Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Spring Fling Blog Hop starts today!

The Spring Fling Blog Hop starts on Monday! This is the one where we show the wonderful things we made with Sizzix flower dies.  Here is the schedule.  That's me on Thursday, yay!

Mon, April 6 - Jamie Fingal
Wed, April 8 - Leslie Tucker Jenison
Thurs, April 9 - Cindy Cooksey
Fri, April 10 - Victoria Findlay Wolfe
Sat, April 11 - Sue Bleiweiss

Friday, March 27, 2015

Yarn bomb, and what I'm up to

I saw this beautiful yarn bomb at the Lab in Costa Mesa. Had lunch at the Gypsy Den with a buddy. It is the coolest place to visit!

I have been very busy with art quilt projects. I just finished a quilt for the Quilt Alliance. Can I show it yet? The theme was Animals We Love, and I chose my desert tortoise, Grandpa T, even though I also love my dog and my cats. 

My project for the Sizzix blog hop is all finished. My turn will be on April 9, but different artists will be showing off their flowery Sizzix creations all that week. 

And I am hard at work on yet another quilt. It's a little freaky because I've been making "components" but have been nervous about the entire look. Today is the first day I have felt encouraged that I am on the right track. Yay!

Monday, March 23, 2015

12 by 12's

Here is the wall of 12 by 12's at Joanell's exhibit at the Unitarian Church in Long Beach. I hear they are coming down in a few days.  Can you see mine? It was nice of her to include us in her exhibit. 

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Joanell's exhibit

I am so behind in posting. Here are three pieces I whipped out especially for an exhibit that is currently going on in Long Beach. It's a mostly solo show by Joanell Connolly featuring her beautiful work, with an additional "wall" of 12x12 pieces by a few of her art quilt friends. It's at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Long Beach, 5450 E. Atherton St., Long Beach. I don't know how long the exhibit will hang, so see it while you can!

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Okay, just a few more photos

I am trying to get caught up with the plethora of photos in my phone. Here are a few of my favorites from a little gathering of local family members and a few old friends...
Sammy and new friend Madeline. 
My brother Bob's family photo bombed by Ava. Cute!
Lily and Warren. 

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Sizzix sneak peek

Here is my granddaughter playing with some leftover flowers I cut with Sizzix dies. I am making something for a fun Sizzix blog Hop coming up in early April, so this is just a sneak peek. 
She had so much fun with the flowers. There will be more info soon about the Sizzix blog hop, when you can see what I am making and Sammy's finished project, too!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Visit to the Berry Farm

We went to Knotts Berry Farm one day. That's Sammy on the left. 
Dave and I just stayed until after lunch, and then the girls stayed and went on every ride that Sammy was tall enough to ride!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

More photos of visit

Pretty in pigtails!
Swimming lessons at Blue Buoy in Tustin. She made so much progress! Jeremy was a great teacher. 

Monday, March 2, 2015

Catching Up

I am drowning in photos. Nothing else to do but try to catch up. 

My daughter and granddaughter were here for a visit in February.  It was wonderful spending some time with them, and they were glad to escape a bit of the bitter winter weather. Jack was left behind to take care of their farm. 

Anyway, here are a few photos of our time together. 
Sammy had to pose with Green Kitty and Gingie wearing matching dresses.