Monday, November 25, 2013

A Welcoming View

I like being welcomed home with a big piece of art I made and love.

   Big Quilt from Outside

Friday, November 22, 2013

Capsule Wardrobe for a Vacation: Home for the Holidays

Don't forget your novelty socks!
Capsule Wardrobe: Home for the Holidays

Entrelac Head Wrap- Finished

I'm happy with how it turned out-- I had about 2 yards of yarn left! It lost a lot of color (A LOT) as I washed and blocked it, but I like the mellower look. Most of the green washed out which moves it farther away from the Joker color scheme.

Entrelac head wrap

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Monday, November 18, 2013

My Nerdy Quest is Finished!

So you might remember how I've been looking for the earliest-set historical paperback romance novel? My previous winner had been early Roman Britain, and the far (FAR) third place was a nonsensical Viking Warrio/Ancient Egpytian Princess combo. But this... This is the true winner.

They're set 10,000 years in the past and they are definitely romances.

My quest for the earliest paperback romance novel is OVER

And it's a series so there are MORE. I guess I do still have something to look for in used book stores. I was disappointed to think my fun quest would be over. I'm still looking for more Greeks and Romans, anyway.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Friday, November 15, 2013

Big Week! (NaNoWriMo Day 15)

Lots going on and I haven't gotten my wheels underneath me enough to make a post about it. There was the show last weekend...

DeFrance Antiques' Craft Show

 ...I reworked a favorite quilt for a new show opening tonight...

  My Cat's a Jerk
(The cat was the opposite of a big help. He is sitting on my hand WHILE I AM HOLDING A NEEDLE.)

 ... and I've almost finished my novel for NaNoWriMo in the meantime! Today, I'm only 5k words away, which is pretty exciting.

More photos and news coming soon, and hopefully I'll be back in the studio sewing next week!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Mermaids Part 2

Here are the other two mermaids in the batch.

Pet Fish

 "Pet Fish" 8" x 13" Machine appliqued cotton, polyester batting. I really like that koi print.


"Bubbles" 13" x 16" Machine appliqued cotton, polyester batting. More fun with backgrounds.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Mermaids, Part 1

Had a lot of fun making these mermaid quilts for my upcoming art show this Saturday. I tried a new method of fusing all the parts down at one time and then doing all of the quilting in one go. It works well for small pieces, especially if I'm working on a deadline.

Mermaid Combs Her Hair

 "Mermaid Combs Her Hair" 11" x 12" Machine appliqued cotton, polyester batting.

  Mermaid Friends 

"Mermaid Friends" 10" x 15" Machine-appliqued cotton, polyester batting. I am really, really happy with the quilting on the background on this one. The spirals were so much fun!

Friday, November 1, 2013

NaNoWriMo: Day 1

Happy November! Time to write 50,000 words in 30 days. My profile is up on, I'm already dreaming about book covers and weird words, and I have no idea what I'm doing.


This book, that I dreamed up, is about a crocodile detective. On the cover, he was rifling through a large desk looking for crocodocuments. My third novel doesn't have to be good, it just has to be written.