Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Coming Soon - the 10,000th Visitor

That's right, everyone! I just checked my sitemeter, and I'm very close to having my 10,000th visitor. What that means, dear readers, is that one of you will have that very special honor, and that I will be honoring that very special visitor with a gift!!!
Now...I'm asking that you leave a comment, or as the lady in the pic says, "Spill it, Sister." Ooh, I wonder who will be the lucky visitor???

If you'd like to hear some music while reading, put your headphones on...I found Project Playlist - Social Music Experiment
on Sara Lechner's blog.

Leaving a comment is extremely important - it will be easier to locate you if you're that lucky visitor. No comment, almost impossible...

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Prom 2008

Jason and the lovely, talented Miss Catherine went to her prom last night. Here are a couple of shots that I took before they headed off with Catherine's mom. Aren't they cute?

Monday, April 21, 2008

What's New after the Blur

Only spending about 30 some odd hours at IQF in Chicago made the whole experience a blur for me. Oh my god...
I went in with my dear friend Bobbie Walter, who did very well with all the craziness. My gig for Open Studios was a blast, the taping for Quilting Arts TV was surreal as I mentioned in my last post, and the shopping was okay. Knowing I had just a short time to shop, I prepared by listing the vendors that I was interested in. I'm not good with crowds (claustrophic), so I stay very focused on my path to product. The surprise find was the pattern for this bag that I finished over the weekend. I remember seeing it last year, but had run out of funds, so I couldn't buy it. It really is a great pattern because of the options for creativity. Here's the link: Square Rose - Designs that liberate the CREATIVE SPIRIT
Mine is the Triangle Bag!

Other highlights: of course, Karey's reception for the Quiltart and SAQA people was fun and yummy. That Texas super woman (who is now running for mayor of her community!) really knows how to throw a party...

I did announce at the reception that the SOST exhibit was ready and that I had the CDs to prove it...handed out a few, too!

The SAQA exhibits! Oh my, they were incredible!

At least a couple of times during my Open Studios segments, I had crowds around, checking out my technique for marbling on fabric with acrylics and shaving cream. There were a few ladies who questioned why I let everything dry on the cloth and then scrape the excess off. I don't know why, it's just how I do it.

I'm afraid my photos were few. Please, please check out the other artists' sites from the MIU page: Make It University™ with Cloth Paper Scissors®

Finally, here's what's new...I'm working on another banner for Emmanuel. It is for Trinity Sunday on May 18 - check back for photos on the process, okay?
Announcement...I have another solo exhibit coming up in June at the Unitarian Church here in Rockford. My thoughts right now for this exhibit are creating a series with poetry. I finished my first one for the QA/TV taping with words from Rumi on it.

That's all for now.

Monday, April 14, 2008

My Favorite Photo

Surreal? You bet! My friend Bobbie took this shot after my taping for Quilting Arts TV...

More info and photos later. Back to work today and oh, there is that little matter of finishing the taxes -

Wednesday, April 02, 2008


Also known as "The Sisterhood of the Sagging T- ts," we are 25 strong women who celebrate what we have inherited. We're not always sure of how we inherited the phenomenon of "goin' south," but hey, we don't need to know everything! Guess how we decided to celebrate together?

SOST is also the name of a brand new art quilt exhibit of 25 works that are available to show. As the mom, I have put together CDs of the images and will have them at the IQF-Chicago to hand out to anyone who might be interested in showing our exhibit.

If I don't see you at the festival, just send me an e-mail!

We are actively seeking venues!!!

p.s. I'm not afraid to spell the "T" word out, I'm just trying to avoid any seedy blog comments.