Sunday, October 4, 2009

A Finish!

This is a quilt that Francie is such a HAPPY it, love it!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Pumpkin Patch

Here are pictures from our visit to the Pumpkin Patch today. The kids are my granddaughter Rheaya Ann, Francie's granddaughter Malia Joye and Deana's grandson Joseph! We had such fun...and the grammas are exhausted...LOL.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


This is the tablerunner Leona Johnson made from the fabrics I sent her. We were part of a swap on the Quilted Table list on Yahoo. This is a gorgeous runner...thank you so much Leona!!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

UFO Done!

Indian Summer is from a Sally Schneider class Deana Cherry and I took many, many years ago. I finally got the blocks put together and Deana quilted it for is done, done, done! It now lives on Francie's sofa.

Monday, August 31, 2009

The Sad Times

Yesterday my Aunt Ginny died...she was 93 years old, and led a wonderful, fulfilling life. I know (in my head) that she is in a good place with all her family, but my heart aches. She was the last of my Dad's brothers and sisters. Aunt Gladys died in March...I know they are rejoicing today...they are all together again; but I am lonely...but remembering the great times we had over the years. We had the best Aunts and Uncles in the world...they were a huge part of our lives as we were growing up. The Aunts could always make us laugh! I have been truly blessed.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Kitsap County Fair Ribbons!!

This is my Orange Crush...a mystery quilt by Bonnie Hunter! Thank you
so much got a red ribbon!!

This is a quilt I made for Keiki-lani, our grand daughter! It won a blue ribbon!!

This is my mother-in-law's won a blue ribbon! I pieced the
quilts and Deana Cherry quilted them. I am so excited!!!!

Friday, July 17, 2009

One Year Anniversary!!

The 16th (I have been trying since then to make this post work!) was
one year since my gastric bypass of now I have lost 121.4
lbs!!! The picture on the right is me now.

This was me one year ago:

Russ and I have worked very hard at making this work...he has lost 25 lbs (sympathy loss) too. It has truly been a life altering surgery, but worth every minute of the yucky times. I would never recommend this surgery as a first alternative, but as a last resort it can not be beat! Bariatric
bypass surgery is not for the faint of heart...but it is well worth it.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Rheaya and Abigail

Abigail Marie (8yrs) took this picture of is soooo beautiful! Abigail has quite
an eye for photography...such a gift! I just LOVE to share photos of my grandkids...the
one of Caleb was taken by his friend on Easter he not the best
looking boy!!!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Kayden's Jacket

This is Kayden's jacket. Sandy (DD) bought it for Kayden, but
Kayden didn't like it...too plain. So Sandy got some pretties for
Gramma (me) to put on it. Just finished it yesterday...what do you
think...will Kayden (12 yrs) like it?

Monday, June 8, 2009


DRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR(drum roll)....Number 25! Digital Misfit...please email me ( with your name and address and your prizes will go in the mail tomorrow! I used the random generator to pick a number. Thank you all for participating in my giveaway.


This is Kimbra's Sudoko...Kimbra is my cousin's daughter and in March, when Francie
and I were in CA, Kimbra asked us if we would make her a quilt. These are the colors
she picked out!

Saturday, June 6, 2009


Go to my new Trivia Game site to play my new daily trivia game. See you there!


The Creative Director of a new site for sewers, called SEWN. Exciting right? I KNOW. The website will have just about everything you can think of that you would want online as a sewer. There are forums, online advice from industry experts, conversion charts, color wheels, free patterns and class listings.

There will be interviews with all your favorite designers, quilters, patterns makers and authors. There will be tutorials with sewers from here and overseas, podcasts and coverage from shows and articles about all manner of exciting things.

There is a new blog for quilters! Best of all, there are great unique gadgets - Fabricmatcher, which is an online tool which lets you match patterns to fabrics and see what your project will look like without sewing a stitch, and Find Fabric, which is the niftiest thing that will find the fabric you are looking for without you having to search for it for hours on the internet. It's so clever it even searches shops in your vicinity first to save you on international postage. How cool is that?

Plus there will be an online buy and sell area called SEWiNg, which is where you can sell the stuff you sew to the people out there who don't sew - and some of the ones who do :)

Just click on the SEWN button on the left to go this great site. Once there, you can sign up for their giveaway.

To celebrate the SEWN Launch Party, I am giving away 2 handmade postcards and 2 handmade coffee cozies! These are made from my hand dyed fabrics and embellished. Leave me a comment and I will choose a winner on Monday 8 June 2009.

I will close the comments at 4 PM today (Monday 8 June) and draw the winner then...Good Luck!! Sorry it took so long to get a pic posted of the prizes...blogger was NOT being cooperative. LOL

Monday, May 25, 2009

UFO#2 done!

This is a pic of Emily Anne and Rheaya Ann. They have been spending
the weekend with us!

This is my UFO is a king sized quilt for my wonderful
mother-in-law Joan. Sure hope she likes it!! Just put the
binding and label on today. It was quilted by my friend Deana Cherry.

Friday, May 22, 2009

The Quilt Pattern Shoppe

Occasionally, I am asked to review a product or service from a company.
I am paid for my time and professional opinion. When The Quilt Pattern
Shoppe asked me to write about their shop in my blog, I was able to
agree wholeheartedly! I have used their patterns, so am able to
enthusiastically endorse their services.

The Quilt Pattern Shoppe is a great online quilt pattern store. All 200+
patterns on the site are from various pattern designers, and all
patterns are downloadable -- you buy and print your patterns instantly.
I've made a runner from one of their patterns and it went together

There are no shipping charges and you can begin working on
the beautiful patterns immediately. We all know how many $$$
we spend on those $$$ so we can buy more online patterns!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Red, White & Blue Swap Runner

This is my Red, White & Blue swap will go in the mail on
Tuesday...can't wait to get mine...the swap is with an online group...
The Quilted Table.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Another Finish!

This is Hugs for Ginger...Ginger is in kidney failure and I thought
she should have a quilt to cuddle with during dialysis. It is made
from hand dye swap blocks from 1996 or so. It was made entirely
from stash...including the binding. Hope is keeps her warm in the
coming months!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Charm Challenge

This is my April Charm Challenge finish. One of the lists I am on issued a monthly
challenge to use our collection of 5 inch charms. It was fun to make!

Monday, March 30, 2009

UFO #2

This is my UFO is a queen sized quilt for my mother-in-law. It is
now more than half done...just 4 more rows and a border to go!! Yippee!!!
Sure hope she likes it.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Home from Vacation

Jan (DH#1s wife), me and DH#1...

This is me with DH #1...we got OLD!!

This is my granddaughter Kayden Lee and me!

This is Dear Granddaughter Kayden Lee and Gramma and Grandpa!

This is Sandy Lee, me and DH!

This is my beautiful daughter (Sandy Lee) number 1!!!