Friday, February 5, 2016

Weekend in Encinitas

A couple of weekend ago, we stayed over in Encinitas to celebrate our son's birthday. Here are a few photos from that fun time. 
Of course, Valentina was the center of attention. We stayed at the Black Orchid B&B. 
A few more photos in the next post!

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Affinity exhibit going to Chicago!

I am thrilled that my piece "Spring Comes Late" is going to International Quilt Festival – Chicago as part of the "Affinity" exhibition by Dinner at Eight Artists, curated by Jamie Fingal and Leslie Tucker Jenison.


Monday, January 11, 2016

Letter about the Tilly's mural

I was happy to see that my letter about the Tilly's mural was published by the Daily Pilot. I was adding my voice to the ocean of people who would like to see the mural preserved. The Irvine planning commission plans to paint over it. Here is the letter. I will try to photograph the mural so that you can see what I'm talking about. Locals can see the mural while driving along the 405 at the intersection of the 133. You can also see it coming north on the 133  (also Laguna Canyon Road) toward the 405. 

Sunday, January 3, 2016

The last of Christmas photos

The last but not least of my Christmas Day photos are finally posted! There are some really good ones of both Sammy and Valentina. 

I love all these wonderful smiles!

Dave's first time holding Valentina!

I wanted a photo of the cousins together. 
I made her this dress. It looks great on her!
Cia was nice enough to take these photos of me and Val. 

Friday, January 1, 2016

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Christmas Day

Once again I'm having troubles posting. So I'm using fewer photos this time. 

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Westcott Family Christmas Eve 2015

 We hosted the annual Westcott Christmas Eve brunch, which has been going on in some form since we were kids, I suppose. My siblings and I meet, with our families, and the menu rarely veers too far from custard, bacon, cheese fondue casserole, and fruit salad. This year my son and fam were unable to make it - life is hectic for them, having a very young baby just getting over her first cold. But they did arrive later, thank heavens. 

When it was time to take the annual family photo, no one brought a camera! But we figured out the iPhone timer and leaned it up against a potted plant, lol. 
We also miss our late brother, and his family, who live in Roseville and Seattle. 

Late afternoon, we greeted Warren, Cia, Valentina and Lily. 

Lily and Sammy became fast friends. 
After dinner the others had retired, and a few of us stayed up for a few more photos. Notice Lily and Valentina sharing Warren's lap!
Lastly, we used our newfound skills with timer and propping of the iPhone, and managed to get all five of us in the photo.  

Christmas Day photos next post.