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Monthly Archives: June 2011

It’s been over four months since I’ve visited my “Lady Liberty” quilt.  When I stopped working on it, I thought it was coming together nicely: Sadly it hung on my design wall… neglected pathetic thing… pieces flying off whenever I left the windows open.  It slowly became an eyesore. Knowing there is a gem in […]

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Around here there is a bumper sticker which says “THANK GOD FOR HANA!”  It’s true… Hana is a very special place.  I am happy to report that as of 9 am this morning, we are officially land owners in Hana! For years now Jamey and I have wanted a get-away.  We’ve looked all over these […]

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I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted here… all is well with us, we seemed to have settled into a string of unstructured yet full days.  The kids are happily enjoying new activities and I’ve been busy as driver and as “the one who reads on the beach.”  It’s all good. Perhaps the […]

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I’ve been dyeing again!  With the sun in full blast outside and pockets of time here and there, I couldn’t resist.  In this first batch of the summer, I’ve put together sherbet colors… lime, watermelon… or maybe like these zinnias… found on Pinterest: …I’ve also added a couple of browns to mix it up I’ve […]

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I seems like this summer is going by waaay too fast.  Next week the summer solstice will be here which officially marks the beginning of summer, but that is only the turning point.  Prior to that the days get increasingly longer, and after, the days become increasingly shorter.  It’s almost if the long goodbye of […]

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It’s going to take me a couple of days to get through this… it was such a wonderful trip… you don’t mind do you? Where were we?  On the southern coast of the Big Island is an oasis tucked away in a field of lava.  It’s enchanting really, a long drive over crumbled lava ended […]

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The good folks at Art Quilting Studio published me again!  In it I talk more about my studio and share more pictures of it… stuff you haven’t seen here.  I was thrilled to receive my copy in the mail and by the looks of it, I’m in good company!  There are features by Melody Johnson, […]

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Last night I had the priviledge of attending a private showing of a new thing here on Maui… it’s called the Color Box and is the brainchild of artist Gabe Mott.  You may remember him, I featured him when I talked about my love of color.  His color box is an interactive artform… a large […]

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I was browsing through the Stanford Magazine and look what I found, an article about Ann Johnston!  Her book “Color By Accident” was my first dye book… years ago… ahem… and it has survived countless book purges that have taken place over the years.  I’d recommend it to anybody starting down the dyeing path.  Enjoy!

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My daughter has been asking me for a while now if she could bring home a caterpillar.  Inside I feel the slight tug of competing agendas; on the one hand of course I’d like to embrace her fascination with nature and allow her to bring one home so that she can watch for herself it’s […]

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Finished!  And just in the nick of time!  Today is my daughter’s last day of school and next year she will be moving to another one.  Looking back I realize we’ve been at that school for thirteen years, and of course my sentimental heart tells me it seemed like only yesterday that our journey began. […]

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Here in this tropical state, we have had a few “winter weather advisories” these past few days… snow on the summits, rain and thunder… what’s that all about?  It’s June outside but the clouds think its March.  Looking at the news and I can see that all over the U.S. people are experiencing unusual weather […]

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