Sunday, November 27, 2011


I finally talked him into going back to the Salvadorean Bakery in White Center for lunch again.  He did not have a pleasant experience there the first time we went.  But I had dinner there since and loved the food and wanted to go back.

He was more impressed this time, and we both enjoyed the meal immensely.

Darrell had recently been fighting a bout of tendinitis in his left arm and has not been working in the shop, but catching up on book work and drawings (slowly but surely using his right hand, he's left-handed).

I really wanted to get a sketch of him in his sling.


I finished piecing the light blocks and have moved on to the medium colored blocks on my Connecticut Winter Quilt.

November 27 - 1.5 hours to finish the lights
November 27 - .5 hours cutting and sorting
November 27 - .5 hours starting on the mediums

Total up to date -  41.75 hours

Friday, November 18, 2011


We went out for dinner on Darrell's birthday to Endolyne Joe's.  

Darrell got a nice phone call from his youngest daughter, Julia, and I caught him on the phone in my sketch.

From where I sat I could see the kitchen, and I noticed one of the chefs had purple hair.  I had to include her in my sketch.  Boy, she was a dynamo, never standing still.  But I think I caught her essence.

Victoria (granddaughter) was pleasant as always, unlike what turned out to be a sour look on her face in my sketch.  I don't know where that came from.

I wrote out the words to the Happy Birthday song, showed them to Darrell and told him that was the only singing he'd get from me.  I wouldn't even attempt to carry a tune in a bucket (unless I'm in the shower).

Sunday, November 13, 2011


It's been a while since I worked on my Connecticut Winter Quilt.

I'm piecing the light colored blocks.

November 13 - 2 hours

Saturday, November 12, 2011


While out and about for the day, Darrell and I stopped for lunch at a vegetarian Chinese restaurant near Seattle Center, Bamboo Garden.  Wonderful food, very pleasant hosts, I highly recommend it.

My fortune cookie read, "Your next business venture will be very profitable."

That implies I'm going to start a new business venture....

I'll have to think about that.

Tuesday, November 08, 2011


The employees where I work are having a Silent Auction of donated items to benefit NW Harvest.  I rummaged through a box of quilts and came up with this for the cause.  

It's a quilt I made in 1998 from a mystery quilt pattern.  That's where you receive instructions on what to cut, what to sew together, piece by piece, not knowing what the final pattern will be until you are finished.

I really loved this batik fabric covered with zebras, the colorway is called Chili Pepper.  I named the quilt "Chili Pepper Surprise.   It is about 56-1/2" by 84".  Nice for a lap quilt or to throw over a twin bed.

Chili Pepper Surprise detail

Update:  It sold for $125. I'm glad to see it being put to good use, and benefiting NW Harvest, rather than gathering moths in a box somewhere.