Thursday, March 26, 2009

Just A Word or Two

Frequently when I try to sign in to my blog I get kicked offline. I'm on dial up unfortunately so that may have something to do with it.

Decided not to change my background as I wasn't crazy about the other templates on blogger and didn't feel like getting into the sites that offer free blog backgrounds. So this will do.

Have been busy working on a new quilt which is very simple, it is blocks of boxes in what I call jungle prints. Will get pics soon and post as I am quite pleased with how it came out. Really liking it the more I work on it.

In the meantime just to have some pics on this new blog am posting some of my bags, quilts and yes a couple of ufo's. I am sooooo guilt ridden about those two ufo's. Long story so won't bore you with it.

So far blogger hasn't answered any of my emails. They say they can retrieve a lost blog even if it has been deleted but I am beginning to wonder.

This is a wall hanging I did a few years ago. Colors look much better in person than in my pic.

Another ufo that is sandwiched now and just needs the border and the eyes. Then it will be done and hang over the piano. I had a pattern I found in a graphics book enlarged (the two cranes) and appliqued them to the background and then did some fancy zig-zag to make the feathers. I decided to place bamboo stalks on this even though it is the panda that likes bamboo and not cranes but I think it came out looking great.

The basket quilt is a pattern of Eleanor Burns. Took 8 yrs for me to complete it. All of the flowers are stuffed with batting and the quilt is stippled. I'm not a big fan of applique but I do like how this turned out.

The kimona wallhanging was done for a friend. The kimonas are actual kimona fabrics.

Here are just a few of the tote bags I have made. I love tote bags. You can fit so much into them.

Sorry the pics are so small but they were scaled down for ebay and can't make them larger again or if there is a way to do it I don't know anything about it. Never said I was all that computer literate. lol

Another wall hanging. It has small accents of gold lame and is hand quilted.

The quilt below is my big boo-boo. You can't help but notice that my pattern is all wrong here. I has roofers on the roof pounding and stomping and gardners in both front and back yards cleaning up with every noisy piece of equipment they owned and I was trying to put this all together. Not a good time to do something like that with all the noise. But it was after out monsoon season where half the roof disappeared and the yards were the biggest mess ever.

Another ufo. This will eventually get finished but everytime I try to something goes wrong. It is various colors of bias binding I made and formed into some kind of Celtic pattern with a log cabin center of hand dyed fabrics.

Well, I think I have bored you enough for one day. So back to my sewing.

Till later,



  1. No way was I bored looking at all your wonderful pictures.

  2. Just love your basket and kimona quilts.

  3. Its wonderful to see you back with us on blogger, you have some great quilts very amazing,
    I do like the baskets very colourful.

    Take care
    Tracey x