Michelle Elise Quilts

Michelle Elise Quilts
Gypsy with her quilt made from Gabe's old clothes

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Christmas in July!

Gabriel and I went to the DesJardins' Christmas in July party last night. It was fantastic! There was so much to entertain, a tree swing, badmitten, monkey balls game, cornhole, and the Des Jardins' crab apple throwing game. We visited, laughed, and ate s'mores and puppy chow (a.k.a muddy buddies). The mosquitos were terrible but we all bared through. It was great to visit with my friend Rachel, her sis and cousin, and even Erin showed up for the very end! It was a great party! Rachel's mom has a guest book that everyone signs at each party, it dated back to 2004 I think. What a great idea. I wrote my passage half in French, the last name Des Jardins inpired me to do so. Anyhow, here are some pics.

oh yeah, I made the blue flower shirt I am wearing in the photos.

Here is Rachel with her lawn decoration, a snowman.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Happy Birthday Ashleigh and Happy Earth Day!

Here is a little make-up bag I made for my sister's birthday. I think I will make more of them!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Work, work, work

My new job is going well, I guess. I work every night and by day I continue to apply for counseling jobs. At least I have some cash in my pocket!

I am at a stand still on sewing until I can buy some new fabric and set up my studio.

Gabe finished building our walnut TV console. Here is a photo of it!

Here is a link to my Facebook album of Gabriel's work...


I've been really enjoying reading other artist's blogs and being inspired. Thanks to Christy for being my first follower!

Friday, April 9, 2010


Good morning! I am sitting here drinking my coffee with Gypsy, watching the today show. I look over at my flowers and here's what I see...

My little herb starter kit that my friend Erin and I started not even a week ago. My little seedlings! Basil, Oregano, and Rosemary (I think?)...So excited!

Here are my orchids. I love them very much! They are in their second bloom, success! I'm very proud. They even survived a winter move!

Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Got a JOB!

So I got hired at the Wyndham Hotel in Portland as a restaurant bartender. I start tomorrow. Whew. This should hold me over while I try to find a counseling job.

In the meantime, I made some pot holders today with some scrap fabric. Still waiting to buy batting for my new quilt.

Headed out for a glass of wine with friends.


Who will be the first to follow?????

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


I need FOLLOWERS! Not really sure how to get them but I am trying to follow others first.

Ok I'm off to my interview!

job interview!

So I have an interview for a non counseling job in about an hour. I am super excited because then I can make money to buy batting and complete the quilt I'm working on. Thennn I'll have more to write about. hehe. cya!