Thursday, October 30, 2014

RELO to OKC!!!!!

As many of you already know, my husband and I have relocated to the Oklahoma City Area.

Why?  You ask??

We did alot of research
 and can list many reasons why we are giving this area a try.

1.  Midwest Location + Warmer Climate + 4 Seasons
      We can head out on a road trip in any direction plus be back with friends and
     family in a day!!!

2. Tier Two City
      Everything we need is here!  Affordable golf, dance studios, yoga, great 
    restaurants and food trucks, Big 12 sports (not ever an Oklahoma fan), 
    shopping, shooting clubs, theater and very big churches!!!

3.  Very friendly people.  Oh my goodness!!!

4.  Affordable housing.  We are building a new home - 2100 sq. ft. - (4100 sq. 
     ft. in our last home) in a new neighborhood called Town Square. All homes
      will be1930's home designs - including bungalows, tudors and mission 
     homes. Stay tuned for more details.

5.  3 Month Apartment Lease
       We are staying in a one bedroom 800 sq. ft. apartment - even a gated 
     community with a fitness center and an outdoor pool - open all year round.

What a difference not to do yardwork!!!  
We needed rest and relaxation
 after getting everything packed and moved out of our house. 
 Then the drive and moving in here!  
We are both really enjoying this time!

One of my friends called us pioneers - moving to Oklahoma City - 
but we did not come by covered wagon.

One of my dancing friends said I would be dancing with a Bible under my arm.
Actually, no one here is doing that!!

Plus, in the last month I have made a number of quilts and will be posting pictures soon.

Stay tuned.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Off The Rails

A project for Westminster Fabrics
featuring Kaffe Fassett fabrics.

Three different stripped blocks come together for a very scrappy quilt.

Nice spot to shoot the photo.

This twoo may be a quilt kit soon for sale on

Friday, September 12, 2014

Lark Quilt Revisited

A few years ago I did the sewing on a Lark Quilt designed by Amy Butler.
The original quilt was 72" x 72".

I was contacted to make it again - but to increase the size to 90" x 90".
Also using different Amy Butler fabrics.

I think this will be a quilt kit on

These photos were taken on my king size bed by me.
Photo shoots are not my specialty.

I went ahead and made a smaller version - 42" x 42"
with the leftover fabrics.

These photos were also taken on my king size bed.

So you can see, this quilt can be made in any size square!!

Just do the math!!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Pillows Pillows Pillows

I have had several requests lately to make pillows for the fabric companies.

So, take a look!!!

Designed by Anna Maria Horner and made using her new fabric line.

Made one for Natalie, too!!

A remake of the vintage Honey Bee Block

featuring Amy Butler Fabrics.

And the most time consuming one of all, but also the best…..

1" hexagons on a neck roll pillow

featuring Kaffe Fassett fabrics!!

for sale…..for sale…..for sale…..for sale

I have a few items from my sewing studio for sale!!


A Big Shot by Sizzix

This system is for use with fabrics.
Included with the machine are 6 dies.

2 1/2" hexagons
1 1/2" circles
2 1/2" squares
5" half-square triangles
2 1/2" x 5" rectangles
2 1/2" half-square triangles

For sale as a package.

Retail Value:  $220
Sale Price:  $60

Set of Jaquard Fabric Paints

Always wanting to try your hand at dyeing fabric??

This maybe just for you!

Retail Value:  $15
Sale Price:  $5

Crazy Curves book and templates

Never been used!!

Acrylic templates

Retail Value:  $40
Sale Price:  $15

Punch Needle Embroidery

This deal includes:

an  instructional dvd
4 punch needles patterns
7" embroidery hoop
all the tools needed

Retail Value:  $125
Sale Price:  $30

Assorted Templates


3 1/2" Drunkards Path Templates (not shown)

4" Drunkard's Path Templates

8" Rainbow Block Templates

Melon Block Templates

All acrylic template sets include block layout options for quilting.

Retail Value: $80

Sale Price:  $25 

Paintstick Starter Pack


Painststicks on Fabric Book

6 Iridescent Painsticks

6 Rubbing Plates

One Pattern

Retail Value:  $70

Sale Price:  $25


If you are interested in any of these deals,

please email me @

Pass the information on to anyone you know who might be interested.


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Bag Lady

I purchased a great leather bag on clearance at Marshall's recently
and decided it is just like a plastic shopping bag.
The brand is BAGGU and I really love it!


I used one of my plastic bags from Target for a pattern.

The hardest part was picking fabrics from all of the awesome choices I have!!

Really easy…….really fun……..really chic!!!!

Try it!!!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

On the Hottest Day of Summer…….

I decided to bake cookies!!

I was inspired by a new recipe on Pinterest to make

White Chocolate Dark Chocolate Blueberry Oatmeal Cookies

yes, all of those good things.

But I also wanted to try out a new baking mat I recently bought on

The Grommet online.

This is my maiden voyage.

Baker's 13 Ultimate Baking Mat
Designed and engineered in Chicago!!

Cookies will never stick.
No more parchment paper or sprays.
Extra thick silicone lasts longer and keeps it's shape.  
Dishwasher safe.
Dough targets to space cookies perfectly.


And it's not just for cookies.
Great Christmas gift idea.

And while I had the oven on and so many ingredients on the counter -
I also made some vanilla blueberry granola.

A good day, indeed!