Sunday, June 17, 2007


It is fun to be tourists in NYC.
These are pictures from mid town Manhattan and the last one is the view of the three bridges, Brooklyn,Mahattan and Williamsburg from the South Street Seaport at 11 at night. And my adorable Michael. Isn't he just dreamy??? And Kathrin and Martin and Else. They are pretty cute, too.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Meme from Create a Connection

When did you begin your first blog and what inspired you to do so?
April 2006. I was inspired by quilter's blogs~

Do you have more than one blog? Why? How are they different?
I have this blog, a blog for my girls-which is now defunct since they just read this one any way. I just started a blog for the writers at my job who want to have their work read. It is a judgement free zone and I am so excited about it! I don't know how it will evlove but it will have poetry and writing and who knows! I work in a great creatively charged atmosphere and I am inviting the others there to share their work. It is a little daunting because we all know each other! Face to face-like for real!Not like publishing to the internet! It is called Wordprocess
if you want to take a look. For me-I needed to publish my poetry without fear of consternation over my language or content-so be forewarned there is LANGUAGE in it:)It is small now but I will open it up as time goes by to others for contributions.

How would you characterize your blog?
purely creative, sometimes political, sometimes about my family-smarmy-sometimes just musings

To paraphrase Oprah, what is "one thing you know for sure" about blogging?
It great fun to get to know other artists and share your work. Sometimes the results can be surprising.

Is it important to you to get feedback in terms of comments or pings? Why or why not?
Love comments. It means you care~

What blogs would you recommend to our readers and why?
Mine are mostly quilt related and I keep them all on bloglines..
I like to find different ones. I like the ones that are personal and relevant and creative and funny! Go find your own!

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Ping Block settings

I am a colorist at heart. More than form or function color drives my artistic bus.
I am thinking of using these wondeful rich indigos as settings, rather than the ones that are sent with the kit which are darker versions of the taupes.I have these actual colors on my bed now, the blues and taupe and this quilt is for us. I was thinking of using the indigos on the back, but felt like it might not be fair to them to use them as a backing. Well it is also not fair to keep them in a box.
You can see the actual BOM design on the Pinwheels web site by clicking on the title.
this is a terrible picture but I would love to hear some feed back
I am taking the next day or so off from work since I am beset with some uncomfortable intestinal woes that are best not discussed in public.
I hope to be back in form in a day or so. I am actually on the mend, and want to stay that way and avoid surgery if I can!
Unfortunaltely this also co-incides with having company here from Europe ( staying at my Mils) and I will not be up to my usual touring/slash hosting speed. They are planning to go to Manhattan tonight and I may have to pass.
I think my body is telling me slow down and find a better balance. But I don't wanna!
I worked on the sampler quilt corners last night and I am almost ready to attach the borders! RED ones. I do love color!
And this quilt will also stay here probably in my guest room, because I am not giving it to anyone-do you hear me my children???? No one!

Monday, June 04, 2007

small things

small things finished
nice way to spend a rainy day

Saturday, June 02, 2007


The corners are fused for the sampler quilt.
I am not sure how to proceed from here but I am leaning toward a piano key border. The yellow seems so bland. Gee I wonder why. Mike says this picture is not as bright as the actual quilt. The sun will never go down in the room where this quilt lives:)
The corner blocks are made from patterns provided in "Baltimore"s County Cousins" by Susan McKelvey.