Monday, June 07, 2021

The Sketchbook Project - Part 2


Yahoo! I finished my book for The Sketchbook Project! I will send it next month to New York!

This has been a labor of love to do this project. I really challenged myself not to use pencil

Dreaming of Sweden. Someday I will get there!

I have no room for a greenhouse, but I would love to have one just the same!

Ice cream and gelato are my ‘go to’ snacks. Not everyday, but love that oh so creamy deliciousness. This would be a cool neighborhood to live in! 

The past quilt that I made was based on this design! I love this funky neighborhood!

The frosting roof with sprinkles and the Necco wafer roofs

Mid-century modern get down and get funky neighborhood!

Dedicated to all of my sewing sisters! That thimble house could have a rooftop garden!

Friday, June 04, 2021

The Sketchbook Project


This is my first time working on one of these books and I am half way done. I have to ship the completed book in August to be scanned and catalogued at the Brooklyn Art Library in NYC

I decided to challenge myself by not using a pencil first, just go for it with a pen!

Houses are one of my most iconic images in my work, so I went with familiarity 

I love patterns and this was such a fun way to explore!

Funky houses and houses in my own city!

Have to have a donut house and a traditional house!

The sewing store and a neighborhood with a coffee house

The tea pot house with the cups! One of my favorites!

Okay, let’s use the entire page, because why not? 

This was indeed a challenge and it might not be done. It may need some tweaking. Stay tuned for the second half in July. And happy drawing!

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Took a Needed Vacation


Love this napkin from Alaska Airlines and people were great at wearing their masks

Here we are on the ferry to Bainbridge Island 

Our first walk was through the grounds of the Inn’s property. We are surrounded by beautiful foliage 

I had a rare afternoon by myself to draw and paint on our balcony! And thank goodness for Welly bandaids

A house amongst the beautiful flowers

The face of contentment. I am in my happy place to visit long time friends who are vaccinated! 

The view from dinner

Sailing day with friends. Don’t forget your coat! 


The Crew selfie


Steve and me and Steve and Mary. What a fun time we had! 

I always enjoy what Bainbridge has to offer in the way of coffee! 

Our favorite place for breakfast! 

A new restaurant which replaced one of our favorite restaurants. This was the best meal of the trip! 


Not a long enough trip. I was missing seeing more people, going to my favorite haunts, including the Farmers Market and spending more time in town. Next time!

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Happy to Finish the 100 Day Project of 2021




I am definitely missing a few here, but I am happy that I can see most of them!

One of my favorites. I am a Mistyfuser!

Love this one too. I have a Blue Willow collection

How important to embrace all of your communities! 

Favorite tools for drawing and painting!

Me and my growing garden!

Who doesn’t love a tower of stacked coffee cups? 

Me and my Birkenstock’s 

Finding your joy


Back in the studio making a fun project to sew! 

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Back in the Saddle...again!


My quilt top is done and all Mistyfused and ready to press onto the wool blended felt, which I use as my ‘batting.’

Fused and felt overlap needs to be trimmed to the edge

This is the first time I have used one layer of felt and put a fused fabric backing on the back

I flipped it over and trimmed the extra fabric using the felted edge as my guide

I haven’t done much free motion quilting for a couple of years. A friend encouraged me to get back on the bike and ride

So happy with how this turned out! Take a Walk on the Wild Side!