Wednesday, August 31, 2011

First Quilt

I gave you a "Sneak Peek" of this on the 24th.  Now you get to see the whole thing. It's a memory quilt of Zeke.
Be gentle, it's my first quilt. It's entirely machine quilted. I did not do  a lot of "quilting" on it, just stitching in the ditch as I did not want to quilt over the photos. And yes, I did use red thread as I thought the effect of seeing the thread would be interesting. And I made my own binding.
It was hard to make but in spite of that I like quilting!
I'm working on my second quilt now. It's also a memory quilt, this time of Holly. I will try some different things on it.  Stay tuned...

Monday, August 29, 2011

Please Help with The Walk to End Alzheimers

The Walk to End Alzheimer's is in less than 2 weeks, on Saturday the 10th. We are only $442 away from reaching our team goal of raising $600. If you can donate please do so by clicking the links on the right side of the blog which will guide you through the process. You can also click on the appropriate spot on the team thermometer which appears further down the right side.
A donation of any amount is appreciated!

We also need more team members! To join please visit our Team Page and click "Join Our Team" which will guide you through the process. We would love to have you and have your help.

 And of course I will be taking lots of photos which will appear on this blog after the event so watch for those!
Thanks to everyone who has donated so far and for everyone's support!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Sneak Peek

So what have I been up to now that I have two working sewing machines? Yes, I have managed to finally finish a project. Thing is, I'm giving it as a gift in a couple of days so I can't show it to you. Well, maybe just this much...
More images to come at the end of the month. :)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


As promised, photos of my polymer clay kimono pendant. 
It is made from the same cane as the earrings from my last post. It has lots of details like the front "closure" and an obi. 
I've strung it on a black cord with silver and silver-plate accents.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Earrings for Sale

I just finished 3 pair of earrings.  They are all handmade of polymer clay.  All are made from a red cane that has a white flower accented in yellow.  The cane was made to decorate a kimono pendant (I will post it after the pendant has been hung and is wearable) and I used the rest of the cane to make the earrings.  All 3 pair have surgical steel ear wires and yellow seed bead accents.  Both round pair also have silver and silver-plate bead accents.
They are being offered to my blog readers at a discounted price for one week only.  After the week is over they will be offered on my website, on my new jewelry page, at their regular prices.

Please contact me (see sidebar) for a Paypal invoice or for my mailing address if you wish to pay by check or money order.
Please consult my Store Policies page prior to ordering.
If you have any questions, please let me know.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Botanical Gardens

Part of the ABQ BioPark in Albuquerque and containing 36 acres of gardens and conservatories, the Albuquerque Botanic Garden is a beautiful way to spend an afternoon.
There are over 1 and 1/2 miles of paths which include the Butterfly Pavilion, Sasebo Japanese Garden,
Rio Grande Heritage Farm and other lovely sights.
During the summer the garden is open until 6pm on Saturdays and Sundays and for the $7 admission you can visit both the Botanic Garden and the Aquarium.  Also in summer on Thursday evenings, you can attend Summer Nights musical concerts. In the fall there is a Harvest Festival and the Holiday season brings the River of Lights (please check ticket prices).  Food and gifts are available in the garden.
The Botanic Garden and Aquarium is located at 2601 Central Av. N.W.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Backup Has Arrived

Well, my trusty Husqvarna Viking is back from the shop and runs like new again. Yay! But I decided I do need a backup in case something happens again. So...
Here it is. And with all the feet I need, (including the one I tried on the Husqvarna that sent it to the shop), and lots of decorative stitches. It sews just great on the scrap tests.  Now to see if I can use it to help finish a project! :)