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Archive for April, 2007

Art Quilt Claremont Day One

Saturday, April 14th, 2007

It is day two of my travels, but the first full day on class work. Yesterday, I arrived to a brilliant and beautiful California. Here is the coastline from the plane. i think that might be Pt. Reyes.


Here is the Golden Gate Bridge.


The Bay Bridge and the San Francisco skyline.


Here is the first dessert du jour – a lemon tart.lemontart.jpg

Here is Deb Roby chatting in front of a Susan Shie quilt.


Here is the wonderful Rayna Gilman.


This morning we did found object screen printing. Here are two pieces I did.



This is my favorite. It is done with torn paper.


This afternoon we did gelatin printing, but I will show those another time. I am tired and I need to get to bed.

Thursday This and That

Thursday, April 12th, 2007

I am off to California tomorrow. I have a list, but I haven’t packed. I am still not feeling 100%. Hope I can shake this bug. One positive is that the textile blocks showed up today.

I finished unsewing one section of Pathways. I wasn’t happy with the gray organza strip. I screen printed a bronze piece and stitched it down today. You can also see that I have started cutting away the organza around the circles.


I was working on it last night and Mr C says, “What is that? Is it art?” I said, “Yes!” the he says, ” I like it!”  I never know what his reaction will be.

Stephanie and M & M came  by today so that she could take photos of my hands at work. For the Columbia Stitchery Guild show, they are going to post photos of our hands at work. Here is the photo I selected.

Ta! I’ll check in from Bezerkeley.

Want To Help With A Project?

Wednesday, April 11th, 2007

I received this e-mail this morning:

So, I have to let you know how you have inspired me. The photos you posted from Reed College just stuck in my craw. The visual aspect was so inspiring, yet, I’m fairly certain it’s been taken down to mow the grass. Somewhere, I’m not sure from where, I came up with an idea that would be simple to produce and fairly easy to display. I wrote my first post on my new blog about it yesterday. Hopefully, I’ll get some pictures up tonight.

— Caron


Caron’s Blog is titled And Still Counting. Please go to her blog and check out the amazing quilt project that she has conceived. Stay tuned and see how you can get involved. I know that I am planning to help her.

On the home front, I have been a bit down today. I think I have had another bout of the lethargic/blah virus that seems to be infecting many bloggers of late. I do feel better tonight so hopefully I can get the laundry done and get packed for my trip to California.

When Art Quilt Tahoe is over, I am hitching a ride with my friend Judy Bianchi to Santa Rosa. I am going to stay with Janet and hang out with my good friends that I left behind. I am going to the guild meeting where they will draw the winning tickets for the opportunity quilts, one of which was conceived by me before I moved to Portland. You can see them here, and you only get one guess as to which one I want to win!!

I spent a lot of time today unsewing part of the Pathways quilt. Perhaps I will reveal what I have done before I leave on a jet plane.

What’s New?

Tuesday, April 10th, 2007

Well, I have my new eye wear. One pair of teal and one – red, of course.



I am enjoying the new glasses so much. I can see the small print again.

Yesterday, I packed up two boxes of supplies for my Art Quilt Claremont class with Rayna Gilman. I can’t wait!!!!!

On the list of supplies were copper or wooden tjaps for the soy batik session. I ordered this beauty from Dharma Trading. coppertjap.jpg

It was very pricey so I checked on e-bay and found some wonderful antique Afghani pear wood printing blocks. I won the bids on three of them.




There was a problem, however. For some odd reason my Paypal shipping address for e-bay defaulted to my old address in Santa Rosa. The new owners of the house asked the postman to forward it to me. Instead, it went back to the seller who reshipped them this morning. I am hoping that they get here before I fly out on Friday.

I have been in meetings or working on the Cathedral Arts Commission brochure most of today. I am taking some time in the studio tomorrow!!

Knock, Knock…

Sunday, April 8th, 2007

Who’s there?

Wooden shoe.

Wooden shoe who?

Wooden shoe like to go to a tulip festival?


Since we partake in the Easter Vigil service on Saturday night, we leave our seats in the pews for those who only come to church for the special occasions. We had planned to take M & M to the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival yesterday, but this is Portland, and it rained!

This morning the sun was shining so off we went, leaving their mom and dad home to get some work done.

There was a definite wooden shoe theme:



They participated in many fun activities. Here are Miles and Mr C taking a ride on a school bus.


We saw fields and row upon row of beautiful tulips.





And there was a spectacular view of the often elusive Mt. Hood.


You can see more of the Tulip Festival here on my Flckr page.

Later, we dined on Greek marinated butterflied leg of lamb, rosemary roasted potatoes, Spanikopita, salad with toasted pine nuts, feta and olives and strawberry rhubarb crisp and vanilla ice cream. Yum! And thanks to Steph for making the salad and Spanikopita.

I’m worn out. Time to call it a day.