Saturday, September 18, 2010

Did I Mention My Love of Books?

And now I get to add another to my collection! For awhile I have been thinking about purchasing this book, Journal Spilling by Diana Trout. I have been spending more time on stitching and fabric art, and less time on journaling but I think this book will inspire me to journal again! Thanks to Lyric Kinard, and her fantastic giveaway, I will be able to! I am the lucky recipient! Looking forward to it, Lyric! And by the way, check out Lyric's website and her books! I have been a fan for years!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

I Love Books

It was a wonderful 70 degree day here in Bozeman, so I decided to walk downtown for awhile! I had stepped into the local independent bookseller - The Country Bookshelf - and found two wonderful books that I thought I really needed, but, being temporarily unemployed, decided against it! I then went down the street to the library, and believe it or not, there was one of the books I had been looking at - right there in the 'new book' section! Great way to start the day! The first book is Patchwork for Beginners by Sue Prichard. The second book is Pocketful of Posies by Salley Mavor, a fantastic fiber artist, who just happens to tell lovely stories with her beautiful artwork!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Vintage Lace Curtain

I have just begun to design/decorate my new studio/art room. I found the most gorgeous vintage lace curtain. It's a bit long for the window but I think I'll keep it there anyway. Don't you love the detail? More studio pictures to follow as soon as I get everything in its place!

Thursday, September 09, 2010


Here are my latest pattern acquisitions! I am hooked on good ol' fashioned embroidery! This first one is a sampler from Rebecca Ringquist. Love it! Can't wait to practice all my stitches! Order your own here .
(Photo courtesy of Rebecca Ringquist) 

I've always been a fan of The Prairie Schooler cross-stitch designs. This is going to be a Christmas gift!
(photo courtesy of The Prairie Schooler)
This pillow design is from Kathy Schmitz. I love anything with a rabbit! (Photo courtesy of Kathy Schmitz)

Monday, September 06, 2010

A Different Design

I want to update my blog a bit - so I'm checking out a few options. You may see a few changes here and there. Photos seem kind of crooked...hmm... trying to change my banner, etc. We'll see how it goes! Here are a few photos of our recent Quilts on the Lawn outdoor quilt show.

Trip to Yellowstone Park

What can I say about Yellowstone Park? It was a beautiful day - and a quick trip for us - we only live 90 miles north of the park!