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Monthly Archives: May 2011

With the summer approaching and the days getting longer, we are slowly adjusting to a new routine.  For my daughter it means trying out a new pattern she’s been wanting to try.  A pair of shorts and a ruffled top from McCalls.  For me it’s cooking adventures… indian dishes like this one and this one. […]

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Here’s a look at those scarves I dyed last week. I already have plans to tone down some of those colors; I simply can’t keep myself from playing! I hope you all are having a lovely Memorial Day!

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Of course this time of year brings with it May Day celebrations… or Lei Day as it’s called here.  The kids in my daughter’s class wore the same outfits that I made last year, only this year they added ti-leaf fringe… it’s a tahitian thing.  I was thrilled to see them all decked out, their […]

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This is the last week of school for two of our children.  I’m thrilled!  We all love the relaxed days of summer, the plans for get-aways, spending more time outdoors, no homework… and I can hardly wait because I know I’ll be doing more dyeing!  Just to get started, I couldn’t help but make a […]

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I kept those stars… they compliment the “log-cabin kelp” down at the bottom… and yes, that’s kelp! Don’t worry that my fish have no eyes; I’m going to add them in the final stages.  I’m imagining giant white eyes with black centers.  I decided to make this quilt about fish because the mom-to-be is a […]

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First allow me to say from the bottom of my heart, thank you for all your nice comments on yesterday’s post.  Having you guys chime in is icing on the cake!  My friend was so pleased to receive the quilt and is planning on gifting it to her mother late this summer.  I’m touched that […]

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Whenever someone asks me how long it takes to make a quilt, I never really know how to answer them.  This quilt took me over six weeks, but that was with big interruptions resulting from the ebb and flow of my daily life.  When I look back, those cumulative moments went by quickly… the methodical […]

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Okay, he’s only twelve, so I guess he doesn’t really know yet what he wants to be… but just for a day I thought of him as an artist!  We were invited to a reception of students’ work at his school and look what he made!  My husband remarked, “It reminds me of a Robin […]

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Ken’s quilt is coming right along!  I’ve quilted it in an echo motif with the lines of stitching being about a half-inch apart.  This type of quilting will give it a nice pucker when the quilt is washed.  The cotton batting should shrink up just enough to give this one a cozy drape.  I also […]

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Fabric dyed in the method I’m about to explain here will show tell-tale signs of the thoughtfulness and energy that was put into the cloth by the maker at an early stage.

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I’m feeling kind of quiet today.  Maybe it has something to do with this blanket of clouds that have rolled in, or maybe it’s from lack of sleep due to the full moon.  It’s a good space to be in right now… not every day can be fanfare and fireworks! I finally finished that sample […]

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Okay, it’s no secret, I’m a color savage!  Have you seen my work lately?  Duh!  Anyway, I wanted to create a post devoted solely to color, so here we go! Now, I’ve posted pictures of my work on the web from time to time, but for some reason it’s this quilt that gets the most […]

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This September, I’m going to have an amazing opportunity to work alongside an incredible artist. Patrick Dougherty, world renowned stickwork artist, is coming to Maui!  I’m thrilled to have him come here and hopefully I’ll be able to help him with the instillation.  Just check these out: 1. Patrick Dougherty’s “Stick Works”, 2. patrick dougherty, […]

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A year ago today I lost my dad.  Now, I’m not telling you this to bring you down or anything… really, I’m okay.  I believe it’s possible to miss someone without being sad.  I do miss him.  My dad was a colorful character indeed… bright, sharp-witted, funny, practical… sometimes harsh and quick-tempered, but always connected. […]

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I’m having a little crisis of numbers these days.  14 more days until one school lets out for the summer… 24 for the other. 6 unfinished projects I’ve been meaning to get to around the house… nine planter boxes waiting for seeds… I wont tell you how many emails I have yet to reply to… […]

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