Saturday, November 09, 2019


Everytime I grab a cardboard sleeve to put around my hot coffee when I pick it up at Starbucks I feel a little guilty.  So, I made a sleeve today.  I used up some more of those scraps from Seasons and sewed them onto a foundation of Insulbright.  


I also got the vacuum out and dusted the studio and my Bernina.  I'm getting ready for the Joe Retreat.  I'm leaving tomorrow.

Friday, November 08, 2019


We went to the current exhibit at Seattle Art Museum:  Flesh and Blood

I really wanted to see Artemisia Gentileschi's "Judith and Holofernes".

I was really pleased - it's fantastic.

There were a lot of other treasures there, too.  I particularly liked Titian's Danae and the story behind it.

Wednesday, November 06, 2019


I've started quilting the Seasons quilt on my longarm, Eduard.

I'm going to need more thread colors!

Tuesday, November 05, 2019


I inked in the label for 'Seasons'.  The back is now ready.

The dogs were good dogs for a few minutes again today.

The colors this autumn are spectacular.

Monday, November 04, 2019


I made the backing for the Seasons quilt today.

I've now used up almost all of the scraps from the quilt top.  
This color is Kona Alegria.

I still need to ink in the label though.

Sunday, November 03, 2019


We started the first Sunday of November with our regular grocery shopping at PCC at the new West Seattle store.

Then it was a long walk in Lincoln Park with the dogs.

Afterward, I spent the remainder of the day upstairs in my studio working on these strips.  I started with a large pile of scraps from Seasons (formerly called Helter Skelter) and ended with a much smaller pile.

They were great fun to make (they took several days).

Saturday, November 02, 2019


We started this first Saturday of November by having breakfast in Burien at Grand Central and left as the sun was rising.

Then, we had a great walk in the park with the dogs.

Then, lunch from the El Camion food truck - sooo gooood!

We cleaned the leaves off from and out of the pond and cleaned up the yard.

It was a great day.