Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Posting on Instagram

 I'm posting on Instragram. Click on the link above to see posts of my latest creations.

Monday, December 06, 2021

Circle Quilt

 Started this many years ago and finally finally finished it:

Poor quality photo. It's very vibrant. Lots of fabrics, threads (machine and hand) beads and buttons.

Tuesday, November 30, 2021


 A few years ago, I created ColorfulConnection1

And now I have created ColorfulConnection2

Inspired by the art of Robert and Sonia Delaunay.

Sunday, November 14, 2021

4 Knitted Items

4 knitted items for Alice's Embrace, photo in Diane's yard and posted to FB. FedEx caused me unnecessary stress but saying my package was "en route" for over a week. Luckily the box had been delivered!

Monday, October 18, 2021

More Sew4thesoulbook

 Loving working in this book form! It is fun to see the pages as they progress. This is pages 7 and 8. The prompt was to use lots of fabrics woven, add stitches and items of interest to the grids created by the weaving.

I added beads a friend had brought back from Africa that I had hoarded. I love that they have a place now in this book. This was a fun page to create.

Sew4thesoulbook, pages 9 and 10. This spread was to be a "break" from all the fabric and stitching of the previous pages. We were to use only two fabrics and create lots of stitching along the smaller fabric. We were also to create a hole that will eventually peek into the next spread. I chose a favorite color combination; stitching in the same color family with a few pops of red. I really enjoyed this spread because I'm not new to embroidery stitches but have not done them in quite some time. It was fun following YT videos to relearn them. My embroidery is far from perfect, but it was fun.

Saturday, October 09, 2021

Sew4thesoulbook #3

I'm on a teaching break, so lots of time to dedicate to this project. Spread 3, pages 5 & 6, had the prompt of using a color which we don't normally work with, and use Suffolk puffs or "Yo-yo's" as they are referred to here in the US. I would have chosen brown as my color but I had no brown fabric 🤣. So I chose pink and purple. These colors aren't distasteful to me, but I use more gem tones and very little pink. I added a splash of teal, one of my favorite colors, and a splash of yellow that flows from spread to spread. Rather than spend time making yo-yo's (my first attempt was unsuccessful), I ordered a batch from NonnasAtticShop  on Etsy. They worked well with this project, adding color and texture to the pages. I've added pink and purple buttons and clusters of pink beads. The other items I don't normally use are the lace and the snippet of doily. I like the effect of the lace. Less enthused about the doily which seems to dominate the page. But this fabric book project is an experiment, and this spread provided an opportunity to do things I've not done before.

Monday, October 04, 2021


I'm back to working with fabric after a 4 or 5 years, when digital artistry and knitting became my creative outlets. I have a LOT of fabric and threads and beads and buttons ... it's time to use them.

My first project was a new needle book. Fabric collage and hand stitching.

I've had this circle quilt in blocks on my design board for several years. I don't even remember when I worked on it last. I've now finished the hand stitching and beading, and joined the blocks. Need to attach a back fabric, quilt, and create a border.

I've also started a new project: #sew4thesoulbook. Originated by textile artist Anne Brook, it is a fabric book with cotton batting as the base of the pages. There are prompts for each spread. The first two pages are "Straight lines and a circle"

I'm am really loving this project. It is challenging in several ways: selection of fabrics for the spread, placement of fabrics, selection of threads and stitches to create interest. It really feels good to work with fabric again!

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

It was a busy summer

 I may not blog much, but I have done quite a lot of knitting over the summer! 

Comfort scarves for Handmade Especially For You

19 scarves and 1 hat for Operation Gratitude. This was for the "Clear Your Stash Challenge". I'm thrilled to get off the shelves and excited they will be added to a package for a deployed military member.

Finishing up a lap blanket ... I'll post that next.

Monday, March 29, 2021

March donation


A soft cuddly lap blanket sent off to Alice's Embrace. Only one donation this month because I'm knitting myself a blanket with this lovely colorful yarn.

Sunday, February 07, 2021

A creative start to the new year!

 I had a very productive and creative month! Great way to start the year.

Lap Blanket for Alice's Embrace

Comfort Scarf for Handmade Especially for You

Comfort Scarf for Handmade Especially for You

Comfort Scarf for Handmade Especially for You

Comfort Scarf for Handmade Especially for You

Scarf for Operation Gratitude