Saturday, December 17, 2016


I like these quilts I found on facebook.
I just want to make mindless blocks
and combine them into quilts.

Thursday, December 15, 2016


We are supposed to have 14 below Sunday morning.
That's cold enough to stay inside.
All the college grand kids are coming home by
the week end. Wishing them safe travels.
Yesterday I got the 3 sunflowers done for the
art quilt. Today I fuse everything together
and start quilting it.
Hopefully finishing by Friday afternoon.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Sunflowers in December

 Back to the studio today.
My friend wants a sunflower quilt for a
Christmas Present.
I dyed fabric Monday and made the pattern
yesterday. Now to make the quilt by Saturday.
On such a cold day I get to submerse myself in
warm yellow fabric and create.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016


The birds are out there shivering this morning
It is cold and getting colder.
I added some feed and 2 more suet blocks
to help them during this cold snap

Monday, December 12, 2016

Costa Rica

 Every February My Dad traveled to
Costa Rica to fish. He did this even into his 70's
I kept his box of memorabilia  and found it the other day.
How like Hemingway he was.
Cameras, travel, fishing and full of life. 
He took us traveling too.
2 trips to California. Going the northern route from
Indiana and coming back the southern route.
I remember staying in Yellowstone in a cabin.
The girls were in their own cabin.
At night the bears scratched on the door.
That's where I met Merlin Olson.
I was 16 and he wanted to hang out.
Thank goodness my Dad said no.
I was pretty naive back then.

Sunday, December 11, 2016


Buntings in the tree.
Puffed up from the cold.

A blue heart in the cold snowy winter.
A perfect way to spend Sunday.
Snuggled inside from the cold
reading a book or two.