Sunday, February 28, 2010

Really Irish

The State Department of Education is sending a team next week to see if we qualify for a Distinguished School Award. We are consistently number 1 or 2 in the state of California; it's about time we have the title. Everyone is sprucing up for the big visit. Our library always has interesting displays for the children. The librarian has an Underground Railroad quilt and asked me if I had an Irish quilt or anything green. Nope, but I can whip up something! I grew up hearing, "There are only two kinds of people, the Irish and those who wish they were." I guess I am really Irish. How else do you explain that I had all of this green fabric (plus more) and 4 yards each of 2 different leprechaun prints? Really Irish or really crazy.

Friday, February 26, 2010


One of our teaching staff, Trysha, is battling cancer. She taught 6th grade language arts with great passion. I made this book themed quilt filled with wishes and prayers for her complete recovery. The pattern is called Piece of Cake from Thimble Blossoms. I used fat quarters, but the pattern goes even faster with a layer cake.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Puppy Sitting! Shhhh....Don't tell Rusty

I am puppy sitting for the long Presidents' Day weekend. I was supposed to just come and feed and tuck the little guy in, but he didn't do well the first night. So now we are together 24/7. I left him with Rob for about 30 minutes so I could spend time with the cat and Brody barked the entire time. He missed me! He had a baseball game today and 3 walks. Right now he is passed out asleep. Here is Rob meeting Brody for the first time.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Two Posts in One Day!

I came across this request for help. 9-patches are quick and maybe you already have some on hand? I do!

Bags for Haiti

My sweet friend Baumcat gave me the idea to make these little ditty bags. Ten bags went together very quickly and they are on their way to Mineapolis and then Haiti.