Friday, December 25, 2009


Here it is December 25th, 2009, I can't believe it has been 52 Christmas for me.

The Christmas of 1959 before I turned 3, I got this Teddy Bear from my Grandma, and still have him today.
His name is Clay, I named him when I was in the 8th grade. He has been with me in all of life's ups and downs. He is missing an eye, his nose is missing a piece, has a hole in his side. Yet, he is with me and always will be.
I remember my first husband not letting me put him on the bed, he said I was to old for stuffed toys. Well, my bear out lasted him and other people along the way.
I had to bring him out today on his 50th Birthday, and show him to you. How many of you still have a toy or bear or doll, that means so much to you.
Put your name and link in the comments and show us yours.
The head picture is of my husband, Rich and our grandson Briston, this is the only way he would talk to Santa this year, is if PaPa would hold him.
Merry Christmas to all and have a Blessed New Year.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Wrap The Arts canvas

Well, I finished the canvas for the Wrap The Arts event for this Sat. I finished it on Oct 20th at 10:50 am. So, Jackie, from the Back Shed, you are the winner with the guess of Oct 20th at 4:30.

Jackie, please send me your snail mail addy.

I wish I had, had more time. There was more I wanted to do to this piece, but I had to count in drying time, so it would be done by the 24th.

And thanks to all who played.


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Wrap the Arts Project Piece - Giveaway

Here is the beginning of my piece for the Wrap the Arts project.
As you can see I have aways to go on it. So I'm having a give away for the person who can come the closes to the time I finish painting it.
I have till Oct 22st to get it done. I am having lunch with a friend on the 23rd and it will be hung on Oct 24Th.
It may not be a quilt, but it could be.
I will be giving away fabric, not only to the person who guess's close to the time I finish painting it, please put date and time, but also to the person who sends another person to my blog site.
Please make sure to leave a comment and tell the other person you send to put your name in the comment also.
The fabric will come in all different sizes.
I will post the winner on the afternoon of the 23rd.
So please check back for your name. So I can get your address.
So please get out your list of friends and blog list and tell them to check it out.
Thanks for looking and keep quilting or painting or what ever it is that you love to do.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Wrap the Arts - Youngstown Ohio

A local group dedicated to advancing the arts in Youngstown, Ohio known as "Art Youngstown" has enlisted more then 40 local artist for a project called Wrap the Arts. Each artist or group will create a piece of artwork out of a 6 by 8 foot vinyl canvas.

The pieces will be in Youngstown, Ohio on Oct 24th.
Here is just one of the 40 that will be permanently arranged on that day. I just got my panel on Thursday and started painting on friday, so you will have to check back after the 24th to see my canvas.

Road to Ohio - Seasons

We Won Third Place on our panel quilt.
At the Brady's Run, in New Brighton, PA hosted by Beaver Valley Piecemakers

Left to Right
Winter-Allissa Stout
Spring-Debbi DiRenzo
Summer-Gabriela Gaudet
Fall-RoseMary Baty-Willcox

I didn't get the time to take the picture at the quilt show, I just went and picked it up. So I took a picture when I got home.

It has been folded in every which way, so you maybe able to see the folds.

It was fun doing the quilt, but I am glad it's over and all the quilt shows are done for this quilt.

Now it will be on it's way to the "A Way With Words Foundation", for children with cancer. They will use it as a fundraiser for their projects for the children.

Thank You to the other girls who helped make the quilt possible.


Friday, October 9, 2009

Holy Trinity

Here is my Holy Trinity piece that won First Place. It is hanging at another show in this picture.

I was not looking for it to place at the show. I didn't get a picture with the blue ribbon, but I assure you there is a first place ribbon. I really did enjoy working on this piece and working with the copper. Learning to sew on the copper is very interesting. I think metal is one of my new loves.

Check back soon, for another artistic endeavor that I am working on for "Wrap the Arts" in Youngstown, Ohio here is the link.
It is a 6 foot x 8 foot piece, which I have never worked on a piece this large and it's not a fabric quilt, it is on vinyl and painted.
Happy Stitching or painting,

Friday, September 4, 2009

Check this blog out

Tell Gabriela that RoseMary sent you to check out her site.

Monday, August 24, 2009

The Butterfly Project

Please read about The Butterfly Project
1,500,000 innocent children perished in the Holocaust.

I will be doing a butterfly, please join me for the children.
I will post as I am doing my butterfly, but we do have time.


Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Madison Corvina Brown

JULY 8, 2009
10:34 AM

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

No Creative Time

It has been almost two months since my last post. How Awful is that. But I have not how time to myself in these two months, I have not picked up color, thread, paint, and put it to work. I have been doing baby invitations for my youngest daughter and her up coming baby shower that will be June 14th, her first and hopefully we will find out if the baby will be a boy or girl, she has had some rough times with this pregnancy and they would really like to know.

I will let you know as soon as I find out myself.

As for the group I belong to Creative Souls, here is the handmade Journal I was trying to post to the group and couldn't figure out how. Also I wish I could figure out how to make the image come up at this point.
As I was writing this I got a phone call, "IT'S GIRL! My daughter called and said they are having a girl.
Got go!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Miss Lilybelle and California and Lost in Time

It has been almost a month since I was in California, I can't believe that it has been that long.

It felt like I never left home. It was like stepping back into the same old routine, my hubby did bring me bottled water and beef jerky (love beef jerky) for the hour ride home from the airport (Pittsburgh, PA) and because there is nothing open at that time of night, unless you go looking for it. So with that in mind, that is why it has taken me so long to get this posted, that and I get to spent tonight by myself which means I get alot of things done that I normally would not get done.

First, I want to thank Vivian, for inviting my sister, Dottie and I into her beautiful home, she made us feel at home, along with her many cats, Alpacas and Queensland Heeler, Woof. We can't forget her husband Ralph, and we thank him for putting up with us that day. I will put other pictures of my visit on the side bar, that you can enjoy.
Vivian's studio and home is just a wonderful place for your imagination and creative juices to flow, if you look at the picture above, that is her backyard.
Here is Vivian's website, I hope to go back soon and take one of her gourd classes.
Again, Thank You, Vivian for a wonderful morning and lunch.
We also celebrated my oldest Granddaugther's Allison, 10th birthday.
She is really getting big and is a great kid.
I am still quilting the panel quilt and getting it ready for the NQA Quilt Show that will be in Columbus, Ohio June 18, 19, and 20 2009. So if you live in Ohio, we hope to see you there.
Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter, it is still cold here, I think we all here in Ohio are really ready for warmer weather.
Spiritual creative,

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Fiberart For A Cause

Here is the piece I have done in the Honor of Cindy Rangel.
The picture didn't turn out as well as I would have liked. But the colors are much more bold then you see here.
The name of the piece is called "Renewal"
It means to restore, resume.
What better than a Butterfly to say renewal, to begin anew, to come out on the other side better.
The center is like it's cocoon, and the butterfly coming forth to a new world.
Cindy is having her surgery today for her second round of uterine cancer.
Please pray for her and her Dr's.
I hope all will have a renewal moment,

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Warm and Sunny California

It is warm and sunny here in Merced, California. I'm enjoying myself but can't wait to get home to Ohio. I was born and raised in California and I LOVE OHIO and I miss my husband. I can't wait to tell all of you about my trip, it has been rewarding so far. The foothills are just beautiful this time of year, I will post pictures when I get home and Miss Lilybelle was out and about also having fun, check back for her adventures.

Happy creating,

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patty's Day and Going to California

Happy St. Patty's Day everyone, please have a green beer on me.

I will be gone for a week to see my other grandchildren and children and sister and my nephew that live in California, will post when I get back, till then craft on all.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Fall Panel Quilt

Here is my part of the Season Panel Quilt that some of us are working on. I have finished with the applique part of it. We are getting to together on March 28, to put them together and decide how we will quilt them. Then I will finish embellishing my panel. I know what I have in mind, but any ideas out there? Let me know. I will post again when it is embellished and all four panels are together. Please post comments.
Blessed Stitching,
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Saturday, March 14, 2009

Miss Lilybelle and paper piecing

I have not finished my piece yet, I cut the sides to a 1/2 inch, instead of the 1/4, when I get ready to put it all together, I will trim to 1/4. Will post some more pictures when the blocks are done, so please don't hold your breath, it takes me awhile to finish things. These colors did not show up very well, but they will make a cute babydoll quilt.

Karen Miles with Miss Lilybelle at the class for Paper Piecing, which Karen taught and did a wonderful job. She showed some great tips ladies, with paper clips and a stiff card for folding on lines. Karen is a member of the T.Q.G.I.B.T., That Quilt Group I Belong To Guild, in Canfield, Ohio. She also quilts for other people, and quilts some unique and beautiful quilts. If you have never tried paper piecing, maybe it is something you have thought about, I would recommend taking a class somewhere. It is something to try at least once in your life time.

Thank You Karen for sharing your talents of Paper Piecing with us. Hope everyone took something away with them in this class.

Well, ladies California is getting closer. I leave on Wed morning, it is going to be warm, my sister said it should be in the 70's, can't wait. Check back soon!

Happy Stitching, RoseMary

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Miss Lilybelle and Lost Time

I can't believe it is March already, and it's the 10th. It has been almost a month since the Tea Luncheon given by the Sew Happy Quilting Guild in Alliance, Ohio. They have one every Second weekend in February, we always have a great time. This year the speaker was Peg Bingham, from Akron, Ohio. She started quilting in 1977, she has developed her own pattern line of pieced Celtic knot designs, you can email her at ( for her catalog of designs, tell her you saw her on my blog. She is pursuing her Masters Degree in Clothing and Textiles at the University of Akron, where she is also a teacher. Miss Lilybelle, got to meet Peg for the first time at the luncheon, where she also got to see the raffle quilt that was made by the guild. She was delighted at the baskets that were there for the Chinese auction. Check for some more pictures to the right of the luncheon.
Miss Lilybelle is going to a paper piecing class this coming Sat, check back for updates on that. Next week she is going to California to visit Vivian Capone, ( another quilt artist and will get to see her studio.
Happy Stitching,

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Update on 4 Piece Panel Quilt

Here is one part of the four season panel quilt that 3 other quilters and myself are working on, I have Fall.
I enlarged the quilt pattern and then divided the pattern into 4 even panels, and redrew each one. We each got a season to quilt as we saw that season in Ohio, the pattern is called Road to Ohio, and we have permission from Two Cousins.

The sky is hand dyed fabric, the others are from fabric lines.

The pond water is hand painted, I really did not like the tree in this picture, I tried other fabric and finally came up the one in the next picture.

I didn't like the second panel of fabric up from the pond, the dark gold one with the brown lines on it, it just did not look or feel right to me.

Then I put this darker tree in place of the other one and it felt much better.

Both the tree and that dark gold panel seems to work better then before.

Now, I am thinking of redoing the bottom panel of fabric, I am thinking of going darker also. But not as dark as the tree.

I still have some the panels to sew down, the tree is not folded in yet so the limbs look large.

I am still working on what I am going to use for embellishments for this panel. I will keep you posted, I won't be able to show the done quilt until hopefully sometime in April, we are shooting for the deadline for the NQA show in Columbus, Ohio.

I hope to add more of my quilting adventures, I have started some new ideas, I am still working on my dreamcatcher, for the ones of my readers who may be wondering about that one.
Don't forget to check up on Miss Lilybelle, I think she will be posting tomorrow.

Till next time
May you spirit soar,


Friday, February 6, 2009

Winner of the mixed media art supplies

Jennifer R.D. is the winner of the mixed media art supplies.
I just need you snail mail addy, to send them to you.

Hope everyone is being creative and keeping warm where it is cold,
we are to be having a heat wave today of 35* and will be getting warmer for the next week or so.

Take Care all,
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Thursday, February 5, 2009

And the winner is, drum roll

The winner is Jennifer R.D.
Miss Mouse new name is Miss Lilybelle Jinglemouse, Miss Lilybelle for short.
She will be out and about in Ohio, check out her adventures.
Right now she is trying to keep warm, since it is only 1* here in Canfield, Ohio.
Thank all of you for giving a name for Miss Mouse.

Jennifer, Please send me your snail mail addy, at
I will mail your items out on Feb 9th.

I will now get back to working on my panel quilt, which I will post within the next day or so.
And show you what I am up to.

Be Creative,

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

And the winner is...

Guess you will have to wait till tomorrow to know who won the mixed media art supplies.
Briston was more interested in watching CARS, then pulling names for grandma.
And on Friday, I will post a picture of the supplies, if your name was drawn, please get back to me at my email with your snail mail address.
Thank you all for joining in on naming Miss Mouse.
Happy crafting,
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Monday, February 2, 2009


Way to go Steelers, #6 Super Bowl Win.
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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Playing Outdoors

Do you think Briston, my grandson is ready for Spring yet? If you can get to the dirt, bring the dirt to you. He has been playing in the plants in the house. He has cabin fever just like the rest of us. He loves it outside, even if it is cold. Will have to get pictures of him playing in the snow.
Keep those names coming for the give away for Miss Mouse.

Stay warm and creative,
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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Miss Mouse can't wait

Thank You all for checking Miss Mouse out, and leaving names for her.
Tell your friends, and on Feb 4, Briston, my grandson will draw a name to see who the winner is.
I will post the name on the 4th or 5th, depends on when he draws the name.
Keep in Touch and let me know what your doing in the art world.

It snowed again today, and we got about 6 to 8 inches out there.
I know I would like some color, but then isn't white a color, what about ice?
Hubby and I shoveled the driveway tonight, so I could get my car out tomorrow, just in case I needed to rescue some fabric or art supplies from somewhere.
Better go and work on my panel quilt or collage.

Take Care all and keep warm where ever you may be,

Monday, January 26, 2009

Name for Miss Mouse Give Away

Beth Ann from Cincinnati, Ohio, is the first to give some names for Miss Mouse.
Merriam, Marie and Clara, I like Merriam so far, but I'm not choosing the name.
Briston, my grandson will draw the name on Feb 4th, so get in on the fun and help choose a name for her. Don't forget to post a comment.
Looking forward to see what names you come up with. Think out of the box if you want to.

Have a happy day creating!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Please Read HoneyPot Swap post

I have been asked how I made the mouse. I didn't make the mouse, Nancy Evans of Idaho did. It was for a Sercet Santa swap we did from Bee Sew Whimsical. So Nancy, please tell us how you made the mouse.

Give Away

Miss Mouse is not the item for the give away.

The items for the give away will include mixed media goodies, fabric, beads, and who knows what else may show up in the package.

I think Miss Mouse's first appearance will be at the luncheon given by the Sew Happy Quilt Guild out of Alliance, Ohio on Feb 14th. So check back and see what she is up to. I don't know she may show up earlier, anywhere around Ohio. So check back.


Miss Mouse Give Away

OK, here is the deal with Miss Mouse!

She needs a name, a story line to go with her.
Please leave a comment re: a name for her and a story line.
Her story has to do with art, quilts, mixed media, or anything of the creative nature.
I will take the names and I will have my grandson Briston draw the name on Feb 4th, my birthday.
I will post the name of the winner on Feb 5th.

Have fun and please past this on and post on your blog.
Happy mouseing,

HoneyPot Swap

Ladies and fellow bloggers,
I really enjoyed doing the HoneyPot Swap.
Look forward to next swap.
Here are the great items from Nancy Evans of Idaho, who use to live in Ohio.
Thank You, Nancy.

I LOVE the mouse, I think she needs a story to go with her. Any ideas out there ladies?

May prayers go out Nancy's Mom and Dad.
Be creative,

Friday, January 2, 2009

Field Trip

I am not a person who always plans a trip or things out first, I just do them.
I emailed Sue Spargo last night to see if she was going to be open today.
She emailed me back to say yes, she was.
So off to her shop, which is in her home. I had never been there before, what a great place to be
able to go on a short notice. It took about 45 minutes to get to her home. It was a wonderful day for a drive.
Picked up some wool and beads, and some really cool metal buttons.
Here is her blog, if you have never seen her work.

She has an online shop site also.

Take care till next time.


Thursday, January 1, 2009

New Year 2009


You can't see his face, but this is my grandson "Briston" and he is celebrating the new year.

We started the year off by putting Christmas ornaments and tree away and cleaning most of the house.
I have already started on making my new year a better one, then the last year. One thing that drives me crazy and stressed are my surroundings. I cannot put into words just how much I dislike wallpaper. I have never seen wallpaper that I can say I like.
When we moved into this home in 2006, one of the things it had and still has in some rooms, is wallpaper.

I took the paper out of the upstairs bathroom first, that was in Aug 2006, painted it, sea foam green.

I did paint the hallway the last time he was gone for business.

Nov 2008, I took the paper out of the kitchen and painted it cozy cottage white on top and a darker beige on bottom of the chair rail. With accent color of red and my collection of cookie molds. I love to take old things, yard sales finds, flea market items and use them in other places.
There is an old wood table now in the nook, that has been painted red with black highlights.

The dinning room is next. I am making my surroundings more pleasing, less stressful.
Even tho, my hubby said don't start anything that we can't finish in a weekend, I will start it when he's away for business. That's what I did last time, and it's done.

So, here's to you and a less stressful year.
I only have three quilt projects going on right now.
A large 4 panel quilt, that 3 other ladies are doing also, we are doing the four seasons and I have fall.
A wall hanging collage for my DIL.
A quilted tin for a swap with my F.A.T. group.
I still need to work on my sewing room, that area is stressful.

Take the bull by the horns and have a great year.

Last Snow 2008

Yesterday was the end of another year, if yours was not what you wanted it to be, ask yourself "Why"?
Now take the steps to change your New Year. Make 2009 what you want it to be.
Make a list, if you must.
Read that self help book.
Start an exercise program.
Learn to say "NO".
Volunteer, in your community.
Take it slow and BREATHE!

May many Blessings come your way!

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