Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day to Everyone! DH and I celebrated Mother’s Day and his Birthday early with Morning Tea.  We were a bit early, so we ducked into a thrift store next door to the Tea Shop.  And look what I found –  a Retro 60’s sewing machine, mounted in its own table! A Calanda 650, […]

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A Visit to Piecemakers

The last time I visited my parents in Orange County, I had a chance to stop by Piecemakers Country Store.  Oh, it was such a delight to browse, and look at all the amazing fabrics and supplies for all the things I love to do! Quilting, needlework, beading, etc.  The list goes on and on.  […]

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Rose Painting

My friend Terrie and I recently took a rose painting class with artist Christy Repasy.  We headed down to Fallbrook, and spent a day in her studio having fun and learning how to paint roses in Christy’s style – Victorian/Shabby Chic (my rose is third from left).

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Still Life

Finally finished painting my Still Life.  I am really starting to enjoy painting.  I find myself looking at things with a different perspective. Always thinking how it would translate on to canvas.  As always, my mind races, and is way ahead of my skill level.  Oh well, as they say, practice, practice, practice…

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Still Hiking

I have found such peace and satisfaction in hiking… New boots that don’t pinch, goofing off, and enjoying my surroundings…

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Baby Booties

Another friend of mine became a grandmother, for the fourth time! 🙂 – she has an adorable granddaughter.  I saw this on Pinterest, and of course just had to make a pair:

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Spring Break Hike

DH and I took the opportunity to join Dear Daughter on a Spring Break hiking trip.  We started with the Santa Barbara Botanical Gardens, then on to Inspiration Point.  The views were spectacular! And on the advice of our Innkeeper, we climbed Grass Mountain.  Well, I managed 1,950 feet climb before it got too steep […]

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Zentangle Challenge #261 Stacked Bijou

Today has been one of those “anything but…” days.  So, rather than do what I needed to do around the house, I checked in with the Diva to see what was going on.  It’s been almost three years since I did a Zentangle challenge, so it was a nice change of pace.  I even broke […]

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Tagging Along

DH had a business trip to the State Capital, so I tagged along.  Some sightseeing, shopping, and eating out.  Fun, but I prefer playing tourist with the company of others.  Found some nice quilt shops along the way.  Spent a night in Cambria on the way down home, and even had time to do pebble […]

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Quilt Retreat!

I just got back from a fun Quilt Retreat at Vina De Lestonnac.  Round the clock sewing and chatting.  Best part of all, all meals prepared and served – no cleaning up! And, I still marvel at how much a bunch of women can talk all day, and into the wee hours of the night […]

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Hemet Quilt Show

Some eye candy from the 2016 Hemet Quilt Show hosted by the Valley Quilter’s Guild:

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Happy Quilts!

As much as I admire art quilts, I have a preference for utilitarian quilts.  Quilts that can be lovingly used, scrunched up, and washed over and over again.  We hosted our daughters Collegiate Cycling team this weekend, and our quilts were put to good use.  The guys and bikes slept in my Studio surrounded by […]

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