Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Wonderful Retreat Time

So we finally made it to Spring Break!!! Been a long spring.No snow days this year, for sure. So I started spring break by going to Bergamo with friends for a weekend retreat to quilt. Got some stuff done. Then headed up to Irene's in Amish country. The week has been GREAT!!!! Lots of fun and food. Enen getting some quilting done.  Went to visit with Ann and Pat, Margaret and maybe Kris if she can get up. Will be headed home Saturday morning so get school stuff graded and  lessons done for next week. Plants are coming this week too.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

So here'swhat I've been up to lately

So it has been a while since I posted last. So my friend Irene is going to keep me on the straight and narrow, so every time she posts, I will too ....within 24 hours ;0).  So any way.. I haven't gotten to quilt a whole lot since  forever...(oh yeah just since school started).  But I am determined to attend more retreats so that I can actualy get something done.

The top two are Strptocarpus they are part of the gasnariad family which includes violets. So I've been busy growing violets from starts. The bottom two are violets

Monday, August 8, 2011

Quattro Bag is done

Where does the time go? School starts in a week...nad next week has to be the busiest of all summer. Special lecture class for school Monday, Debby Reed Maddy classes Tuesday and Wednesday, Professional development on Thursday....friend coming into town ( looking forward to that), and somewhere in there I'm supposed to finish basic paperwork for school, finish putting my classroom together, get binding on a birthday quilt, and do lesson just another week in my fast paced life... I really need to look into the whole cloning thing...I could use a few of me hanging around. I think the Egyptians had that going for them with the shabati statues that come to life and work for you when you need something done. ;0)

In any event, I have managed to finish the Quattro bag as promised with three days to spare before Amanda's birthday. I hope she likes it. The porta pockets should fit in the Quattro bag.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

My Oh My

Hard to believe it has been a year since my last Guess it was a really busy year. Irene really needs to keep me on my blogging toes. So at the reteat I was on last weekend at the Sacred Heart Retreat Center in Torch, Ohio (highly recomend), Irene and I were busy working on The Quattro bag and Porta Pockets by Studio Kats Design. I must admit to some cussing and fussing ( most of them my issue is miss reading or not going back and re reading.....( could suggest some clarifying details) but all said and done the pockets came out really cute and the purse was very nice too. I've attached thepocket photos and will up load the purse pics (as soon as it is done)... It's for a freind whose birthday is comming up so needs to get done quickly. Here is to a much more productive year!!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Inner Artist Project

The August Inner Artist Project is done and quilted...the theme was "Flight" and my interpretaion was moonlight..Thus the title "Dragonflies in Moonlight"...Angelina fused to fabric and fused to the background...added yarn for the moon glow in the water and yarn in the grass of the forground..

Friday, July 16, 2010

Back From China

Wow what a trip. Nine cities and 21 days in China. Quite the experience. 7000 years of history and inovation....hard to imagine. I'm going to take you through the trip a little at a time...wouldn't want to freak out those who know me ;0). We spent the first day traveling to China from Chicago. It took about 15 hours. I got some cool shots going across the Bearing Strait. There was a 12 hour time diference from Ohio to Hong Kong. Must say I was quite impressed with the international flight. Movies were in play the whole trip and food and drink was pleantiful...The first few days were spent in Hong Kong independent district. I had already gotten money through AAA so I got to play banker for the first day. The days were foggy and humid. The clouds often floating at the tops of the tall skyscrappers. This first picture, the glass one is on the back of some of the money in Hong Kong..It is by architect I.M. Pei. He is the one who designed the pyramid at the Louvre' and the Rock and Roll
Hall of Fame pyramid in Cleveland. The is one of the financial buildings in downtown Hong Kong. The other is the city tourist logo with the city skyline and dragon at the end. Passed it in the airport on the way in.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Inner Artist Project

So our guild Inner Artist Project was to take our exchange fabric from Christmas and create a wall hanging with it. I took the three; asian, green and purple and added the black. All said and done not too bad. Gave it to the guild to sell in their boutique at the guild show in May.