Archive for December, 2007

Happy New Year!

Painted panel

My daughter Nina came across some discarded ceiling fan blades by the recycling bin on our building and brought them home, thinking they might be fun to paint. Before painting, the blades had to be sanded since they were painted most likely with oil based paint. Not having any transfer paper on hand, I made […]

Oh, the weather outside is frightful…

The wind is howling up to 60 mph winds and it is 15 degrees. That means a wind chill varying from -8 to 4 above zero F. brrrrrrrr….

Happy Holidays!

I want to wish everyone a very Happy Holiday, with good health and happiness in the coming year. My daughter Nina illustrated this portrait of our dog Abby in photoshop for a Christmas card this year. Abby has recently discovered her love for candy canes after finding a half eaten one lying within her reach. […]

Quilting Arts TV

Quilting Arts TV now has a website, with descriptions of the first 13 episodes under program notes. I am on episode 106, pictorial quilts. You will be able to check the PBS listings from the site to see if and when it airs in your area as well. The site is still in progress so […]

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow…

We just had 10 inches of snow last night, added onto a few inches already on the ground from the last week. It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas…now if I only had more time to prepare.

New Houses

I just finished two more houses with a sea life theme.I always like to put something inside for the person who looks in the door. This one has open doors like I made on a few of the fiesta ornaments.This one has a flat decorative door.With a goldfish inside.Each one is different.If you are interested […]

Finished postcard

4″ x 6″


This painting is 5″ x 10″ and will be used for a different project than the other little paintings. I will reveal more about them in a couple days. I was asked to contribute a postcard size quilt representative of my work for someones project. I spent most of my life living near the ocean […]

Happy St. Nicolas Day

I can’t believe this one snuck up on me with out my being prepared. Every year I bake cookies for Saint Nicolas Day, except this one evidently. I guess I am just a little overwhelmed this year. I am writing a couple articles, potentially working on a new quilt with a fast approaching deadline, getting […]


It has been a long time since I have seen this old girl. This is the quilt I made for the traveling exhibit Women of Biblical Proportion. It was made in 2003 and just arrived home yesterday. This exhibit traveled to 40 venues in 25 states over the last four years. Together with The Men […]

Little Paintings

6″ x 6″

Little Paintings

6″ x 6″

Little Paintings

3″ x 6″

Little Paintings

6″ x 8″