Monthly Archives: September 2013



Missing in action again, I know! It’s costume time around here again. Just can’t get away from my 20 year history of making costumes for drill teams. Do you suppose that might be because my favorite, and only, daughter is a drill team director? Makes it “Hey Mom” time again!

Sitting here going through emails this morning I found my newsletter from The Quilt Show. I have really gotten attached to the shows and tutorials on their website. Most are member only (worth the fee in my opinion), but today on their newsletter was a link to a tour of Superior Threads. Wow, I was really impressed with what goes into making a pre-wound bobbin! Never again will I complain about the price of each bobbin. I think you can watch this video even if you are not a Quilt Show member. Do take the time to watch it!

I had some fun with a guild challenge last month. I love using and learning new techniques so this was a pleasure. We were asked to portray our idea of summer fun. I got a chance to try out what I learned from an online Quilt Show class, the faces, and blended those with summer flowers made with Derwent intense pencils, Prisma colors, and embellishments. Then learned some of the ins and outs of stamping! What fun! Here’s a picture, before the binding.



Have a great weekend and

Bee Happy! Karen


Shed responsibility – quilt more!


Wow, I am back after spending time shedding responsibilities that have consumed my life for the past six or so years. It’s amazing how free I feel and how excited I am to venture into other areas. My latest adventure has been working on a quilt I am donating to the Houston Boxer Rescue group for their annual silent auction. I am a boxer nut and have three rescued boxers! Would have more but I suspect the neighbors would object! Here is a pic

20130905-064426.jpg. I have been busy quilting for customers. Some of the latest…



20130905-064707.jpg. These are wonderful baby quilts. The first two were hand appliqués by Judy and the last was put together by Carol for someone at her church. They are all adorable.

Watch for my next adventure. I have a small quilt in mind for a quild challenge..due in two weeks but time pressure works for me.

Meanwhile…bee happy!