A couple more Meadows!

Lets talk West Coast Meadows. 


Read the first chapter of East of Eden. John Steinbeck knows West Coast Meadows. 

I'm working on finalizing 2 possible Bay Area classes. I'm still working out details in Seattle, but HEY BC! 

I've just added a class in Vancouver at Spool of Thread November 9th-12th. Check with Spool of Thread for details!  

And a couple of reminders!

Idaho Peeps! Remember that there are classes at the wonderful shop Suppose in the historic town of Preston, Idaho. Sign up whilst you can! 

Also remember to check out the Home-Sewn Weekend at Modern Domestic October 10th-12th. I know that space is very limited. 

Details for the Salt Lake Meadow, still being put together! I promise! But there are 2 available dates to choose from, October 17, or 18. A post with details, price, and sign ups coming this weekend. 

If you want to take a look at the first Meadow class of the tour, check out the SCMQG. I loved spending the day with these lovely and gracious women. If you are ever in southern Connecticut, check out Christie's Quilting Boutique!


This Friday! The Rochester Modern Quilt Guild! See you all soon! Also, an additional Meadow has been added in Cambridge at Gather Here. It was a lucky coincidence, and it's the last of the Meadows on the East Coast for 2014. I can't wait to see all of you. 



I've avoided selling my artwork, my actual artwork, for a while now.  

People have asked for it. Offered to purchase it. Literally begged me for it, etc. and I just couldn't do it. It's a curious thing to release and allow something that is so integral to who and what you are. It almost feels like I had been performing for a long time, and then I got an awful stage fright that prohibited me from exposing myself in that way. But it's gone. Mostly gone. I guess what it really was is that I was fragile for a time. Too much figuring and growing. Too vulnerable. 

I feel like an adorable butterfly.

I hope you enjoy the work. That it brings you joy and peace and contemplation as it has for me. As I commit more and more of my life to art, I see that the work is a teacher.

I will be adding more drawings, transfer drawings and mono-prints next week. Generally more works on paper. Also the print contest winners will be announced shortly. 

love love love all of you. 


Catnap Dress Contest Winners!!!!

Oh you guys. This was hard. Hard for me, hard for the judges. Thank you to Amanda and Dennis. I could not have made these decisions on my own.

I can't tell you though how much joy this has brought me, and hopefully you. I hope that you'll keep wearing and loving your cat dresses and that you will also continue to make beautiful clothing. 

I'm taking the liberty to add a couple of awards. Because I can do that. It's my contest. And I love prizes. We'll start with the kitties. 

The winner of the kitten dress contest is!!!!!!!!

Very Shannon. We were all charmed by that sweetheart back and that doll face.  


I am adding prizes for our two kittens who sewed their own dresses!!!!!

Little E!!!!!!! From Gather Here


and Helen Branch!!!!!!!!! 

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These cool kittens made their own Catnap dresses, and I am so proud of them. 

Next we have the lady Cat prizes!

This was so hard. I just want you to know that it was really really difficult. 

Here it goes. 

Our third place winner is 



Each of the judges independently picked their winners, and we all picked you. You look great, and your dress is adorable. 

In Second place!!!!!!!!!!

Jenna Brand!!!!!


You made a dress, borrowed children, and helped throw a Catnap Tea party. Cats off to you! 

Our First Place winner is!!!!!!

Carrie Adams


You did such a fantastic job! You look fantastic. Your dress is fantastic. You have cats for days... Congratulations. You make beautiful things and everyone should know it. 

I would also like to name a few honorable mentions to whom I will also be sending prizes!

Caitlin of Spools and Sparrows


and Jen Hall of RedCurlsJen


Thank you all sooooooo much for participating. I cried every time you posted a new pic. And that's because I'm so grateful you let me be a part of your lives. I love making beautiful things and I'm so glad that you do to, and in a small way I get to be a part of that. 

prize winners, send me an email and we'll get your winnings heading your way. 

And with that I officially sign off from being a judge of anything. Until the next dress contest of course. 

I love love love you all. Thanks for playing and filling my life with joys, and too many good tears to count. xoxoxoxoxoxo