Friday, March 21, 2014


We are planning a road trip to Oklahoma City at the end of the month and we are spending the week in this little house not far from the Paseo Art District.

We found this little gem on the Vacation Rental By Owner website!
$75 a night!

Take a peek inside and look at the bright paint colors!
Just my cup of tea!

A great place for breakfast each morning.

A comfortable place to rest each night.

A cozy little kitchen - maybe I will cook!

And I might even bring clean clothes home!

So much better than a hotel for 5 nights!  Can't wait!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Herringbone Fabrics are Back IN at Michael Miller Fabrics!!

I recently finished a quilt for Michael Miller Fabrics 
for Spring Quilt Market in Pittsburg.

The booth design will feature the return of herringbone fabrics.

MMF has categories for all fabrics and the quilt I made is for the
It's a Boy Category!

I especially like my toes in the left side of the picture!!
The quilt is also on my red rug on the one corner!
Pick-up Trucks!!

There are small pick-up trucks in some of the fabrics.

I quilted it on my home sewing machine - my Pfaff.

I hadn't done needleturn appliqué for awhile and it was really fun!

And Ricky Raccoon for the backing fabric!

I hope it will sell a lot of fabric at market!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Say a Little Prayer Today

We hear way too many stories today about tragedies 
but this one has come close to my heart.

Kellie Rynn Martin, 3 months old, was found dead in the home of her day care provider in Greer, SC on February 21st.  She is the granddaughter of a friend of mine at Westminster Fibers.  She was the first grandchild and was named after my friend, Kellie.  Many irregularities were found in the home - licensed for 6 - but 23 children were there - hidden in the basement.

Nancy Grace reported on this story last Wednesday.  The day care provider has been arrested on a number of counts but not murder.  All is pending toxoligy reports and an ongoing investigation at the scene.

That's all I really know. 
Please keep this family in your hearts 
as they deal with this devastating tragedy.