Hiking

I’ve been under the weather lately, and thus have been missing my hikes.  So, I’m sharing some of my favorite local hikes 🙂 The abundance of rain this season has given us a beautiful and bountiful display of wildflowers. Mt. Rubidoux: Oakmont Oakridge Trail: Diamond Valley Lake: Vernal Pools at Santa Rosa Plateau: Crafton Hills: […]

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Birthday Pillows

For the last three years, I made quilts for my mom and my sisters for their birthdays.  This year, I changed it up a bit, and made them all floral pillows.  My friends were making them, and I just love the look.  I had made some for myself, and as you can see, they are […]

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A Doggie Quilt

When we go out of town, I have a friend who takes care of our dogs.  She is a super dog lover, and takes such good care of our dogs that I wanted to make her a quilt.  I saw this on Pinterest, and thought it would be perfect for her.  In lieu of batting, […]

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Frida Kahlo Tile

Experimenting with painting on tile. I just doodled Frida Kahlo and painted her on tile, which I found to be very awkward.  It’s very different from painting on canvas. And, you never know how it will turn out until it’s been fired. Despite it all, I think she came out kinda cute 🙂

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Community Service Quilt

I found these cute teddy bear blocks at our Guild shop.  They were in various stages of completion.  I took the five most completed blocks, finished them and made a baby quilt for community service.  I love working on baby quilts! – so cute and small 🙂 Save

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Zentangle Weekly Challenge# 305 Marasu & Molygon

More like “Yearly Challenge” for me! 😉 I’m having an artsy painting kind of day today, and decided to check in with the Diva to see what tangling everyone was up to.  Duo tangle? Yes! When I saw Marasu & Molygon, I immediately thought of something organic, and keeping it simple – A snail and […]

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My Latest Endeavor

Here is my latest painting.  I painted the canvas with black gesso, drew the outline with white chalk, and painted the flowers in my favorite color – pink! 🙂  

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My Row By Row

I finally finished my Row by Row quilt;  a group effort with my quilty friends.  My theme was blocks/houses/flowers, and it now hangs in my studio.  Looks like someone needs a haircut 🙂

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Happy Holidays!

The last few months seem to have passed in a blink of an eye…  I am sitting at my desk, this Christmas Eve, feeling content.  Dear older son , GF, & puppy flew in from WA.  Dear younger son flew in from the Bay, and dear daughter flew back from her research trip to Peru […]

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A Gift Quilt

DH’s Academic Advisor for his PhD will be retiring from teaching soon.  And his dear wife recently retired from her career as a Medical Doctor.  So, it was time to make another quilt! They are originally from New Zealand, and I found this wonderful vintage tablecloth on Ebay.  I used a kit I had, called […]

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Ceramics Class

After months of effort, I finally have something to show.  Yes, I do other things creative besides quilting.  I have been having fun making whatever catches my fancy with clay the last few months.  Since I don’t have my own ceramics studio, it has been slow going.  Nevertheless, I’m happy with my first batch of […]

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Another Birthday Quilt

Another dear friend of mine had a Birthday.  I made her a lap quilt with Kaffe Fasset fabric.  I hope she liked it… Save

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