Giggle While You Write

Me When I write emails and letters, I grin from ear to ear. Somewhere long ago, I read that you should smile when you talk on the phone because the person you are speaking with will hear the smile in your voice. I extended the smile to writing – why wouldn’t the positive energy and […]

WIP – Thanksgiving Weekend

Quilt Block I spent the long weekend working on a quilt – it’s a holiday gift so no photos of the whole quilt just yet. The fabric above convinced me to use a Cosmo Cricket Circa 1932 layer cake with a few extra fat quarters to add some color to the other side of the […]


tasty turkey dinner Today I’m thankful for: – snuggly kitties on a snowy day – making turkey dinner with lots of left overs because we aren’t feeling well enough to go out – phone calls to/from far away family I hope you are all having a warm and happy day.

Travel Highlights

My trip to DC was… fall colors in Georgetown … beautiful – 50 degree temps and leaves on trees recruiting poster in Marine Corp Museum … educational – National Marine Corp Museum, Natural History Museum, National Gallery of Art National Marine Corps Museum building in the rain … entertaining – catching up and laughing with […]


My bags are packed for 4 short days of fun with family and friends in Washington DC. I picked up this travel case after seeing it at the State Fair. It’s the perfect size and a fun design. It holds my wallet, phone, Kindle, phone charger, journal, pens, glue stick, tape, a few magazines and […]

Holiday Crafts

Ornaments It’s holiday crafting time at my house. First up is an ornament exchange with the Anchorage Modern Quilt Guild. I can never make just one ornament and I had empty glass bulbs in my craft room. I filled them with bits of antique lace, trim, ribbon, buttons and yo-yos. They look festive and if […]

A Surprise

Ad in Where Women Create I love magazines – especially ones with inspiring projects and ideas – and this week new issues of Artful Blogging, Somerset Studio and Where Women Create arrived in my mailbox. I was delighted to see the above ad for Art Quilt Studio featuring my quilt. I knew my quilts would […]

Phone Case Art

Can you see the mini version of my quilt on my phone? After getting a new phone, I couldn’t find a case I liked. All of the pretty ones I found were bulky and I couldn’t access the buttons very well. After much searching and a little nudging from my husband, I settled on a […]