Thursday, August 27, 2009


I have been creating some new items for an upcoming show in Danville, California to be held on Labor Day, September 7, 2009. This is the Second Annual show and should be great! I am excited to be in the show in this beautiful little town of Danville. Here are some of my creations.


Here is a brand new creation I call the "Chicken Queen"

Creations For The Danville show

Angel Addition To The Garden

This is our new addition to the garden. A Craigslist find of my husband's and a new plant to put inside complete the area where the resident concrete bunny resides.



And here is our little Sammy that adopted us a few years ago. He was a rescue cat of our neighbors and when she moved, he decided he wanted to stay with us. We are happy and so is he!

Saturday, August 15, 2009


Here are some photos of us on our wonderful week long Mendocino coast trip. We saw spectacular scenery, lots of animals, beautiful inns, beautiful flowers, and too many bike riders taking their lives in their hands on Highway 1.

Create Wherever You Are

No matter wherever I am I can find a little time to create something. Along with creating gourmet meals daily, I found a little time to create this, a little lingerie, clothespin, plastic bag holder.....lots of uses.


This is the view from the house of a friend of mine that she generously let us stay at all week. We can see Point Arena Lighthouse, the waves crashing, lots of birds (mostly real) and lots of deer. The little town of Gualala is just as quaint as Mendocino.


Here are two of my granddaughters having a great time at Irish Beach on the Mendocino coast.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

National American Miss 2009

This past weekend we had the honor of attending our granddaughter Ashlyn's passing on of her crown in Santa Clara, CA. for the title of National American Miss pageant. She won for Miss California. She is a beautiful person inside and out and did a very wonderful job this year. Ashlyn passed on her crown to another beautiful winner and was exhausted after her three-day affair. Therefore, we are leaving for a week at the beach and much needed rest. And here she is.


Here is a picture of my granddaughters quilt sitting on the coffee table. I was hand stitching down the binding and stopped to answer the phone. When I came back, I saw how pretty my roses looked sitting by the quilt!


Here is one of my latest quilts sitting on a wicker chair on my front porch. Pretty inviting, huh?


I have been pretty inspired lately as I have been selling quite a lot of my handmade quilts. One day, I came home and decided I needed to put up a sign on the house! When I have someone stopping by I also hang a quilt over the rail.


This is a doll that a good friend of mine gave me many years ago. She is also a creator of things. In fact, we are truly kindred spirits! Her site is


Here is a little bit of my stash. Besides this, I have a jelly cupboard full of dark fabrics. I love having fabric on hand, and having it right in front of me gives me creative inspiration. Just like my chandelier. I will show you a little bit of my sewing room.