Monday, October 27, 2008

My little "Equine Angel".

This pretty little gal and her stable mates will be available at holiday time, along with some super maple syrup. I'm teaming up with my good friend Sue Beneke of Long Shadows Farm in Woodstock, VT to make some great gifts and gift baskets in order to raise funds for E.A.R.S.- Equine Angels Rescue Sanctuary. Sue taps the trees on her own organic farm, bottles, packages and lables all at her own expense and gives 100% of the proceeds to E.A.R.S.!!! Sue surely is an angel!
Here are some pictures of Sue's farm and her horse, Trucker(Halflinger).
And here is EARS website address. Trot on over to see what wonderful work they do!

Our lady of bright thoughts and prayers...

...and light hearts and hope. Our Lady of Guadaloupe emits her rays of bright light and color and hope and love in this time when things are so difficult for some, yet the promise of hope and change has never been more present. She will be there for my niece, Jennifer, when she goes to bed at night, and when she awakes in the morning.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Green tea and nostalgia... feels good.

My new favorite blog to visit takes me back to cool nights on a summer porch in Maine, on a wicker sofa under a scratchy wool camp blanket. Fireflies fading into the orchard to make way to the apple harvest and visions of foxes boxing in the matted hay fields. I love Susan Metzger's images of her Art Farm and her paintings are portals to this world on another plane... She is as "Green" as they come and has been long before it was so chic to be so. There is a lot to learn from this gal. Keep posted to her posts.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Did I mention I stripped???

Yes, that's another Sis Boom Prelude quilt. This one is just a series of strips cut from 3/4 of a yard each from 7 fabric colors.
Want the pattern? I will be happy to share- just email me and give me a day or two to make file that is easy to understand. FYI- this one is EASY!

Friday, October 17, 2008


Here is the quilt to show Jen's fabric. It's nothing special, bu the fabrics are so vibrant!
Thanks to my husband for helping model.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Prelude to a quilt...

Jennifer Paganelli's new line, Prelude, will be making it's debut in a month or two! This off shoot, Flower Power, comes in 7 brilliant colors that really say "Sock it to me!" (Remember "Laugh In"? Ooops, dating myself...)
These pillows birthed themselves right after I completed the quilt top, which I will be able to blog about this weekend. Until then, here's your "prelude"...

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Tipi Time for Timmy

We spent our first night in the tipi when Tim's nephew and his family came to stay over last weekend. The weather is so gorgeous today, I thought we'd take advantage and do it again- on a week night!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Sis Boom likes me! She really likes me!

Jennifer Paganelli is so supportive! She has one of the quilts I made her on her blog, and really it's only special because of her amazing fabric collection!! Just Sis Boom Bell Bottoms squares sewn together... but it WORKS! She's the bomb. Alas, I cannot, however, take credit for the fab pillow.

The White Face Lodge in the Adirondaks in autumn.

The white face Lodge in the Adirondaks

White Face Lodge for our 24th!

Tim and I celebrated our 24th wedding anniversary on September 29th. He took me to White Face Lodge in Lake Placid, NY where he recently shot the last Ralph Lauren kids ad campaign. This place was amazing!!!! Such detail- everything in the Adirondak style! Birch, twigs and more birch- but so well done. This place, the Adirondaks , is so spiritual. You really feel close to Mother Earth, and are constantly reminded of how precious she is!

Ode to Denyse

It was just a matter of time. I so love Denyse Scmidts quilts and have wanted to make one. This is inspired by her "Hop, Skip and a Jump" quilt, but it is not her pattern. Just a bunch of Sis Boom and vintage fabrics stripped together, then cut and stitched again in new configurations. This will look great in our Teepee!

Garden quilt

This quilt was made for my brother in laws sister and was made with healing in mind. It also does a pretty good job of hiding my overgrown weed patch!

TIME TO VOTE!!!! For me!

Now's the time for you to go to the Pierre Deux website at
or directly to the page where you vote on your favorite Posh Pet design.
They are all really neat, but of course, the saddle pad is pretty classy, if I do say so myself!
Posh Pets Design Challenge