Valentines

Happy Valentine’s Day!  Here in the Northwest it’s chilly and overcast…just about the perfect day to run around doing a few errands and then COFFEE!  Archive Bar and Coffee was hopping today and Bigwig Donuts were down there, as well as Ponderosa and Thyme… Coffee first and then a bouquet for a loved one to […]

THE SHOW IS UP

The deed is done and it was fun!  On Tuesday we packed our cars, grabbed a coffee and took off for Newberg… Gallery director Tim Timmerman and his student assistant Sarah were ready for us and set to work…we arranged the pairs, it went up quickly… and when we arrived Friday afternoon…Voila! …just a few […]

One Day Off

It rained today.  As my friend Ellen put it, about waking up to a recent rainy Vermont day “…it seemed an invitation to a Reading Day.  I accepted.”  Ahhh… I think my life to be pretty full and fun…making things, seeing things, good work to do, interesting people, lots of art, a supportive family, beautiful […]

Quilts

Though I haven’t been writing about my sewing practice much at all, in my real life I’ve been doing little else but stitching stitching.  Stitching.  Thursday I delivered eight red and white quilts to the Corvallis Art Center where they will be on view September 1-27, in two small venues at the Art Center called […]

Brief Quilt Interlude

Memorial day weekend, the travel quilts are finished, back to work on the show quilts…low blogging energy today…so…here’s the “ugly Fabric Challenge” quilt which I quilted in the car down to and back from Asilomar.  Twice as year somebody in the quilt group produces some less-than-ideal fabric, everybody gets a piece and goes away and […]

Asilomar

Back today after a week away…Carol and I took a road trip down to the Monterey area to Pacific Grove, location of the beautiful Julia Morgan-designed conference center Asilomar (which means refuge by the sea).  Built originally for the YWCA, it now functions as a site for a variety of conferences in a continuous rotation.  […]

Road Trip

A busy week here getting ready to head out…some ukulele playing in Monterey, a stop in Sonoma to look at quilts, departure is imminent.  I’ll just leave you with a few little Louis Bunce gouaches we ran across.  More news from the road…. rescue quilt almost done… Bye bye…