Friday, June 10, 2011

Quilt Sale!

My Internet quilting buddy, Debra is having a big quilt sale during the month of June. She has a selection of quilts for sale for $100 on her Etsy shop, Debra's Design Studio.

Also: tomorrow, June 11, she will feature her quilts in a Showcase on Etsy. Check out the Showcases here. She is generous enough to list a couple of my upcycled tshirt quilts as well.

You can't beat the prices for these items. Go take a look!

NOTE: Debra's Showcase will not be on the page until Saturday, but the link above will take you there.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Good News about Alzheimer's Disase

I opened my email this afternoon to find two uplifting messages concerning Alzheimer's Disease.

First, a project my brother was involved in won the National Utility Contractors Association’s annual Community Service Award.. His company renovated the home of a family whose elderly, wheelchair bound mother suffered from Alzheimer's disease. From the press release;

The Team, employing the expertise of the contractor, Western Summit Constructors Inc., installed an access ramp and sidewalk that ran from the back deck to the front driveway so that the wheelchair could access with ease. Other improvements included:

· Removal of a large dead pine leaning toward the home;

· Preparation, formation and pouring of nine yards of concrete for a new sidewalk and curb along the rear of the house and around the corner of the home to provide wheelchair accessibility;

· Scraping, repair, caulking and painting of all exterior soffit;

· Construction of new treated-wood handicap ramp to back deck;

· Replacement of missing vinyl siding;

· Replacement of gutters and downspouts;

· Replace exterior wood coping.

· Replacement of fencing and installation of a new gate;

· Removal of yard overgrowth; and seeding;

· Provision of mulch, pine straw and hay for erosion control;

Besides CMG staff, the Team included volunteers from Western Summit, Llamas Coatings, Tip Top Roofers, Player & Company and Lafarge Concrete.

Good for them. If you've ever had a family member who suffered from this disease, as our own mother did, you can sympathize. How wonderful they were able to make such a difference in their lives.

The second piece of good news is even better for all of us who fear this condition: The Independent reports that "a surprise discovery has allowed doctors to block Alzheimer's". Read the article! Scientists are calling this

"significant step forward in the battle to develop drugs to treat Alzheimer's disease"

Thursday, June 2, 2011


You need to scoot over to Debra's
Etsy shop and take in this stunning art quilt called Our Lady of the Frontier. Debra has done a series of Madonna quilts, each one more beautiful than the next. While you're there, feast your eyes on her other incredible and original quilt art. Then buy one!!

Sweet Dreams

I've just posted two new upcycled tshirt quilts to my Etsy shop, Barefoot Girl.

These quilts are incredibly soft and cozy. I made them with teens and toddlers in mind. Since they're "old" already - made from gently worn tshirts - you'd have no worries about spills and other toddler/baby related mishaps. Good to throw in the back of the car, or in the grocery cart without stressing over messing up that nice quilt someone worked so hard on.

As you can see - very conducive to afternoon naps.

Visit my Etsy shop to see other similar items at VERY reasonable prices.

(Model not included.)