Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Several of my quilts can be seen out and about locally. I will have two quilts and one mixed media book at "Fiber Artistry," the first ever Art Quilt exhibit at the Orange County Fair through mid-August. (more details in previous posts) "15 Selvedges" is one of them.
"Happy Birthday 2 Me!" is also at the Orange County Fair. I hear it's an outstanding exhibit, featuring works by Jamie Fingal and other Orange County fiber artists.
My mixed-media book, "Inner Children," is also there. I don't know yet what page it will be opened to - so many choices.
"Summertime Cat" is appearing at Soft Expressions Upstairs Gallery with the "Summer" exhibit. The address is 1230 North Jefferson Street, Suite M, Anaheim. Phone: 714-630-7414.
Last but not least, "It's Your Fault" will be in the special exhibit, "Beneath the Surface," at the Long Beach Quilt Festival. The dates are July 22 - 25. This event is at the Long Beach Convention Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd, Long Beach. More info at http://www.quilts.com/, and I'll be there for some of it. I'm excited!
Monday, July 19, 2010
This is a view of Santa Fe from our hotel room.
These are the Helen Hunt Falls in Colorado Springs. Betcha didn't know Helen Hunt had her own waterfall!
Downtown Telluride has lots of quaint shops and restaurants.. You can see Bridal Veil Falls in the background.
There were lots of photo opportunities in Moab, Utah. We drove through Arches National Park where we saw this balanced rock.
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Friday, July 9, 2010
Orange County Fair, Costa Mesa, California
The Beat Goes On - to present a premiere exhibit, an amazing art quilt exhibit made by artists from Orange County. Featured quilt artist is Jamie Fingal, showing a retrospective on her work.
Other artists are: Joanell Connolly, Cindy Cooksey (moi), Grace Errea, Stacy Hurt, Jean C. Impey, Julie Schlueter, Teresa Shippy, Susan Slesinger, Vickie Valdez Green, and Terry Waldron.
Art quilts and mixed media round robin books by the Cut-Loose Quilters of Orange: Peggy Calvert, Joanell Connolly, Cindy Cooksey, Anne Copeland, Jamie Fingal, Stacy Hurt, Julie Schlueter, Terry Waldron, and Vickie Valdez Green.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
There's a nice old footed tub.
This darling little cabinet is hiding in the back of a pantry room, off the living room and near the kitchen. Nearby was another cabinet full of old recipes. So many things to explore... I am so mad at myself for forgetting to photograph the beautiful little antique crib. It was a gift from Jack's mother for the new baby, and it's just wonderful.
This is the chicken coop where they've been living. It's in a space at the end of their barn. Maybe you can make out the little row of boxes along the wall. That's where they will be laying their eggs, when they are ready.
There's a door to the outside. They've been coming outside in the daytime and noshing on the bugs in the nearby grass. They like to follow Jack around.
They are not full-grown yet, but they look more like chickens now. They're sort of like teenagers. You can make out one of them flying a little ways in this photo.
All original twenty chicks have survived. There are Rhode Island Reds, Buff Orphingtons, Dominiques, and Silver Wyandots. (I had mistakenly called them Silver Turandots)
This Buff Orphington is strutting his stuff. This variety seemed more confident and self assured than the others.
Amazingly, they stay close to the door and seem to know they're supposed to go back indoors before nightfall. I want to make a chicken quilt someday.... The black ones speak to me.
Saturday, July 3, 2010
Here's a view of grandma, Samantha and Ginger on the couch. At this point Ginger had decided that the baby's feet needed washing.
Friday, July 2, 2010
Here is one view of their garden. You can see corn in the front, plus peppers and tomatoes. It's a big difference from our last visit in April, when it was mostly dirt.
One night I baked a rhubarb pie, with rhubarb cut fresh from the garden. It had been a while since I'd baked a fruit pie, and I'd never done a rhubarb pie. Martine helped with chopping and ingredient guessing. Here it is about to be baked.