Monday, June 25, 2007

Last night I was out in the yard playing with Miss Molly (my dog). I glanced over my shoulder to see this wonderful sunset. After an afternoon and evening of thunder showers that sounded like someone was firing a canon off under my window it was really beautiful to see. I ran into the house to get my camera and when I came out the sunset was dull and lifeless. So I attempted to take photos of Molly and we played for a while. Then the sunset came back even better than before.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

I was recently asked to make a quilt block for a baby quilt. Now that is always a challenge for me as I don't do pastels and I don't do pink and blue for babes. So I fretted, pondered and struggled and finally realized that my friend would think I was sick or dying if I went the pink & blue pastel route. And I have no doubt she will know that it is from me because of my hand marbled fabric. And the people that gave out the directions just said it needed to be a nine by nine inch block with a 5/8" seam allowance. So there you have it.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Finally! My computer is back complete with a new hard drive. And soon to have a new ISP, our current one decided not to be one any more. Well, then there was the root canal. I have been marbling like a mad woman, but I really want to create. I hope to start a new project in the next few days. And this will be my motto:

Dance as though no one is watching you,
Love as though you have never been hurt before,
Sing as though no one can hear you,
Live as though heaven is on earth.
- Souza -

Thursday, June 07, 2007

I just spent the weekend at in Portland, OR with the Northwest Quilter's. They had their annual show. It never fails to amaze me when I see all of the wonderful work that is being done. I do LOVE the variety expressed in the different styles, colors and textures.

I also was able to debut "the Red Planets Vest" and a few new colors. I do believe that the Blue/Green combination really hit a cord with a lot of people. It's official name is "Where the Kenai Meets the Trees". It is the current featured fabric on my web site at There is a bit 0f a story behind it. I heard a rather well known designer say "Blue and Green should never be seen, except in you washing machine". She went on to clarify only if it is your socks in the wash. Well, I just happen to live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. And blue and Green are everywhere. So I created this fabric and it reminded me so much of Alaska's beautiful Kenai River and how many of the trees come right down to the rivers edge. Not to mention quite a few sweepers that are hanging in the water. It was a huge hit and yes I'm making more.