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.

Friday, August 8, 2014

New colorful bag

Did I mention that I had cataract surgeries in July? The second one was just over a week ago. I have been amazed at how much brighter the world is. Colors are less muted. So I made this bag to celebrate color. I just didn't expect to be wowed in this way. Blues are particularly beautiful to me these days.

It will be fun to tote this around at Quilt, Knit, Stitch in Portland.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

What's growing in my garden?

First plumeria blossom from a trimmed branch from Stacy's tree. So fragrant!

Also the pomegranates are getting bigger, and the plum tree is full of almost- ripe fruit.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

What I'm working on

What I really want to talk about is the fun multi media project I'm working on for my First Friday Artists group. We each made a list of 5 things we would put in a box to signify us. Then we drew the lists out of a hat, to do with whatever we wish. It will be a gift for the person who made the list, so I can't share it now. But I will in December!

So I am posting photos of a group quilt I'm involved with for an auction,  for Flying Geese Quilters. I'm making embroidery stitches on the handles while we figure out how to quilt it. Suggestions?

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Interview on Dinner at Eight Blog

I have been remiss in not mentioning that I was interviewed for the Dinner at Eight blog, and the interview was posted on the 15th. You can still read it and all the other artists interviews. Go to http://dinnerateightartists.blogspot.com/
Scroll down to find my post. Here is a detail of my quilt for the Reflections exhibit. It is called "Saffon in the Park."

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Boston visit

After we left family in New York, we stayed a night on Cape Cod. Then we spent our final time in Boston. Our hotel room had a great view of the harbor.

One day we braved the subway system, the MTA, and visited the wonderful Museum of Fine Art. There was an exhibit of the Pilgrim and Roy collection of quilts. There was some framed art to complement the quilts. Quite nice.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

More Sammy fun

These are the last few photos from New York. The ice cream photos were taken at Rock Star Creamery, in Poolville , I think. It was delicious! Black cherry rules.
This next bunch was taken on our last day in NY. Sammy is wearing the dress I made and posted about just recently, the crocheted yoke dress from the Purl Soho blog.
  I think her grandpa is tickling her.
This pic is pretty good of everyone.
Cute photo with Grandpa Dave! Her new doll is nearby.