new ~ autumn glory ~ my new collage pattern

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good morning glories ~for many of us, autumn is our favorite season, for many reasons. one of them being the riot of color that decorates the trees in the rich colors of leaves as they turn.  the wind has pretty much taken most of the color off of our montana trees now, but i was excited to capture them in …

june baby fawn collage ~ pattern now available! {and a sale!}

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hi friends ~well, she’s here!  copied, sorted and folded ~ my newest floral collage piece, and finally… the pattern!  “June Baby” is now available locally here in great falls at the lovely QuiltAWay quilt shop, and at the cool shop of the sewing palace in helena, mt, and of course, in my etsy shop!to celebrate, i’m offering a sale, of course!  if …

planting goodness ~ hosea geranium watercolor

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hi!i have sure loved sketching… practicing… and making this ‘geranium-styled’ watercolor flower several times now.  gradually, with each one i do, i think of different ways to add special details.  my latest favorite pen for a bit of shine and sparkle, is the gelly roll sparkly pens.  {they have a metallic star on the pen label}.  the one i used …

simple sewing ~ kitchen towels

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simple sewing. i love it!  and lately, that’s exactly what i’ve been in the mood to do.  these classic kitchen towels are simply one of my all-time favorite items to “just sew.” then ~ just add pretties to a pre-purchased towel.  what could be simpler?!  🙂i keep these practical, basic kitchen towels on hand as i am always falling in love with …

she loves leather ~ summer fiesta!

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hi there sweet readers ~being a western, country-type gal, yes i do love leather!  i swear i could collect cowboy boots just becuase of the pretty stitching, styles, designs… and cuz… well, they’re boots!  {i love boots}but back to the subject at hand… i really love how easy it is to quilt on! all it requires is a 90/14 leather needle. this …

Sketchbook ~ Twinkling Leaves

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Helllloooo! {just imagine Tigger’s voice from Winnie the Pooh!} Well, the leaves mostly gone… except for those living in my imagination or on the sketchbook page! I have really enjoyed playing ~ layering different types of watercolors with this particular page, though.  I began with a base layer of watercolor with the Peerless brand of watercolor papers.  Then I added the …

Random ~ Sew Random ~

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These pieces are – {were} part of my ongoing “Leslie! Finish It Up” series going on in the sewing studio … Leftover scraps, improvisational pieced. Quickly quilted! What a great way to practice simple free motion quilting motifs. and end up with useful items in the end!  This is satisfying, fast, and fun!  They aren’t so very big… about 12″x12″ …