Friday, December 31, 2010

New addition

I feel like a crack in my heart is beginning to mend a bit now.  a batch of pups was born just after Sheeba passed away.  may sound a little corney, bit I feel like she has come back home now with this babe.  Snores, longer tail and all! 

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Snow Day!

Its a wonderful snow day!!  The dogs are LOVING the white stuff!!!  Great day for stitching!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Special Christmas Gift

I got SUCH a surprise in the mail today!! A wonnnnderful cq ornie with a picture of my "girl" Sheeba along wiith a "silkie" that I can use in another project! Cathy Kitzerian, created a wonderful this wonderful ornament of my treasured friend that I lost a couple of months ago to cancer. Cathy......i'm in tears! You are so generos and thoughtful. This is a gift that will be treasured forever!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of my cq'd heart!!  VBG!!

Monday, November 29, 2010

9 Patch Gone Crazy!

What do you do with a bunch of 9 patch blocks when you're a crazy quilter? Welllllll, i've pondered on these for, oh......well.......four or five years and finally played with them. I first cut them in half diagonally and attached a beige print then I stacked several full blocks and chopped them up at various angles and re-sorted them and stitched them. Not the most wonderful cq in the world, but for a bed quilt, this will work out great! I've just done machine embroidered feather stitch so it will be washable and fairly durable. Once its complete, i'll get better pics. Any suggestions on quilting this sucker? LOL!!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Margreet's Art Noveau Block

I have just finished up the final block for the art noveau round robin for CQI. This is Margreet's block and the design is based on an art noveau tile. I hope you enjoy the block Margreet!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

New Etsy Shop!!!

I have opened a new Etsy shop along with a dear friend Kerry!   We are stocking up many unique and wonderful items!  Come and take a peek!!!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

New Kid On The Block

Introducing, Zipper!!!  Interesting name, eh?  LOL!!  She came with it.........not sure if she reallllllly will keep it though!  LOL!!  She's a gorgeous rottie pup that is incredibly loving!  Very much a big teddy bear!   I'm hoping that she will enjoy living with the my husband and the rest of our "kids"!  :)

As you can see.......that is snow!!  We are having our very first, "sticky" snow storm today!  YEAH!!!!  We really needed the moisture and its finally beginning to feel like November!  :)

Here are a few more pics of my other "kids"....... 

Koda with Zipper

Sukha - she's happily supervising! 

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

CQ Christmas Wreath Wall Hanging

Another ufo bites the dust!!  YEAH!  This humongous wreath made the rounds to Canada, Japan, New Zealand and Maine before coming home!  Its a bit wonky......but so am I so I'll hang it for the season and enjoy!  :)  Thanks again to Kerry, Jo, Hideko and Debbie for allo your wonderful work!!!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Small Giftie

I recently found out that a dear cyber friend has cancer and is to begin chemotherapy and radiation treatment.  I decided to make her a little shawl with a face beaded face pin, to help warm her during her treatments and hopefully remind her that she is being thought of and loved.  She also has rheumatoid arthritis so I made her some wrist warmers to help keep the cold air at bay on her hands.

Enjoy dear friend!!!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Farewell to a dear, dear friend

I am sadly typing that I had to say good bye to my very best girlfriend today.  She is/was such a fantastic girl.  We had been fighting a battle with cancer and had thought she would overcome the hurdles presented to her.  Unfortuneately, she could not and became quite sick from post operative complications.  Good bye sweet girl..........I will miss you soooooo very much!  I love happy and pain free with your brothers and sister now.  I don't know what i'll do without you sweet pea...........

Saturday, July 24, 2010

UFO completed!

This is a little wall hanging I made with the blocks from a crazy quilting international round robin, Fans. The stars here are the stitchers, Cathy Kizerian, Jo Nesham, Gerry Krueger, Bonnie Witt and Cobi Wittkoek. I trimmed them then set them in a border with a rich velvet. I hand dyed the, its not reallyyyy that orange.... and now have it happily displayed! Yeahhh!! Thanks again ladies for sharing of your wonderful talent!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Garden lily

7-10 flowers
Originally uploaded by Pinyon Creek Stitchin'
I just thought I'd share a pic of the gorgeous lilies I harvested from the garden today! Gorgeous, me thinks!

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Cats wool block

This is Cathy's block from the wool rr. She requested a christmas theme, so I gave her a winter tree, holly bush, bird and nest with stocking in the tree, a bird house with the wreath and a little forest decorated with cranberry garlands under the winter moon. I hope you enjoy it, Cat!

simonas wool block

In catch em up mode for posting.... this is Simona's block from the wool dyb, now flying home to her.

Art Noveau - Hideko

I have just finished Hideko's block for the art noveau rr.... I tried to keep it light and in keeping with the styles that she requested. There are several pieces of recycled jewelry used for sparkle as well! I hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, May 05, 2010


Nicki Lee is having an awesome giveway!  Pop on over to her blog to leave a comment AND definately go check out her Etsy shop!!!

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Karrin's Wool rr block

Hi everyone!

I've been super busy with moving my mother so i've not had a chance to post as I would like. This is Karrin's block in a wool dyb rr that I am in at CQI (Crazy Quilting International). I wanted to soften the angles so I made some Japanese Honeysuckle and then some wild roses down on the body of the basket. For a bit of whimsy, I added a little caterpillar! Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

2010 Art Bra Block

art bra 2010
Originally uploaded by Pinyon Creek Stitchin'
Finally finished beading up this years block for the Art Bra quilt! This is a yearly donation and the theme this year was fans in jewel colors. Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Kerry's Tree Skirt Wedge

I am slowly catching up on projects! This is the second wedge that I stitched up for Kerry at CQI for a Christmas rr we were in together. This is a first for me in using waste canvas on crazy quilting, but it brought a wonderful element from the Nutcracker Suite into it! I did the sugar plum, a nutcracker and christmas tree. Gladddd its done tho! LOL!! I kept all the seam treatments monotone and quiet as I wanted the focus to be on the cross stitched motifs. Hope you like it Kerry!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Simonas block

I have finished up some angel stitching work on this block of Simona's at CQI. I created a walkway lined with flowers, some grass, a field of lavendar, flowers on the pergola and a little water fountain. Cobi had already done a tremendous amount of gorgeous work on this, I had only to finish. I hope you will enjoy this block Simona!

Hideko's Wool Block

At CQI (Crazy Quilting International) I am in a wool block round robin. This block is Hideko's in Japan! Isn't it lovely!!! I enjoyed stitching on this block sooo much! Hideko asked for seam treatments and maybe a small motif, so, I broke the rules and did seamy motifs! LOL!! The thread is Caron Wildflowers thread which was just wonderful to work with and the colors of this varigation seemed to accent the block just perfectly!

Gifts From Lynn

Lynn Schoefflor is a wonderful friend and one of the brightest of her class in cq! She had asked to borrow several of my pieces for the San Jose Quilt & Textile Museum lecture last month. I was very honored for me and work to be exhibited with Sharon Bogon, Jo Newsham, Rengin Yazitas, Alison Aller, Pat Winter, Hideko Ishida, Maureen Greenson and other talented CQers!! This is a picture of the goodies that Lynn sent when she returned my quilt, purse and blocks. Soooo very sweet of her. I greatly cherish our friendship and admire Lynn for her generosity, knowledge and creativity. Thank you Lynn!

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Give away

My friend, Debbie is having a give away to celebrate her brandy new blog!  I have added my name to the running, but will add a twist!  IF I should win, I would like the goodies to go to someone new to cq with limited stash!  I have someone in mind, but would like to hear from anyone else that is just starting out and I will draw a name!  Sewwww, keep your fingers crossed that I win!  LOL!!!

Addendum:  bummerooski........I didn't win.  :\ 

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Marya's Wool Block

This is a block I worked on for Marya in my Crazy Quilting Internation online cq group. I hand dyed the vintage lace band and the crocheted heart. Ithen added a ribbon ruched pansy, a butterfly charm and a metal heart finding that I beaded. I did some seam variations with beads as well. Enjoy!

Friday, January 08, 2010


purse front
Originally uploaded by Pinyon Creek Stitchin'

Finally, this is the purse I created for the purse contest at CQI last year! This is the front with a mother earth type silkie and beaded trees and flowers! The back continues with a lighter treatment using lace motifs and embroidery. Now to list it over at Etsy!   Enjoy!

Landscape Wall Hanging

Originally uploaded by Pinyon Creek Stitchin'
I have been negligent in getting this posted. It is a piece that was in a round robin at CQI (Crazy Quilting International). Some awesome work was done on this block! I especially loved Gerry's lady and geese! They are such a wonderful touch! I had to complete it when it got home by adding the tree and a few more touches! Thanks once again to all my cq buddies that helped create an awesome treasure for my wall!

Dr R's wall hanging

Originally uploaded by Pinyon Creek Stitchin'
This is a completed wall hanging for my vet! He has been wondrful with us and doing things for little to no charge at times which is unheard of today. So, I decided he needed a long lasting reminder of his beautiful furboy, Puck! I tried to incorporate the mountains they love and qualities that we find here in Colorado. Hopefully he will enjoy it!

Cherry quilt hangers

This is one of many sets of quilt hangers that my dear husband made. I love these with the carving detail on them! They are made of cherry.

These next ones are made of mahogany and are for larger quilts.

I will be soon selling pairs of these on an Etsy shop which i'll direct folks too once its up and going! These are WONDERFUL for hanging small pieces and avoids the need for a quilt sleeve! VBG! Enjoy!

Sunday, January 03, 2010


Originally uploaded by Pinyon Creek Stitchin'
I am pleased to introduce Star Soprano Singing Sensation, Sadie sporting sable and salt water pearls! LOL!! This is my final contribution to the faces round robin. This is Gerry's fifth lady! I do hope she likes what i've done!