Monday, October 5, 2015

Documented Life Journal

Still catching up with my journal pages, I was able to finish two this past weekend.
The art challenge was "Silhouettes" and the journal prompt was "There is no shadow without the light".  I made a collage using black and white magazine pages then added the balloons with colored pencils.
Art challenge was "Storyboard" and the journal prompt was "A week in the life".  I had a very busy week with weddings, lunches and reunions - it was easy to use photos from the activities.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Selvage Quilts

Ever since I discovered the colorful quilts made from selvages, I wanted to try one.  I started cutting 1 1/2" selvage strips and have saved them for several years.

It is recommended to sew them onto muslin first for stability, but I decided to break the rules and sew them directly onto my batting.  It's working!

This is a fun project and seeing favorite fabrics that I no longer have sure brings back memories.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

A Quilt For Avery

I just finished another baby quilt.  This one is for Avery, her nursery colors are turquoise, lavender and light grey.  I hope this quilt wraps her in loving warmth when she makes her appearance in October.

Friday, August 14, 2015

A Quilt For Ethan

A turquoise and grey quilt for baby Ethan.  Can you guess his last name is Fox?  It was so much fun finding fabric with foxes and other forest critters to use on the quilt.
Congratulations to the entire family!!!  Sweet dreams Ethan.

Saturday, August 1, 2015


I finished another page in my Documented Life Project Journal.  Now I am only 5 weeks behind!  The art challenge was:  "Photos and Words" and the journal prompt was: "A picture is worth a thousand words".  Luckily I can use my summer travels - perfect timing!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Fat Joey

I just received a Paula Best Christmas craft stamp ordered from Jill Holland of Fat Joey Knitwear.  I love the stamp but really love the sentiment written in the thank you card.  "A portion from each sale goes directly to charity in the honor of the late, Great Fat Joey".  Fat Joey must have been a very loved kitty!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Switzerland and Italy

Just back from my first trip to Europe - so exciting! My daughter Paige, her boyfriend Parris and I joined my husband Storm in Switzerland.  Storm was on a 3 week cycling tour and we were lucky to join him for the last week of the tour then the 4 of us traveled on to Italy.  After working non-stop for 5 days on my photo journal, it's almost complete.

Gruyeres, Switzerland - I was able to watercolor one tiny piece, my only art finished on the trip
Solothurn, Switzerland - a beautiful town on the Aare River, right outside our hotel room
Florence, Italy - we were so lucky to be able to rent an apartment from neighbors in San Diego
Pienza, Italy - a quiet village in the Tuscany area
Rome, Italy - a whirlwind tour of ancient ruins before our journey home
I hope you enjoy looking at a few of the pages from my journal - it was a fantastic vacation!