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My beloved little black and white cat, Bandit passed away this evening.  He had just turned 14 years old on April 13.  He is survived by his siblings, Missy, Rusty and Racer.  I am really missing him right now.  He was very loving and sought out our attention after dinner each evening, wanting to be petted, stroked, and loved on.  He would run from me to Doug, wanting his ears to be scratched or his little butt rubbed.  Never hurt anyone, very laid back, and always ready for a treat.  Or for a drink from my bowl when I finished my cereal, he loved milk.  He was also a little nut who didn’t want to do what we wanted him to do, like stop scratching the furniture or get down.

We believe that he must have had a heart attack or seizure.  He let out a few unearthly screams, convulsed a little and that was the end of it.  I am going to miss my little love bug.  He always wanted to be as close as he could to me or Doug, and would follow me from room to room                    just to be close to us.  He had never been ill before, except for a flea allergy a long time ago, and then he was fine.

Lift a bowl of milk with me as a tribute to my baby boy, Bandit.  We  miss you and love you, Bandit!

Here are a few of my favorite pictures.




I have been busy clearing out old files, photos and other stuff from my blog the past few days.  Now it is semi-clutter free and a little easier to navigate around.  You will notice that a lot of the older mystery quilts have been deleted.  This is mainly due to problems with the pictures or other writing issues that I found.  If there is no picture to go along with the quilt, then it isn’t of much use.  Some of them were never completed due to life circumstances or loss of interest or the pattern didn’t go together as it should have.  

BUT NEVER FEAR!  I have made printed copies of all the mystery quilts that I ever designed, started and finished, so maybe one day they may reappear again at a later date.  Some of them are already in PDF format and others are in the process of being rewritten.  AND there is no charge for any of the patterns, all are available in the public domain and can be found at different sites.  

I hope that you like the new look and will tell your friends to drop by and  visit!  Everyone is welcome.   


I went to our guild’s quilt show today with my friend, Sandra, and we had a blast.  It is called the American Symphony of Quilts and tomorrow is the last day of the show.  I didn’t enter anything this year but it was so inspiring seeing all of the creative talent that our quilters have.

Here are some pictures.  If you click on a picture, you can pull it up to look closer at the details.  Have fun!

Sandra picking an orange, so realistic!

Meux Home here in Fresno, won 6 1st place ribbons for group project

Gorgeous Flower Garden

Carol Mercer, Featured Artist

Japanese Panel, LOVE!

Looks like a painting, gorgeous!

Jane with her Blue Ribbon applique quilt

Otters Under the Sea, my favorite

And there is so much more there that I didn’t get pictures of!


Quilters’ Paradise Parking Lot Sale

Date: Sunday, April 9, 2017 

Time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Stroll our parking lot for a great selection of quilting items, jewelry, crafts and handmade gifts.

Gerry and I will be there and have a lot of handmade items to sell. I have several boxes full of fabric, patterns and other goodies that need a new home at low prices. Hope you will stop by and look around.

Quilters’ Paradise
339 Pollasky Avenue
Clovis, CA 93612

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This is my latest finish, a patriotic table runner. Was supposed to be an afternoon project but went into 2 days. It is a quilt as you go project and I used up a lot of my patriotic strips.



Yesterday was a lot of fun. Did a vendor’s booth with a friend of mine. It was at Quilter’s Paradise in their parking lot along with an antique car show right in front! Sold several goodies and made a little money and had a blast with my friend, Gerry! My shoulders and neck are a little sore, but well worth the fun. We were in the front middle as you come in, so we had a lot of customers, wives with children coming in while the husbands looked at the cars.

Gerry makes all these beautiful American Doll clothes, including sandals and shoe boxes to put them in! Plus underwear! Very talented and clever lady! I made a bunch of sleep masks, clutch purses, and had a lot of other goodies from my sewing room out and sold most of it. The booth next to us had a booth full of fabric at a reasonable price. In fact, I got a really good deal, 10 cents per piece (a little irregular)! I spent a grand total of $1.50 for 15 irregular pieces. That was all I spent as I am trying to save a little for the quilt expo at the end of the month.

Doug was a true sweetheart and lugged everything back and forth from the cars for both Gerry and I. We went out for dinner last night as I was just too tired to cook.

Donna Coppin's photo.
Donna Coppin's photo.
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Donna Coppin's photo.


Here are some photos from the show that our guild put on this past weekend.  We had a very good time.  Enjoy!

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I was going along merrily taking pictures and then I ran out of space on my camera, and of course, I forgot to bring a spare.