Sunday, November 20, 2011

No Two Alike

My Noble Elements/Winter quilt is finished! I'm callling it "No Two Alike."

It will debut at Road to California in January and move on to various Mancuso venues and other quilting extravaganzas, tba. I'm totally excited that all four seasons will appear together at two Mancuso shows.

I even got Matilda to pose nicely on it. Now on to Christmas projects!

Starring.... Samantha

Samantha wearing the pumpkin hat.

Thanks for the photos, guys!

Sammy is fluent in farm animal talk!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Speaking of Rainbows, etc.

Here's another view of the pumpkin hat that I knitted for Samantha.

I'm still hoping for a photo of Samantha wearing it. Hint, hint, pretty please?

I forget if I posted this yet. Three beautiful pomegranates, the first harvest from our tree. Two more split open, and there are two more left on the tree.

We recently did a driving trip up to the Bay area, one of our favorite places. I snapped this on the Golden Gate Bridge heading towards Marin County. It takes me back - we used to ride our bikes across this bridge when we lived in San Francisco in the early 70's.

Here's the rainbow bridge on the way to Sausalito. It was painted this way back in the 70's, too!

Speaking of rainbows, isn't this amazing? We saw this just as we were heading into Yountville, which is in wine country. Cars were stopped along the road to gape at the sight. I took this through our dirty windshield, hurriedly - I can't believe it turned out so well. 

This was the incredible view of the vineyard right outside our hotel window in Yountville..
Now we're back home and I'm facing my snowflake quilt. I tried to get a nice photo of Matilda on it, to add to my "Cats on my Quilts" collection, but she was in no mood to pose for the camera.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

One more shamelessly cute halloween post

Samantha's first Halloween, at least the first one she could participate in. Yum.

Trick or treat with an Easter basket? Well, why not?

Halloween is not complete without a black cat.