Friday, September 23, 2016

Quilting in the Garden

Quilting in the Garden is tomorrow in Napa, with a tribute to ├╝ber quilter Yvonne Porcella organized by Pokey Bolton. I have a quilt in the exhibit:
I call it "A Toast to Yvonne - and to Strong Women Everywhere. "

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

August in central NY

Hopping a "ride" during a walkabout in Hamilton, NY. 
A visit to a very special petting zoo. This camel adored Martine. 

Lots of hungry, docile animals to feed. 

One more group of photos to share from this trip. 

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Lunch at the Lotus Cafe

We had lunch with Warren and Valentina recently. 

Visit to North Brookfield

Just a few photos from our visit to central  NY in mid-August. 
Oyster boil. 
Hike and mushroom hunt. 
Fungus up high. 
So nice to spend time with Sammy and gang! More photos to follow. 

Friday, July 29, 2016

Yvonne tribute

This is the quilt I made for the Yvonne Porcella tribute, organized by Pokey Bolton. I call it "A Toast to Yvonne (And to Strong Women Everywhere)." It was inspired by the toasts made at Dinner at Eight dinners. 

And here's a detail. 

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Patterns Quilt revealed

I don't believe I have posted my Patterns quilt on my blog yet! Here it is. 
It's called "The Inn Keeper Wore Black." It's a fanciful riff on a real visit to a colorful B&B, with bold patterns everywhere, except for the talkative innkeeper, who wore black. 

This quilt will be seen at the Quilt Festival in Houston in 2016, as part of the Patterns exhibit curated by Dinner at Eight Fiver Artists. And perhaps the exhibit will go to other places like Chicago in 2017. 

Friday, July 1, 2016

Macro Photos

These photos were all taken today with my Easy Macro Lens, which I bought recently at Photojojo. $15. It's a lens embedded in a sturdy rubber band, which wraps around my iPhone, but it works! What do you think?

A tiny clover blossom, a weed (Spurge, I think), eucalyptus bark, Ginger's hair, part of the M in the "No Parking at any Time" sign. Guess which is which, lol.