Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Central NY - Some random shots

So nice to pay a visit to Central NY. Our adorable Sammy is in school now, but we get to see her at dinner. 

Some of her artwork on the wall:
It's huge and beautiful in person!

This was a hot ticket last night. Martine and I got to see Neil deGrasse Tyson speak at Hamilton College in Clinton. He was fantastic! Science rock star. 

Chittenango Falls, on the way to Cazenovia on a rambling drive. 

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Artful tour of Cincinnati

After Chicago, we stayed in Cincinnati. My first time there! Dave has heard of the Museum Hotel, so we stayed there. Two floors of art. I was in heaven!

This floor changed when people walked on it. 

A skull made of wire. 

Body parts in the bathroom tile! Notice the black fixtures and the rubber ducky. 

These little plastic men were sandwiched between glass at the check-in desk. 

Can't forget this cool sculpture, carved from books!

Last view of Cincinnati as we got outta town. 

Friday, April 8, 2016

Quilt Festival in Chicago!

We flew to Chicago, and I got to visit the Quilt Festival there! The Dinner@8 Affinity exhibit was there, and here are a few photos. My quilt is called "Spring Comes Late."
I took a few photos of quilts in other exhibits that caught my eye. 

Friday, March 25, 2016

More baby love

Almost five months old. Both grandmas came to visit today, and Valentina loved it. 

Saturday, March 19, 2016

What I'm working on, and Gramps is up!

I am busy working on a new quilt with a June deadline. I can't talk about it in specifics or show anything, but I hope I can say I am having lots of fun playing with fabrics. I love this part of the process!

Grandpa T, aka Gramps, is awake now, very active and busy wandering all over our back yard. 

Inside, the baby tortoises are celebrating his awakening,
As are Bob and Denise and Alex's babies, part of the same litter. They are visiting for the weekend. 
There is further evidence of tortoise love throughout the house:

Perhaps I have overdone it?

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

One more Quilt Con photo

Here's one more photo from Quilt Con, taken by Julie. That's me with the Tomato Traveler purse.  It sure was a great quilt festival!

I am working on quilts that I wish I could share, but you know the routine. I will show them when the right time comes. One is for the Flying Geese Quilters fabric challenge, "All Creatures Great and Small." The top quilts will be submitted to the big show in Paducah, so this is something to hope for. I've never been to Paducah, never even entered a quilt. 

The other quilt is for the Dinner @ Eight invitational. And then there's that Valentine quilt I've been meaning to make, for that sweet little Valentine in my life! Lots to do, and I'm excited about it. 

Sunday, February 28, 2016

A visit down south

Our visits are always too short, but we had a pleasant visit and lunch with Warren, Cia, Valentina, and Lily. Here are a few great photos I came away with. 

The Lotus Cafe in Encinitas is so healthy and delicious. I had a vegan lentil curry soup that was to die for!

And here are two more bonus photos taken by Cia.