Archive for April 25th, 2009

Janet’s Blog

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

Our oldest daughter, Janet, finally created a blog.  She has a wonderful store on eBay where she sells children's clothing. 
Janet's profile page Rats.  Forgot to format the photo so I could write next to it.  Anyway, this is Janet.  I'm adding a link to her blog, and there you can click on the link to go to her eBay store.  Her blog and store are called Kloset2Koset.  Pretty clever.

RodinsAdam Many of you know how I love Allerton Park near Monticello, Illinois.  Rodin's Adam is shown here and is one of many fabulous art pieces tucked away amongst the estate.  Mr. Allerton loved art and traveled the world collecting.  He loved sharing his collection and in his Will left Allerton to the University of Illinois.

My dream is to someday live close enough to Allerton that I can be active at the park and become a docent.

BerninaProject

This is a sneak peak at a project I did for Bernina.  The project will be in a future Through the Needle magazine.  Bernina is my favorite sewing machine company.  And, as far as I'm concerned, for any free motion machine work, Bernina's are the only machines that will hold up for hours and hours. 

But, back to the project.  I got the idea when I was in Bendigo and saw a friend working on a quilt block.  She had used a mailing tube and covered it with fabric that could be unrolled.  This tucked the quilt block she was working on inside when it was rolled up. 

Sorry, are you confused?   You'll just have to wait until the project is in the magazine. 

As you can see, I had to use a fairy theme.  It was also fun choosing floral fabrics for the appliqued "garden".  The fairies face and arms will be a new rubber stamp that Ready Stamps, a division of the United Cerebral Palsy Foundation will make for me.  Don't forget, by buying my rubber stamps you are helping very special people be more independent.