Saturday, December 22, 2012

A festive vintage photo

I am so tickled by this photo, I just have to share it with you. A cousin posted it on Facebook, and it depicts my family plus relatives on my mom's side. Wow, aren't we colorful!? Click on it to see it a little bigger.

My oldest brother and my Aunt Dorothy are missing, but everyone else is included. My parents, my grandparents, all my cousins, and their other grandmother. Judging by the youthful look of my brothers, I figure this must have been taken about 1963-4, when I was in high school. Can you find me? I'm wearing green. (but I have no recollection of having a sleeveless green dress) Mary, the blond girl in front with the bright green pants, is a doctor living in Montana. Mike, the blond boy to her right, used to have a tour boat business by the Balboa Pavilion. My mom is in green on the extreme left, and my father is in back on the right.

Wishing you a happy holiday!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Hello again

My goodness, I've been AWOL from my blog. Sorry about that! I've been busy, caught up in the holiday frenzy. I have lots of things to share, but I don't want to spoil surprises.

Family members will be arriving this weekend - we are excited! I am still doing a bit of knitting, but otherwise Christmas gifts are done. Also, this afternoon I cut into some fabric for a new art quilt. It's kind of a scary stage - hope it all pulls together soon.

In the meantime, this very same anthurium from last Christmas is still blooming like crazy! I've never kept an anthurium alive for this long, and I am not doing anything special to it. Lucky me...

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

red dog

I made this dog on a whim for my friend Jamie's new studio, where I visited yesterday.