Thursday, October 16, 2014

Studio "Mews"

My "mews" Matilda  was in the art studio today.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Endless summer

Since our summer weather isn't going away, I decided I might as well sew these lavender cropped pants. What took me so long? I am tired of my summer wardrobe, so at least this is one fresh thing.

Have you heard the term sewist? I've noticed lately that some of the bloggers who sew clothing are calling themselves this. It used to be seamstress, or tailor if you're a man. Sewer could be confused with sewers. :-) What do you think of the word sewist?

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Quilter AND Sewist?

I've been posting all the little outfits I've made for my granddaughter for years. Recently I sewed a blouse for myself! It's the Caroline blouse from Sew Loft patterns. I liked the pattern, although I had to make major adjustments to make it fit me. I am only 5'1", and the pattern was meant for someone much taller. I bought all the fabrics at Purl Soho: Rowan chambray, mixed with Liberty prints.

Now if the weather would only cool down, I'd wear it somewhere!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Saffron in Quilting Arts!

I am happy to say that as of today I have obtained a copy of the October- November issue of Quilting Arts Magazine. "Saffron in the Park" is on page 45. I am excited!

It is part of an article about the Reflections exhibit which will debut in Houston soon. Jamie Fingal and Leslie Tucker Jenison curated this Dinner at 8 exhibit. Seven of the forty plus artists were in the article.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

More sightings

Seen in downtown Laguna Beach.

Saturday, September 20, 2014


I saw a strange stuffed creature, maybe 30 feet long, being carried aloft by several young people today. It was on PCH in Corona del Mar. This photo was the best I could do in our car driving by. I wish you could.see how long it was!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Purple Play Date Dress

I just finished this dress for my granddaughter.  Oliver and S pattern, Play Date dress, size four. I will send it off soon so that she can wear it!