Make Time to Play

Sunday, 7. February 2016 6:19 | Author:

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It may be Super Bowl Sunday and a day to play football, but here, it’s a day to play in my studio.
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Make time to play (9” x 12”)
Hope you make time for creative play soon – it feeds the soul and spreads joy.

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Dreams Grow Daily

Saturday, 6. February 2016 6:00 | Author:

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‘Dream big’ is stitched into this batik background and tiny white decorative stitches adorn the top of her purple dress.
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Her dreams grow daily (5.5” x 9”)

Three of my art quilts were juried into a show at a local gallery that opened today. I was excited to visit a gallery I had never been to before and to see all the awesome art quilts. The show is up until March 1 and the Blue Hollomon Gallery is fantastic. If you’re local, stop by to see the show.
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Loves to Hit the Ice

Friday, 5. February 2016 5:58 | Author:

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Hockey! My favorite part is the white stitching to look like laces.
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He loves to hit the ice (9“ x 12”)

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Yellow Bike Happy

Thursday, 4. February 2016 6:22 | Author:

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A happy bike for my favorite day of the week! Thursdays are great – almost the weekend, but far away from Monday.
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Yellow Bike Happy (14” x 11”)
This quilt is part of a trunk show display of my art quilts at the quilt shop where I work.
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It’s fun to talk to customers about my quilts and patterns.

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They Found Joy

Tuesday, 2. February 2016 6:22 | Author:

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“Dream” is stitched into the background and these two girls have mischief to make.
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They found joy (5.5” x 9”)

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Her Imagination is Wild

Monday, 1. February 2016 6:22 | Author:

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After a few weeks working at the quilt shop, I find myself seeing possibility in fabrics, I might overlook if I were browsing the store. It’s dangerous (to the budget) and fun!
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Her imagination is wild (5.5” x 9”)

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Hockey Fun

Sunday, 31. January 2016 6:32 | Author:

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We may not have snow, but we do have ice – there’s even been people skating on streets. I often see people playing hockey on the local lakes and many of the schools have rinks that double as basketball or tennis courts in the summer.
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Hockey is his fun (9” x 12”)
What fun do you have planned for today?

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They Plan to Build a Snowman

Saturday, 30. January 2016 6:16 | Author:

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There’s been rain and there’s ice here, but no snow. However, I know some of you are enjoying snow this winter. I hope you get a chance to build a snowman or make snow angels or build a snow fort.
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They plan to build a snowman (6” x 12”)

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Enjoys Quiet Moments

Friday, 29. January 2016 6:16 | Author:

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This week I have been grateful for some quiet time to catch up on bookkeeping, listen to podcasts, make lists and dream.
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Enjoys quiet moments (5.5” x 9”)

I’ve also been gathering sketches to turn them into patterns. For those of you who have used my patterns, I need your advice. Which do you prefer when tracing the appliqué desing: pieces separated (option A) or image assembled (option B)?

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Dancing on Ice

Thursday, 28. January 2016 6:16 | Author:

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Once, when much younger, my brothers, friends and I slid down the bank of a creek to play on the ice – it was a so much fun to run and slide on the ice. I remember attempting to glide on a a rink a year or so later with actual skates – it did not go well. That single blade and my ankles didn’t get along. My idea of skating now, is socks on the clean kitchen floor.
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She enjoys dancing on ice (5.5” x 11”)
I imagine this girl is like many people here, she grew up skating on the frozen lakes, lagoons and ponds around town.

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