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bobcat prowl ~ my new collage pattern!

good morning folks ~here he is.  several students and customers have asked about “when i was going to do a bobcat?” well, here it is:   my montana bobcat collage, titled “bobcat prowl.”  he’s right at home, and on the hunt in  “the bob” ~ that’s the montana nickname for the Bob Marshall Wilderness area in the rocky mountains.  as …

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peachy summer feathers ~

hello ~first, all i can say is “score!”because this hand dyed fabric from vicki welsh is a one-of-a-kind special piece… simply because she doesn’t really make it anymore. a bit of summer and sunshine in a piece of fabric.  happy and bright, warm and enticing ~ and even a bit of a tropical feel, too, especially because of the aqua colored 100% polyester thread …

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paris gibson garden in a peachy tablerunner collage ~

hi everyone ~just when ya think you know a computer program, some ‘update’ comes along, and it gets “migrated” into another program… and then we seem to have internet issues… you know… all that jazz! in the meantime, i’ve been developing some other ideas for tablerunners using my fused flower shapes… creating, drafting, running to the print shop… re-writing… and writing …

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collaged runner ~ hello beauties

hello beauties!!no… i haven’t stopped making collages.  nor cutting out flower shapes!  as some commercial or something like that once said… “a day without  cuttable, fusible, flowers… is a day without sunshine?!!”  ok.  maybe not.  but it works for me! just a small table runner that says “hello my spring beauties” and i say that to each of you who …

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chris daly’s faux leather beauties ~

hi everyone ~ several years ago, i had the sweet pleasure to quilt feather motifs into a large piece of faux leather at the request of my friend chris daly.   at that time, she wanted to make the quilted fabric into handbags, ipad covers, and such.  so i sent the finished piece to her, and she writes back how much …

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vicki welsh’s prismastic spring gradient ~

good monday morning friends ~as i’m looking outside, i’m thinking, “we interrupt the regular scheduled broadcast for this breaking news story.”that would be, let’s interrupt winter {in montana} for a breath of spring air!  now, lest i appear ungrateful, we’ve had nothing of the weather in the midwest, to the east coast {thank goodness}.  and we’ve had pretty balmy february …

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love came down ~

good morning ~we’ve been trying to troubleshoot internet issues, but in the meantime, the sewing machine is revving up, and so today i show you a new piece i absolutely adore.i adore it because it always makes my heart go pitter patter when i read it in the scriptures, and … write it with needle and thread!love came down ~ …

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glacier park forest shadows ~

happy friday!i’m humbled, and honored {and totally thrilled} to be featured on the superior blog today!  … perhaps you will take a few minutes to stop by and read my thoughts and inspiration behind “northern night lights,” a thread painted art quilt which was created just for superior. {posted here on the blog} back in the studio ~ once again, {and always!} …

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superior thread with feathers on leather ~

happy friday friends ~glad to have put a bit of a 24-hour bug behind me, and show a project that’s been on hold, but one i am anxious to pick back up and… finish!  yup.  more feathers.  and they’re on leather.  this is “faux leather” and a polyester based fabric.  so that means it is completely washable.and i’m using magnifico …

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a rosey black t-shirt with free motion embroidery ~

hi there, happy monday!well, as i noted in my last post, as i was lamenting the troubles with the bleeding paints… note there is an upside! and that is simply that silks acrylic glazes work beautifully on the black t-shirt.  why?  i don’t know!  i wish i did.  but ~ i washed it and it didn’t run, bleed, nor did it …

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be thankful ~ a painted apron

hi friends ~for the time being… i’ve one more apron ‘inspiration’ to show you, and this one right on the target with our changing season ~ autumn.  i don’t know of many who don’t say that autumn is one of their most favorite seasons, and we are fortunate to live in a landscape where autumn can be spectacular, even if …

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paint your apron ~ and class announcement

hello ~ welcome to the blog today!i am super excited about the new project i’m sharing today! and i’m going to be teaching it soon, as well! i’m calling the class “paint your apron”  ~ kinda like paint your wagon, only there is no singing involved… {bet y’all are relieved about that huh!! 🙂    the basic supplies:   paintbrushes.  frixion pen. …

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zippy trippy bags ~ a roundup of designs

good morning glories! making bags this week has felt like a fun little retreat in my own home… play. play, play ~ with color, placement, and embellishments for this darling pattern.  as i’ve been pulling out the beads, ribbons, fabric strips.  the tassles, scraps, yo-yo’s, labels, crystals, and lace!  threads, fusibles, leftover batting and more ~ it’s all seemingly everywhere!  and …