Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Time to build an ark


OK, I am pretty much tired of the rain. There is lots of wind, too. The ground is saturated and now the streets are overflowing with mud, tree branches and debris. And then the electricity went out.

A new procedure here in San Diego went into effect last year. When the wind kicks up in the back country, San Diego Gas and Electric now turns off the electricity to prevent the wind knocking down power lines and causing a fire. Hellllooooo, it is raining.




And here is my own personal tragedy. It's a Golden Raintree. It is about 4 years old, about 15 ft tall and had beautiful pannicles of yellow flowers in July this year. The tree just fell over. The hole is full of water. I am so bummed.

Rain, rain, go away, come again, another day.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

12 Days of Christmas with Photos


This is a bit late but the holdiay quilting season was a frenzy at my studio this year. My apologies. I hope that you enjoy the photos.

This is a pattern by Micky Swall. It is applique done with the Pearl Periera freezer paper method. I finished it back in December but was too busy to take close-up photos. I got several ideas for the background fill from my guild president, Friendship Quilters of San Diego. I got photos of the front and back. I used Madeira Monolon on the back. So here are the photos.





































































































All photography done and it is rolled up on its roller and ready to go home.

The Queen of Quite-A-Lot is Having a Sale

Suzanne Earley, of Machine Quilter's Resource website (and author of two longarm quilting blockbuster books, "Meandering Magic" and "More Meandering Magic") is closing her storefront and concentrating on her online store. So she is cleaning out the shop with some great bargains. Head on over to the blog to check it out and then hit the online shop for some real bargains.

And if you are a longarm quilter and have not visited MQR, check it out. Great talent, wonderful sharing, and awesome how-tos and videos.
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My life has changed in the last couple of years - some bumps, I retired from quilting, and then I moved to Texas. I'm anxious to see what new adventures await me in the next phase of my life.

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I started quilting when a quilt shop opened in our little town in January 2004. I have been hooked ever since.

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