Sunday, August 17, 2014


A painting of husband Maurice's Great Grandfather;sporting a bow tie (Maurice's namesake)  sets on the mantel. I decided to copy it to fabric and make a wall hanging using some of my collection of bow ties. So here it is!

Our next to the youngest granddaughter,(the taller one here) has expressed several times that this is her favorite painting! So decided I would surprise her and take it to her when we visit next week while on vacation. She is in college at Bringham Young University, so I guess she will have to find a place for it in her apartment there! The painting was inspired by a picture I took in 2005 when Tyler and her younger sister Michail  came back from a walk decorated with  wildflower tiara's and bracelets!

This is the latest painting to add to the Kurzweils display.

Changing the wording on the Highway sign.

Now it has "Folk Art on it too!

There are over 55 pieces of art on display right now! I would sure think it was fun if we were traveling and stopped here! We will be doing just that soon! See you when we get back! Hope you'll visit an Marlynne Snare Folk Artist on facebook also. Happy Fall almost!

Friday, August 8, 2014


All our grandkids have gone now! Bittersweet! We are enjoying a quiet house again though! We will get to see their new location in a couple of weeks when we go on vacation!

Loaded for bear!

A Caravan clear to Salt Lake City, Utah!

Missing these two!

Eli in an impromptu concert on his guitar (alias paint stick)

Maurice and & I at our monthly music share time at Golden Years.

Sometimes we loose some of them!

The start of my "New" Vintage Doily & Slip Quilt!

Put together 35  7" blocks sort of Log Cabin style.

Ready to sew the polka dot sash around the outside then, batting and black cloth backing brought around for binding too. On this binding I attached the lace.
Then embellish time. Used lace appliques and trims from old slips from the grand kids dress-up box (which they out grew many years ago)!

And more select pieces from my lace box.

This lace applique is in the center of the little cozy quilt.

This is some close-ups of the lace pieces.



I adore this little basket embroidered piece!


And More!

Well here it is all pinned down ready to hand sew! This little 34" X 46" Lap Quilt will be a nice cozy addition to my cottage, especially now that I have it back again!

Missing my 2 boys!   I invite you again to visit my other sites: and Marlynne Snare Folk Artist on facebook. Hope you are enjoying your summer!