Saturday, November 24, 2007


Hoochy Mama Snowmen for Every Friend in Holly's Bee (San Diego) ! I want one!

My friend Holly who is very generous to many people made one of these Hoochy Mama snowmen for each friend in her Bee. How is that for generosity? You have time to make them if you start now. The pattern is in the Hoochy Mama book!
Great Job Holly!

Monday, November 19, 2007

My Cousin Sent Me the Perfect Latte-Hot and Creative

Since I do have the name Lattegirl, I think this is the perfect thing for every morning's wake up. Only I want Santa in there after Thursday. How about YOU?
I order a Grande, Non fat, Two pump Vanilla Latte, HOT and after 4pm, half Caf.
Yum YUM.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Memories of Germany and the design, color and creativity

Above was a pair of boots I thought were cool if I was thinner and younger. Pretty shopgirls.

Click on this photo for a closeup. Can you see how irresistable these lovely places are in Germany? This was a bakery in a Department store. Great and creative food is everywhere downtown.

OK, I took this photo because I did not know what this meant and thought it was amusing. I now find out that it means " GOOD JOURNEY". So now you like me can relax knowing this has nothing to do with eating too much sauerkraut and sausages.

I love the creative signs of people- isn't this cute?

Just a little preview of Christmas...I took this in Munich. The displays in Germany were wonderful and gave a quilter so many great ideas. Amazing what one can do with a little paper.

Above is a little display of German dolls. Pretty cute.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Germany is a GOOD place for buttons-ZER GUT!

I thought I would share what I found in a Department store in Germany. This was quite a find and I spent alot of Euros on these colorful trinkets. Such Fun!
If you haven't visited Germany one of the best treats is that you can eat in a Department store and the food is just excellent and they have wonderful decorations made with food and it is arty, clean and wonderful. Plus, the variety was wonderful. I wish we had that here!

Monday, November 05, 2007

A Story Quilt Student Shares her finished product!

It is always so wonderful to see what a finished story quilt looks like from one of my workshops. I think this is an amazing example of what someone can accomplish/
Today I got the nicest letter about this quilt and thought I would share it with you. It says:
Mary Lou,I wanted to thank you for the wonderful class that you taught at the Clark County Quilt Guild in September. It was great fun making the star blocks and also using your tips and Hoochy Mama concepts in the design of the Harry Potter quilt image that I am including with this e-mail. The non-star blocks were made by members of a book and quilt group. The star blocks were made by Sharry O., the CCQ president and myself. In all we made star twenty blocks, but decided to not include them all in this quilt. A couple of those not included looked like spinning pinwheels. The quilt is 50 inches wide by 70 inches high and will be auctioned off to benefit the Medical Teams International (formerly Northwest Medical Teams).Others from the class are still working on their quilts and the group just recently had a get together at one of the local firehouses to continue the work on the quilts.Thanks again for such a wonderful time.cathy erickson
This totally made my week. I hope you enjoyed seeing this wonderful quilt too!