Thursday, August 27, 2015


Those cool nights are signaling one of my favorite times of the year!!  
I curled up for a few hours with my sketchbook, wool and needle & thread this past week.  
This is what I came up with.  

Kit and pattern for Sunflower will be available in my studio and on our website. September 1st.
It really works up quickly and is something you can leave out September thru November!

Happy stitching everyone xo

Sunday, August 23, 2015


Well, I have really been missing in action here!
Taking the summer off from a lot of business stuff has been really rejuvenating for me.
It feels great to be back to work in the studio.  Lots of ideas percolating :)

We got to take an amazing trip to Italy this past June.

We loved every minute of it! Cinque Terre is so unique.

There were quiet places filled with color and inspiration at every turn.

The trip was centered around cycling for Mark.  It was a trip he has been dreaming of for years.
I was lucky enough to go and enjoy the sites and time with him...and make art :)

Venice was like a dream and I hope we can go back one day.  
There is so much to explore!

Probably the most romantic place I have ever been.

I got to wander around the small towns and sketch and watch the people and take hundreds of photos!

The Northern area of Italy where Mark did all of his riding was magical.  
It the boasts the highest number of castles anywhere in Europe.

The scenery was truly breathtaking.  
These Alps would swallow up the Tetons.

Seeing his smiling face as he rode up these amazing climbs was the best view ever!

Getting away anywhere is always inspiring!
I'm feeling very blessed.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Cycling Quilt for the Tour!

My dear friend, Carol and I got to collaborate on a quilt for the winner of the Women's Edition: Tour of Utah Criterium Classic race.  It was a great opportunity that stretched us both.  My inspirations was a stock photo of a man cyclist.  I morphed it into women racers and left the background wide open for Carol's magical quilting!  She did a fantastic job!

It was a big day for Logan to open the Tour of Utah this year!  Lots of excitement and bustling town!

Unfortunately the weather was pretty wet, but it didn't stop these cyclists!

Here the men head up the canyon to Bear Lake.

This is Allie Dragoo. She will finish first!! She was uncatchable.  
She is breezing through before her last lap.

Carol's quilting is just spectacular!

On the winners podium.  You can see my watch and Carol's feet behind the quilt :)

We got to go up on the podium and hold the quilt during the winners presentation.  Here Allie posed with us in her yellow jersey!  Pretty awesome!  She told us her mom or grandma quilts (don't remember now!) so she really appreciated it :)