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Sunday Potpourri

I owe lots of e-mails to so many of you. I just have not been feeling very well. The crappy virus is the lingering type. Mr C and I have both been suffering from coughing and sniffling and sinus headaches. It has taken all my energy to do what I have to do.

I have been working on Passages for a show that opens next week here in Portland. I am quite happy with it. I did some handstitching with perle cotton. I was struck by the beauty and the necessity of the quilted markings on fabric to give texture, depth and definition. Here is a sneak peak:magicstitch.jpg

And look at this quilty cuteness. Viola finally received her quilt today and her mom sent me these photos.



Isn’t she the cutest? Look at her checking out my quilting!

Yesterday, I found these gorgeous cookies that look as if they are dye-painted.


I took them for our snack today. We went on a hike to one of the many waterfalls in the Columbia Gorge. We went with M & M and their mom and dad. Here are M & M sliding down a lovely boulder.


Here is the watery display:



Mr C and Miles entertained themselves a la Andy Goldsworthy, building a stone cairn.


I have uploaded a few more photos to the Virtual Iraq War Protest. Just click on the bumper sticker in my side bar. I am still sending out bumper stickers so if you want one, let me know by sending me your snail mail in the contact form at the top of this page.

8 Responses to “Sunday Potpourri”

  1. tallgirl says:

    you have been tagged! go to my blog for the rules…carol

  2. dee says:

    So sorry to hear you are still trying to shake the virus after-effects. I got the bumper sticker but haven’t had a chance to get my act together yet-note to self-take camera and sticker when leaving-duh!
    Beautiful pictures and, as always, handsome family.

  3. Karoda says:

    Viola is certain to become a quilter and a quilt judge…she looks so pensive staring at the quilt 🙂

    The bumper sticker arrived either Friday or Saturday, so I’ll email you a picture soon when I can come up with someplace clever.

  4. DebR says:

    LOVE all the pics!! I’m especially loving the waterfalls.

  5. Judy says:

    I’m having a really duh day … I know how to write you, how do I attach the photo of my bumper sticker?

  6. Judy says:

    The colors in Passages look absolutely yummy. I like what you’re doing with the Perle cotton. Violat looks very pleased with your work!!
    Hope you can purge yourself of that crappy virus very soon. It makes me so sad when you are down and hurting. xo

  7. Kristin L says:

    Viola is so cute and appears to really appreciate the quilt you made. I also love seeing Miles’ and Mr. C’s exploits. They are lucky boys to be able to build cairns and boats and all kinds of other stuff together.

  8. Angela says:

    What a fantastic day!