Saturday, December 22, 2012

By appointment only

All my work is more or less in one location and for the next few days I am open by appointment. 406.449.3694.

There is so much.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Christmas and non traditional holiday socks

Tis the season for socks and I have been having a blast making socks, turtles in paradise, Sunbonnet Sue in woolens, doggie paws and what ever strikes my fancy at the moment. I've made a few tradition socks as well.  However I see no reason to stick to a color theme at all. After all dogs don't care what color their socks are and it is winter so I am sure Sunbonnet Sue loves her woolens. So many sock ideas and so little time.

Doggie Paw socks

More doggie paw socks one with a shabby chic flair


Sunbonnet Sue in woolens
Turtles in Paradise socks
A woolen doggie paw sock

A Christmas Sue, shabby chic, and X-mas by the sea. 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

New little table runner pieces and the never ending studio floor mess.

Really I love my studio floor it is my pallet, always full of ideas, colors and fabric. I don't think I would know how to use a design board. Of course I have 4 of them, all full of stuff, stuff to think about until later, maybe even 5 years later or with nothing at all, they work well for that. But the floor is such a lovely place to lay things flat, look at from several angles and not even the dog walks on the fabric, just around it. I meant to do holiday table runners and this is what got done instead.

Just a little table center piece or one could hang it on the wall. 

Maybe this could come close to being a holiday table center piece out of flannel.

All those projects just waiting!

WIP for a customer who wants her butterflies in a wreath.
For sure a holiday kind of piece.

I experimented with decorative stitches in dark thread. 

Quilted table runner, not for any holiday coming up soon.

Monday, October 8, 2012

The Studio floor is almost visible and City Scape's II is almost done.

I keep thinking the studio floor will become visible again, but perhaps it will always be a work in progress just like so many quilt projects are. I did finish another City Scape's top and I may even know how I want to quilt them now. Both of the City Scape's are made using the scraps of star quilt strip ends, then adding yellows and oranges for the lights. The sky is scraps as well.  I love thinking of new ways to use scraps to do projects out of the ordinary for me. 

City Scape's II almost done.

City Scape's I and City Scape's II tops complete.

The studio floor is visible more then less. 

Saturday, October 6, 2012

City Scape's and left over bits of fabric

Earlier this week I decided my studio floor was out of control, you know all of those scraps you have been meaning to do something with and if you put them away you will never see them again so they get left out. I had started the one city scape's months ago, it of course is still hanging on the design board. I also have a ton or two of orange, yellow and turquoise scraps waiting for something to be done with them, these I could change my mind about how to finish 50 times before I finally get around to it. There are always so many projects and ideas and thing to do. Cutting large pieces of fabric up into pieces for a specific quilt is oh so much easier then coming up with ideas for all the left over bits. 

City Scape's 1

The studio floor, a bit dark so no one else really knows just how bad it is.
The fabric on the quilting machine is for bags, the lining as well as the out side. I thought it would make for more interesting bags.  

City Scape's WIP 

City Scape's WIP 

City Scape's WIP 

CIty Scape's sky WIP 
Orange Scraps WIP

Friday, August 10, 2012

Lake Oswego Market

Lake Oswego has a new Arts and Crafts Market and I will be there today Friday August 24th and tomorrow Saturday August 25th 2012, with my work! Corner of 6th St and A Avenue!

Parker Snowe Fiber Art booth

Needle felted bags and pillow

 I am looking forward to participating in  the  Lake Oswego Market this weekend with my quilts, treasure bags, e-reader bags, quilts, pillows and coil baskets. I am bringing my needle felting supplies, you are welcome to try your hand, I will have the supplies, your bring your artistic mind, $5.

Monday, July 30, 2012

E-reader bags from reclaimed fabric

This past couple of weeks I have been busy making e-reader bags for any kind of e-reader. Kindles, nooks and i-pads. They have 2 zippers pockets, one for the cords and lights and ..... and a separate pocket for the e-reader. The fabric has been a blast to work with.

Some of them I added just a touch of new. 

Friday, May 18, 2012

Black Butterfly star with a twist!

Black Butterfly is one of the designs in my book and now and again it is oh so fun to do something a bit different so I have added secondary spokes/points and it is coming along quite nicely. I am using 2" diamonds instead of the 2 1/2" called for in the direction. 
The original fabric choices 

Diamond arrangement not to be used 

These diamonds make great spokes

deciding the background 

Yep this background

Do I want a single secondary spoke ????

Or do I want two secondary spokes????


Two it will be. I like the way using two secondary spokes looks way better.

1/8 th section 
1/4th section is done 

Monday, April 30, 2012


The Laurel Birch cats quilt is finished. Sandi's hand pieced quilt is quilted and there are a couple of confetti pieces on stretcher bars ready to be hung at the Myrna Loy Center tomorrow. Several pieces of my work are currently at the local Urgent Care +. I think it is wonderful that our local urgent care is displaying the work of local artists. It's almost time for the local Farmer's market as well, YEA summer is on the way.

Confetti - blue sky

Laurel Birch cats in a traditional quilt! 


Sandi's hand pieced quilt, close up.

Sandi's hand pieced quilt. 

Friday, March 2, 2012

Life is busy

I've been working on traditional quilts. I am so in awe of people who do them all the time, they are so much work and so much fun.
Redworks fabric 

The blocks were so much fun and it is almost ready to go on the quilting machine.

Oranges and accents for a quilt more or less like the redworks.
Progress on the orange not quite traditional quilt

The new owner has chosen the bright turquoise for the border strips.


The top is finished and the quilting has commenced.

The red works quilt is finished and bound. 

The quilting is complete!