Monday, January 23, 2012

baby 'a' & wonky windows

Here's a baby quilt I put together this weekend for a friend who just added a little girl to their family.  Now I just need to add a little hand stitching and binding.

A 'wonky windows' quilt front I will be adding to my 'to-be-finished' pile.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


  Someday I may post something other than my homework. But not today.

(week 3 - recoloring)

I drew little dog, roughly based on an illustration found in a 1950's school textbook.  When he was all said and done, I thought he looked rather french, thus 'le chiot'.  French is not something I know, so google translate told me 'le chiot' is 'puppy'...please correct me if I'm wrong. ...ooh, he might need a beret...or a baguette!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Thursday, January 12, 2012


I have a soft spot in my heart for owls.  This little fellow is a recent addition to my small collection, I can't help but smile when I walk by him.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

pebble quilt

I seem to have a tendency to take on projects that involve massive amounts of small repetitive movements.    This project was no exception.  This is a throw quilt for my parents who are not really 'quilt people', but are very much 'rock people'.  The color scheme is in keeping with their living room.

The front is a solid kona cotton in coal, with variegated top stitching.

The back is solid kona cotton in black, with a grey stitching.

I hope to have it bound and off to it's new home very soon.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

dab, dab...done.

I finally completed the stenciling project that was started much too long ago.  Here's the bathroom wall in it's entirety.  It's very pretty, but I don't think I'll be taking on another stenciling project for a while.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday filled with many sweet memories.  As this new year begins I have resolved to learn more.  To learn more about God, to learn more about myself, and to learn more about the things I enjoy doing.  One of those things I enjoy doing is drawing with Illustrator, I've never really known what I was doing, I've just had fun puttering around.  So in an effort to "learn more", I have enrolled in an online class (nicole's classes).  I've completed the coursework for the first week, and never before have I so thoroughly enjoyed my homework!

(Week 1 assignment - the pen tool)