Saturday, April 25, 2015

My Sisters Choice free pattern for you!

So excited today!  This is my first project for Moda Bake Shop!!!  It uses 2 Charm packs of the sweet, colorful Bandana fabric by Me and My Sisters.  This is what I call a "big block" pattern.  This little quilt uses four big blocks, but you could make it into a full size quilt by making more blocks.  I hope you will check it out at the Moda Bake Shop and if you do make one, I would love to see it! 

Hope you are having a great is a rainy day here but that is fine!  Good day to sew and we need the rain!

Peace and grace....Sharon

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Kindergarten Service Project

They were allowed to make their silly faces in one picture...aren't they too cute?  

My grandson's class made cuddle pillows to take to a nursing home for their service project.  Jack's gramma was asked to bring her sewing machine to help out with the project.  We had great fun stuffing pillows and getting them ready to take to the residents at the nursing home.  Many questions were asked about the sewing machine and how it worked, and they told me stories about what they did when they went to visit their grandparents.  Did I say how much fun I had???

Monday, April 06, 2015

Grandmothers Choice

It all started with this block pattern torn from an old Kansas City Star pattern.
I love traditional blocks and like to play around with them to create something new from something old. My fabrics came from a few charm packs of Jo Morton fabrics.  It was fun to make and I'm loving my new wall hanging! 

Thanks for stopping by!  


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Yes!!! I still quilt!!! 

This is a quilt I started 7 years ago....hand pieced all the star baskets.  Linda Brannock designed this pattern and I have always loved anything my friend Linda creates.  So I decided it needed to be finished...the border and applique were my way of changing it a bit. 

And if you could send up some prayers for Linda, she is having some health fun at all. 

This weekend I am going to a quilt retreat with my friends at the Lake of the Ozarks....yay!!!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Playing in my journal

Love cutting out pictures from magazines and pasting in my journal.  Then I get my pens out and doodle!

Isn't this fun?  First I made the background with an acrylic wash of paints, glued the little face on, then doodled away with my acrylic painter pens. 

The lettering is on scraps from an old book that I had painted the pages in a variety of colors...also her little dresss is made the from scraps.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Exciting news here!!! I have been published in Colleen Schaan's new book Card to Canvas.
I am so thrilled to share space in this beautiful book with a very talented, inspiring team of artists.

If you want to dabble with some mixed media fun, and learn some stamping and cardmaking techniques, then you will want to add this book to your library.  With these technique not only will you make beautiful cards, but you will be able to create canvas wall art.

The 80 page book includes a wide range of product information,step by step illustrated instructions for each technique and 26 beautiful full-color projects (with instructions) that showcase a wide variety of products and techniques.  Some of the topics inclue: mark-making, stamping, and doodling, collage, embossing and adding texture, adding color, faux finishes, and creating backgrounds. 

Here is a sneak peak of MY project....big smile on my face!  I promise you will love the rest of the book which is available in either print or digital formats.  It will be available for purchase from your crafting stores or online bookstores.  You can also order it directly from Annie's at :  Annie's

The team of talented designers include:

I hope you will find this book as inspirational and fun as I do.  I plan to try my hand at some of the other projects soon and will share with you when I do!

Friday, August 01, 2014

She's back....

Oh dear...I hope I do better at blogging in the future.  Now that I have quit my job, I find that there still are not enough hours in the day!  There are so many projects in my head!  I am NEVER bored!

Looks like a pile of index cards doesn't it?  Well it is!  61 of them!  This was my first year to participate in the ICAD project over at  It has been a lot of fun and a good challenge to do something artsy everyday.  Prompts are use or not to use.  A very good way to get the creative juices flowing! I plan to do it again next year!

And this is what is on the worktable journal covers.  These are pieces of canvas duck that I have painted with acrylic paint then I will doodle on with a permanent marker when the paint is dry.  

If you have not visited my Etsy shop, this is one of the little artworks that you will find!
Some new prints have been added as well....

Off to see if that paint is dry!
Please don't give up on me....I know I have been a bad blogger!!!!

peace and grace....Sharon