Thursday, December 31, 2009

Sunday, December 27, 2009


My granddaughter in the dress I made her. She looks very glamorous!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Family pictures

My son Troy, daughter-in-law Brittany and my granddaughter, Nadia. Nadia is 8. This picture wa taken at the NC Zoo in November. Nadia is my son, Byron's daughter.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009


I usually like to relate my post to a travel theme that matches the quilted fabric landscape postcards I create. Today, I just want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Here is a picture of my son's dog Kalise with her Christmas collar. I'll ad some more Christmas pictures as the holidays progress.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

From November 25, 2009 through November 30, 2009 I am having a buy one get one of equal or lesser value free sale. Just visit my shop, make your purchase, and in the section where it says buyers notes, list the item you want free. If you want 2 items that are priced differently, then make sure you purchase the item that is priced the highest.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

A Drive in the Country in Minnesota and Wisconsin




About a month ago, my husband and I made a trip to Minneapolis. We drove out into the countryside and had a wonderful day. We drove from Minneapolis to Stillwater, Minnesota and then over the St Croix River and then headed north in Wisconsin. We crossed back over the St Croix River and then headed back south to Minneapolis. It was beautiful drive with beautiful countryside. Took many pictures and stopped at the little towns on the way. The quilted landscape fabric postcard art quilt on the left is from a picutre of the barn on the left. It is one of the many barns along this route.

Saturday, September 5, 2009


I've been sewing and creating new mountain post cards. More to come.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


Lighthouse quilted fabric magnet. My next blog post will describe some coastal areas to visit in North Carolina. Stay tuned. Available at http://sewupscale.etsy.com

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Windmills




A few months ago, my husband and I took a trip to Dallas, Texas for a meeting he was attending. We went out a day early and paid a visit to Lawton, Oklanhoma where we lived many years ago. While visiting the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge we spotted a windmill farm. We followed the windmills until we got very close. I took pictures and then had to make a quilted fabric post card art quilt. We were very facinated by theses windmills since you just don't see these in western North Carolina. The picture on the right is the photograph and the picture on the left is the fabric post card art quilt I made.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Paradise






Almost every year, my husband and I go to the coast. When the children were young, the whole family would go. Atlantic Beach, NC is one of the beaches we have gone to the most. Why? Well, my husband has a meeting in Atlantic Beach every June. There is something so soothing about the sounds of the waves. The picture on the right is the fabric post card I created form the actual photo that is on the left. Would love to know what you think.

Saturday, June 6, 2009






Walking through the woods is one of my favorite stress relievers. Along the Blue Ridge Parkway are numerous trails and paths. One of my favorites is the Linville Falls Trail and the Linville Groge Trail at Mile Post 316. You get a beautiful view the of Linville Falls and the Gorge area. The post card art quilt in the top right reminds me of that trail and any similar trails in the forest. The photo on the left is a picture of the falls from the upper trail. Bottom right is a picture of the trail.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Had a Bad Day Fish Quiltd Magnet


Maybe this has something to do with traveling and maybe it doesn't. Could be a bad fishing trip or could be you got stuck in traffic on the way to the beach. Use your imagination.

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Saturday, May 23, 2009

Little Brown Church in Blowing Rock, NC

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Is this worth seeing in person? I think so. Take a side trip to Blowing Rock, NC from the Blue Ridge Parkway. Located in the mountains of northwest North Carolina, there are retail shops, coffee shops and some quiant little churches. In the middle of the town is a park and in the summer months there is an art festival. This fabric post card art quilt was inspired by one of those churches.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Big Red Barn


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Along the Blue Ridge Parkway near Blowing Rock and Boone, NC is this scene of a big red barn. Although I normally make fabric post card art quilts of older barns, I just loved this newer barn so here it is. The picture on the right is the photo I took and my interpretation of this photo is the fabric post card art quilt on the left.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Footbridge at Julian Price Park, NC




Julian Price Park on the Blue Ridge Parkway is located at Mile Post 297 near Blowing Rock, NC. There are miles of hiking trails, a picnic area and a campground just to name a few of the adtiviites. Adjacent to Julian Price Park is the Moses Cone Park where a Parkway Craft Center is located. The photograph on the right was taken near the parking area. The fabric post card art quilt is my interpretation of the photo on the right.

Saturday, May 9, 2009


New posting. Wind Power Fabric Post Card Art Quilt.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Barn by the River




This adventure took us to an area in western NC called Glendale Springs, NC in Ashe County. The purpose of the trip was to view the fresco by Ben Long at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church located on Highway 16. A fresco, in case you don't know, is a painting on wet plaster. While we were there, we ate at a wonderful place called the Blue Ridge Cafe and Bakery. Right next to the cafe is the Greenhouse Craft Shop. Both of these businesses are located in an old school building and right across from the church with the fresco. And no, as you can see, I did not try to recreate the fresco. The scene for the post card art quilt, however, is of a nearby river and barn. On the left is the photo and on the right is my interpretation of the scene. Check it out and tell me what you think. http://sewupscale.etsy.com/

Monday, May 4, 2009

Lake in the Mountains




This postcard is my interpretation of a photograph I took while on a boat tour of Lake Lure, NC. This neat little community is hidden away in the mountains of western North Carolina. Located east of Asheville, NC at highway 9 and 64/74A, this community has much appeal. Located there is the Lake Lure Inn, a very historical inn oozing with ambience. Also located on the lake is the Lodge at Lake Lure where my husband and I have stayed. The folks there really know how to make each guest feel special. Hiking is a great draw to the area. There is so much to say about this area, I could go on and on. The picture on the left is the quilted post card art quilt I made from the center of the lake and the picture on the right is the right is the photo I took. Link to the post card art quilt: http://www.sewupscale.etsy.com

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Lawton, Oklahoma area




My recent trip to the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge near Lawton, Oklahoma led to my taking many pictures. (Aren't digital cameras wonderful?) On the drive to the Refuge, we saw some windmills in the distance so we turned down a road that led us closer to the windmills. We were very fascinated by this sight since there are no windmills like this in western NC. The Windmills card on the left is my interpretation of the picture on the right. As I make more cards of this area, I will share more information about the Refuge. Avaailable at http://www.sewupscale.etsy.com

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Friday, April 17, 2009

Such a Beautiful Day

I's such a beautiful day but I have to go back to work. Yuck!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Sewing tip

Made a new quilted post card today. Haven't gotten it photographed yet so it is not listed yet at my etsy web site http://www.sewupscale.etsy.com but wanted to share this tip with any who sew. I used a knit top my granddaughter had outgrown. It had horses on it. Since it is a little difficult to sew knit fabric without it stretching, I used iron on interfacing to the back. Worked great. Very little stretching.

Weather in NC

What is it with this weather in western NC? Today it was into the high 70's. By Wednesday, it is supposed to be a low of 28!