She is Happy

“Even if you’re unhappy, just pretend that you’re happy. Eventually, your smile will be contagious to yourself. I had to learn that. I used to think, ‘I’m being fake,’ but you know what? Better to be fake and happy than real and miserable.” – Evangeline Lilly She is happy (5.5” x 9”)

Reader Creativity

I love seeing quilters, artists and crafters creating pieces inspired by my patterns and creations. Mary created this wall hanging with 16 different ballerinas. She writes:         â€œâ€¦ sharing my newest quilt from your ballerinas. Butterfly borders, pastel fabrics with petite metallic gold designs of hearts, bows, bird cages, birds, flowers for background and medium tan […]


All those backgrounds in progress needs an appliqué design (or two) before I consider them finished. I’ve been sketching on my tablet instead of paper this time. It’s fun having more options to make changes to try out different poses or hair styles. I’ve been focusing on outdoor adventures: fishing, sightseeing…. kayaking, hiking… whale watching, […]