Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Another One Done

26 Flat Tires is finished! This took quite a while, all summer, in fact. But that time includes a week in the hospital and weeks of recovery.

This is a photo a friend sent me of her dad who took a trip out west with 3 friends in a borrowed milk truck. They're were gone a month and along the way they had 26 flat tires. Good times!

Now I have another big one on the board. I thought I would not do another this big, 72" x 42" but I couldn't resist making this big. It's impressive with the big work horses. Waiting for the Pull is waiting for the stitching!

Just for size, excuse the bad hair day.

Friday, October 27, 2017

A Little Christmas Cheer

Every year the US Forestry Service puts up a Christmas display in Washington DC. Every state has a tree and 12 artists from each state are asked to contribute an ornament. This year I was delighted to be asked to contribute my art.

Yes, I have been known to do a little felting from time to time. Plus some beading! It was fun. Now I am considering buying ornaments and making some for my family. I couldn't find the ornaments at Pat Catans but you can find everything on Amazon.

Totally not what I was going to do at first but it came to me as I was going to sleep one night. All I had to do was buy some pony beads. US Forestry supplied the 5.5" plastic ornaments.

I have finished 26 Tires And just need to get a good photo of it. It's time to enter a few shows, Artist as Quiltmaker and Ohio +5 to name two good shows. Fingers crossed. And there is promise of a solo show at the Elyria Public Library next summer.

Thanks Ohio Craft Museum for asking me to do this.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Excuses, excuses

Please excuse the pause while I reconfigure life with a new computer! My old faithful laptop bit the dust with a loud thump! It was so old Apple no longer makes parts for it and when your motherboard goes, well, that's it.

I bought a new desktop version.

No DVD port so I had to buy a supplemental DVD player to reload all my graphic programs which are on CDs. Hopefully they will be useable. Lets say a quick prayer for my mainstay photoshop. And now for Indesign. I can't afford any of this with doctor bills coming in. I may have to start a go fund me account.


And the little man had to have emergency dental work, 15 teeth pulled. Yikes, poor guy. Luckily dogs have 42 teeth so he manages dinner and milk bones quite well.
Expensive little guy but I still love him.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Updated quilt blog

I have posted a few newly finished quilts on

Detail of Joe in the Garden of Eating

Wednesday, August 23, 2017


Just a sample of the thread selection going into 26 Tires. Since the size is 72" x 41" this will take a lot of thread, depending on how dense I stitch it. So far it is pretty dense especially the road which is little pebbles of circular stitches in a varigated gray thread. Thanks to Joann G for a gift certificate to Barnes Sewing Center , they have a huge selection of thread in different weights and colors. You can't have too much thread!

Here is a closeup of Ed and his bunnies.

Life is good, I am regaining strength. Bobby is going for walks and Skittles is getting her stall cleaned (by me). Thanks to Nancy and Julie for caring for her while I was laid up.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Bobby loves his mommy

He may stick his tongue out but he loves us all!

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Dog Pile

I guess this is a nice picture of a dog pile.

Two weeks ago Bobby investigated skunks, I don't think he  was sprayed directly but he did smell. He came running in the house and  went directly to the comforter in the spare bedroom. So he got a bath and the comforter had a trip to the laundermat. It now lives on the top shelf in the closet. Silly dog.

26 Tires has more stitching the rabbits are done and part of the truck. Not sure how the brown streaks appeared in this photo, it is a black and white print.