Friday, June 26, 2009

Why oh Why add more tasks to my day

I set up a Facebook account and have enjoyed connecting with people. Seems like being on line takes up more time than it should but one click leads to another. I have been trying to clean up my studio but that too gets put on the back burner. I have been working with painted paper lately and finally finished a knitting project. I even tried making a drawing with the Type app on my iPhone.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Bernina Celebrity (Sewlebrity) Scrapbook

BERNINA is introducing a new section on website to highlight the National Artisans called Celebrity Scrapbook. Bernina is excited about the opportunity to feature the most creative people they know! I guess I qualify and my posting will be up by June 15, 2009. I hope you check out the pattern I have offered to make a block with Bernina amazing Satin Stitch used to Machine Applique around the edges of my pattern pieces. My original quilt will be auctioned later this year on the eBay auction site for The Alliance For American Quilts crazy quilts contest. I made 3 little quilts and our daughter Suzanne made her first ever quilt for the contest.

Friday, June 5, 2009


Our extended family seems to be scattering all over the country and what better way to at least see photos of them - join Facebook. As if I didn't have enough to do, it is still fun visit on line to see all their candid photos. While on my recent trip along the East Coast, I took a self portrait a la "American Gothic" style of Don and I in front of a mirror. Good news is my IPhone has a lovely pink case so that also adds to the concept of living the 21st Century life style. Good friend Suzanne Staud of Staudesign performed her magic with the photo and don't you love all the colors! I posted this photo on my FaceBook album and here is is for you to enjoy.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Quilt National Colonial Williamsberg and North Carolina

I just returned from a 10 day trip to Athens, OH to enjoy the 2009 Quilt National and SAQA 20th Anniversary event. It was so exciting to see the exhibit but the highlight was meeting the artists and SAQA members who attended. From there I traveled to New York to meet our son Don and he and I toured Virginia and some of the historical spots. Rain and all, it was great fun. Then on to Raleigh NC for the NCQuilt Symposium and teaching 2 classes and giving one lecture. This is a well organized symposium that travels to cities in NC. They offer great classes with outstanding faculty. Getting caught up on emails and surfing the web and I was thrilled to see my SAQA auction quilt on their June virtual newsletter, and one of my quilts in the virtual special exhibit "Three".