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Archive for March, 2012

The Pause Button

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

I have been stricken with a cruddy virus for two days or more. Sore throat, aches and no energy. I have only managed to work on the Artists Among Us database, using Filemaker Pro. I am getting the hang of it.

I am behind with my 3 x 3s. I was going to organize some work to do while I was gone. Feel like I have lost two days!!

Since I have no work to show, I will post some photos of my last walk with Scooter.

This woman was walking 6 dogs off leash with her Granddaughter following along. The calmest woman I have encountered in a long time!! Three of the dogs belong to her daughter.

The state flower, The Oregon Grape, is in bloom.

A Tulip Tree in the Rhodie Garden.

The ubiquitous moss.

Lots of pink.



The willow tree that graces the entrance.

We have had two days of wind and rain. March is going out like a lion. I hope the weather gets better for our drive south on Sunday.

Here is Paige all dressed to go to her home yesterday. Can’t wait to see her in person.

Wordless Wednesday

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Pink Snow

We Have a Baby!

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Here is yesterdays 3 x 3. That is a square of shibori in the center. I love how the yellow blends with the background. I didn’t post a blog because we got news just before dinner that Paige Ada Congdon had arrived. This photo showed up on my iPhone signaling the event.

What is there about seeing your DNA in a newborn baby that is so exciting and wonderful. She looks so much like Mark and me. Jayme says she sees nothing of her side of the family. I am sure it will show up eventually.

Here she is with her adoring Daddy.


Jayme sent me this photo this morning.

I can’t wait to see her next week. I plan to do lots of cuddling.

I found it difficult to concentrate on much for the last couple of days while we waited for Paige. I did manage to get 3 quilts ready to pack up for a local guild show. I delivered them today.

I also set up and printed tickets for our Artists Among Us gala reception.

I have taken lots of walks with Scooter and taken some spring photos. Here is a photo of some trees in blossom on the Reed College lawn.

Here is today’s 3 x 3. I have not felt well this afternoon. I have a sore throat and feel achy. I probably have finally caught a cold. I made it through the winter and now when we are ready to take off on a trip, I get sick. I dragged myself downstairs to do the 3 x 3. The miracle of creativity – it made me feel better.

And so, I am going off to bed early and hope sleep will help me feel better.

A Quiet Week-end

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

Not much to report. It was a nice day yesterday which I seem to have spent on the computer doing SDA work and also did 3 loads of laundry. Then I got hit with the seasonal allergy head-ache. I went to bed with it and woke up with it. I am doing all the usual things to combat it and I do feel better tonight.

I went to church this morning and this afternoon, Mr C and I went to the mall. I hate the mall on the week-ends, but decided to keep him company. I realize I need a change of clothes for our trip next week. I found a pair of skinny leg jeans that look pretty good and feel great. I also got a big chartreuse knit top to cover my big butt!!

No baby, yet. I am sure it can’t be much longer.

Here is today’s 3 x3; yesterday is at the top. I had fun using some of my prints.


Friday, March 23rd, 2012


I had one of those days with no immediate deadlines, but lots of things that need to get done before we leave town next week. So, I was doing many things at once. This is today’s felted 3 x 3 with a bit of embellishment.

I also worked on some quilts to submit for my guild’s show that is coming up and the quilts need to be turned in while I am gone. I want to submit one of my aspen quilts. I took it to my crit group last fall. The guest critiquer teaches art at Univ of Oregon. She suggested that I pump up the red in one of the branches of leaves to have more of a focal point. So, today, I took a big breath and went at the leaves with scarlet Dynaflow.

Here is a detail of the leaves:

It is a subtle difference, but I think it helps.

I have been doing SDA work and lots of stuff for our Artists Among Us exhibit coming up in May. It was a glorious sunny day. Scooter and I go in 3 miles of walking while Mr C was working in Corvallis. Tonight, we went our for a delicious dinner. It was a good day. And still, no baby!