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!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

My granddaughters first day of school!


Tuesday was Sammy's first day at school! It's pre-k, so next year will be kindergarten.
The little boy is her neighbor across the street, Hanky. He goes to kindergarten, and they ride the bus together. I was surprised to learn that the bus picks up and drops off each child at their door, and that there are seat belts! Wow. Her backpack is full of supplies for the year. It won't always be so full. Sammy was very excited about going to school and taking the bus.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Works underway, done, and on the road

A new dress for Sammy is underway. It's another Oliver and S pattern. This one is the Play Date Dress.

Just finished this sweater for my granddaughter. I hope she likes it! She just started pre-K today, going on a real school bus. Pattern from Berroco Comfort/Book for Girls.

And lastly, "Rose For Your Nose" is going to Houston Quilt Festival! So that means I will have three quilts there. It would be nice to go, but we have other travel plans at the same time.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Quilting Arts

I found out a few days ago that the quilt I made for the Reflections exhibit in Houston will be included in an article in the Fall Quilting Arts Magazine! The name of the quilt is "Saffron in the Park, " and it was inspired by photos my friend Becky Milano took of Christo's Gates in Central Park. This is a detail.

What's for Dinner?

I am happy to say that I will have a quilt in the "What's for Dinner" exhibit at Quilt Festival in Houston. This is the second quilt of mine that will be there. This one is called "Terinaki Beef-on-a-Stick." That's how my son pronounced teriyaki.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Artful tour of Oregon

Here are a few random shots from our trip to Portland last week. The rooster was in the lobby of the hotel we stayed at in Eugene. 5th Avenue Inn was the name I think.

My friend Vickie also had a quilt in the Coming Up Roses exhibit at Quilt Knit Stitch, "Sleeping Beauty". Isn't it beautiful? I also took a photo of a quilt I liked by Berene Campbell, "Rapunzel Rapunzel." It was in one of the many other exhibits.


There's a photo taken on the Max as i crossed the river between The convention center and our hotel. We stayed at the Heathman.
And another photo taken of the piano at Pioneer Square. 

The last photos are of the harbor view from our tiny hotel room in San Francisco, and some of the favorite things I found at Quilt! Knit! Stitch! Valdani threads and a packet of cool fabric. I will add the name of the designer later.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Quilt! Knit! Stitch!

Hanging out at Quilt! Knit! Stitch! In Portland,  Oregon, with my quilt in the Coming Up Roses exhibit. This quilt is called"  Rose for your Nose?", and it's an oldie from 1998. I made it for the Rhapsody of Roses competition, and it has been to Houston, Quilt Expo in Innsbruck, and La Musee des Tissus in Lyon. Yes, it's my husband.