Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Monday, July 29, 2013

Up-cycled cards!

Before recycling my magazines I cut out all the images that catch my eye.
Then trim them and mount them on cardstock. 
They make a great gift or it's just great to have cards on hand when you need them!
(I never sell these cards because of the copyright...just recycling!)

Sunday, July 28, 2013


I'm loving these new note cards from Pantone!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Modern Quilt Studio.

Bill Kerr and Weeks Ringle of the Modern Quilt Studio came to Bainbridge Island last night for a lecture at the art museum (where I happen to convenient!). Fabulous talk, slide show and show + tell! A big thank you to Kathy at Pink Chalk Studios and Barbara at Esther's for bringing these international stars to our little island!

This one below was my favorite; "Fabric Fusion" is the pattern and you 
can get it here on the Modern Quilt Studio website

Friday, July 26, 2013

Flower Power!

New Joan of Cards @ Sash Mercantile, Pleasant Beach Market!
Grab yourself a bouquet!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Wednesday words.

A good one to remember...

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Happy succulent.

This tiny little succulent growing in Patty's garden is
just another reminder that Mother Nature rules!
She is such an inspiration to me!

Monday, July 22, 2013


Did anyone go to Sequim for the Lavender Festival this weekend? I had to miss it this year, but have my own little crop here. I brought some in and it has fragranced the whole house! I'm loving summertime. 
Happy Monday!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

The dahlia jungle.

What a summer we are having here in the Pacific Northwest. I'm pinching myself because it hasn't been this good in a long time. The garden is going a little crazy and since knee surgery on Wednesday I'm not able to do much, but watch it grow. There are worse things, I know. And I'm recovering quickly from the surgery. I have my follow-up appointment tomorrow and will start physical therapy this week. On the mend!
Happy Sunday!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Last night, last walk.

I witnessed the most beautiful sky on my walk with the doggie last night.
 I'm having knee surgery today so that was my last evening walk for a little while.
It's just a meniscus repair and I'll be back at work by Monday,
but not 100% for a few weeks.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Saturday, July 13, 2013

I love hydrangeas!

My friend Patty has about 22 different varieties of hydrangeas in her garden. I was over there yesterday and she sent me home with the most beautiful arrangement! 

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Coming soon...Joan of Cards @ SASH Mercantile!

There is a wonderful new marketplace going in at the new Pleasant Beach Village on the south end of Bainbridge Island. Read a little bit about it here, here, and here. SASH Mercantile, run by the wonderful Peggy Fish and Sally Samson, will have one of the stalls inside and they will be carrying my cards! It should open's looking like July 12th. Stay tuned!

It's just across the street from The Treehouse Café and Lynwood Theatre!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Big Ben Tea.

Yum! I usually prefer loose tea over bags. In fact rarely do I find a really good tea bag, but I was given this tea as a gift and it is so good I'm going to have to figure out where to get more. Off to Google...

Monday, July 1, 2013


I'm working on my quilt from recycled men's dress shirts. I've picked most of them up at the Rotary Auction and decided not to get any more this year. It was a tough decision not to go, but I'm proud of myself for not picking up more stuff. I'm still trying to purge a lot of my belongings before moving, hopefully sometime this summer. Anyway, I'll show you the progress on the quilt as it comes along. Happy Sewing! Savor every stitch! xo