Happy Mail! ~ New Pattern, Kits and More!

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Who doesn’t love Happy Mail!  Well, I know I do!  I bet you do too.  “Happy Mail” is my newest pattern design, and it features three different sizes, 18×26″–13×20″ and 8×10.”  Lots of fusing hints, quilting tips, and I’ve included what I teach in my classes:  “the 3-D’s” of placement technique and of course–lots of illustrative photos and full size …

Painted Cork Blooms ~ new pattern

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Happy Almost Summer! It’s a perfect time to take inspiration from the flower garden, and… apply it to cork!  And so I did!  This my newest pattern, PAINTED CORK BLOOMS! And using the brilliant, and beautiful, Dye-Na-Flow paints, made by Jacquard.  This paint is highly saturated in color, and transparent, and perfectly gorgeous on cork… even cork that has been …

Happy Cups Quilt – new pattern

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I’m a tad late with posting about my latest pattern design… but nonetheless, it makes me Happy Happy!  A bit of inspiration, inspired by our late-appearing spring here in Central Montana. Regardless, I am elated to see it arrive, and this pattern reflects that joy! Three  whimsical tea cups, stacked upon one another in complementary tones and patterns, present a …

Free Style and Happy Cone Flower ~ New pattern

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Hellooo!  Happy Spring–coming soon to a Montana town near me?! Well, as we wait, here’s how I’m living spring out in my studio!  Flowers, flowers–everywhere.  In my head, in my drawings, in my quilting, and in in this happy free style pattern! The pattern features lots of great textures, beginning with the ‘cool-wool’ plaid print cone tops, and free-cut, scrappy-happy …

Mini… Bloomin’ Cool Thread Spool ~ New pattern!

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Happy New Year everyone!  I went out of the old new year with a big ol’ mess in my studio! I blame it on the weather {everyone seems to anyway}… as we had a lovely White Christmas, and lots of snow and cold weather.  Perfect for me…  and perfect timing too! I was abuzz with drawing, fussing, fusing, creating… cutting.. and …

Joy ~ A Christmas Plaid {pretty} Please ~ paper pattern, pdf pattern and kit!

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My new pattern ~ dedicated to my Mom, Tinkey ~ {1938-2013}. She passed away during the Christmas season, as was kinda fitting since she lived with Christmas in her heart all year long.  I’m grateful for the trying of her patience with me {!} as she taught me basic sewing skills at a young age. Thanks for that gift Mom. …

Pumpkin Spice ~ My newest pattern!

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Hello Pumpkin Spice {and everything nice!} Who doesn’t love the Autumn Season…?  Not me!  This pattern is a reflection of just a few of the many things to love about Fall.  Pretty Colors!  Great Textures!  Lovely Glow! and Happy Memories of playing in leaves, going through a Corn Maize… or a drive through window for a Pumpkin Spice Latte ~ …

Pick Me Up Blooms ~ new spring collage pattern is out~

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Hello out there!  And Happy SPRING!  Woot Woot!  Wowza… we had 80 degrees this past Saturday! I thought I was gonna melt! LOL. And to help celebrate {just a tiny bit!} I have been diligently working out a new pattern.  This one, named by my sweet husband, is “Pick Me Up Blooms!”  Let me say this one… was a tough …

Living in the Winter’s Light ~

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Oh my goodness.  And I mean that literally. Mentally. Spiritually. It’s been a more ‘traditional’ Montana Winter here…lots of snow. Lots*Lots of colder. And a bit darker. That may just be the world… Anyway ~  while I hanker for a hunk of Spring… my heart has been reminded! This winter is, and has been ~ a sweet season for my soul. …

Kitchen Towels Collaged ~

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Here is a project that I think is a sweet combination of practical, colorful and floral! Anyone can do this, and you’d have a really charming Valentine’s Day gift or Wedding Shower, Housewarming, Thank You Gifts… ya know the drill! Simple. Easy and Quick.  Just a few  pre-fused and pre-cut flower are needed.  {And I have lots of those}.  And …

my cup overflows ~

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Hello and Welcome! I recently completed another color-way version of one of my very favorite collage patterns, “My Cup Overflows”  ~ inspired by Psalm 23 as well as one of my favorite words  ~ g  r  a  c  e . Come along. EnJoy!  Reflect with me… let grace overflow in your hearts, souls and minds… The last photo shows how “flat” everything …