Tuesday, November 1, 2016

some 'splainin'

because sometimes two words may not be enough...
it never occurred to me that maybe, just maybe, not everyone knows about training dragons...

Halloween is a Big Deal around here and Melissa ALWAYS dresses in costume...

when she was little, i made the costumes for her...
Flower Power

my very own Little Mermaid

Princess Bumblebee

unless i ran outta time - then my mom would help out...
Miss Kiss

clownin' around
and now she makes her own... 
baneling bridesmaid

Lieutenant Ihearya
the ranger's apprentice

 this year she decided to be Toothless from
Toothless - the Night Fury

she spent MONTHS crocheting the shawl...

the wings of a pitch black dragon
and she told me that it was totally worth it!!!

Monday, September 26, 2016

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

assiduous Apis mellifera

making a mess...
trim ... trim ... trim
because this...
 looks like i finished the cross-stitching in 1998 ... and then it was lost in the Great Pile of Stuff for eighteen years
was finally made into a pillow...
and the pillow sorta kinda goes with these... 
too bad there are no cookies in that cookie jar
how 'bout a closer look at that little picture...
Sweet Melissa

anywho... 
the red table complained a lot ow!!! you're scratching me!!! when i placed the cup on it, so those pinwheels and a bunch more and that bee and a bunch more are gonna grow up to be a table runner someday...


Honey is sweet, but the bee has a sting.
Benjamin Franklin

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

four of two bits

a bit more drafting for paper-piecing from Quilted Legends of the West by Judy Zehner and Kim Mosher and i came up with these quarter-sized spirit guides...
thunderbird
plains buffalo

buffalo
polar bear

i was gonna draft and piece a couple more animals, but even two-bits-sized, four is gonna be enough...

be forewarned - if snakes freak you the eff out - guilty as charged - you might want to not look too closely at the pictures of her lovely littles and just skip down to the sneak peek of what looks to be another gorgeous wedding quilt


Even snakes are afraid of snakes.
Steven Wright

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

herd word

the word on the herd is...
stomper and smaller stomper
and that's all i have to show for the week...
weak, innit?!?


The numbers were in line with lowered expectations.
Mark Davis