Monthly Archives: January 2013



At our last guild meeting our speaker was Susan Silvy, a certified Zentangle teacher. Zentangle is kind of like fancy doodling. Here’s what I made at the meeting:

Zentangle 1

I loved it and the technique so much that I started doing it on Post-it notes at work and on scratch paper while I was watching tv. I even did it on some gift bags for the Mod Squad’s gifts!

Zentangle bags

Then, last weekend we all took a Zentangle workshop! Here’s what I made there:

Zentangle workshop

I’m so glad the guild introduced me to Zentangle. It’s a great new hobby. Check it out here.




I have been obsessed with Marimekko fabric for years. Months ago, Zack and I were at Crate and Barrel and I noticed Marimekko fabric draped from the ceiling. I asked what they did with it when they were done. They send it to the Crate and Barrel Outlets and sell it from there. Since we don’t have an outlet here I kind of dismissed it. Then came Christmas morning when I opened a present from my husband. Inside were 4 different Marimekko prints, 5 yards of each! He had called around to some outlet stores and found it! I was so shocked and surprised he had even remembered that trip to Crate and Barrel and the fabric! Now what to do with the coveted fabric?!

Marimekko 1

Marimekko 2

Christmas quilt


Now that it’s after Christmas, I can show you the quilt I made for my mother-in-law. I made it using a technique that Jenny Doan from Missouri Star Quilt Company showed us at a guild meeting a few months ago. It was very quick and easy.

Christmas quilt 1

All the fabric is from my mom’s stash! I quilted it on her long arm when we were there for Thanksgiving using a pattern from Angela Walter’s book. I love the way it turned out and she did too!

Christmas quilt 2

Christmas quilt 3