Thursday, March 17, 2011

Just a quick post to let my favorite cynic, Maxine, say a few words of her matchless wisdom...

You have my friend, Donna G, to thank for adding these little cartoons to my growing collection of Maxine art. I love Maxine--she's not afraid to say what I'm thinking, lol.

With that said, I hope you all have a


From Sharon and "the colleens", Katie
and Patsy Cline

Thursday, March 10, 2011

More pictures....

from "the girls" and their quilting friends.

I have to start with Patsy Cline--she had to check out the quilt we made at Hug Club at O'Susannah's. Lynne brought it today so she could sew the label I made on it. Mary was helping her open it....and the next thing we knew, Patsy jumped into the quilt and proceeded to investigate. She ended up having a great time, as my friends swung her back and forth in the quilt.
She still didn't want to get out, but Katie came to investigate. So Patsy had to tunnel under the quilt and play hide-and-seek. She is such a character...and my friends indulge her!!

Here is the quilt our Hug Club is giving to a friend of Lynne's, who is going thru a bad time right now. Lynne, Linda, and I worked on this quilt in the Fall. We've been lucky with our group--we've been able to get a quilt done every month. Here are some of the others we've made.

Judy and Bettina, Linda, Lynne, and I are very proud of all the quilts we've made that are giving people comfort. O'Susannah's furnishes all the fabric and does the quilting, we do the sewing, and we can all feel good that we're helping someone in distress.

Until next time...
Happy quilting from Sharon and "the girls"

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


Nearly twice as many children die from Congenital Heart Defects in the United States each year as from all forms of childhood cancers combined? There is a wonderful organization out there called It's My Heart, whose mission is to provide support, spread awareness, educate and advocate for those affected by Acquired and Congenital Heart Defects by creating alliances with fellow families, hospitals, support groups, and the community. One of the needs of this group is masks for babies up to young adults who must wear a mask due to compromised immune systems. Several of us got together and made masks for these kids. I cut up about 6 yards of juvenile fabrics that were just sitting around in my stash gathering dust and made kits for my buddies. Then Jane, Joan, Ann, Gail, Donna, and I went to work and made masks to donate. We filled a large Priority Mail envelope full to overflowing with the 4 sizes of masks they desperately need. I forgot to count and take pictures of what we made, but I know we made at least 5 dozen (132) masks. Here is a picture of the masks from the website... Ours were turquoise bugs, red with blue submarines, and hot pink daisies. I wish I hadn't forgotten to take pictures, but they were really cute. And we know they'll be put to good use.

Until next time....
Happy quilting from Sharon and Katie and Patsy Cline