Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Finally the Escher inspired hooked rug is finished!!Yes everybody they are geckos not frogs and not maple leaves.  I never hope to find a nest of them quite like this. 

Sunday, November 27, 2011

 Some Zentangles from my sketchbook

Friday, November 18, 2011

back of piece after embroidery

close up
borders on, unquilted
I've had some inquiries regarding the process of making Fundy Mermaid so wanted to show a picture of the back after embroidery but before backing and quilting.

Finished piece at show

Friday, October 21, 2011

Today proved to be an exciting day.  The 25 Anniversary Show of the Greater Moncton Quilt Guild, Follow The Stars, opened.  With many of the past presidents I participated in cutting the ribbon which officially began the show.  Even more exciting was finding out my wall quilt, Fundy Mermaid, had not only won 1st place art Quilt but had won best of show CQA ribbon.  

Thursday, September 22, 2011



Greetings after a summer of mixed reviews.  I've decided to post pictures of a couple of my pieces.
This is a watercolor and charcoal sketch of a photo taken in Venus, Italy.

Posted by PicasaAnother piece done several years ago.  A miniature crazy quilt.
Dad:  A Portrait
This piece was done several years ago.  It is a portrait on fabric of my  Dad.
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Beacon of Light

The Greater Moncton Quilt Guild is celebrating their 25th anniversary with a quilt Show and in conjunction with it  had an anniversary quilt challenge called 25 Stars.  Stars had to be in proportion: 1 large, 4 medium and 20 small. At lease one star had to have silver lame in it.  At the time I was trying to decide on a pattern the local news was filled with the closing of coastal light houses.  This is my tribute to those Beacons on our coastlines:  Beacon of LightPosted by Picasa

Detail of Beacon of Light

Posted by PicasaDetail of my GMQG Anniversary Quilt Challenge of 25 Stars

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Mom's Quilt

My sisters and I made our mom a quilt for her birthday. Nine patches, redwork ladybugs, and friendship stars done in 30's prints.  The ladybugs are one of her favorites and growing up any who found their way into the house were caught and released outdoors; no squished bugs for mom.  The 9-patches were for the traditional that lurks in all of us and the friendship stars were for the friends that come from having a bunch of wonderful sisters.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sketchbook Challenge #2

February's theme for the sketchbook challenge is opposites.  I sketched several things but kept coming back to this sketch of a potsherd.  The flowers and poetry in Aramaic, were incised on a utilitarian utensil, a pot.  The romantic in me likes this use of opposites.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Sketchbook Challenge

I've finally finished my first sketchbook challenge entry, Highly Prized.  Anyone not taking part should consider checking it out.  I'm hoping it will help me fight procrastination, my self professed curse!
My entry started as a pencil sketch of a daguerreotype of my Great-Great Grandmother.  I received the picture this year as a gift.  Imagine my delight, I had no idea a picture existed.  It probably is her wedding photo.  She looks cautious and young.  I see in her face my father's bone structure and that of my second son.  I know she was a loving mother and brave as family stories have her losing her life trying to save children on the ice in springtime.  Highly prized indeed-Family.