Thursday, January 15, 2015

New Website!!

I have a new website.....YIPPEEEEEE!

go HERE to visit.....and please do!

Or go to:

Plus, my blog has moved to HERE!!!

Bookmark it please!!!  Lots of fun stuff to come!!!

Monday, January 5, 2015


In a former life, I worked in a tourist attraction, and 89.87% of my day was spent refolding the t-shirts that were constantly disheveled.  To this day, I hate to pick up a folded shirt in a clothing store and hold it up for fear of not re-folding it the same way and thus, causing the employee to do the re-fold.  I recently went into this little store and the 2nd floor was dedicated to t-shirts.  This is what I saw as I topped the steps.  Pure order....organization....elite folding.....pristine folded t-shirts.

I stood and absorbed the beauty of order for several minutes.  I then went over and pulled the pink t-shirt out just a wee bit to create...not complete order.  See it smack in the middle of the photo?  I felt disgust....relief....appreciation...and more importantly I feel I saved someone's job.  This kind of precision retail order could cause people not to purchase.  

My mantra for 2015:

Celebrate Imperfection!!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

2015! Happy New Year!

A new year has begun!
A new year of creative endeavors has also begun!

A new website has been created....thank you Kreative 1!

Blogging is going to get under control!


my creative side is going to be out of control!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

AVA Gallery Hop and American Quilt Society in Chattanooga!

Well, I have been neglecting my blog in an enormous way.  Just kind of hit the blogger block and needed a break.  But, with further ah-do....I'm ba-ack!  Many new projects...ideas....happenings....and more importantly....I have a new website under construction.  My creative Facebook page is up and running and invite all to check and like here!  Bam!

So, excited about the upcoming week.   

First:  Chattanooga is hopping with cultural art events!  This Saturday is our city's AVA Gallery Hop....check it out here.  Wonderful event where our community opens their galleries and anyone and everyone is invited to visit.  The Chattanooga Workspace takes this community event to heart!  We have so many artists participating...and to the first 75 visitors we have an awesome gift! (tease...tease)
Put this event on your 'to-do" list!

September 6th 2:30-8pm!

This is our fabulous gallery at Chattanooga Workspace!


September is the American Quilt Society Convention in
Chatta-Vegas, Tennessee!

The whole city is rolling out the quilted carpet!  So many events and exhibits are planned and I can't hardly contain myself.  Check out the details of convention here.  Please take a moment and see what this is about!

And the cherry on the top of this event sundae is the event below.

One of my besties has the most adorable...inviting...quilt store around.  Check out her website here.  She is featuring a beautiful Quilt Trunk Show with local quilters works of art.  I had the privilege of seeing the largest pile of stunning fabric goodness ever assembled!  Plus, she is opening a pop-up store with quilting kits, fabric, cards, and most anything you might want quilty!  And to make this a wee bit more dreamy, many of the artists of Chattanooga Workspace will be offering some of their many forms of creativity as well.  It is just a plethora of awesomeness!

Just want to show you a little special work of art...they are called "Dewdles"!

On of the Chattanooga Workspace members is Hollie Berry of Art Instinct.  Check it out here.  She rises early in the morning and creates a beautiful quilt block in the dew of Coolidge Park.  One of kind....short lived....block of quilty beauty!  All of this leads up to the AQS convention next week.  

What can I say.....I am about to pop!

Check everything out....and look for the launch of my new website!  Got a wee peep last week....I can't wait to share!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Quilt Pin!

Back in the studio after a week at the beach!  Nothing better than a few days of no responsibility....great sleep...delish food....and oodles of laughter.  Oddly sitting and stitching and watching mindless, somewhat pathetic reality shows (i.e. Real housewives of _____) can be so much fun! 

Officially jumped back into the studio today and started stitching.  It began with a sliver of quilt...embroidery...bauble...and a vintage greyhound cracker jack prize.  A wee bit goofy and I blazoned my feed sack purse with my new quilt badge....kind of like it!

#artsymerchant #embroidery #vintagequilts #quilts

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Folk Art Embellished Quilt

The previous post told the story of how the quilt came to be....this is the story of the quilt after I embellished it.  Lots of visual stimulation......


Thursday, April 24, 2014

Vintage Baby Quilt!!

One of my junking peeps found this lovely little quilting nugget.  I graciously took it off her hands for a tiny sum.  The measurements are a perfect size...approximately, 2'x2.5'.  Some of the silk strips have decayed, but nevertheless, it is fabulous.  

I hope to give it some new life....just trying to figure out how that is going to happen....
stay tuned.