Dick and I have made some big changes for the year to come!! We are downsizing to free us up to do the things we have always wanted to do ..... that is.... free to travel, spend more time together, follow His lead for new adventures, no more retail store after 27 years, more time with kids, but still MORE ART and probably some sewing classes for girls ..... that is a dream right now ..... but the ART won't stop, it will be here on the blog as soon as we finish remodeling our NEW/OLD smaller home about 20 miles away. SO STAY TUNED ... we'll be having a big sale and beautiful house and property SALE in the SUMMER!! MORE FREEDOM ON IT'S WAY!!! WooHoo!!! And THANKS for all your support the last twenty seven years in my shop!!!

Thursday, July 25, 2013


 it is a backyard celebration of this class....with birds flying and banners too awaiting the guests!!

How it might look framed...hmmm?

Here is saluting the flag. I kinda cheated because in my search for memory panel pages I found an old print of a flag I did years ago to look like a pieced quilt. So I cut out the letters and stripes and blue section and it really needed to be brighter and bigger (spoiled by the pinwheel!) so I took my trusty Caran d Ache water soluble crayons and enhanced the dull colors. Then I cut out some little drawn and colored stars I made and sewed them on like I did the letters.  The balance of the arrangement is OFF but my sewing machine was so stubborn with this flag that I was just happy to get the letters on at all!!  I kept breaking needle and knotting thread!!  I am not thrilled with it but it's okay....maybe not using the old print. Would have been more funky!!  Happy flag day... June 14th!!!!  Enjoy!

1 comment:

stefanie stark said...

I love your blog! I found it via your comment on Alisa Burke's blog and I am really excited about your artwork and all these lovely inspiration!