Thursday, August 27, 2015

"Study in Green" at IFAC

That's me at the Irvine Fine Art Center on Saturday, at the All Media reception. I am so appreciative that my small green piece was included in this very interesting show. Catch it if you can- it's on through October 24. 

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Irvine Fine Art Center Reception Tonight

"Study in Green" is part of the All Media exhibit at the IFAC, August 22 - October 24. The reception is tonight 4 - 6, and I will be there!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Another dog

It was time to make another dog. As some of you know, I have another granddaughter coming in a couple months. That makes five doggies, and I've given them all away. The pattern I used came from an old Mollie Makes magazine: issue 18.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

What I'm working on now

Yes, I have been working on quilty projects. I can't talk about them all, but here are some snaps that I can share. 
Sewing on label and sleeves. 
A little guy I finished recently. Mostly Guatemalan fabrics from Alpha. 
Baby quilt slowly progressing....
Another cockamamie project. Photo promised when it is finished. 

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

End of trip photos

A few more photos from our NY trip. 

She was so proud to finish this new puzzle we gave her. 
We spent a little time in Cooperstown at the Otesaga, a lovely resort on a lake. It drizzled most of the time, and lots of weddings were going on. We celebrated our 45th anniversary here! The next day my son texted me that he and Cia had just gotten married, so we share the same anniversary. :-)

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Sad news

I already posted this on Facebook, but my oldest brother Jim died on the 19th. He had been incapacitated for almost a year by a brain aneurism. We are surprised that he survived for so long; it showed a tenacity and inner strength. My niece Amity made a tribute on FB much better than I can do. What can I say? We will miss him a lot. We didn't get along so well as little kids, but he grew into a gentle, good natured man, always curious and finding joy in many things. He was a talented artist and an able teacher at a Los Angeles middle school. After he retired, he and his wife Kathy embraced retirement, taking all sorts of classes and activities such as bowling, ukulele, kayaking. They moved up to Roseville a few years ago to be closer to their grandchildren, and that is where we will be saying goodbye to him, soon.

Here are a few photos from when we were young. We always looked happy in those old photos. Maybe we got along better than I remembered. 

Saturday, July 18, 2015

What I'm working on

As I said before, I am working on three quilts, two art and one baby. So here is a peek:

It still needs to be attached to the canvas frame. These are mostly Guatemalan fabrics from my centenarian friend Alpha, who passed away last year at 101. OMG, this woman had quite a stash! 

And these are blocks for Warren and Cia's baby. I will be making several more blocks. Windmill blocks, template given to me years ago by my friend Lynda.