Last night I had a fabulous dinner with friend and fellow PAQA member Trish Williams at La Sardine. La Sardine is a wonderful French bistro in my building that has Prix Fix night on Tuesdays, where you can have a 3 course gourmet meal for $25. YUM! After we finished every last drop we realized [...]
The Must Have Cardigan #2 progresses, I have now completed the body, knitting the fronts and back in one piece.I love cables! I am so glad I am finally at the level of knitting that I do not have to consult the chart for every line and can blissfully knit away knowing what I should [...]
Friend and fellow member of PAQA, Michelle Hardman went to Barack Obama’s inauguration. Michelle worked tirelessly for the Obama campaign traveling to several states to get out the vote message. Michelle also organized getting art quilts hung in the Chicago Obama campaign office. Michelle is wearing a scarf created especially for the events by Susan [...]
So it seems like I have not been doing much, but I really have. It’s just not a whole lot I can show you.In the non creative realm I have been trying to tackle the excessive files we have accumulated in the file cabinets. I don’t think we need every phone bill from the last [...]
This is the home page from the White House website. Isn’t that a glorious thing? This is a proud day for America. I can only imagine the world is also sharing our happiness with this change of administration, it has been a long eight years. It was snowing here in Chicago but even that couldn’t [...]
How can it get that cold? that was the temperature at 6 am. The wind chill last night was -40°, now it has warmed up to a balmy -13°. The interesting thing about temps that cold is how crystal clear the air is. It is like the lenses in your glasses have been changed to [...]
Are you going to quilt festival this spring? I will be teaching two classes at IQF Chicago in April. On Thursday April 16th, I am teaching a three hour class on Tsukineko Inks. I will demonstrate two different methods for working with the inks; the dry brush method using the fantastix foam applicators, blending colors [...]
How could anyone resist a soft pile of freshly dyed cotton batting to snuggle up in? Unfortunately for Abby, that batting needed to be used for something else. A project for RIT dye.