Thursday, May 29, 2008

Orange Crush

I finished a Sudoko quilt for my grandaughter is named Just Peachy.

I also finished Step 4 on the Orange Crush...and am working on Step 5. I can't wait to see everybody's version.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Paperback Book Swap

I never knew that if I refer people to paperback book swap (see the side bar for an logo...just click on it), I get extra points. I thought you might be interested in this site, . It's an online book swapping club for book lovers all over the country. If you want to find out more, just click the link below and it takes you to an interactive demo that explains how things work.

If you do join the club, please put my email in the referral section because then I get another free book!

Hope to see you at PBS soon!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008


Here is a picture of my finished piece. I truly love it. Ellen Lindner, thank you sooo very much for a great class!


I was at a quilt retreat over the weekend...what fun. Most of the ladies were from my Loose Threads list, and my daughter, Melissa, and friend, Deana went with me. A great time was had by all.

My only accomplishment was to almost catch up with my Orange Crush Mystery...!! Yah!!

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Ellen Lindner Class

Here are pictures of the top from the class. The first one is the whole top, the second is a close up. I used Shiva Paint Stiks and many, many beads. Too much fun!!

I've been taking Ellen Lindner's 'Instant Art Quilt' online class for the last two weeks. It is a GREAT class and Ellen is right there (online) to help, suggest and cheer us on. Another fantastic online class. I'm not ready to post a picture yet, but will as soon as I get to the quilting stage (I'm pretty close lol).

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Bailey & Molly

Bailey and Molly are our beagles...they came from the Cascade Beagle Rescue in Portland. Her prior owner was a breeder...he bred her until she couldn't get pregnant again, then put her in the back yard and fed and watered her whenever. When we adopted Molly, we had hoped her pain would was not to be so. We have only had Molly for 2 weeks...yesterday she went in for major surgery. She had a hernia repair done prior to our adopting her...I think her vet pretty much botched it. It was so bad our vet had to ask another vet to scrub and help her so Molly wouldn't be under anesthesia quite so long. She is fine now and back home with us, but must stay in a crate for 2 weeks to keep her down so she doesn't damage the site. She is so very sweet and good natured...she deserved so much more than she got. When I look at her in the crate, my heart aches. Bailey is on the left and Molly on the right.