Tuesday, December 25, 2012


I hope everyone enjoys time with their families.
Jesus is the Reason for the Season.


Friday, December 14, 2012

Time flies!!!!!!!

I can't believe it's almost Christmas....and we are almost in a new year....
I have been recovering from a shoulder injury, so time has been crawling for me.  You don't really realize how much you use your muscles until you have an injury.  It's slow going, but I have been able to catch up on my TIVO.  I'm still working on my book.  I can't wait to show you some of the designs.  I will post soon.

Still Stitchin'

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Working hard

I have been working hard on the new book.  I have desgned everything and am satisfied with my choices.  I am hoping I will be able to share some designs with you soon.  A little sneek peek.......and I have tons of new quilt patterns I am working on, hoping to have them released next year as well.  I have some dolls I designed and I usually sell them at quilt shows.  I will post some pics, let me know what you think and I will get them up on etsy this week as well.

Keep stitching,

Sunday, September 30, 2012


Ok....soooooo, I know I am bad about posting on my blog.....I promise I will do better.
I can't hold it anymore.....

It is still untitled and is scheduled to be released in May (this may change).  I am so excited.  I have been busy designing, now stitching and writing the directions. 
I have had the time of my life, doing shows and meeting so many different people from all walks of life.  I never new my designs would touch so many people in so many ways.  I can't say it enough!!!
 I will keep you updated on my progress.  Hopefully I will be able to give you a sneek peek of the new designs.

With needle in hand,

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Back from another show

Hi everyone....I back from another show in Yorba Linda.  Had a great time.  Rubbed a lot of elbows.  Getting ready for the San Diego show coming in September, preview night on the 12th, show is 13-15 at the San Diego Convention center. 

Also, I am very close to announcing my BIG NEWS........I'm so excited I can't stand myself.

Ok...here is a picture of my pattern Feedin' Time by Melissa from Primitive Stitches in Warrensburg, Missouri.  Love it Melissa...thanks for the pic.
Send me pictures....I love receiving them.

Keep Stitchin',

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Back from Long Beach!!!!

Hello everyone
I am back from the International Quilt show at Long Beach.  What a fantastic show.  I had such a wonderful time.  Thank you to everyone who came by and commented and purchased patterns.  I appreciate all of your support.

I am back to work restocking home first, shopping, errands, etx. then back in the sewing room on Thursday with a couple of weeks to go till the next show.

My next show is Yorba Linda, held at the Yorba Linda Community Center,4501 Casa Loma (Imperial and Casa Loma), August 18 & 19, 10am-4am.

I am working on some new patterns. Not sure if I will have them ready by the next show.  But I sure will try.


Monday, July 16, 2012


Ok...so just an update on me.....
So I won't need to have surgery to remove a cyst, that's not a cyst in my gland in my neck area. I also was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I was told by the doctor I need to pace myself. Something I am not used to doing. I am the Queen of multitasking. But I learned very quickly, he is right. And other than needing surgery on my shoulder and the pain in my neck and wrists, I am just fine. Life is too short and it could be worse. Thank you for your well wishes, prayers and kind thoughts. I appreciate it.
So........Going to market by myself, I didn't get a chance to run around and take a lot of pictures; but here are a couple more.   This is Barri from Bareroots...I have always been a fan...She is so sweet
And below is Melissa from Primitive Stitches.  She and her husband shopped with me on Saturday AND....came back on Sunday and gave me some cotton plants they grow.  How wonderful.  I had never seen a cotton plant and it fit so well in my booth.  You will see them sprinkled all around my booths at the different shows.
Thanks again Melissa. 
Ok.....I HAVE REALLY BIG NEWS.  But I don't think I can say what it is just yet.  As soon as I get the okay, I will post it.  I am so EXCITED.
Have a wonderful, creative week.  Make something ya'll.
I will post soon ( I promise)!!!!
With needle in hand...

Thursday, July 5, 2012


Hello everyone,
Hope everyone had a safe 4th of July.
I haven't posted for at least a month.  I have had some unexpected health issues come up.  I took about 3 weeks (or more) off and did nothing.  I am off to the doctor again today.  Hopefully good news.  Anyway, I had just a couple more pics from market.  I will post them( as soon as I find them on my computer.)  At the end of the month, I will be at the International Quilt Show in Long Beach...July 26,27,28.  Come by and say hi.

Will post more in a bit

Friday, June 8, 2012

Busy, Busy, Busy!!!!!

I know I am behind on posting pics.  I have been running to doctor's appointment, school trips with the kids and another show. Here are some pics from market.  I met some great people there.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Back from market!!

Ok, so I am back from market.  I had a wonderful time.  I met a lot of people, made a lot of friends, learned a lot.  I took pictures and tried to load pictures from my "smart phone" to my blog, however it didn't work.  I don't know if it was me or the "smart phone", but I couldn't get the pictures loaded.  So, right now I need to mail out patterns.  I will post some pictures in a little while.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Alright everybody.....
I am off to market....I will take pictures and post (from my phone...let's see if I can do it)
Wish me luck!!!!!!!!!


Sunday, May 13, 2012

New Patterns!!!!!!!

Hello everyone,
I have posted new patterns I will debut at Quilt Market on Friday....
They are:
Annie and her Quilt
The 54th
Liberty 1865
William Still
They are posted on right in the slide show.  Please leave a comment and let me know what you think.
I finally got all of my samples and patterns packed and ready to go and display stuff has shipped out.
I will be at quilt market on Friday, Saturday and Sunday!!!  I am soooo excited.  I can't wait.  I will post some pictures when I get there....
Wish me luck..........

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Still at work!!!

Hello everyone,
So I am still working on new patterns to take to market next week and I decided to take pictures in the front yard yesterday since it was such a beautiful day.  To my surprise, everything is in bloom.  I didn't even realize it.  I got some good pictures I think I will use for the new patterns and I also got some bonus pics....take a look......

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Another show in the books!!!!!

Ok....So I am done with the Santa Clarita show.   Had a great time.  Had alot of great comments about my designs.  Thank you all so much.  Now looking forward, Quilt Market is next...May 18-20.  I am busy working on more patterns and samples (and writing directions..what fun)...will post some peaks when I get them done. 
PS...I would love to see my designs stitched by you, so send me some pics I can post....
thanks to everyone for all of your support....It is greatlyh appreciated...
With needle in hand,

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Working hard and another show!!!!

Hello everyone.....
The show in Lindsay was great.  Meet a lot of good people.  The vendor next to me, Harlan of Harlan Beads, such a great guy and his son Elon.  I am off to another show this weekend.  It's a one day show on Saturday, April 21st in Santa Clarita.  The show will be held at Blessed Kateri Church, 22508 Copper Hill Drive, Santa Clarita; free parking; $7 to enter; $1 off with canned food for the local food pantry.  Hope to see you there.  I am working on new patterns.  I am hoping to have at least one ready for Saturday, we will see.  See you all on Saturday.
Keep stitching,

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Off to another show!!!!!

Hello everyone,
I am off to another show.....I will be in Lindsay, CA.  The show is tomorrow, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  It is The Best of the Valley Doll and Quilt Show.  Come by and say hi if you are in the area.  Now to pack the car........

Will post soon


Friday, April 6, 2012

New Patterns

Hello again....
wanted to share a little of what I am working on!!!  I hoping to have these patterns done by quilt market next month.......I can't wait to release them....Well, back to work..will update soon

Friday, March 30, 2012

Up for Air!!!!!!!!!

Hello everyone....I am up for air.  Since the Glendale show I have been energized working on new stuff.  But first, here is a picture of Patricia S. Karasick and my Black Soldier pattern she stitched up.  Love it!!!  Please send me your pictures and when you see me at shows, bring your stitchery.  I would love to see it.
I will post some pics of some of the new patterns I have been working on!!!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

New Day!!!

I am up from the Glendale Quilt Show.  It was a success; even though the rain decided to show up.  I had a wonderful time.  Thank you to everyone for coming by and all the returning customers.  This is a show that I would love to attend next year.  I will post some pictures in a little bit.  First....breakfast!!


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Glendale show next!!!!!

I know, I know......another show.  Yes another show.  I need to work hard to get my patterns out theres.  Besides, I am having so much fun meeting everyone in person.  Glendale is this weekend.  I am busy putting together patterns.  I will have 3, maybe 4 new patterns available.  As promised, the Underground Railroad Quilt pattern will be available.  I have displayed the quilt at the 3 past shows I have attended and the directions are finally done.   YYYYAAAAAAAA!!!!  That's probably the hardest part of designing, the directions.  Anyhooooo, I'm going back to work, lots to do!!!!!

Have a productive day!!!!

Thursday, March 8, 2012


Here are some new pincushions I debuted at the La Habra show and my booth....Different for me due to the fact that I did not have any pipes and draping.  In the end, I was very happy with how it turned out....Let me know what you think....
with needle in hand

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Back to work!!

Back from the La Habra show and back to work.  La Habra was a very good show.  The host guild, Friendship Square, wonderful.  A big thank you to everyone who came by to see me.  It was a great weekend all around.   Now I am getting ready for the next show, Glendale, next week.  Time waits for no one.  I'm off to work.  The countdown begins again.  I hope to see you all at the Glendale show.

See you soon

Tuesday, February 28, 2012


Invites you to attend our quilt show
A Garden of Friendship Quilts
March 3-4, 2012
Saturday 10 – 5 Sunday 10 - 4
101 W. La Habra Blvd., La Habra, CA 90631
Large Quilt Display, Merchant Mall, Silent Auction, Boutique,
Quilt Sale, Civil War Memorabilia and Quilt Display,
Quilt Raffle to Benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation
Opportunity Quilt
Admission: $6.00
Free Parking (Balloon Signs)
Strollers Sunday Only
Opportunity Quilt –
Nature’s Friends
Drawing Sunday, March 4, 3:30pm

Thursday, February 23, 2012


Hey all....
I found these little gems yesterday while running errands.....can't wait to start working on them
Come to La Habra to see what I turn them into
Have a very productive day!!! Sew lots!!!!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

La Habra Quilt Show

Invites you to attend our quilt show

A Garden of Friendship Quilts

March 3-4, 2012
Saturday 10 – 5 Sunday 10 - 4

101 W. La Habra Blvd., La Habra, CA 90631

 Large Quilt Display, Merchant Mall, Silent Auction, Boutique, Quilt Sale,
Civil War Quilt Display, Quilt Raffle to Benefit Susan G. Komen Foundation,
Opportunity Quilt

Admission: $6.00
Free Parking (Balloon Signs)
Strollers Sunday Only

Opportunity Quilt – Nature’s Friends
Drawing Sunday, March 4, 3:30pm

Torrance Show

Hello everyone....

I made it through another show.  Torrance was a blast.  I met a lot of great people,   The host guild was wonderful.  A big thank you to Eva K. and Mrs. B.  They got me in to their show and am I grateful.  I am getting a lot of positive feedback about my product and booth.  I appreciate everyone, their comments and encouragement.  As soon as I got back home, I jumped right in working on samples and making copies for the next show, which will be La Habra.  Hope to you some of you their.  Come by and say hi.

Also, I want to introduce some wonderful women I met at the show: Terri and Grace from Buttonwillow Designs, below and Gerti, Kat and Cindy (forgot to get a picture) from Generations (beautiful hand dyed fabrics).
We shared ideas, contacts, sources, helpful hints.  It was a great time and I know we will keep in contact.  It was such a nice feeling to meet other women, running businesses and willing to share what they know to help you succeed.  THANK YOU LADIES!!!!
Have a wonderful day everyone!!!!

Still stitchin'

Friday, February 17, 2012

Next show!!!!

I will be at the Torrance show tomorrow and Sunday.....I have been working on my dolls...They will make their debut at the show....In two weeks I will be at the La Habra show....
come by and see me....Here is a peek at my dolls

More pics from Hemet Qult show

My booth

 This pattern I have had for years...on my to do list..look at the hand quilting....beautiful

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valley Quilters Quilt Show

Ok...I am finally able to get some pictures up from the Valley Quilter's Quils Show over the weekend.  I have to say, the quality of the quilts that were shown were phenomenal.  The hand applique and hand quilting.  Simply stunning.  Here are some:

This hexie quilt was hand pieced and hand quilted.  I wanna play.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Valley Quilters Quilt Show-Hemet

This was a last minute show.  I was asked by Little House Quilts, Sun City, Ca to be a featured designer in her booth this weekend.  I got it together and I am having a ball.  Will post pictures when I get home.  Have a wonderful weekend!!!!


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Basket Winner

Hello all,
With being a vendor at the Bakersfield show, we made baskets that were raffled off to guests.  This is Judith Stewart , who won my basket.  Congradulations Judith.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Bakersfield Quilt Show

Over the weekend, I was a vendor at the Bakersfield Quilt Show.  I had a absolute wonderful time.  The host guild was wonderful and all of the customers were wonderful.  Here are some pictures of my booth.  I hope you all had a great time, I know I did.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

1st Quilt Show

Hello All,
I know I been absent.  I have been busy making samples for 1st upcoming show in Bakersfield, Ca. put on by the Cotton Patch Quilters Guild, at the Kern County Fair Grounds.  I am so excited.  I will post pictures after the show.  You can tell me what you think; good or bad, changes, etc.  If you are in the area stop by.  It will be a lot of funnnnnn!!!!
I have also posted pictures of my newest patterns...have a look, let me know what you think!!!

Still Sewing

Sunday, January 1, 2012


As we leave 2011 behind....blah, blah, blah, blah....

Make every opportunity count....have a wonderful year...I know I will.....