Thursday, May 24, 2012

Interview today with Dinner at 8 Artists

I was interviewed by Dinner at 8 Artists about my creative process and my upcoming work in the special exhibit, "Rituals," which will debut at the International Quilt Festival in Long Beach in July. To read the interview, go to

Monday, May 21, 2012

recent creative pursuits

I made this little quilt shop (see the tiny "quilts" in the windows?) for the president's quilt for my guild.

I went to a retreat recently at Casa de Maria in Montecito, with some creative people. I didn't take many photos, but I found these dyed fabrics hanging on the line irresistible.

Here I'm making a necklace with tiny felt squares. The baby quilt I'm working on is underneath - I should call this photo "Quilt Interrupted."

We walked up to the San Ysidro Inn one evening and marveled at the genuine Tiffany windows in the lobby.

My son gave this colorful wallhanging to me on Mother's Day. I can't decide whether it's an owl or a hedge hog.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

An Artful Tour of NYC, 2012

After visiting the kids, we stayed in NYC for a few days, not far from Times Square. Too touristy! I doubt we'll stay in this area again.

Here is the detritus from the trip, mostly from NYC. We went to MOMA, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Art and Design (formerly the Craft Museum), and the Art Quilt Gallery on 25th. We even saw a Broadway play, The Book of Mormon.

Art that caught my eye at MOMA (forgot my camera at the Met).

I like this photo!

Kind of a blurry photo of me in front of a Jackson Pollack.

We saw the Empire State Building. We would have taken the tour if the line weren't so darned long. 

We found the Art Quilt Gallery on a sketchy street. There was a terrific Sue Benner exhibit going on, and a great quilt shop in the back.

I really enjoyed the Museum of Art and Design, in Columbus Circle near Central Park. I took a couple photos of quilt-like pieces.

They had some very unique jewelry!

Seen at Rockefeller Plaza.

Sorry, out of order. Detail of jewelry.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

more on farm visit

Mimi the farm cat had kittens shortly before we arrived. Awwww....

Mimi taking a break from motherhood.

Here are the rest of the farm photos. I'm soooo behind, trying to get caught up. Samantha loves books, isn't it wonderful?

This is one of my favorite photos from the trip. What a cutie!

Sammy wearing the raincoat i made her. Darn, I made it too long. And her bunny dress was too short. These are hazards of being on opposite coasts.

Kids still love crayons.

At least the sweater I made her looks great!

Playing with her barn toy. It's amusing to me because she lives on a farm and is familiar with all the farm animals. Just for fun we put an octopus in the hayloft. :-) 

A better view of the raincoat. The owl hat is still a hit.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

signs of spring in central ny

Photos taken in Central NY during our recent trip. Most of them were taken in Hamilton, where we stayed. The Colgate Inn is a lovely place to stay, and the last photo shows the park across the street, where the farmer's market is on Saturdays, starting last week. The flowers were taken there - lovely signs of Spring. One photo shows a garden at the farm. It looks bare now, but it won't be long before it bursts forth with new life.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

visit to farm - first look

We visited our daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter at their farm in central NY recently. There were lots of new things to see! Here are the new ducks they inherited from Colgate students, who figured out they couldn't keep them in the dorms.

Blogger is being impossible, but anyway I'm showing you the new ducks, the new chickens to add to the flock, the new indoor wood-burning stove. Isn't it attractive? It has soapstone on the outside. It runs very efficiently, and my daughter knows much more about it than I do. There's also a photo of the naughty goose. He's the only one left. A couple got run over, a couple got eaten, and he's the only one left. I think he's probably lonely, but he's unpleasant and noisy. He might make a delicious goose dinner if he's not careful.