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PLAID!

My quilt group meets every month.  Usually its sewing, chatting, idea sharing through books, magazines, talking, drinking coffee, a little snack maybe…but twice a year there is the challenge reveal.  We reveal the results of the twice yearly challenge, discuss the challenge coming up, and have lunch.  One challenge is in December, one in June…and […]

Dads

Father’s day weekend…here was the first Father’s day/Grandfather’s day five years ago… Roger’s father (with C & C & R) Roger’s Grandfather holding Roger’s father… and this year Sidney and Vivien are in Christiansted, USVI…celebrating with their father!  

Making

There is a week between delivering my work to the Minthorne Gallery at George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon, and my actually seeing the exhibit up on the walls.  A week for the curator, Sarah Cuevas,  to arrange, decide, place.  I’ll see the exhibit (“Little Me”) in place next Monday when the curtain goes up […]

Clearing the Air

Now that the long winter and wet early spring are behind us, it’s good to raise the spirits.  Sad things piled up over here…our son and daughter-in-law and grand kids took off for a couple of years far away, a good friend died leaving an unfill-able space, maybe a health issue or two…one does adjust […]

MY LIFE SO FAR

I published this on my birthday in 2009, but I still think it tells my story so let’s go again!! Today is my birthday and I’ve attained a certain age.  I have plans, things to do, places to go.  But today I’m looking back. (I tried to cut my own bangs–oops.) For a few years […]

Quilt Day

For some years the first Tuesday of the month has meant gathering at one house or another with a group of women I’ve come to know pretty well.  We are very different from one another in many ways but we are all daughters, most of us are mothers, some of us are grandmothers, some are […]

Dan May

Dan slipped off the island this week and won’t be coming back.  All of us Islanders are bereft, and others in the greater world too. Artist, poet, maker, gatherer, friend. Dan lived his life here.  He left a few times but always came back, even though…it had its difficulties… His presence here made Salem an […]