Tuesday, June 21, 2011

garden, dogs & cats

I'm getting photo build-up. I will try to remedy that in this post. Here are some tiny grapefruit growing in our backyard.
We have plums, too.

Check out my baby pomegranates.

The clematis is especially lovely this year.

Meanwhile, Ginger is settling in.

She and the cats are in a "getting to know you" phase.

There are closer peaceful encounters, even with Olive, but I haven't caught them on camera yet.
Who can resist the dog with the wookie hair?

Monday, June 20, 2011

what I'm working on quilt-wise

I have begun a quilt with a winter theme. Here is some of the fabric that I've been dyeing for it.

This is the quilt currently being exhibited in THe ArT QuILT ExPERIENCE in NY.

I'm also working hard on teaching plans for my three classes at Flying Geese Fabrics in Tustin. Here is more info:
July 6, Wednesday - "Bringing Home the Trees" from 3 to 7

August 6, Saturday - "Baby Hexagon Ball" from 1:30 to 5

August 18, Thursday - "Holiday Cookie Stocking" from 3 to 7

Flying Geese Fabric
307 El Camino Real, Tustin, CA

Friday, June 17, 2011

Teaching at Flying Geese Fabrics in Tustin

bringing home the trees

Woo hoo, I am set to teach three classes (count 'em) at Flying Geese Fabrics in nearby Tustin! The first one is July 6, and I'm teaching "Bringing Home the Trees." (seen above) This quilt is a spinoff of my "Road Trip" quilt. In August I'm teaching a flannel hexagon ball with tags, like the one I made  for Samantha. Then I'm teaching my Christmas cookie stocking. I'm excited! These aren't art, but they are all my original designs and I had a lot of fun making each and every one.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Elaine Quehl: The ArT QuILT ExPERIENCE

Elaine Quehl: The ArT QuILT ExPERIENCE: "Yesterday was the opening of The ArT QuILT ExPERIENCE in Cazenovia, NY. Cazenovia is a lovely town east of Syracuse, and about a 4 hour dr..."

Sunday, June 12, 2011

video of Samantha standing etc.

I've been taking my time downloading videos from our trip in May. Here is one of them, finally. It's Samantha at about 11 months, standing, crawling, talking, etc. You might be able to see her first tooth.

Friday, June 10, 2011


I am excited to have a quilt in THE ArT-QuILT ExPERIENCE at the gallery in Stone Quarry Hill Art Park in Cazenovia, NY.  There is a reception 3 to 5 at the gallery on Sunday, June 12. The exhibit runs through the end of July. If you are in the area, check it out. I don't know if I'll make it out there - hope so! "Go With the Flow" is my quilt (a detail of it is on the header of this blog) in the exhibit.

When we were out there in May, we drove through the Stone Quarry Hill Art Park. This is the entrance to the gallery, which was closed at the time.

There's a huge grass area with various sculptures.

We also saw this Oriskany monument for the Revolutionary War, while we were driving around the countryside.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

We've got Ginger-vitis.

We brought home our daughter's dog, Ginger, from New York. She is a sweet dog and beloved pet, but not the best choice with an increasingly mobile, grabby baby. She's a long-hair miniature dachshund.

She was seen on this blog a couple years ago, as the German-speaking dachshund in Peggy's mixed media book.

She's 12 years old, but spunky and cute as a button. I was inspired by coverups made by my daughter to make this one. Ginger was a victim of a brown recluse spider bite, which left a bare spot on her back. The coverups hide the spot and protect her from sunburn.

It's reversible. Maybe I'll figure out a tutorial for this coverup. It's really easy.
She lived here for a few years in her younger days, and we are happy to take her in.

She's still playful. Here she's hiding her ball under a floormat.
Needless to say, the cats are not amused.

But Ginger has been friend to cats, dogs, and even a chicken, so we are optimistic she will someday become friends with Matilda and Olive.