Thursday, August 27, 2009

Mimi Kirchner

I have written here before about the wonderful dolls of Mimi Kirchner.I even made one with the pattern that was published on PurlSoho. Now she is having a giveaway on her blog. Stop in and see her Tiny World pin cushion.
It must be the season for giveaways, but I am going to end with this one:)I promise.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Frummie's giveaway too!

Frummie is having a giveaway too!!Click herefor details!
I am entering both!

Civil War Fabric giveaway

Elaine is having a giveaway of Civil War fabrics-go check out her post here
or just click on the title! She has had many posts in her comments but don't be shy.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

dawn on the beach

I went to look at the ocean this morning at about six thirty. I brought my coffee and my camera and my knitting, of course. It was low tide and there weren't many people there when I walked onto the beach.
After Mike came home we went down to the beach again. The waves were huge and the tide was coming in. The jetties were completely covered and the surfers were arriving en masse. The life guards were meeting at the end of the boardwalk and I imagine that swimming will be banned. The waves looked as big as fifteen feet and the rip tide was very powerful.
Now it is noon and I want to take a nap. Twice to the beach in one day. That is more than the whole summer.

Saturday, August 22, 2009


I just did something I have always wanted to do. I sent in a drawing of mine to be printed out on yardage. Kind of like self publishing a book except you can make a quilt with it. I am giggling with glee. I only ordered one yard because I want to see how it comes out. If I like it I will do another one. I have known about this site for a while and I have often thought about doing it but never took the time. Today I was looking at the book"The Patchworks of Lucy Boston," by her daughter Diana Boston and I noticed she had many black and white fabrics in her works so I decided to give it a whirl. What fun. I am terrible at keeping secrets so I will show you the drawing-just a doodle really...The book is very beautiful and I am patently unable to resist beautiful things especially when they come from the Linda Franz collection of beautiful things. So. I hope you enjoy the unveiling of my first drawing for fabric design: Bird in MaryJanes.

summer sky

Friday, August 21, 2009

Last weekend I downloaded the new Inklingo file for these blocks and prepped them to take with me as my car project. I did get one done and plan to do the second one tonight. I tacked them on to piece of freezer paper so I could keep the shapes together in a sleeve.
I have had these fabrics for a while, years even, and this seems to be a good place for them. I am still in the stage of trying to figure out the colors. Part of me wants to make a controlled color study which gently drifts from one shade to the next using subtle color and light shifts. More realistically I will just have a color party as I almost always do. See? its happening already.
The weather seems to have changed from oppressive heat to bearable beautiful summer evening. I may venture out to the back yard, but I dread the bugs. My ankle is still swollen from the green fly bites I got in my last communion with nature. But who can resist a field of Queen Anne's Lace?

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

the art of attachment
and illusion of independence
polarities creating gravity
or hilarity
depending on how you are wired

different sides of the same coin,
love and hate are: what you are not you cannot hate nor love.
even einstein said it and said it and said it

damn you
i tell you it is all the same
there is no division
there can be no me without you
and no heaven
but that we yearn for it
dream it into being
earth bound

Sunday, August 09, 2009

kittens knitting and bloopers

Since my knitting is mainly self taught using books and the interwebs, I do alot of unknitting. Alot . I am just letting you know that . I have three things in progress-well maybe four that are in different stages of undoing. and still I need more yarn, more needles, more things to carry them around in. I am a fiber junkie but I have gotten me to the point where reading about stuff and putting it in my virtual shopping basket are enough to tide me over. I trick myself into believing I am in the act of procuring these items and them I stealthily walk away. Just flat leave my shopping cart in the middle of the virtual super store. I guess it is the opposite of shop lifting. It suffices.
I have been doing weekly Inklingo Sampler blocks and also the attendant bloopers. I have not yet decided if they will go into the actual quilt. I have made a small painting, I knit a few rows here and there. With out consecutive day off it is hard for me to accomplish work on the scale that I used to do. But it suffices. Word for the day. Suffice.
Here is a complimentary kitten picture.

Saturday, August 08, 2009


Music by Joni Mitchell
Flowers by MIke
Nature by God
not necessarily in that order

Monday, August 03, 2009

meet the girls

We met them in a cat rescue booth at the boardwalk craft fair. Mike brought them home from the vet today where they were waiting in a cage for someone to come along and bring them home. They have all their shots and have been spayed and certified vermin free.
They are running around like maniacs and climbing up the curtains and stuff. Bailey says that one is Pixie and I think the other one is Tink. But this may change. I may call them Speedball and Sgueegee.