 2008

Snow Day!

Here in Spokane, and the whole inland northwest, we are buried under a bunch of snow-15in or so. Shara and I just spent an hour digging out of a snow bank where the car was stuck. Shara hurt her arm and I hurt my back, so we both are taking tonight off. The hospital will just have to run without us! Look on my Etsy site for a new quilt Think Spring! I really am beginning to hope spring comes soon!

Friday, January 25, 2008

Work in Progress2

Well, I said last time that I wanted to do a Mariner's Compass, and posted a picture of the central medallion, After I sewed it together, the middle part was at least 2 inches too big and I did not like the colors together. So back to the drawing board. The pictures I'm posting now are the work in progress that has made alot more progress! I've added a little bit at a time for the last week and 1/2. now the center is nearly complete. I still have a top and bottom pieced border to do and then final outer border. The book I am working out of is M'liss Rae Hawley's book on Mariner's Compass quilts. It's one of my current favorites.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Work in Progress

I decided I want to do another Mariner's Compass quilt, so I' will post some work in progress photos. I use paper piecing technique for these; for me it's the best way to get good sharp points. This is the compass with the sections done, but not pieced together.

Quilts given at Christmas-part 2

My beautiful niece Brianna and her boyfriend were also recipients of my quilts last year. Stoss was down in California for Christmas, so he recieved his late. We got together and I got pictures of them both. Stoss is a rap music performer, so I call the picture of him with his quilt "Stoss the Wrapper".

Monday, January 14, 2008

I figured it out!

I finally figured out how to post a link to favorite sites. helps to read the directions on the help area. LOL.
Heartstrings is a favorite of mine, because I like the thought of giving something of inherent value to someone in need. It is my way of giving, but also an excuse to make more quilts! As if I need an excuse! lol.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Visit my shop

I'd like to invite readers to view more of my quilts and related items on I'm going to add new things soon!

Quilts given at Christmas

Three of the quilts I made and gave at Christmas were for some children that my niece-in-law is fostering. These kids were going to be taken from their parents because of drug abuse issues. Instead, my niece took them in and is fostering them. She has three kids of her own, so she is very busy! Her story touched me, and I decided to make quilts for the three kids, plus one for her youngest daughter. The kids love their quilts, and I am waiting for pictures of the kids with the quilts. The thing I love most about quilting is the joy I see on the reciever's face !

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

First Time Blogger

This is a first for me-writing about my life and interests.
I got interested in blogging because I connected with several of the ladies on Heartstrings blogs, and thought it would be cool to put some of my stuff out there. I will get some pictures and stuff later of my works in progress-as soon as I figure out how to put them on! Shara-my dear spouse-may need to help me there.