Sunday, May 31, 2009


Just so you know I'm still around....I thought I'd post this picture of a quilt I made a couple of years ago for a young friend in New Orleans. I love the bright colors.

My mother-in-law liked her quilt and I think the bright colors were good for her. She's doing a bit better.

Thursday, May 21, 2009


This is the back and label of a quilt I just finished for my dear mother-in-law. She is presently very ill and we're taking another trip to Missouri to see her. The backing fabric is from Free Spirit.
Here's the front. It's all a collection of Michael Miller Fabrics called "Ginger Blossom" by Sandi Henderson. I love the bright cheerful colors and I hope she will, too. Please pray for her.

Thursday, May 14, 2009


Closeup of quilting: Another closeup of quilting:
I've been in a blue, green and brown mood lately. This quilt went to "Hearts and Hands", the name of the benevolent section of Green Country Quilters Guild. Members make quilts to be distributed to children and babies in need. Sometimes the quilts are handed to children by policemen when they have to be taken out of their homes when meth labs are discovered or homes are destroyed by fires. Others go to shelters for unwed mothers, hospitals and other worthy needy causes.

I thought this one would be good for an older boy child.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Mother's Day

Mother's Day always wears Tim out... I think this is what he did immediately after each child was born.

This is why I always have the BEST Mother's Day...
...because I have the BEST kids (even though they all have zombie eyes!)

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Another Purse

I made this little purse out of 2 old neckties. It's pretty small, but big enough to hold a cell phone, ID, lipstick, etc. (Just the most important things) The cool button is ceramic and I got it at a quilt show several years ago. The "strap" is a necklace that I opened up by cutting with pliers. I got it and several like it in a big bag of old jewelry in the quilter's boutique at last year's Green Country Quilters Guild Show.
Maybe I'll carry it tonight when we go out to an "oil business" related dinner. Free Food! Nothing excites a Marler more!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


I love spring. I love spring. I love spring. But....I'm really tired of the rain. Today was day 11 of rain... But you know what they say...April showers bring May flowers. And that's one reason I REALLY love spring. (Just wish I could get out there and enjoy the flowers.) Tomorrow is another day.
Maybe we'll have sun.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Scenes from The Little Lighthouse Garden Party

Yesterday a group of us attended The Little Lighthouse Garden Party. It's one of their major annual fundraisers. We had a great time. Haven't heard yet how much money was raised for The Little Lighthouse, but I'm sure it was successful. The speaker this year was Marsha Mitchell who started the school 36 years ago for her daughter who is sight impaired. Her story is so much like our little Timothy's that I had a lump in my throat the whole time she was speaking. Marsha was told that Missey was totally blind when she was born. Yet, like Timothy her sight improved and now she is even driving. Missey sang after Marsha spoke and she sounded like an angel. Thank you Williams Company for reserving a table for us. Pictured are: Leslie, me, Andrea, Annette, Julia and Win. The live auction part of the party was so exciting. This Goldendoodle puppy was one of the auction items. Andrea fell in love with it and wanted it so badly. Now you know I spoil my kids and want to give them everything they want, but the puppy sold for $1,100 so needless to say, Andrea did not go home with the dog.

Instead, I adopted this teddy bear to come live with the rest of my collection. The adoption fee coveres 2 days of care for one child at The Little Lighthouse. (Julia and Leslie went home with one, too)
Annette went home with the quilt I donated to the silent auction. It's always hard to let my quilts go home with strangers, so I was happy that Annette had the winning bid. Win also went home with an item from the silent auction.

Did I mention that it was also Leslie's birthday? Happy birthday, dear friend.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Little Lighthouse Quilt

The Little Lighthouse Garden Party and Silent Auction is this Saturday (tomorrow). I made this little quilt for the auction. Just a reminder to all you quilters: It's a good idea to put washing instructions on the label of the quilt--especially if the quilt is going to someone who may not be familiar with quilts. Keep in mind that this quilt is one to be used, not an heirloom quality quilt. That opens up a whole new set of questions on the care of quilts. Perhaps I'll address that later. This pattern is called "Yellow Brick Road".
Tim's company reserved a table for 10 for this event tomorrow. We still have six places to fill. If there is anyone out there who would like to go with me, contact me ASAP. You can go for FREE!!! (The tickets normally sell for $55). For more info go to: