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Tuesday, November 5th, 2013


Thought it was time to document the progress on the 3x3s. I hope to have the rows stitched together by the end of November. Then I have to connect the rows. I have an idea of how I will do that. Here are the remaining 3x3s.


I am starting to declutter and box up studio stuff for the move. I am starting with the dye/paint kitchen. I am going to completely empty it, box of stuff to go to the new studio, set aside stuff to donate to my guild’s silent auction and trash what is useless.

I have the cabinets empty.



I still have to do the undersink cabinet.

I have so much stuff that I want to hang on to because I am thinking of doing some classes in my new studio – small groups and one on one.


This is a tub of painting supplies, but not the brushes – just containers.


A tub of chemicals!!


A tub of dyes and disposable gloves. (if only I would remember to put them on)


Shibori poles.

dyecontainersDye squirt bottles and containers.


The sorting table and my ubiquitous bottle of water.

I am feeling so much better this week. That virus I had knocked the stuffing out of me for a week. All of a sudden, on Monday, I was back to normal energy and happiness. It also helped that they finished the roof and chimney repair yesterday and packed up and left this morning. Nice to have peace and quiet again.

A Productive Day

Monday, October 21st, 2013


I finished cutting and fusing my 4 seasons background. Next, I am going to add a layer of collaged painted organza. I have some in my stash, but need a few more colors. I was too pooped to paint tonight.

My first project for The Printed Fabric Bee is due at the end of the month so I started working on that. I can’t share what I did until the reveal on our FB page, but I did dye some orange fabric today. I did tangerine and rust orange.


The rust orange bag had a hole in it so I ended up with a red hand.


Tonight, I sat and relaxed and stitched more 3x3s together.


We are still having sunny and crisp fall days with no rain  quite unusual for us. We are having to put a new roof on the house before we sell it and since we have a forecast of good weather for the foreseeable future, they are going to start next week. That should be fun — not!

Blog Malaise

Thursday, August 8th, 2013


I can’t seem to get back in a productive blogging rhythm — probably because I am not doing anything very creative which is also a problem. I really need to get some work done for upcoming shows and I know that if I get started, I will get in a groove.

I love the table an chairs up there. They were on the sidewalk of a Mexican cafe on Valencia St. where we had dinner one night. They served small plates of delicious food.

Something else I love, this kind of California landscape with sculptural golden hills dotted with live Oaks.


I have been working on this very easy Vogue blouse pattern. I tried it on last night, unfinished, and I need to do some altering.


I did some work in my garden – weeding, pulling out overgrown lettuce and oops!, found these enormous squash that went into the compost.


I have also been diligently stitching the 3×3’s together with beads.


Today, I went on a road trip with my STASH group to McMinnville which is a charming town in the Willamette Valley wine country. Here is a shot of the window with a cool quilt from strips of modern fabric.


Terry and I did some bead shopping at a bead store.


We had a terrific lunch at a French restaurant. This is a selfie I took of Terry and I — ia m in the sun, she is in the shade – I am not really that pale.


Here are Suzy and Reva — you can see that we were having a great time.


I will leave you with this funny, very Portland chain link fence installation which is on the way to the Rhodie Garden.



Thursday, July 25th, 2013


We are on the road, heading for San Francisco, spending the night in Yreka, CA. It was extremely hot in Southern Oregon and Northern CA. We are trying to get our motel room down to a comfortable sleeping temperature.

I was so bummed to find out that the Grants Pass Museum of Art closes at 4 pm – what?! We didn’t get there until 5:15 so I did not get to se the SAQA Sightlines exhibit. I think it closes this week so, I missed my opportunity. I had planned to blog about it.

So, I am just checking in. I brought my 3x3s and the beads so that I can continue stitching them together. I also am making progress on Paige’s sweater, after taking a hiatus.


We dropped Scooter of at the K-9 resort and he was so happy to see his friends there, human and canine. We believe that Scooter is the kind of dog who will be happy wherever he is!


I am watching Project Runway – I have the greatest husband – to let me watch this. He is doing some pretty good critiquing!

Not Much Studio Time

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013



I am half way stitching these babies together – only took me six months.

This was probably our last really hot day, and I thought that I would get some dyeing done. However, my job with Surface Design Association took precedence. It is the beginning of the month so lots of state reps like to send their newsletters.

I did make it down tonight after dinner and started working on the sleeves for the Simply Red pieces. We have been asked to make the sleeve in two parts and leave a 3 – 4 inch section in the middle that is open. I will show you why in  a later post.



I got the sleeves stitched to Moonstruck.



Here is a photo of Scooter with my exercise ball. He loves to chase it when I roll it down the hallway.




And last, but not least, I love this beautiful Ginkgo tree that I see in the Rhodie Garden.



Tomorrow, my car is going in for major plastic surgery. It is taking 10 days so I will have a rental car. I have to get up early the car admitted and pick up my temporary wheels.