Wednesday, January 28, 2015


Here are two cute needlepoint canvases for brothers that I designed a couple of weeks ago for a Mystic Needle Nook customer. A lot of the same baseball "stuff" but a few differences to make them special for both Charlie and Jack. The customer did not want red on the canvases so I lightly marked in "red permanent marker" the baseball stitching on each and decided she could use another shade of gray if she just couldn't do red. I - personally - love red. It is perky! And, so it goes....

Monday, January 26, 2015


It is beginning to occur to me that the "business of business" keeps me so busy here that three blogs a week seems a little impossible. It isn't as though I don't think about doing a blog, it is just with needlepoint and quilting projects up the wazoo, I always have somehting in my hands in the evening precluding the action of opening the computer and writing a blog.

Little boys next door come and go many times a day, often from 3 and 6 pm and I cannot resist that distraction!

Here are a few of the needlepoint projects that have left the studio in the past two weeks and some quilts that are building up into a huge pile of color.

A Marine Crest on #13 mesh and a pile of books also on #13 mesh. Very important books!

I took this class with Cate's three sisters and we all made this quilt. I used Kaffe Fassett florals. Queen size.

The queen quilt to the right was adapted from Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting magazine and designed by Kris Peterson. Love it! More Kaffe fabrics. I am obsessed with these florals. Using them for a lot of projects. Colors here are not very true. Sashings are the purple/lime dot and lots of pinks and reds and turquoise and some soft yeloows. It looks 'glow in the dark' crazy in some of these photos. I'd better get more accomplished at editing these.


Monday, January 12, 2015

AND NOW...2015

Well, here we go into 2015 and my time between Christmas and last night was filled with cutting out quilt pieces for SEVEN quilts. There were scraps everywhere. Now I guess I had better get to work on getting them sewn together.

I painted a little bit of needlepoint and started several custom pieces that I will be working on for awhile.

Here are a couple of photos of projects.

Two flags for a friend whose daughter has lived in many countries.
Go USA! Second flag is El Salvador. #18 mesh
 This is one of my first scrap quilts and I still love it. Queen size.