YAY! It’s my birthday this week


“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” – Oprah Winfrey

In grade school when it’s your birthday, you bring baked treats to share with the class. It was a wonderful way to celebrate – giving something tasty to your friends.

While it would be fun, I can’t send baked goods to all of you (sorry!). However, we can celebrate together with another treat – a big sale!

25% off everything in my Etsy shop now through April 21st. Now’s the time to nab an original art quilt or stock up on patterns or prints.


I can hardly believe I’ll be turning 44. No matter the number, I’m determined to mark the occasion with a smile on my face and joy in heart. Thanks for helping me celebrate my happy birthday.

Thread Drawing Fun

It’s break-up season in Alaska with melting messes of mud and so much dust which is not fun for my allergies. As I await the arrival of spring green, I’ve been stitching up rainbows (dresses and unicorns), flowers and more.

I sit down at my sewing machine, with an inspiration image, prepared “canvas” (fabric sandwiched with batting) and pick a place to start. I do my best to stitch the image with one continuous line of thread, going over lines to darken them and move through the image to create texture or words. Then I pull out my box of markers and begin the coloring.
With each thread drawing, I am growing my skills as I stitch my own story as an artist.

Ready for a Spring Refresh

Thanks to months of stitching time I’m excited to have an ample supply of artwork to offer a selection for sale online and in local galleries (Girdwood Center for Visual Arts, Dos Manos, Quilted Raven).

Add some thread drawn and colored happiness to your home with an original thread drawn art quilt. Or choose a mini art quilt with an appliqué girl in boots and an inspirational message using Alison Glass Sunprints 2019 fabric as the backgrounds.
Bright batik fabrics and inspirational stitched words come together for fun fabric covered notebooks to capture ideas, dreams and plans.

Each art quilt and notebook is unique and gift-worthy and created to make you smile.

Visit the believemagic Etsy shop to see all the fun.


“Why should I be unhappy? Every parcel of my being is in full bloom.” – Rumi

“People deal too much with the negative, with what is wrong. Why not try and see positive things, to just touch those things and make them bloom?” – Thich Nhat Hanh

Bloom (6” x 8”)

Drawing with thread is my happy. Coloring is relaxing. Combining the two to create art is joy.

Enjoy Winter Fun

“As cross-country skiers, we tend to be a bit fanatical, because it’s our own energy that makes you go.” – Dean Glaze
They enjoy winter fun (9” x 13”)