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 (pegbingham@att.net) 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, (http://www.vivianhelena.com/) another quilt artist and will get to see her studio.
Happy Stitching,