Category Archives: Silk Ribbon Embroidery

Flowers and Lizards

Just some eye candy for your day.

My friend Lisa tells me that I haven’t been posting enough, so this is for you Lisa!


Silk Ribbon Embroidery and Beading

Silk Ribbon Embroidery and Beading



Crazy Quilt Classes

I will be teaching a series of Crazy Quilt Classes this February at Countryside Fabrics.

Crazy Block 4 (2)


I’ve taught this class several times throughout the years. It is my most popular class.

It is a great way to use up scraps and all the embellishments are so much fun to learn.

If there is enough interest another class will be scheduled so if Saturdays don’t work for you let me know and we can schedule a weekday or evening.

Class #1  February 2  10:00-12:00

This class covers all the basics of block construction.

Class #2 February 9  10:00-12:00

Embroidery 101. We will learn and practice some of the most common embroidery stitches to make those seams beautiful.

Class #3 February 16  10:00-12:00

Silk Ribbon Embroidery is beautiful. It works wonders for crazy quilts and is also a nice addition for little accents in signature blocks, labels, apparel, and so much more.

Crazy Block 2 (2)

Class #4 February 23 10:00-12:00

Beading! You will be amazed how much is added when you sew on a small bead. We will cover the proper techniques for sewing beads so they stay on your quilt and look at combinations that will make your crazy quilt a real piece of art.

Send me an email for a class bring list or if you have any questions.




Silk Ribbon Embroidery

Peek into the Past

I’m going to start a series of blog post that I am going to call a Peek into the Past.

I have been quilting for a long time and over that time I have explored many different techniques.

I can’t go into them all in-depth here, but I thought you might enjoy seeing a bit of them from time to time.

The first peek is a quilt that is hand appliqued, hand quilted and hand embellished. It has 4 seams sewn on the sewing machine and the binding, but a lot of it was done by hand. It was completed in 2000.

Silk Ribbon Embroidery

Silk Ribbon Embroidery

What methods of embellishment do you enjoy?

Have a Quilty Day!



A quiet moment

It’s almost here. December!!!

I love December because it holds my favorite holiday. I love Christmas, the lights, the trees, the gifts, the meaning of the holiday, the FAMILY!

We have been busy around here ordering a few gifts, stitching a few gifts, working on the house in anticipation of guests. (No, not Santa.) My grandchildren are coming. Of course, their mom and dad will be with them too.

In case you haven’t heard Emma will be 17 months old and Remi will be 2 1/2 months old when they get here. We are going to have fun.

Sorry, I hate quilting blogs, that aren’t about quilting, but I hope you will forgive me.

I don’t have a lot of time to spare so I’m just going to share a few pictures of gifts I have been working on. Shhh…. don’t tell anyone.




These are small needle cases that are stitched entirely by hand. They have silk ribbon embroidery and a bit of beading. They are fun to make. Someday I’ll share how to make them if anyone is interested.

One thing I want to focus on next year (yes, it is time to start thinking of those things) is my photography skills. These little cases are much lovelier in person. The pictures just do not do them justice.

Have a Quilty Day!


Packages, How we love them….


Little Snowman

Snowman in progress

Two days = Two Packages!

One I was expecting, the other, a complete surprise.


The first was a package of wonderful woolfelts. I love working with wools.

I have two classes coming up next month involving wools. I need to make up kits for my students.


1. Wool is hard to come by here where I live.

2. It is kind of on the expensive side.

3. Find enough for 30 students. HA!

so I decided to take the plunge and try woolfelt. I have heard it was great, but I am a purist and like to stick with only the real stuff.

My package arrived yesterday. I’m thrilled with what was inside.

Wool Wool Wool

Wool Wool Wool


The best part is that Prairie Point Junction is having a sale right now through midnight October 30th. 20% off everything! Check it out for yourself at

I’m not affiliated with them or anything, I am just a really happy customer.


Here are a few of my wool projects

Poinsetta Ornament

This is silk ribbon embroidery on wool

Star Wool Ornament

Red and Beige Star


Now the second package was a complete surprise. I recently had an opportunity to subscribe to a quilting magazine through my local quild. Soon I got a letter thanking me and asking if I would like to get another year for just $12.00. I said yes right away. That is a steal! 6 issues for $12.00!

Anyway yesterday my little package was a thank you for renewing. It contained 3 fullsize spools of sulky rayon threads. These alone probably cost $12.00. What a deal.

Sulky Surprise

Sulky Surprise

This company is taking seriously the advice to take care of your customers. I will definitely recommend them to others.

Got to go now,

Happy Quilting