a green one…


how about this green one????

All three together...

which one do you like best????

and what do you think i should embroider on just one square…??



which one do you like better…

with inspiration from the book QUILT ARTISTRYhttp://www.amazon.com/Quilt-Artistry-Inspired-Designs-East/dp/4770030991/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1273880055&sr=8-1  by Yoshiko Jinzenji…(specifically page 35)  a block from “The Small Modern Amish” series…..I cut in to some of my linen, hemp and rougher homespun cloth….

which color pattern do you like best???


this one???


or…this one???

made from 2 inch squares and i can’t wait to try even more color combinations….

by the way, this book..QUILT ARTISTRY is amazing and beautiful!!!


spicy cous cous with chick peas and soba salad…..

it was YUMMY!!!



that i have at least six quilts in progress….

quilts in progress

6 ! count em' 6 !

SIX QUILTS!!!  (in progress)

all have been sandwiched


and partially quilted….


I have been playing around with this….

play time

sewing scraps to scraps

I am playing around.

Instead of sewing squares together

I am sewing little squares on top of scraps

to make a pattern…

it’s fun. it’s addictive. and i can’t stop… (till i get enough)

play time

little bitty scraps

play time

little squares on a handkerchief

play time

bees and clover and snails!!! (hi jacqui!)

play time



“If I have inside me the stuff to make cocoons,

maybe the stuff of butterflies is there too.” 

—Trina Paulus—-


Just where you are–that’s the place to start.

-Pema Chodron-

dear mom….

those first years must have been hectic

with three little kids….

I know. 

mom and us three kids...

but weren’t we cute!!!!

looks likes christmas…

at least I’m still cute…..

2006, the last time we were all together…

we  grew up!!!!

under your guidance,

with your support and your unconditional love…

thanks mom….

…For to be a woman is to have interests and duties,  raying out in all directions from the central mother-core, like spokes from the hub of a wheel. The pattern of our lives is essentially circular. We must be open to all points of the compass; husband, children, friends, home, community; stretched out, exposed, sensitive like a spider’s web to each breeze that blows, to each call that comes….

from GIFT FROM THE SEA… by Anne Morrow Lindbergh