Monthly Archives: March 2015

Another Use for My Awesome Dyeing Sink

Dog washing has never been so easy! My custom dyeing sink of awesomeness puts Stirling at the right level, no more bending over the tub! Of course, he still doesn’t like the process:


When he shakes off, the water flies everywhere, but at least it’s not inside so I have to wipe it all up again!


Pooooor Stirling.


He sure does like it when he’s clean and fluffy though! And he gets lots of treats on bath day!


Filed Under: Fun

New Art Quilt: Jetson’s Christmas

Here’s the finished quilt I’ve been working on: Those bright ornaments with fun free motion machine sketching details sit on top of a great textured background with white matchstick quilting: I spent a long time figure out how to bind it, when I called hubby into my studio to talk it over, it came to… Continue Reading

Studio Snapshots | Lots of Glorious Texture

I am finally back at work in the sewing studio! I spent the weekend working on an art quilt featuring my retro ornaments in jewel tones against a pure white background. To give the background visual interest I did some unevenly spaced matchstick quilting in white: Here’s the finished background, it’s 32″ x 42″, give… Continue Reading

3 Custom Dyed Silk Scarves

The customer who asked me to dye a “shades of grey” habotai stole asked my to dye 2 more tonal variations scarves: I also dyed a smaller silk charmeuse blank (11″ x 60″) than I normally use for a customer who wanted to make sure the scarf was small enough for her petite Mom in… Continue Reading

March Goals Check-in

Last week was pretty much lost to sickness, but lets see what I WANTED to get done and see what’s still possible: March Goals 2 Custom tonal stoles March 3 100% Custom smaller wisteria scarf March 7 100% Private FMQ lesson March 18 100% Quilting Arts Holiday submission March 27 0% Finish the next mystery project March… Continue Reading

My Awesome New Dyeing Sink!

Introducing….my Custom Dyeing Sink! It sits on my back patio, centered between the 2 windows, left is our kitchen, right our music/dining room, this is 8 feet of stainless steel awesome: This awesome thing was designed by me, along with the help of JNL Stainless, a stainless steel manufacturer located about 30 miles from Redlands.… Continue Reading

What a Long Week!

And the week I’m referring to is LAST week, not this week! It was a doozy, and the stress from it probably added to the WICKED head cold I came down with on Sunday, it’s taken all my energy just to teach my classes this week…. Last Monday morning, I took Liam and Andrew to… Continue Reading