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Monthly Archives: June 2010

It’s been over a week now, and all I can say is I miss this blog. Truth is, I’ve been busy, very busy. You see, I’ve set aside these two weeks to take care of my father’s house and belongings. It’s been hard being here, I keep on expecting him to how up all shocked […]

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Just a quick pic of a recent trip to the shore… shot in bokeh, I wanted to capture that blurred dreamy feeling you get when you allow your eyes to unfocus for a moment. Summer is like that for me… I allow myself to blur my vision from time to time, and relax my mind […]

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Two things I most enjoy about summer are summer reads and summer games.  The read, finished far too quickly, was “The Art of Racing in the Rain,” by Garth Stein.  I cannot describe it more perfectly than the author did: “A heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of family, love, loyalty, and hope, […]

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Hot off the press, my latest quilt.  As explained yesterday, I’m thrilled with the direction of this new work.  It represents a departure from my old work, significant enough to give me new ideas to work from.  I hope you too enjoy this piece, and if you are interested in purchasing it, please contact me […]

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The kids and I have been tromping around in the woods lately.  It gives them a chance to run around and explore, and it gives me the chance to take a few more pictures.  Lately I’ve been noticing leaf-litter.  More than likely it’s because I’ve been hanging my head.  Why do people do that?  Our […]

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As mentioned earlier, Nancy Crow’s barn is situated on a five-acre farm near Columbus Ohio.  I always feel a sense of relief when I get here… usually it’s been a long trip and with this place being so breathtaking and all, one can’t help but feel a sudden sense of peacefulness.  The barn and yard […]

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For those of you who are even the slightest bit curious about what goes on at a Nancy Crow workshop, this post is for you.  Nancy and her family live on a picturesque five-acre farm near Columbus Ohio.  Each time I’ve been there, the weather has been different; once it snowed, once it rained and […]

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There has been a flurry of discussion on SAQA’s Yahoo web forum lately… I’ve not had time to read all the posts to this issue, but I do understand the crux of the situation, “How does one define originality?” and “Where is the threshold for originality?”  Turns out, they have this issue in all sorts […]

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I’d like to thank all those who purchased fabric from me yesterday… gosh it went quickly!!  One side note: Debbie, if you are reading this, please send me another email… I’ve been trying to contact you but the email address I have for you is incorrect. Being back here in this space has been a […]

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Okay, as promised a long time ago, here is some of my hand-dyed fabric for sale!  I’ve clustered them into rolls of six colors, each color being 6 x 42 inches.  The price – $27.50 plus $2.50 for S&H.  As with all my hand-dyed fabrics, they fall on the solid end of the solid – […]

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A few years ago, at a workshop with Nancy Crow, I had the pleasure of meeting Diane Melms.  I remember her work consistently caught my eye and the conversations we had were inspiring.  A kindred spirit indeed. We recently got back in touch and she shared with me a link to her website.  Needless to […]

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Okay, you were warned… my studio today does not look good… more than that, it’s a MESS!  There is fabric piled up on the floor, batting bulging from the shelf, and stuff strewn everywhere!  It’s all for a good reason, trust me.  After my father died, I found it difficult to even step a foot […]

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