Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Monkey See...Monkey Do

This Sock Monkey quilt was completed -FINALLY- and will soon be mailed to my granddaughter- Morgan Amber Burt. She has been a patient little girl this year, waiting for her quilt. Morgan, besure to let me know if you like it.

I saw a the 'sock monkey' done in a quilt pattern by Moda Fabrics- and then enlarged the monkey pattern to fit in the center of this quilt. All fabrics are 100% domestic cottons, with cotton batting. Machine pieced, appliqued and quilting done by myself. Measures 60"x68".

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Starting the year off right

Please support the Autism Society of America. website is
Autism has touched my life.

Thefollowing paragraph is from the Autism Society home page.
"Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life and affects a person’s ability to communicate and interact with others. Autism is defined by a certain set of behaviors and is a "spectrum disorder" that affects individuals differently and to varying degrees. There is no known single cause for autism, but increased awareness and funding can help families today.
Autism is treatable. Children do not "outgrow" autism, but studies show that early diagnosis and intervention lead to significantly improved outcomes.
Here are some signs to look for in the children in your life:
Lack of or delay in spoken language
Repetitive use of language and/or motor mannerisms (e.g., hand-flapping, twirling objects)
Little or no eye contact
Lack of interest in peer relationships
Lack of spontaneous or make-believe play
Persistent fixation on parts of objects "