Friday, July 23, 2021


 Working on adding pea vines... not quite done, 'cause I need to go out for more pink and purple thread, but really close!  

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Monday, July 5, 2021

Bare Branches

 The tree has been machine appliqued in place and is ready for it's foliage! Gonna also stitch some grasses abound the roots and threshold to plant and anchor them.  

Friday, June 11, 2021

Tree choices

 The questions of the evening are...

Thin tree or thicker tree?  And, willow foliage or regular deciduous foliage for it? (The flat brown color is just a place-holder.  The actual bark will be warm mottled brown.) The tree on the right go a little cropped, so see the b&w sketch below for the full shape.

full trees side by side for comparison

Monday, May 31, 2021


 This is Calypso, she's such a good helper!  The sky is quilted (and my arms are stiff because I'm out of practice quilting larger pieces).  Time to start thinking about the tree that'll go next to the door. 

Friday, May 28, 2021


 The quilting phase has started!  Still using my small 20+ year old Bernina, and picking out almost two  dozen spools of thread.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Ready to Stitch!

 Garages and ping pong tables are good for all sorts of things.  Ours was just the right size to use for pinning my current project.  Now it's ready to quilt!  Then I'll be appliqueing a tree and stitching a vine on top.

here, everything is pieced, ready to quilt before adding the tree on top