Friday, May 19, 2023

Steam Punk Swap

Wonderful die cuts from Sharon in KY


Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Displacing Fear With Hope


 Made for Project Quilting 14.6 – Conquer a Fear

 The biggest fear in my life is being stuck indefinitely in grief's tumultuous journey.

 I am working on letting go some of my sadness, taking my time in doing the things that give me comfort, and living my life alone in my present reality.

 The sunrise and sunshine give me hope on each new day.


Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Safety Concerns Mobile


 Project Quilting 14.5 challenge, Sew NOT A SQUARE.

 The house mobile includes rolled eyes, a teardrop and question marks for the residents of East Palestine, Ohio who were exposed to the toxic chemicals from the train derailment. Some contaminated waste was transported  locally to Michigan and the question marks make me wonder if they are truly non hazardous and safe.

 Bubble wrapped day of the dead cardstock question mark (for extra protection), textured wallpaper question mark, recycled red foil tear drop, wallpaper and cotton rolled eyes, beads, sequins, clear elastic thread, hand embroidery, machine quilting


Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Book Inspired Quilt

The Project Quilting 14.4  challenge was to make a quilt inspired by a book.

This quilt was inspired by an eye opening book by Dr Robert Malone, inventor of the mRNA vaccines Lies My Government Told Me.

The ouch beaded bookmark has a 4 leaf clover that implies good luck to me

Painted blue dryer sheet clouds, textured wallpaper pen nib, hand embroidered eye, recycled silver aluminum paper represents droplets and tears. The red teardrop represents those who had vaccine adverse reactions and injuries including me. 

Lace,  machine applique keyhole, machine embroidery , machine quilting

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Make It Count!

The challenge title, 54 40 and Fight inspired me to use the basic shapes in the quilt block but with different numbers for my postcard as a reminder to savor each moment. There are 86,400 seconds, 1440 minutes, and 24 hours in each day and we should Choose Joy to make each one count.  

Materials: beads, white dryer sheets and white on white cotton fabric

 Techniques: painted blue dryer sheets and white on white fabric , hand embroidery, machine embroidery, machine quilting

#pqSeason14 and/or #projectquilting

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Feed Me First...

Enjoyed making this fun postcard for a pink challenge that brings back fond memories of feeding my 3 young grandbabies who were very close in age and were hungry at the same time.  As they got older, milk bottles have been replaced by donuts, their favorite new treats.

I also challenged myself to use recycled materials. The background is  made from a white dryer sheet that was colored pink.  A pink bubble wrap envelope was reused as the border and the wrench handle.  The silver wrenches are from an aluminum foil circle from packaging. Embroidery floss scraps make up the nest. A rubber toy donut was sliced in half horizontally and finally added beads for the donut sprinkles to attach to the fabric postcard.

Monday, January 9, 2023

Hand embroidery weekly challenge

Learning new hand embroidery stitches each week this year with  the TAST Facebook group. Hope to learn and improve with each week. Started with a prequilted pillowcase to have a sturdy base and focus on the stitches.

Friday, January 6, 2023

Gratitude Box

Made a box for my mom. Wrote small notes of gratitude and appreciation of why she means so much to me, put them in a small giftbag and then in the box. She reads one note each day..a great way to start each day this month...

Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Still Wish You Were Here!


Still Wish You Were Here!

 Life today is a huge adjustment from being a couple for 4 decades to being all alone.  Not a single day goes by that I don't miss you, your cheerful smile and the sound of your awesome laughter...

My grief postcard to my better half is my interpretation of the Project Quilting Season14.1  Theme :“one”  



Sunday, January 1, 2023

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Countdown to Christmas/ Advent Calender

Embellished this Countdown to Christmas with 3 simple surprises for my 3 grandkids .

Each day they can peek in the cubby for fun treats.

 I filled each cubby with  stickers, cat pins, stamps, ornaments and small treasures.

Hope they look forward to it daily enjoy them!

Sunday, November 20, 2022

Autumn Tornado

"Autumn Tornado " has been selected as for the SAQA Global Exhibition Primal Forces: Wind exhibition. I made this quilt for my grandson who is fascinated by Tornadoes. The yarn was hand couched and has a lot of beads. The leaves were  cut out of a sheer ribbon using a heat tool. Love the texture in the quilt. 29x21"

Thursday, November 3, 2022

Memorial ornaments

Ornaments made with his own clothes and buttons, designed in software, printed on fabric, applique, machine embroidery

Friday, September 23, 2022



Thursday, September 8, 2022

My quilt, Keys To The Nation in the Inspired By the Nation's Capital by Donna DeSoto


Keys To The Nation

The Washington DC skyline was combined with a key in Make The Cut software. It was cut out by an electronic cutter and both the positive and negative designs were appliqued in the quilt. The positives and negatives that happen in DC affects the rest of the nation. The USA map has Zentangle designs with Pigma pens


Materials: Buttons, cottons, net, sheers, ribbons, trims

This is one of 103 quilts, 24" square, in Donna Marcinkowski DeSoto's newest book, "Inspired by the Nation's Capital" published by Schiffer  will be available everywhere books are sold on September 27.

Monday, August 29, 2022

Saturday, August 27, 2022

Friday, August 26, 2022

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Sunday, August 21, 2022


Positive Negative Cupid

Saturday, August 20, 2022

Friday, August 19, 2022

Embossed fabric with stamps

Embossed Rayon Velvet with a  misted stamp and iron, cut a heart and machine embroidered and the fabric postcards

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Monday, August 15, 2022

Sunday, August 14, 2022

Fruit Fabric Postcard swap

Embossed and, inked plain tan fabric to create woodgrain fabric. Used a transparancy for the bottle glass and cut fabric fruit

Saturday, August 13, 2022

Embossed and inked fabric

Embossed and inked a plain tan fabric for a background for a fruit theme postcard swap. However, my emphasis seems to be more on dessert with a little fruit on top!

Friday, August 12, 2022

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Emboss and ink

Embossed and inked fabric background, positive and negative images for a food theme postcard swap

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Sewing basket

Embossed fabric background, foil thread and needle

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Silhouette fabric postcard

Added an aluminum can sun to a silhouette fabric postcard

Monday, August 8, 2022

Embossed/ debossed foil and fabric Beetle

 Debossed foil fireworks,
 fabric VW Beetle with opalescent windows at top.
embossed foil beetle at bottom. 

Sunday, August 7, 2022

Embossed and sanded black Aluminum

Embossed and sanded black Aluminum postcard. The roof is the back of the black aluminum.

Friday, August 5, 2022

Another embossed and sewn aluminum can

Embossed another aluminum can, sewed it to peltex for a fabric postcard and added the ballerina to the center

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Embossing an Aluminum can

Cut and embossed an Aluminum can.Will sew it in a postcard tomorrow

Monday, August 1, 2022