Itty Bitty, AP # 78


I am excited to be sharing another finished art project. Today’s item was started during my adventures with Pam Beal at her class Minimalist Design, Maximum Impact.

Being only 2 1/2 x 2 1/2” in size I’m absolutely certain you can figure out the reason for her name. This teeny tiny specimen was made from one of my leftover scraps.

Itty Bitty certainly meets the criteria for minimalism:

a style or technique that is characterized by extreme spareness and simplicity

Miriam-Webster

Being so small, Itty Bitty doesn’t need a fancy introduction. All of her features can easily be seen in the photo below. Say hello to Itty Bitty, AP # 78!

Itty Bitty, AP # 78

Time to Clean House


In A Stitch Quilting

Cleaning the house can be a lot of work but it looks and feels so good when the task is complete. Every now and then I take a look at my blog to see what needs refreshing and what should be removed. Recently I updated a number of my documents and refreshed the appearance of my blog page. As a result of my efforts I think everything looks cleaner now and more organized.

Some of the items that were changed reside in the uppermost area of my page—often called the Menu. These items provide links to very important information that may not always be noticed. Here’s a list:

Many of the tasks (i.e. the gallery) took a great deal of time. The process of updating or adding my photos to the gallery created a lot of extra posts. You may have noticed a large number of them in your mailbox. I’m sorry if their volume was overwhelming. If I stay on top of this task the frequency of gallery posts should stay minimal. On the other hand the frequent posts not only took care of a housekeeping task but it also gave you another opportunity to see items that you may have missed.

I hope that you will have the opportunity to browse through some, if not all, of the Menu items. If you do I know you won’t be disappointed.

As always, thank you so much for sharing your time!

A Smile For You


Miss A…A Girl with Attitude

I’m so thrilled to have this photo in my collection! Seeing the expression on her face brings so much joy to me heart! This photo brings back very fond memories. 🥰

Great News!


I have been a member of the Madison Contemporary Fiber Artists since September of 2017.

Madison Contemporary Fiber Artists (MCFA) is  a group of 40+ diverse fiber artists from the Madison and southern Wisconsin area who share a passion for creating original art from fiber. Originating in 1999 as a collective for fiber artists, the group continues to pursue its dual mission: to foster the growth of members by providing a forum to explore contemporary design and fiber manipulation techniques, to offer advice about works-in-progress, and to stimulate creativity.  The public part of our mission–to promote fiber as an art form–is accomplished primarily through group exhibitions and occasional public workshops.   


MCFA artists’ work currently includes art quilts, surface design, beading,  paper making, thread painting, hand embroidery, weaving, contemporary dolls, wearable art, felting, hand stitching, fabric dyeing, and mixed fiber media.

Through MCFA I was given the wonderful opportunity to submit quilts for two different exhibits. The first one (ending 2/8/19) is “Explorations” at the Monroe Clinic in Monroe, Wisconsin. This is the quilt I have on display.

Bits and Pieces, AP # 33

The second display is at the Anderson Art Center, 6603 3rd Avenue, Kenosha, Wisconsin. The exhibit continues until March 3rd. On display are Ithese two pieces.

The Neighborhood, AP # 37
Disjointed, AP # 36

I feel so fortunate to have this opportunity! If you have the chance to stop by make sure you find my quilts. They are located on the second floor of the museum.