Thursday, April 19, 2012


I have Iris' too.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Baby Quilts

I have 3 Baby Quilts finished for the Common Threads Quilt Guild's Boutique. The Boutique will be held in October 2012. 2 of the quilts are for Baby Girls and 1 for a Baby Boy. I have 1 more Baby Boy quilt to finish. The Red one is a pattern called Cutie Patootie by Meg Miles and Dodi Poulsen. And it has Red Minkee on the back. The Pink one and the Blue one have Flannel on the back on them. I hope someone will want to buy Baby Quilts at the Boutique. I sure had fun making them.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

More Good News!

I got more good news today! My quilt "Garden Window" received the Viewer's Choice Award"! What an honor to think that the majority of the people that voted at the BOTV Quilt Show voted my Quilt as their favorite. Thank you so much!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

BOTV 2012

I'm so excited! My Quilt called "Garden Window" was chosen by Suzie Kistler for the "Chairman's Special Merit Award" at the Best of the Valley Quilt Show. This is a wonderful honor. Thank you Susie!

The Best of the Valley Quilt show was Spectacular! There were wonderful Quilts on display. And the Vendors had some really great goods for sale. I purchased a few things myself. My mother went with me and she had a great time too. Afterwards we went to lunch at The Orange Works in Strathmore. The food was wonderful. They make their own Homemade Orange Ice Cream. Yummy!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Home of the Brave

The little quilt is called "Home of the Brave" It is hand appliqued and machine quilted. It is from a pattern by "eat cake graphics". I purchased the pattern a couple of years ago at Road 2 California. I still need to block the quilt. I got the background quilting idea on Pinterest.

My Journey

I must warn you. If you don't want to see my x-ray exit from this Blog.

If there is anyone still looking at my Blog except Barbara and some of the Material Girls, I will update you on my life.

One reason I haven't updated my Blog is that my life had a big change last fall/winter of 2011. I was diagnosed with Chondrosarcoma on my left pelvic bone. Chondrosarcoma is a primary bone cancer. I had surgery on December 29, 2011 at Stanford Hospital. My doctor was David Mohler. He removed the left side of my pelvic bone and a lot of soft tissue in my pelvic area and upper leg. The Tumor Board at Stanford had good news for me. The tumor was a grade 1. Which is wonderful news! I was off of work for 3 months. And I returned to work on April 2. I do get tired and I am not very energetic yet. But I'm sure that will get better.

This is a picture of my X-ray after the surgery. As you can see the left side of my pelvic is gone. They replaced if with a mesh. That is suppose to hold everything in.

So that is what I've been up to the last few months. One good thing is that I was able to do some quilting while I was home!