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Home in Sunny Portland

Yesterday, I left the Nevada desert:


for cloudy Oregon:


One positive note is that the Oregon climate is much better for your skin! Later in the day, the skies opened up and it was very rainy and windy.

Last night, I managed to stay awake for the Dancing with the Stars finale and then I crashed. I awoke to a beautiful sunny day and a dog who is happy to have me at home. Well, so is Mr C.

This morning Steph and I went to Fabric Depot to buy fabric for the Puddletown School auction quilt. Here are our choices:


The solids will be sashing around drawings done by the kids. The print will be borders and the flannel on the right will be the back.

Look at what else I found ?Ǩ art quilting goodies: Shiva paint sticks and metallic organza in fabulous colors.


It is good to be home. I am looking forward to creating new fiber art. I am excited about the approaching holidays. Life is good.

2 Responses to “Home in Sunny Portland”

  1. rayna says:

    Oooh, Gerrie – I can’t wait to have you in my class at Claremont!
    FInally catching up and wish I had known you were taking a workshop with Charlotte Yde; she owns one of my scarves. I love her work – and while she and I have not met, we have one or two mutual friends. Small world. Will look forward to seeing what you do with this yummy work. Be sure to post when you finish it.

  2. Judy says:

    I’m glad you’re home too! Don’t know why, exactly, but I am!!
    I’ve just started playing around with the paint sticks too…aren’t they fun!!