Tuesday, August 31, 2010


I am sitting here impatiently awaiting my sample square of tombstone fabric from Spoonflower.com. How fortunate for me they were having a free sample day with free shipping!

I have been anxious to try making tombstone Halloween garland with fabric printed from real grave monuments. OK, maybe it is a lil' creepy, but I have to see how it looks!

If I like it, I plan to make big honkin' tombstone pillows one day! Can you just picture that on your gothic settee?

I've tried making sewn tombstone ornaments. The ones that I made last year were hand-painted and machine quilted.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Grave Diggers' Ball

Old Images of Historic Laurel Hill Cemetery:

I have just been asked if I would donate a piece of artwork to Philadelphia's
Laurel Hill Cemetery's annual auction, as part of their Grave Diggers' Ball.

I'm hoping that I can get a piece finished in time to contribute. Laurel Hill's historic cemetery is a Philadelphia landmark and has been the inspiration for some of my paintings as well as the two novels I have been writing.

Perhaps, I will doante my long-waiting Clara painting.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Doo Wacka Boo

Playing on Spoonflower.com with ideas for Halloween fabric.

Boo Wacka Doo