Sunday, September 30, 2007


Hey Deb, if you can't find yourself on the big picture, it's because you have your own block.

last day

Bill and me...a few years back.

Last day of the life quilt, kind of a where's Waldo? Family and friends. Can you find yourself?

Saturday, September 29, 2007

one to go

Now this is just a goofy shot of the Hub and I on Halloween. You just never know when those torn panty hose will come in handy.
Tomorrow is art day,YAY!

Friday, September 28, 2007

two more days

Two more days of September and two more days of fabric art. Tomorrow is my Grandson's birthday....Happy Birthday Kyle!
I vow to do some kind of art this weekend, hopefully I will paint something. Will let you know.
Have an artful weekend!

Thursday, September 27, 2007

a crazy four patch

As National Sewing Month moves along, thought I would throw in this colorful quilt I made a few years back. Which reminds me.....time for bed. Good night!

I'm back

I am back from my trip back home to Maryland to visit family and friends (and load up on new art goodies:) I was greeted back to Oklahoma by a pair of rather large (HUGE) black widow spiders. The largest of the two was on my mailbox yesterday and I have not been back to get the mail yet. I see no good reason for these creatures on this earth except to scare the bejeezum's out of me.

I was having major art withdrawl and started working on a quilt last night. I am hoping for a full blown art weekend....we will see.

Only three days left of the life quilt. This one is my Maryland block.

Monday, September 17, 2007

fabric art plus

I decorated a Pringles can using stickers and stamps. Just a quickie but I like it. The others are photographs on fabric sewn on to other fabric and backed with self stick felt. I will be off line for the next week, so I tried to put several things on. More next week. Suze

Sunday, September 16, 2007

mail art!

Yea! I recieved mail art and a lot more from my blogger buddy Sharon, from All Norah'S Art.
It was a party favor for attending her art party last weekend.
The brown thing in the background is a vintage suitcase I picked up at an antique shop. It was white and I am working on it a little at a time. When I get it finished I will put it on here for show and tell.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

drag race weekend

I know it's all about the art but these are my last two racing blocks of the life quilt. One is for DRAW, the Drag Racing Association for Women. We help injured racers with financial dificulties.
And the other is where I won a contest and was able to start the first race of the season. It was great!!!

I did it!

I walked the whole way thru without stopping! And now my feet are asking me why. It was fun and if I am still here next year I will do it again. The DJ couldn't get the National Anthem to play and the lady behind us just started singing it and everyone joined in.

Friday, September 14, 2007

toughest job....

Yep, the toughest job in the Air Force is being an Air Force wife. I did my time, 22 years. And he did his time,too. Twenty two years was not enough and he continued on with the same job, only as a civilian.
Have an artful weekend...I am walking in a walk-a-thon called the Kat Walk for kidney awareness...wish me luck. The last walk a thon I tried to do...I had to take the bus back.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

art dolls

Art doll one, Hero, was a guardian angel doll challenge for Quilting Arts magazine. Ya'all know who that would be. It was published in the Summer 05 issue. I took organ donation bumper stickers and shrunk them down and transferred them to fabric, for the body. And put his face on using the photo transfer technique.

Doll two, Miss Potts, was a
challenge for Art Doll Quarterly magazine, called Flower Children. She was happy to be published in the Summer 04 issue.
Her face was stamped and painted, and her body was made using the flower pounding (fun!) method. Using flowers from my garden.

music block

Another life quilt block for my nephew, Marc who has been enjoying seeing these. About Ozzy, I was into Black Sabbath YEARS ago. I just think He is funny and the portrait was easy to do.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

special man

Nothing new today. This is one of my favorite quotes (again from the life quilt). Tomorrow...some art dolls.

not fabric art

Some people have asked me about the kidney block. I guess I should have explained. Bad kidney's run rampant in our family. I believe there are six family members with the "bad kidney curse." My older brother and sister both had kidney transplants and my other brother passed away this year needing a transplant. I had my transplant two and a half years ago. My husband, Bill, was a perfect match (odds of that are one in a million). He is truly my hero and I thank him and my lucky stars everyday.

So now you know why I am always pushing organ donation.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

September 11th

9-11-01 A day I will never forget. This picture from my life quilt pretty much sums up how I feel.

On a brighter note, I got the new scanner and printer/copier/scanner and now just have to get my DH to hook them up. And figure out how to use them...really looking forward to that....not!

Monday, September 10, 2007

what a day.....

What a day I'm having. My scanner upstairs is toast, it had been acting "funny" and now it's dead. And to top it off, my printer, downstairs, is leaking ink and printing horribly. I have projects to get done and I need these machines to cooperate. So, I guess I will clean up the studio and go printer, scanner, copier shopping tomorrow.

No fabric cupcakes were made this weekend but I did get all the materials together.

And it is raining today...and when it rains it pours.

Another page from the life quilt.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

another day....

It took us seven hours cleaning out the garages, but now all the cars are in. And I am ready to have a massive yard sale. Went out to eat at Macaroni Grill and now we are ready to relax. We were going to the gym but we are too stiff and tired.

Here is another block from the life quilt.

Friday, September 7, 2007


Yea, I got the picture to post! I just couldn't get two to come up. The beach block is from my life quilt. Thought I'd put it on since summer is on it's way out. The block here is my title block and is a little darker because I didn't use the flash.

Enjoy the weekend!

photo friday

Still unable to post pictures today. My weekend projects are to rearrange the garages to fit another car. Which means sorting thru a million (seems like a million) bins of mostly fabric.

Sounds like a lot of work, but if it's not too hot should be some fun, too. I always find things I was either looking for or forgot I had.

Then if time permits I want to make some cupcakes...fabric cupcakes.

We'll see.

Thursday, September 6, 2007


OK, Where are my pictures? I think the blogger site has a little gremlin, and sometimes he doesn't want us to have photo's on here. I will try again later.

National Sewing Month

Since it is National Sewing Month I will be showing my fabric art for the rest of the month. These blocks are from my life quilt.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

yard art?

Is it still considered to be "tacky" if your pink flamingo is made of metal?

Monday, September 3, 2007

weekend art

I worked on this painting for most of the weekend. It's a technique by Misty Mawn, but I was inspired by Sharon over at all Norah's art. Sharon had a party going on all weekend at her blog. I urge you to check out her site and all of her wonderful art. It's the first link on my fun places to visit list.

The name of this painting is "spoiled."

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Life Quilt 1

Just a quickie for what I thought would still be Saturday, but the clock says too late - it's Sunday. This is a square from my life quilt that I made when I turned the big 5-O. Since it is a big weekend for drag racing, I used the square with my favorite driver, Ron Capps. Go Ron!!